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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.

A Room All to Myself

With the changing of seasons, there is a natural sense of renewal that occurs within all of us. This renewed energy is often accompanied by a yearning for exploration. Late autumn is the perfect time to veer off of the

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A Healthy Hearth

There is no feeling quite like the first thick sweater of the season or the first autumn night spent lying in front of a warm fire. As porches are lined with firewood and lawns tidied in preparation for the coming

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2014 Marks the 239th Marine Corps Birthday

“On the 10th of November each year, wherever we are, we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our Corps, and reflect on who we are, what we do, and why we do it.” — Commandant of the Marine Corps General

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Shriek, Scream & Be Scary

Halloween was introduced to the United States by English, Irish & Scottish settlers, but was not originally celebrated lavishly with costumes and trick-or-treating. In fact, the tradition of trick-or-treating was not fully popularized until after World War II.  The end

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The Leaf of Awareness

“Tea is the leaf of awareness.” (James Norwood Pratt) There are few things in life more comforting than a hot cup of tea. Recently, with the changing temperatures, we have been given many days that welcome a cup of tea,

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Long Pond Foliage by Leslie Bell

This gorgeous shot of Long Pond was taken by Leslie Bell, EHRE agent, just before sunset.  (October 2014) Click here to view Leslie’s biography on our website.

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31 Days of Impact

October – 31 Days of Impact! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will

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The Queen of Salisbury

Recently Elyse Harney was interviewed by Main Street Magazine who in turn wrote a beautiful article in their October 2014 issue, “The Queen of Salisbury.” Click Here to view “The Queen of Salisbury”

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Eagle Siting by Peter Feen

Here is what happened – I was driving back from Ashley Falls the back way through Bartholomew’s Cobble to Weatogue Road when on a sunny Sunday afternoon when I spotted the Bald Eagle in the road eating a small animal. My car, even

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Millennium Farm

The Millennium Farm is an incredible home that is was featured in Main Street Magazine’s September 2014 issue. Click the below link to read the full article. Millenium Farm

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Lakeville Dog Park

Lakeville is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new Dog Park! This article was featured by Main Street Magazine in there September 2014 issue. Click below to view the entire article. Lakeville Dog Park

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Pastorale

Pastorale is a delicious French Restaurant located on Main Street right between the towns of Lakeville & Salisbury. This article was featured by Main Street Magazine in there September 2014 issue. Click the link below to view the entire article.

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Fresh take on Copake Lake

Copake, NY is one of the many quaint towns that we service in the Hudson/Columbia County area.  This article was featured by Main Street Magazine in there September 2014 issue. Click the link below to read more about Copake Lake.

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Hotchkiss Golf Course

The Hotchkiss School’s Golf Course is another one of the area’s many hidden gems. Click the link below to read an article featured in main Street Magazine’s September 2014 issue. Hotchkiss Golf Course

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Leaving Home but Not the Folks

Recently Elyse Harney Morris was interviewed by the New York Times regarding our community’s booming growth in real estate sales/rentals driven by families of boarding school students.  We have been servicing the needs of the boarding school community for many years

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Moon in the Pond Farm

Recently we spent a wonderful Sunday at Moon in the Pond Farm with Farmer Dom Palumbo. The entire day was incredible; our visit was filled with great friends, delicious food, lots of laughter and an abundance of wholesome experiences! It

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A Passion for Hobbies

With school back in session I am reminded of just how fortunate we are to live in an area surrounded by opportunity.  Across the entire region we are spoiled by incredible school systems and an unlimited number of programs and

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Hudson Valley Harvest

Click Here to View Article  on Hudson Valley Harvest;  Helping New York feed New York, as published in Main Street Magazine, August 2014.   Click here to visit the web site for Main Street Magazine, where you can view past articles

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Leisurely Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching and the promise of barbecues, picnics, swimming, and a long weekend filled with outdoor recreation can be felt throughout the entire area. Lawns and gardens are being beautifully manicured, local businesses are preparing for

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Summer Days Driftin’ Away…

Although the summer is slowly coming to an end, the energy of the Tri-state area is still burning hot.  As hot summer days transition into crisp evening air, the entire area welcomes a whole new season of excitement.  Late summer

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Abuzz with the Arts

The Tri-State area is abuzz with the Arts this coming weekend and the weather looks AMAZING! Be sure to meander into Millerton for the grand opening of Fotoworks @ 52 Main, and join the herds of artistic souls eagerly welcoming

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Start Your Engines

Mark your calendars ~ a great weekend is fast approaching Lime Rock Park hosts Historic Festival 32 ~ Thursday, August 28 through Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014. Honored Guests are Sir Stirling Moss & Lady Susie ~ Honored Collector

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Enjoy the Beauty of the TriState Area

The high heat of the summer season is upon us. What a great time to visit our area and stay for awhile. Our great lake region has several ponds and six lakes, including Wononscopomuc, Washinee, and Washining–locally referred to as

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Hot Hot Summertime!

As we move through the summer season, enjoying all the beauty and recreation available in the region, the Real Estate market is active, with buyers viewing properties throughout our towns, and many new listings of exceptional value.  July has been

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Summertime Bliss

As July quickly fades into August there is no better way to spend the remainder of the summer than by enjoying all that the TriState area has to offer.  Watch the sun drop between the majestic mountains, take a scenic

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Hot, Hot, Hot!

July is here and along with it the steamy weather…cool down in one of the area’s great lakes – Copake Lake, Lakeville Lake, Twin Lakes or Lake Waramaug.  Enjoy all the area has to offer – live the dream all

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July 4th Celebration

Independence Day is a patriotic holiday for celebrating the positive aspects of the United States. Above all, people in the United States express and give thanks for the freedom and liberties fought by the first generation of many of today’s

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It's a wonderful life in the Tri-State region

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