Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

To My Eye: Jessica Jane on Art in the Hills

Jessica Jane Russell is an engaged member of the arts community here in the Hills. She works and shows guest artists out of her studio at The Switch Factory Studio, 931 Bantam Road, in Bantam. For more on Jessica Jane, please visit

Two Wheels at a Time⁠
By Geoffrey Morris⁠
Photographer: Zac Autio⁠
The bike for this tour is the Specialized Como—a ten-speed, $4,000 electric bike. The cycling experience on an electric bike is very similar to a traditional cycle—only way, way better. You pedal the bike, downshifting for uphills, upshifting for flat terrain. There’s no throttle. There’s no noise. It’s cycling.⁠
The beauty of the e-bike is the assist on the hills. Even in first gear on a traditional bike, a mild hill becomes a heart-pumping workout—an adventure killer. You huff and puff uphill at 2 mph, not the magic 12 mph provided with the electric assist. Says Daulong. “Electric bikes allow you to explore more, in less time, and with less effort. Some of the hills we rode up are really steep. An experience like that would be limiting with a traditional bike.”⁠
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The Rose Algrant Show @rosealgrantartshow will be celebrating its 62nd year and will exhibit the work of well known artists this weekend on Friday, August 6, Saturday 10-5 pm, and Sunday 10-12 pm. 

The proceeds will benefit artists and 15 percent of the sales will be donated to the Cornwall Women’s Society Scholarhsip Fund. 

The exhibition will be at Cornwall Consolidated School and will open on Friday August 6 from 2-6 pm. 

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No. 12 on our list of 50 Things to Do This Summer in Litchfield County is to visit The White Memorial Conservation Center @whitememorialcc in Litchfield. It has 40 miles of trails to explore, special events, and programs for all ages. The boardwalk hike is a must do! 

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A New Beginning
By Joseph Montebello @joseph.montebello 
Photographer: Rana Faure @ranafaurefiberfoto 

Ackerman, who resides in Litchfield, grew up in Milton where his grandfather had a little store at the turn of the century. “My father followed the retail tradition, so I guess it’s part of my genealogy. After college I moved back home and began working at The Pantry.”

For Ackerman it has been a labor of love and over the years customers have become friends. Employees whose first job was working there have gone on to start their own businesses. And in fact, he is delighted that the business will remain within The Pantry family.

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