About MainStreetMag

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far MainStreetMag has created 263 blog entries.

Here’s some wine fun

I was at a Wine Swap last night with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. All attendees brought a wrapped bottle of wine that was put on a large table. Everyone pulled a cork with a number on it. When it was time, the numbers were called off and people chose one bottle from among […]

2019-12-07T10:48:30-05:00December 7th, 2019|

Let’s Make Home Happen for Morgan!


The shelter is located on Route 9G also known as Violet Avenue. From Route 9 (either the North or South), turn on to St. Andrews Road (also known as County Route 40A). Follow the road to end at the intersection of 9G. Turn right and make an immediate left into the shelter. The […]

2019-12-07T11:14:59-05:00December 7th, 2019|

Food and Shelter


As Thanksgiving fades, thoughts turn to Christmas, carol-singing, gift-giving, and general merriment. But for many it is a season of sadness and despair. Homelessness and hunger are prevalent in so many of our local towns. But Torrington, CT, has two organizations that are helping to bring cheer to […]

2019-12-04T22:20:43-05:00December 4th, 2019|

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Although it is naturally the darkest time of the year, color abounds in the holiday shopping season. Starting with Black Friday (when retailers get out of the red), stores rake in the green with fairy tales of white Christmases in their displays and soundtracks of Blue Christmas pumped through their […]

2019-12-04T22:16:14-05:00December 4th, 2019|

A Winter Candyland

As we grudgingly move farther away from youth and toward the prosaic shelf of adulthood, so too does the feeling of the holiday season at times. What was once the happy mirth of familiar songs accompanied by the closeness of family now has the habit of feeling replaced […]

2019-12-04T19:10:42-05:00December 4th, 2019|

Window On The World

Feeling hungry for some culture? New knowledge? Diverse perspectives across multiple disciplines? Then head to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, where a veritable smorgasbord awaits. With something to entice even the pickiest culture vulture, there’s enough to sate your appetite without feeling stuffed and exhausted.

From paper to […]
2019-12-04T19:00:58-05:00December 4th, 2019|

Snowed In

Good morning, furriends! I’m not sure how much snow you have at your house, but at my house we have a good 2 feet! You could say we were snowed in – thank goodness I’m an indoor kitty! There is however one huge purrroblem with all this snow; it makes it really hard to watch […]

2019-12-04T19:31:02-05:00December 4th, 2019|

Modern Mountain Retreat


David Bain

Phone: 860-488-4006

Deal of the Week Lovingly crafted modern country home designed with views, sunlight and privacy. Spacious living room with soaring ceilings. Warmed with oak floors trimmed in cherry wood highlight the mammoth stone fireplace. Screened porch and open deck. Generously sized master with walk-in shower and tiled […]

2019-12-04T07:39:15-05:00December 3rd, 2019|


“The Irishman” is a 3 ½ hour Master Class in acting.  The portrayals of mob bosses, “wise guys,” “hit men,” long-suffering family members and befuddled government officials is mesmerizing. … so intoxicating that the audience barely seems to register the time that has elapsed since they sat down, rustled through their popcorn and began Frank […]

2019-12-01T14:46:05-05:00December 1st, 2019|


Sequels can be dangerous things.  What may have energized an audience for “Frozen” may be missing in “Frozen II.”  The impact of the musical score in the first episode may overshadow the score of the second time around. Or, the second iteration of the theme can carry some messages of its own that can carry […]

2019-11-29T11:07:02-05:00November 29th, 2019|