Welcome to Washington
By Lisa Green
Quilts have told stories for hundreds of years. But in the past couple of decades, they’ve started presenting their stories in a new way — a new medium, in fact — and New Milford, Conn. is one of the first (if not the first) communities in the RI region to join the national barn quilt trail.
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust May Events
May 13: Beavers: A Keystone Species
With Mike Callahan
May 20: Bird Walk at Smyrski Farm
With Angela Dimmitt
6:30am-10:30am/rain date May 27
June 3: Hunt Preserve Grand Opening
10am-12pm/rain date June 4
All events are FREE and open to the public, but space is limited!
For more information and to register, email: email@example.com
There will be an Annual Roadside Clean-up: adopt your road for Earth Day and participate in cleaning up Washington. Trash bags and a dumpster are available at Bryan Memorial Town Hall. A shredder truck will also be available to residents from 9 am until noon.
Join WEC & Steep Rock Association in the Steep Rock Preserve for their first annual Earth Day 5K. It is one of the prettiest 5Ks in CT! The race starts at 9 am. Come and cheer on the participants and enjoy the beautiful scenery the Shepaug River and Steep Rock Preserve have to offer. There will be fresh baked goods after the race!
To register for the race visit active.com
We hope to see you there!
While many realtors exit your life after you have finished buying or renting a home, we look forward to forging a lasting relationship and introducing you to the community in every way. Litchfield County is a special place with wonderful restaurants, galleries, land trusts, lakes, plenty of children's activities, and talented residents.
Check out one of our favorite local blogs that explores just how great the Litchfield County community is: Happening in the Hills. Happening in the Hills embraces all the great things Litchfield has to offer. From the variety of restaurants, to the various art galleries, museums, antique stores, high-end boutiques, tag sales, and more, Happening in the Hills keeps you up-to-date on all local events, gatherings, workshops, seminars, and outings throughout Litchfield County.
A great aspect of the blog is the series of in-depth articles on our talented residents. Litchfield County is a unique community with an abundance of residents who want to share their talent with others. Happening in the Hills does a great job of highlighting their expertise and promoting their work for all of us to see.
A new addition to the blog is the local life coach expert Tal Fagin. In her "coaching corner" she answers reader's requests for advice.
Make sure to check out their blog for great recommendations if you need something to do, or if you want to give your friends a better idea of why Litchfield County is so great!
The online blog Mommy Poppins just released their top nine things to do with kids this spring in Litchfield County. With warmer weather (hopefully) around the corner, it is a great time to explore the nature and other outdoor activities Litchfield County has to offer. Check out these recommendations and let us know which one is your favorite!
1. Sharon Audubon Center: the center encompasses four nature sanctuaries and 3,000 acres in Northwestern Connecticut, an education center, and a Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. Come and meet 21 different birds of prey at the raptor exhibit, including a bald eagle and great horned owl. Take a hike through one of its many beautiful nature paths, and stop by the museum to see more fun animals and areas to play. (Sharon)
2. John J. McCarthy Observatory: a world-class astronomical observatory with a built to scale model solar system! (New Milford)
3. White Memorial Conservation Center: dedicated to protecting its forests and countryside, the center provides year-round environmental education programs for kids. Go geocaching at the Little Pond Trail, view the live snake habitat and fluorescent rock cave in the children's room, or take a hike along a boardwalk trail through a wetland environment. Make sure to check their spring break camps! (Litchfield)
4. Arethusa Farm & Dairy Farm: take an open house tour at the farm in Litchfield, and stop by their dairy store in Bantam to get some homemade ice cream, and cheese! (Litchfield & Bantam)
5. Litchfield Hills Farm Fresh Market: stop by the indoor farmer's market and check out the different vendors offering seasonal field-fresh produce. Besides the stands there are guest artists, workshops, and children's activities including story hour for the little ones. (Litchfield)
6. Daffodil Display: a lovely daffodil garden that began in the 1930s and covers a couple of acres. Open from sunrise to sunset! (Litchfield)
7. Wisdom House: this retreat and conference center is home to a classical 7-circuit labyrinth. (Litchfield)
8. Cricket Hill Garden: a specialty plant nursery, one of the first nurseries in the U.S. to sell true-to-name varieties of the Chinese Tree Peonies. Go explore their seven-acre peony festival! (Thomaston)
9. Eric Sloane Museum: a prolific artist, author, and illustrator of over 30 books. Go visit Eric Sloane's studio as well as the Kent Iron Furnace museum next door. (Kent)
If you have some free time this weekend and are looking for fun and educational events in Washington, check out these events open to the public!
Thanksgiving Floral Design Demonstration
On November 18th at the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, Loretta Stagen, a professional floral designer for over twenty years, will be giving a free lecture and demonstration on designing Thanksgiving centerpieces.
During the event Loretta will demonstrate her designs by creating 5 different Thanksgiving centerpieces with flowers, foliage, and vegetables.
Loretta Stagen's floral designs are described as lush arrangements that are both stylish and timeless. Her designs will bring joy to your Thanksgiving meal!
Friday November 18th at 10:00am (Free)
Evening Owl Prowl with Steep Rock Association!
Join Fran Zygmont and Rory Larson in search of Saw-whet, Screech, Barred, and Great Horned owls.
The event will start at the Macricostas Preserve parking lot, off Christian Street. There will be a 15 minute informative talk about the different owl species, then the group will go and search for them in the preserve and around Lake Waramaug
Participants are required to bring a flashlight and wear quiet clothing.
Saturday November 19th 6:30pm - 9:00pm (ages 6 and above)
Check out their website to register and for more information on the event!