Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

Goshen

Arts

CCGlassgoods

Carol Cohen is a glass artist working with fused glass and mosaic techniques. Her glass artwork is created with mostly bold, bright colors and patterns. The results are quite whimsical. One of the methods she uses to create beautiful, original designs in glass is screen printing with enamel. The glass is then fired in an extremely hot kiln to set the images. When complete, she uses this glass to incorporate unique patterns into her finished products. Often times, she uses the “glass parts” that she creates to incorporate into mosaic art. The glass pieces are glued onto a pre-cut MDF wood shape and when dry, grouted. The transformation from before grouting to after is amazing.

Open by appointment. 

CCGlassgoods
288 West Hyerdale Drive, Goshen
914-819-8461

SLA Metal Sculpt

SLA Metal Sculpt has been creating Metal Sculptures for the past 8 years in local Goshen. Taking recycled scrap iron and creating sculptures that range from contemporary to rustic antique, animals to simplistic design, and small to large. Several local houses have an SLA original as no two pieces are the same. SLA has donated to Festival of Trees in Litchfield for the past few years and has a couple sculptures in the Tapping Reeve garden. Pictures can be seen on SLA Metal Sculpt on Facebook and Instagram. This inspiring 26 year old artist, growing up in Goshen and a resident of Litchfield now, also an automotive and welding instructor at the Connecticut Jr. Republic is a full of laughs, easy going and fun to deal with.

2-6 M-F, 11-5 Saturday & Sunday

SLA Metal Sculpt
401 Old Middle Street, Goshen
860-485-4836

Builders & Subcontractors

Whitehall Construction LLC

Whitehall Construction LLC is an award winning design & building company that has constructed and renovated homes throughout Litchfield County for over 25 years. Whitehall Construction LLC employs some of the area’s finest carpenters and experienced contractors whose aim is to create homes of outstanding quality and craftsmanship.

whitehallconstruction.com
P.O. Box 515, Goshen
860-307-5704

Causes

Goshen Land Trust

The Goshen Land Trust, Inc. is a non-profit organization of volunteers, founded in 1980, for the purposes of improving the quality of life for current and future generations of Goshen, Connecticut area residents, through the preservation and protection of natural and open lands. Over the years, the Land Trust has secured ownership of 510.1 acres of land and conservation easements on an additional 183 acres. Much of this land is along stream corridors with wild beauty and historic mill sites. The Goshen Land Trust’s intent is to protect such land in perpetuity for the purpose of habitat preservation and enhancement, water quality protection, agricultural productivity, education, passive recreation, and scenic and historic preservation.

They are interested in volunteers to help with invasive species removal, inspection of conserved properties, office work, fund raising, trail maintenance.

Goshen Land Trust
16 Mill St, Goshen
860-491-5263

Design

Whitehall Construction LLC

Whitehall Construction LLC is an award winning design & building company that has constructed and renovated homes throughout Litchfield County for over 25 years. Whitehall Construction LLC employs some of the area’s finest carpenters and experienced contractors whose aim is to create homes of outstanding quality and craftsmanship.

whitehallconstruction.com
P.O. Box 515, Goshen
860-307-5704

Food

Nodine’s Smokehouse

A leading manufacturer of gourmet smoked meats, poultry, fish, and cheeses, Nodine’s Smokehouse has a team of skilled artisans. They use real hardwood and apple pomace, and hand-craft their products in small batches. Their specialty products are found in upscale New York venues such as Citarella, Dean & Deluca, and Fairway Markets. Their old-world flavored bacon is worth the trip to scenic Goshen, as is their marvelous Cajun Andouille sausage. Your pampered canine will enjoy their gourmet dog treats.

Nodine’s Smokehouse
39 North Street
860-491-4009

Thorncrest Farm and Milk House Chocolates

At Thorncrest Farm and Milk House Chocolates, Kimberly and Clint Thorn feed their cows the finest, sweetest hay and natural feed resulting in their signature cream milk and delicious artisanal chocolates, Milk House Chocolates. Made with fresh local orchard fruits, garden herbs, and honey. They also offer cheesemaking classes. Going to their barn to pick up some vanilla milk, chocolates for your hostess, and a quick tour of the barn to say hello to the cows is always a treat.

Thorncrest Farm
280 Town Hill Road, Goshen
860-309-2545

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