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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.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Elyse & Elyse, on behalf of the entire Harney Family, wish to express their sincere gratitude for all the thoughts, prayers, and friendship from so many family members and friends throughout the world. It was a very difficult time when

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Picnic, Fireworks for Fourth o July

The Salisbury Association is once again sponsoring the Fourth of July picnic at the town Grove, rain or shine, on Friday, July 4. At 11 AM, there will be organized children’s games. At noon there will be a brief ceremony,

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In Memory of John Harney

John Harney, who founded a small tea company some thirty years ago in Salisbury, CT, which is now a prestigious and revered international brand with its headquarters in Millerton, NY, passed away suddenly at age 83 on June 16th. Harney, whom many

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In Memoriam

Our thanks to Rural Intelligence for this Post. In Memoriam: John Harney of Harney & Sons Tea John Harney, who founded a small tea company some thirty years ago in Salisbury, CT, which is now a prestigious and revered international brand with

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Book Signing at Peter Becks in Salisbury

Developing High Performance Tennis Players by Edgar Giffenig   When: Saturday June 21st 5-7pm Where: Peter Becks Village Store What: Edgar Giffenig Book Signing Free Wine and cheese, Wimbledon Strawberries and cream   Edgar Giffenig was a highly ranked junior in

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Father’s Day

This Sunday, June 15th, is a day of celebration, honoring fathers throughout the world. Dads come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing truly unites them all…they are all impossible to shop for! Though these men are near and

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Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

A cancer survivors event for all featuring resources, entertainment, food, drink and raffle prizes will take place Wednesday, June 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Noble Horizons’ Community Room at 17 Cobble Road in Salisbury. Master of Ceremony will

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In Conjunction with Spring for Sound

Join Gilded Moon Framing & Gallery in celebrating 10 years in Millerton!  Saturday, June 7th, from 1 to 7 PM. There will be Live Music, Artists, Vintage Poster Show, Refreshments. Spend the day in Millerton, NY.

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Les Miz

Coming to Sharon Playhouse, a new production of Boublil and Schonberg’s Les Miserables, June 18 to 29. Buy your tickets at the Box Office, 49 Amenia Road in Sharon, through TriArts.net, or by calling 860-364-7469.

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Closing Day in Sharon

Closing Day on the Green in Sharon with Tom Callahan & Elyse Harney Morris of EHRE, with new home buyers, David & Stacey Fiorillo and attorney, Michael Lynch and Charlie. Congratulations!

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Guided Bird Walk

The Salisbury Land Trust will host its 10th annual guided bird walk at the Schlesinger Bird Preserve on Saturday, June 7, at 8 AM. Birding expert Tom Schaefer will lead the tour. Attendees should wear walking shoes and bring binoculars

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Read-A-Thon at Hotchkiss School

The Hotchkiss Read-A-Thon will be held in The Hotchkiss School library on Saturday, May 31, from noon to 5 PM, to raise donations for the Corner Food Pantry (formerly known as OWL’s Kitchen). Books for children will be read aloud

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Wine Tasting

Salisbury Wines owner Warren Carter will host a summer wines tasting in the Clubhouse bar at Noble Horizons on Cobble Road in Salisbury on Friday, June 6, from 6 yo 7:15 PM.Learn how to embrace a summer of reds, roses,

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Local Classical Guitarist

On Friday, June 6, at 2:30 PM, John d’Ercole, son of local Four Seasons health food store owner Sergio d’Ercole, will perform classical compositions for the solo bass guitar in the Hollenbeck Room at Geer Village on Route 7 in

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Ticks, Ticks, Ticks!

The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will host a presentation on Lyme disease on Saturday, May 31, at noon. Speaker Felicia Brodzky-Jones, a certified health educator with a degree in public health marketing, will discuss how to prevent

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Save the Date for Independence Day!

The annual Independence Day fireworks display will be held at Lime Rock Park on Saturday, July 5 (rain date is Sunday, July 6).  The skies light up around 9 PM. Attendees can enter beginning at 6 PM, which is when

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Memory – Emotion – Expression

This is the theme of the new exhibit at The White Gallery, 344 Main Street in Lakeville. Opening Reception takes place on May 31 from 5 to 7 PM; the exhibit is open from May 30 to July 13. For

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Summer Kick-off Day!!!

Presented by Northwest Connecticut Health & Recreation on Saturday, May 31st from 1 to 4 PM at Sharon Town Beach on Mudge Pond Road (rain date Sunday, June 1st). There will be guided boat tours of Mudge Pond; Entertainment by

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Spring for Sound

Mark your calendar – Saturday, June 7th for this years Spring for Sound Music Festival in Downtown Millerton NY.  Eat ~ Drink ~ Listen….. live music all day beginning at 10:30 AM.   27 Bands ~ 5 Deejays ~ 4

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Memorial Day

Take the time this weekend to honor the men and women of the United States armed forces, who have died while protecting our freedom. Also take the opportunity to show your gratitude to the many active and retired members of

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Hotchkiss Film Festival, Lakeville, CT.

The Arts at Hotchkiss presents its 3rd annual Hotchkiss Film Festival at 6:00 PM on Friday, May 16. The Red Carpet event, followed by film panel, screening, and reception, is open to the public — general admission is $5.00. Student

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Organic Soap Making Workshop

Coming up on Saturday, May 17, from 10 AM to Noon at Noble Horizons in Salisbury:  a hands-on herbal melt and organic glycerin workshop. Each participant will design, create and leave with 3 soaps. The workshop is run by Vicki Harness of

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First Lobster Sale of the Season in Lakeville, CT

Montgomery Lodge No. 13 will hold its first lobster sale of the season on Saturday, May 17, from 4 to 6 PM. The proceeds will benefit the Housatonic Valley Regional High School hockey team and robotics team. Lobsters are $17

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A Summer Wine Tasting with Salisbury Wines

On Friday, June 6, from 6:00-7:15 pm, Salisbury Wines owner Warren Carter will host a Summer Wines tasting in the Clubhouse bar at Noble Horizons.   Guests will taste reds, roses, sparkling wines and whites.  Mr. Carter will help participants discern

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Litchfield County Board of Realtors Awards Night

Last night, at a festive Awards Dinner sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank, our own Elyse Harney was one of only four realtors to receive her 20-year pin as a real estate broker.   An honor well deserved, and she makes us all

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Salisbury, CT Best of All Places to Retire!

Now in its 42nd year, Salisbury’s Noble Horizons is justly proud of its preeminent position as the region’s leader in independent retirement living.  Its fifty cottages, thoughtfully designed and sited on 110 wooded acres, afford privacy and convenience less than

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Anne Day – Photographer Extraordinaire

Anne Day-Photographer Extraordinaire  –  Click here to view recent article on local Photographer Anne Day – Main Street Magazine, May 2014 Here is a link to her website.

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Benjamin Tallmadge House

Featured Article – Passport Magazine – Spring 2014 A Harmonious Mix of Old and New North Street Living Litchfield, CT Read Article EH 2750 – View Property

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Gone Fishing!

Next Saturday, April 19th at 6:00 AM, the local frenzy begins for the most exciting “Big Fish” story shared at the dinner table. Saturday marks the start of Connecticut’s fishing season for 2014. Our great lake region has several ponds

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

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