Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

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Faces, places, treasures, and trends that caught our attention



Elyse Sadtler
Here in the Northwest Corner we are fortunate to have a myriad of things to do year-round. Even during the cold, dark days of winter Litchfield County offers up plenty of activities for everyone. Whether you’re a winter sport enthusiast or prefer to stay indoors on blustery days, check out this list for inspiration.
Lexi Fanning
In our next issue, we'd like to share images from YOU, our readers, that you think best capture the essence of Litchfield County.
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Alex Syphers
Anne Dranginis has set the standard for women in the field of law and is recognized as a leader in the legal community.
Sari Goodfriend
As inveterate hikers, one of the couple’s earliest discoveries was Topsmead State Forest—510 pristine acres gifted to Nutmeggers in 1972 by the late Edith Morton Chase.
Ira Smith, owner and operator of Kent Wine for over 20 years, serendipitously fell into the liquor business after helping out his then girlfriend’s father.
Danielle Soule
If you prefer winter sports activities or simply strolling around town—we've put together a list of 25 things to do this winter.
Rebecca Marina Kario Pollak
Five years ago, Hrabcsak entered the Kent Gingerbread Festival for the first time—a sweet, local celebration touted as one of the largest gingerbread festivals in the state.
It takes a village, and Litchfield County has quite a few of them! We’ve shared a handful of organizations that are helping people and animals in our county every day.
The non-profit, Medicare certified home health and hospice agency’s purpose is to offer advanced, compassionate care at home and in the community.
Collection of the Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Connecticut
Interestingly, there was a time in Litchfield’s history when holiday festivities were highly discouraged, even taboo!
Collection of the Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Connecticut
Surely Dorothy Deming, of the well known Deming Family who lived on North Street in Litchfield, would have enjoyed her evening celebrating the holidays at the Phelps Tavern.
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