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Elyse’s Country Journal brings you a glimpse of the Tri-State Region’s unique charm! Browse our collection of blog posts, photos, and eclectic articles to feel the vibe of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Columbia & Dutchess Counties’ Hudson Valley. Please email us if you have something you would like us to post or blog about.

Jumpfest Schedule of Events

Be sure to join in on the excitement this weekend at Salisbury’s Jumpfest! Click here for a full schedule of events Friday, February 6: 6:30: Chili cook-off at Satre Hill 7 PM: Target jumping Following Target Jumping: Human Dogsled races

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February 4th, 1953: Happy Anniversary, John & Elyse!

February 4th, 1953 Today we celebrate the 62nd Anniversary of the late John Harney and his beautiful bride, Elyse.  Their love and strength has created a legacy that will forever warm our hearts. Happy Anniversary, John & Elyse! I’m There

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Daytrippers: Going “Slideways” at Lime Rock

Daytrippers: Going ‘Slideways’ at Lime Rock in winter JANUARY 29, 2015, BY JIM ALTMAN LAKEVILLE– It is known as a popular summer stop, but Lime Rock Park is now offering another avenue for driving.  There is going sideways, and then

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Hartford Courant: Salisbury, CT Jumpfest

        Salisbury’s JumpFest A High-Flying Winter Festival By: Jason Simms For 89 winters, defiers of gravity from across the country have converged in the northwest corner of Connecticut at the ski jumps in Salisbury. The town of

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Essential Oils

Bright rays of sunshine warm the spirit even on the coldest of winter days.  Cooler skies, however, aren’t the only factor that contributes to a natural lull in winter energy.  The human mind craves stimulus.  Whether cognitive, creative or physical, our

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Salisbury’s Jumpfest to Be Bigger and Better Than Ever

Salisbury’s Jumpfest to Be Bigger and Better Than Ever Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 00:43 Written by Salisbury Winter Sports Association Jumpfest Winter Festival 2015 promises to be bigger and better than ever,  as new events have been added

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Food for Health: Kimchi

“Kimchi is popular in New England as well as Korea” Click the link above to view the full version printed in the Lakeville Journal on January 15,2015 FOOD FOR HEALTH by: CYNTHIA HOCHSWENDER This article originally appeared in the January 15, 2015

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Falling Rates Spur Revival in Market for Mortgages

Wall Street Journal: January 15, 2015 Falling Rates Spur Revival in Market for Mortgages By JOE LIGHT and ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS The moribund mortgage market suddenly sprang back to life last week after a drop in interest rates to levels not

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Horses drank from the Salisbury Kettles

There were at one time three stone watering kettles in Salisbury, all carved by John Garrity out of stone from Spurr’s Marble Quarry off Cleaveland Street in Lakeville. The stone kettle at the corner of Wells Hill Road and Old

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The White Hart Inn: Goop.com’s #1 Quick Getaway

This article was published on Goop.com:  The White Hart Inn in Salisbury, CT was their #1 pick for Quick Getaways!!! The recently re-opened, historic White Hart Inn, located right on the town green in Salisbury, Connecticut, is poised to retake

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Republican American: New Twist for Train Station in Salisbury

BY RUTH EPSTEIN Republican-American  SALISBURY —  Brian Ciardi is proposing to purchase the Lakeville train station and convert it into a yoga and wellness center.Browse for Republican American Reprints Brian Ciardi has visions not of trains, but of a yoga

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Life Without Fannie & Freddie: Wall Street Journal

Life Without Fannie and Freddie A new study shows only a modest effect on the housing market. The housing-industrial complex spends so much money lobbying to maintain federal mortgage subsidies that it’s easy to forget how little they matter to

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Million-dollar homes still selling despite slump

Sales of $1 million homes are booming nationwide, even as overall sales have sputtered this year. It’s further evidence of how the nearly six-year economic recovery has favored the wealthy. Those with epic stock portfolios, superb credit and cash to

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Happy New Year!

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon; The flames of Love extinguished, and fully past and gone: Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold, that loving Breast of thine; That thou canst never once reflect On Old

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Tri-State Local Shopping

Shopping in the Litchfield Hills, Berkshires, and Hudson Valley! Quaint streets, lined with trees and home to varied boutiques, the Tri-State Region offers a true Winter Wonderland for all of your shopping needs this holiday season.  Support local businesses while treating

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Glistening Mountaintops

Let the skiing begin!  This week the Litchfield Hills are again glistening with beauty and the spirits of winter-warriors are alive with excitement! The Berkshires have attracted skiers for over a century and skiing has become a large part of the

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Sinterklaas in Rhinebeck

“The Good King, the Noble Soul, the one who brings light out of darkness, befriends children and animals, and inspires our souls.” The tradition of Sinterklaas was brought to Rhinebeck, NY over 300 years ago by Dutch settlers.  Nicholas Sinterklaas

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Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at Elyse Harney Real Estate wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with family and loved ones! Each year our family rejoices in the tradition of a Thanksgiving Day Hike at Bartholomew’s Cobble in Sheffield, MA, where we

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Family Season

Thanksgiving officially kicks off the “Family Season!”  Loved ones come together and pause to share in the company of one another; reminding us that the greatest fortunes in life are neither what we have nor what we do – instead,

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