Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills
On Our Radar
Faces, places, treasures, and trends that caught our attention
WAA is a nurturing place for those of all ages and ranges to take part in creative exploration. They showcase a wide range of art in all media, bringing art to the community through events such as lectures, field trips, workshops, parties, art sales, and educational programs. Their 2021 Member Show exhibition is being held now through February.
During this pandemic, as we have all searched for new diversions, the Cornwall Library has created “Cornwall Reads Great Fiction,” a nine-week virtual course on Anna Karenina with Roxana Robinson. The course began on January 12 and runs through March 9. To date, over 108 people have signed on—including myself.
“The Judy Black Park has completely revitalized the center of town,” opines Denise Trevenen, Board President of the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, adding that the park benefits retail businesses. “The farmers market brings a flow of people in on Saturday mornings, and it has become a lively, vibrant place.
Blueprint CT Kitchen born in its current location at 7 West Street in Litchfield, with expansion plans in February across the street at 43 West Street. The expansion allows Lemieux and his mother Therese to showcase more of their curated specialty foods, innovative kitchen items, globally sourced linens and tabletop (vintage and modern).
Two image-making titans have combined expertise to create a leading center for beauty, now offered at one picturesque Washington Depot location. Partnering with the award-winning Byrde + the b team is Dr. Jeffrey LaFrance, a specialist in advanced and innovative non-surgical techniques.
Torsten Gross is one of the coolest people you are ever likely to meet. Despite breaking his neck at the age of 15, today at 42 he is, as he says, ”the world’s only quadriplegic rescue SCUBA diver.” He designed his own smart home in Sharon. He was a senior executive at J. Walter Thompson and Deloitte. He tells corny jokes. And he sells his own line of honey. But not just any honey.
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Like Father, Like Daughter⁠
Peter and Kathryn Gallagher Love the Stage⁠⁠
By @joseph.montebello
@petergallagher @kathryngallagher 
Kathryn Gallagher knew from an early age she wanted to be a singer-songwriter.⁠
“I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t want to be one,” she says. “When I was little we’d be driving somewhere and my mom would say ‘Okay Kathryn, write a song about a bus.’ And I would. I didn’t start writing songs with a guitar until I was in second grade.”⁠
But what can one expect from the daughter of Peter Gallagher, award-winning star of stage, screen, and television. Her mother Paula Harwood is the daughter of a famous Broadway dancer, and her brother Jamie is a writer and director. Show business runs in the family.⁠
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Bunny Williams Faves⁠
@100mainst @bunnys_eye @bunnywilliamshome ⁠
Bunny Williams, author, entrepreneur, and one of the most talented names in design, shares some of her favorite things about Litchfield County.⁠
My upbringing in Charlottesville, Virginia was an idyllic one, filled with frequent adventures to beautiful gardens and historic homes. I have vivid memories of visiting Monticello and exploring old Georgian houses along the James River with my mother and aunts. My first time driving through the rolling Litchfield Hills, which are filled with breathtaking vistas and dotted with old barns, was like being transported back to the landscape of my childhood. From that moment my heart was set on calling northwestern Connecticut home. After a nearly two-year hunt for a house in the area, I finally found one.⁠
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Good Things Growing in Litchfield⁠
By Clementina Verge⁠
@thesmithymarket @sunnymeadowfarm 
Nestled in the heart of New Preston—at the southern tip of majestic Lake Waramaug—stand a café and market offering a true farm-to-table experience. The Smithys—as they are affectionately called—reflect Steve Shabet’s vision of nourishing the community while showcasing its farmers, artisans, and culinary professionals.⁠
The delicious cycle begins at Sunny Meadow Farm in Bridgewater, which consists of two farms that Shabet rescued from development. The one on Northrop Street has been continuously cultivated since the early 1700s and contains a farm stand that is a welcome source of healthy food for the community. Its mission is to continue the town’s agricultural heritage. Today, the harvest yields maple syrup, fruits, vegetables (some 50 varieties), honey, and hay, while free-range poultry and eggs are raised using sustainable organic methods.⁠
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