Category Archives: Litchfield County

Connecticut’s American Mural Project

Launched in 2002 by artist Ellen Griesedieck, the American Mural Project (AMP) is creating the largest indoor collaborative artwork in the world—a mural 120 feet long, 48 feet high, and up to ten feet deep. The mural is a tribute to American workers and highlights what has defined the country over the last century. Nothing Read more…

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Put A Little Free Library In Your Town

Do you know about the Little Free Libraries that have been established around the world? There are about 50-thousand of them and counting. Rose Buckens of Morris and Jo Ann Jaacks of Litchfield are busy putting these mini cabinet-like libraries all over their community and soon there will be more than 30 of them. They’re in front Read more…

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Beautiful Quilts To Be Displayed in Kent, Connecticut

Art Quilter Exhibits at Kent Memorial Library (Kent, Connecticut) – Kent fiber artist, Karen Eckmeier will be exhibiting her work in an exhibit titled, Happy Villages and Accidental Landscapes, at the Kent Memorial Library beginning September 1 until October 31, 2016. Eckmeier, also known as The Quilted Lizard, is an award-winning art quilter, international teacher, author, Read more…

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Litchfield Distillery Is Cranking Out The Spirits

The Litchfield Distillery, is tucked up in the hills of Litchfield, Connecticut. Jack and Peter Baker and their ther brother, Dave started work on the place about two years ago. Their family business, back some three generations was, and still is, Crystal Rock Water. A fair amount of water goes into Bourbon so the two businesses work Read more…

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Remembering Kick Kennedy

The Kent Memorial Library in Kent, Connecticut is pleased to announce that Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Room. Kent resident and acclaimed biographer, Barbara Leaning will be discussing and signing her newly published book (April 2016) Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter. The book Read more…

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Wanted: Connecticut Volunteer Firefighters, Everyday Heroes

On April 9, 2016, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 60 fire departments will hold open houses at more than 80 locations throughout Connecticut. They’re celebrating Volunteer Firefighter Day (and the start of National Volunteer Week: April 10-16) and getting out the word about the shortage of volunteer firefighters.   WHO:                   Volunteer Firefighter Day is part of Read more…

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Tony Vengrove Advocates Innovation in Connecticut

The state is in a budget mess, hundreds of millions in the red, corporations are leaving, others are threatening to. So what do you do to help rebuild Connecticut? Tony Vengrove of Miles Finch Innovation, who lives in New Milford, says the answer is to innovate and connect with others who are doing the same. Then, connect all Read more…

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Holiday Events On The Connecticut Art Trail

Holiday Events on the 2015 Connecticut Art Trail Want to know where beautiful events will be in Connecticut to take family or friends leading up to the holidays,? Well look no further than the state’s Art Trail, this is southern new England at a lovely time of the year. Okay get out your calendars and Read more…

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“Phantom Of The Opera” For Halloween

ll Join us this Halloween for a horror silent film classic, The Phantom of the Opera. The showing will include live organ accompaniment by The Thomaston Opera House organist, Juan Cardona Jr. “The Phantom of the Opera” is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of the Gaston Leroux novel of the same title directed Read more…

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“Fusefest” Summer Music Festival in Torrington, CT ~ Aug. 30th

It’s “Fuse Fest” coming up at Fuessenich Park in Torrington CT. 10:30-7pm Sunday August 30th. 13 bands, 2 stages. Food and craft vendors. A carnival with rides and games for kids. Make a day of it.

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