About John Torsiello

John Torsiello is a contributing writer for the magazine. He is an independent writer/editor living in Connecticut and part-time in Mount Pleasant, S.C. John writes extensively about homes and gardens, architecture, and business topics, as well as dining and entertainment. His work has appeared in Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, Passport Magazine, Lawn and Landscape Magazine, LCT Magazine, The Litchfield County Times, Mount Pleasant (S.C.) Magazine, Charleston (S.C.) Magazine, Connecticut Business Magazine, Hartford Magazine, the Westchester County Times, the Waterbury Republican, the Housatonic Times, Fairfield County Life, a number of others, and now in MainStreet Magazine.

Sports Enthusiasts Are Finding Themselves in a Pickle

The US Pickleball Association, reported the sport grew in 2020 to 4.2 million players in the US, a growth rate of 21.3% from 2019 per the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s 2021 Topline Participation Report. The average age for core players 47.5 and casual players 33.6, with 60% of core players 55 or older.

Pickleball was […]

By |2022-09-01T21:53:51-04:00September 1st, 2022|Sports|

Rock Steady Farm

When they started out, D. Rooney, co-owner with Maggie Cheney of Rock Steady Farm on Kaye Road in Millerton, NY, both hoped the Millerton farm could increase food equity in the food system and create safer spaces for LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual/ally […]

By |2021-03-04T09:14:31-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Featured Article|

The Millbrook School Was Founded

“Our motto is Non Sibi Sed Cunctis, meaning not for oneself but for all or, for all others,” said Cameron Hardy, who serves as the school chaplain and is co-director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the school. “In its early days (the school was founded in […]

By |2021-01-27T19:00:41-05:00January 27th, 2021|Featured Article|

Area Golf Courses Presently Welcoming Golfers


Even though the current COVID-19 virus health crises has curtailed many residents’ enjoyment of sports, one activity some continue to take part in is golf, although the situation remains fluid.
Courses in New York and Connecticut have been allowed to remain open during the crises, albeit under rather strict guidelines issued by the CDC […]

By |2020-04-21T14:31:14-04:00March 31st, 2020|Sports|

Lauren Segalla

As she completes her second season with the University of West Virginia women’s soccer team, Housatonic High School graduate Lauren Segalla is still waiting for her career to fully blossom. The sophomore has been watching the action for most of the fall with an injury. But she continues to work hard and remains a part […]

By |2019-11-13T15:13:27-05:00November 13th, 2019|Sports|

Jenifer Garzone Dons the Head Coaches Cap

When we concluded our chat, Jenifer Garzone was off and running to softball practice at Wolcott Tech. Another season begins for this woman of all seasons.

Garzone coaches softball, soccer and football at Tech and she recently made history by becoming the first female high school football coach in Connecticut history when she was chosen to […]

By |2019-11-13T15:14:07-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Sports|

Millbrook Grad Eddie Opoku Playing Professional Soccer

It’s a long way from Ghana to playing professional soccer in the United States. But it is a journey that 22-year-old Eddie Opoku has made with one important local stop along the way, at the Millbrook School.

A 2015 graduate of Millbrook, Opoku went on to attend the University of Virginia until 2017, at which time […]

By |2019-11-13T15:14:50-05:00September 30th, 2019|Sports|
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