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A Walk In The Woods

Mark Twain is credited with the pronouncement that “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” Truth is that the judgement was first rendered 38 years after Twain’s death … but the presumption continues. True or not, the balance to that invective might well be that Art Omi in […]

By |2021-08-25T10:47:54-04:00July 29th, 2021|Featured Article|

Alive With The Sound of Music

Sharon Ruchman is living proof.

There has long been the contention that nestled in the Litchfield Hills, the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley, there are literally armies of brilliant writers, artists, musicians … most of whom found their separate ways to this bucolic part of the country to find the calm and quiet that allows creativity […]

By |2021-08-03T14:28:35-04:00July 29th, 2021|Featured Artist|



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 […]

By |2021-07-26T12:12:20-04:00July 26th, 2021|Shelter Pet of the Week|

Country Get-A-Way in Claverack

Deal of the Week

26 Norwood Drive, Claverack NY
1400 Sq Feet
7.58 Acres
Proudly Offered at $475,000

Looking for a peaceful country get-a-way? Come enjoy complete solitude in this beautifully maintained single story home sitting on over 7 acres. The home is surrounded by stone walkways with landscaped gardens, a deck for entertaining and an outdoor […]

By |2021-07-20T12:39:32-04:00July 20th, 2021|Deal of the Week|


If the world is your classroom, then moments of learning and education can blithely appear anywhere. For fabric artist Joy Setton, circumnavigation of the globe after her father sold his French company and took the family on a two-year cruise was the foundation for lifelong learning.

Back on land, Joy studied journalism and film at NYU […]

By |2021-07-13T11:34:16-04:00June 29th, 2021|Featured Artist|

Must See Home in Salisbury

357 Twin Lakes Road, Salisbury, CT 06068
Colonial, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bath
3,888 SQ FT
5.01 Acres
This spectacular home is a must see! Built in 1998 with extraordinary detail including a lifetime metal roof that has a slate appearance. A spacious […]
By |2021-07-12T13:29:40-04:00June 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|

What Did High School Look Like Before Zoom?

by the hillsdale historians

Now that secondary education in the Roe Jan region by Zoom is becoming the exception instead of the rule, it’s worth remembering that for the first 114 years of its existence, Hillsdale had no high school at all. Until 1903, an eighth-grade education had been deemed adequate — the “Three Rs” equipped […]

By |2021-06-28T15:32:58-04:00June 28th, 2021|History, Main Street|

Charming Colonial in New Milford, CT

Town: New Milford, CT
Price: $950,000
Rooms: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3
Style: Colonial
Acreage: 5.26 +/- acres
Age: 1850

Charming 1850 home that has been loved and cared for beautifully by the current owners for over thirty eight years. Amazing huge kitchen with wonderful dining area overlooking mature gardens and long western views. Magnificent Master Bedroom suite on main floor. Renovations […]

By |2021-07-12T13:29:59-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

702 Center Hill, Copake, NY

Deal of the Week

The finish is in the detail. This stylishly remodeled three bedroom home in Copake is the perfect place to enjoy country life in Columbia County. Nearly the entire house has been upgraded. The stainless steel kitchen includes a Thermador stove / convection oven, cherry floor, tile backsplash, Corian countertops with […]

By |2021-07-12T13:24:59-04:00June 14th, 2021|Deal of the Week|
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