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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.
Swarms of dragonflies have recently created ephemeral evening displays throughout the Southern Berkshires. After weeks of summer heat, sporadic September storms have brought welcomed cooler evenings – and an abundance of insects. Dragonflies, true to their revered totem, have proven
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29th at 4pm: The Historic Festival opens with one of longest automotive parades in the Northeast, the Vintage Race Car & Sports Car Parade presented by Salisbury Bank. With bystanders viewing from the roadside, more than 120 cars
Nature Activities for Families Sunday, August 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Behind the Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT Come join a Weekend in Norfolk for some interesting and creative activities. They will be doing bark
14th Annual Jane Lloyd Fund Clambake: Saturday, July 27th, 2019 from 2:00pm-8:00pm on Satre Hill, home of the Salisbury Winter Sports Associations ski jumps. Clambake tickets are advance sale only. Don’t miss out, purchase your tickets now: click here. The Kiln
AMENIA NY – July 27th, 2019. Times: 10 am until 4 pm. Rain or Shine. The Amenia Garden Club is blooming and we are delighted to invite everyone to attend A SPECIAL PLANT SALE, at the Durbridge Garden at 37
Vines of berries are woven throughout the Southern Berkshires, making summertime the sweetest time of year. While wandering the Foothills and Hudson Valley regions, the quest of berry picking brings us closer to our agricultural roots while also providing nature’s sweetest
Salisbury’s “Twin Lakes” are notorious for their idyllic setting and allure to outdoor enthusiasts. It’s common knowledge that days on the lake are always accompanied by jubilant laughter and carefree smiles. Local legends of the Housatonic region reaffirm this passionate spirit. The
Women’s Support Services of the Northwest Corner (WSS) is hosting its 19th Annual Trade Secrets® on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019. Each year thousands of garden lovers trek to the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut for what has
Keeping a small flock of chickens facilitates a connection with an all-around more wholesome lifestyle. Raising chicks provides an opportunity to experience the natural rewards of nurturing fragile beings who will eventually reciprocate plentifully throughout the course of their
Thoreau’s Last Lecture: Fall Color in the Autumn of Life by David Leff Sat., May 11, 2019 4:00 p.m., Douglas Library, Canaan CT Suffering with his final illness, Henry David Thoreau journeyed to Waterbury, Connecticut to deliver the last lecture of
On April 27, at 11 am Noble Horizons welcomes award-winning journalist and filmmaker Sam Eaton, who will present, “Climate Change: Can We Avoid the Tipping Point?” Sam Eaton has covered complex global issues from the front lines of more than
Yale Norfolk School of Art Lecture Series May 23-June 20, 2019 For further information please contact Dawn Whalen, Executive Director, Norfolk Foundation, Inc., 860-542-7185 www.norfolkfoundation.net This summer Yale Norfolk School of Art will offer a thematic program, made possible by
Spring’s triumph over winter inevitably inspires thoughts of transformational “spring cleaning” and no one transforms like Marie Kondo of the hit Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” Learn her KonMari Method™ of ‘sparking joy’ on Saturday, April 6, at