Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills
On Our Radar
Faces, places, treasures, and trends that caught our attention
Starting Memorial Day Weekend Craven Contemporary will feature four large flower prints by renowned painter and printmaker Alex Katz.
Summer is a welcome time for a break from traditional schooling, but it doesn’t have to be a break from learning.
The Hollister House Garden—recognized on the National Register of Historic Places—offers experiences as unique as those who wander through it.
Beth Fowler’s goal is to connect the community through flowers, natural curiosities, and other endeavors that honor the land’s bounty.
In collaboration with DWB Botanical Designs, Mark Drendel and Chad Conway's antique home boasts beautifully landscaped gardens.
Spring Litchfield County
Not that many of us are complaining, but it seems that winter never really took a hold this year. Now as the days grow longer, the air warmer, and the tulips begin to bud, we're getting spring fever! Here are some fun things we can't wait to do in Litchfield County this spring. 
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Summer Learning
By Helen Waldron, founder and principal at Waldron Education

Summer is the time to mitigate the COVID learning slide

While the far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting almost every aspect of life, one area hit particularly hard is education. When school resumes, it seems reasonable to expect two things: students will have made varying degrees of progress academically, and some version of a “COVID slide” will occur. We know there is variability in learning loss over the summer break, but adding in COVID interruptions, many students are experiencing unprecedented gaps in their education.

The term, COVID slide, was introduced by Dr. Megan Kuhfeld and Dr. Beth Tarasawa in a recent policy brief, connecting the expected slip in progress due to COVID-19 with the established “summer slide” phenomenon. According to the brief, educators and administrators should draw from their understanding of how summer breaks impact learning in their efforts to gauge the pandemic’s effect and this is an important consideration for parents.

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Modern Reflection⁠
By Clementina Verge⁠
@dobsonpools ⁠
Brian, a nationally-recognized Certified Pool Builder, has raised the bar for innovative pool designs reflective of today’s contemporary lifestyle. Automated pool operations with remote capability have become standard, along with features such as spas, sunshelves, full width steps, salt systems, automatic water fillers, and automatic covers. The technology, however, never overshadows the art.⁠
Designed exclusively to meet each homeowner’s unique preferences, pools are created to complement the architectural style of a home and maximize its topography and views.⁠
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Everyone Loves Mizza’s⁠
By Charles Dubow @charlesdubow⁠
Photographer: Kate Uhry @kateuhryphotography⁠
The reason to come here is for the food, which is always terrific. In addition to its excellent thin-crust pizzas, the comprehensive menu also offers an array of toothsome meals, from fried calamari and potato skins to hamburgers, wraps, salads, grinders, pasta, calzones, strombolis, lasagna, stuffed shells, milk shakes and, yes, full dinners. ⁠
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Happy Easter! Wishing you all a lovely day. ⁠
#easter #litchfieldcounty #litchfieldhills #nwct Photo by @erikmadiganheck of @brikillion ⁠
#forsythia #photography #fineart #spring #roxburyct
Bounty from the Good Earth
By Tovah Martin @tovah1 
Photographer: Rebecca Pollak @rebeccapollakjones 

Fowler’s cut flower year starts early with the first tulips, progressing into the last zinnias of the season with plenty in between. That said, she doesn’t confine her repertoire solely to the typical cuts. Instead, she explores the field and adds ingredients that bring nature’s beauty to the fore. And she definitely does not work alone—being part of a community of growers is paramount to her philosophy. “I never want to grow it all myself. My approach is always to be inclusive—not competitive.” 

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#loamfloral #loamfloraldesign #microfarm #newprestonct #floraldesign #nature #flowers #springishere #litchfieldcounty #litchfieldhills #ctvisit #nwct #nwcornerct #explorect
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