Friday, July 5, 2019

FIREWORKS

he Rotary Club of Salisbury presents

Lighting Up Lime Rock

"Bigger & Better" Independence Day Fireworks Display

Friday - July 5, 2019
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks set off around 9:15 p.m. 

For more than 40 years the Salisbury Rotary Club and Lime Rock Park have co-sponsored the annual Independence Day Fireworks. The Salisbury Rotary Club collects admission from all guests and the proceeds benefit local scholarships, community gifts and international service projects. Lime Rock Park is excited to continue this tradition and participate as the home of the fireworks on Friday, July 5, 2019.
$20 per car collected by Salisbury Rotary Club. Proceeds go to the club's scholarship funds.
Infield and Outfield Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Pines and Outfield Concessions Open. Track will be closed for crossing.

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic blankets and a yard game to enjoy the park until the fireworks begin about 9:15 p.m.
Rain Date: Saturday July 6, 2019.
Enjoy Lime Rock Food from 6:00 - 9:00pm
Lime Rock Park will have two concession stands open for the event. The Pines Concession Stand in the infield and the Outfield Concession Stand. Come out for a picnic on the grassy areas overlooking Big Bend area of the track where the fireworks will be set off. Bring some field games, your chairs and blankets and enjoy the show. Visit www.facebook.com/limerockpark for day-of updates.
Example Menu Items Include:
Lime Rock Burger
Veggie Burger
Pulled Pork Hoagie
Hummel Bros. All-Beef Hot Dogs
Chicken Sandwich
Meatball Sub Sandwich
Turkey & Swiss Sandwich   
Chicken Salad Wrap
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Fries
Loaded Disco Fries (Chili-Cheese-Bacon)
Cheese Fries
Nachos
Hot Pretzels
Ice Cream Bars
Brownies
Fried Twinkies
Fried Dough

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Scottish Games at Lime Rock Park

Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 30, 2019, for the 95th annual Round Hill Highland Games. 
Held at Lime Rock Park among the Litchfield County Hills, or what is described as "the Western Highlands of Connecticut," the games offer family fun and festivities for Scots and Scots-At-Heart.

The Round Hill Highland Games are the third oldest games of its type in the United States. Since 2016, the games have been held at Lime Rock Park. The original location was at the estate of Charles A. Moore on Round Hill Road in Greenwich, CT. At that time, they were held on the fourth of July for the estate workers who were mostly Scottish Americans. Since its beginning in 1923, the event has grown in popularity and today, is one of the most anticipated Scottish Highland Games held in the Northeast. Participants and visitors come from all over the country to enjoy the food, fun and festivities. Experience Scottish heritage through clans, heavy athletes, bands, pipers, drummers and drum majors, and so much more, including:
  • Amateur Heavyweight Competitions
  • Scottish Food & Drink
  • Scottish Merchandise, Jewelry and Clothing
  • Clan and Heritage Society Gatherings
  • Piping and Drumming Competitions
  • Children’s Scottish Sporting Competitions
  • Adult Kilted Mile Run

The Games are open to the public, and are held rain or shine. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance on Round Hill's Facebook page and $15 at the gate. Kids enter for free if they are wearing a kilt and carrying a toy sword or dressed as Merida from the Disney movie "Brave." All proceeds are collected by the Round Hill organization for benevolence and to preserve Scottish heritage.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/RoundHillHighlandGames

Thursday, June 27, 2019

A Star Party At White Memorial

When:
June 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
White Memorial Museum
80 Whitehall Rd
Litchfield, CT 06759
USA
Cost:
Free
Star Party! @ White Memorial Museum | Litchfield | Connecticut | United States
Friday, June 28, 2019
This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting, there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Litchfield, CT Scavenger Hunt- Celelebrate Llitchfields 300th Birthday


Event Description

Litchfield's 300th Anniversary and this town scavenger hunt is a great way to learn more about the town's history, learn interesting facts about past and present day residents and see some of the best the town has to offer.

Compete as a team or just enjoy a beautiful day outdoors seeking specific Litchfield destinations. Start and end at Haight Brown Vineyard where you and your team will be provided with clues and the game rules. On foot and/or auto, find the destinations and verify your team was there.
Enjoy Haight Brown sangria along the way.


Wed, Jun 26th @ 12:00pm
Ends
6:00pm

Place

Haight Brown Vineyard
29 Chestnut Hill Road

Cost

$25

Haight Brown Vineyard
29 Chestnut Hill Road Litchfield CT 06759

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Property Of The Week-Winchester, CT









Very special land parcel. Western views overlooking Highland Lake. Pastures, fields, stone walls, brook & wooded areas showcase this wonderful building site. Ideal single family or subdivision potential. Land is actual several parcels on both Spencer Hill Rd and Spencer St totaling 81 +/- acres, Sewer & water nearby, but not yet permitted.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Tip of The Week

Learn how to kill pesky weeds as safely as possible with homemade weed killers made of natural ingredients you probably already have on hand.
By Brooke Showell Kasir 


Yes, your lawn is manicured and beautiful and your lawn care regimen is polished to perfection, but did you know that such care can actually make a lawn more susceptible to weeds? Dandelion, crab grass—basically anything with a seed—loves to work its way into neatly clipped grass and Pinterest-worthy gardens.

One natural weed killer to keep those unsightly greens at bay? “Keep the lawn long, so it takes longer for seeds to work their way down the ground,” says Leslie Reichert, founder of Green Cleaning Coach. Or try the old-fashioned, labor-intensive method: “Sometimes you can’t control exactly where the weed killer disseminates when sprayed. If you’re afraid of brown spots in your lawn, a weed puller and a bucket can be your best bet.”

For something a little stronger than old-school weed pulling, but still natural and toxin-free, try these do-it-yourself, homemade weed killers to wage the war on weeds with ingredients most likely laying around the house.

1
Homemade Weed Killer

Try this homemade weed killer as part of your spring lawn care: a gallon of vinegar, a cup of salt or Borax, and a tablespoon of dish soap. To apply, use a spray bottle where you can toggle the nozzle between a spray or a stream. If it’s a small area, shoot a stream; if it’s an all-over weed situation, go for the spray. Don’t go crazy, though.
“Be careful with it,” Reichert advises. “It doesn’t know the difference between a weed and a flower.” Especially when using the more potent Borax (a naturally occurring substance that doesn’t cause lingering harm to an ecosystem or absorb through skin), the solution can also kill the soil so that nothing else will grow around it. This method works best on a sunny day, as the natural acid will burn the plant and the salt will shrivel it up by sundown (the dish soap helps the solution stick to the weeds). For a quick curb appeal fix, this one is also lasting.

2
Newspaper

Even professional landscapers are known to use this simple, natural weed killer. If your garden is infested, use a weed whacker to address the culprits, then lay down yesterday’s headlines. Newspaper blocks beginning weeds from growing and new seeds from forming by shutting out sun and air. Top it off with mulch and the weeds won’t show up, Reichert says. The newspaper will break down eventually, too, so there’s no clean-up.

3
Boiling Water

Talk about a DIY weed killer: This one is inexpensive, simple, effective, and completely free of chemicals. For areas like cracks in sidewalks and driveways, take a pot of boiling water and pour it on the weeds; it will kill them right away, Reichert says. Be sure to get close to the plant and pour slowly, to avoid being splashed. If the weeds re-grow, repeat the process until the area is free and clear.
Note that boiling water won’t kill the weeds at their roots, according to Chris McGeary, chief marketing officer at Lawn Doctor, a lawn care company. This option isn’t a permanent one, as the plants can grow back, so use it only as needed. And, of course, take safety precautions to avoid burns.
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4
Lemon Juice

This pretty fruit not only grows in the garden; it also helps keep it pristine, since lemon juice serves as a natural acid to kill weeds. Fill a spray bottle with lemon juice and saturate any perpetrators—the natural solution will dry up and kill the leaves within one or two days. If you don’t have an abundance of lemon trees in the backyard, a bottle of ReaLemon also does the trick. For an extra-strong formula, mix the lemon juice with acidic vinegar. The kind sold at garden stores or nurseries is stronger than supermarket options, so there are ways to make this homemade weed killer more potent.