Friday, July 30, 2010

Property Of The Week

A Woodridge Lake Gem. Hidden from view this well designed contemporary home is well landscaped and includes a circle driveway. Situated within walking distance of the clubhouse, tennis courts, pool, lake, this 4 BR, 3.5 BA home has winter water views, bright sunny windows and ample space for family and friends. Additional room in the lower level could be a fourth bedroom.








Woodridge Lake in Goshen, Connecticut Located less than 10 minutes from the Historic Town of Litchfield. Litchfield is a popular weekend destination spot and hosts the Annual Litchfield Road Race held each year in June. Goshen is home to the Internationally known Litchfield Jazz Festival, held each year in August and the Goshen Agricultural Fair held over Labor Day weekend. Located just a few miles away is the family friendly Mohawk Ski Mountain, the Housatonic River (known for world class fly fishing) and hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

Enjoy Country Club living at its best! Four sandy beaches; marina; boating and fishing; 8 tennis courts; (two Har-Tru courts) a 12,500 square foot clubhouse with Wi-Fi internet access, meeting rooms, library, fitness center, locker rooms; heated Jr. Olympic pool; playground; organized activities and much more. The community is strategically located to be within an approximate five minute drive of one private and one public golf course. Theater, music, and entertainment are all a short drive away. Famous Lime Rock Race Track is conveniently located 20 minutes from the community. Come and see where the smart money has found a home in Connecticut. Litchfield County is the place to be. It's Connecticut's Hidden Gem.

Stephen Drezen-Broker  860.491.2000

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Connecticut Wine Festival At the Goshen Fairgrounds

The Connecticut Wine Festival will take place July 31 & August 1 at  the Goshen Fairgrounds.


Enjoy wine, food samples, live music, and buy great CT Wines by the bottle to take home!

Hours are Saturday, July 31, 12pm-7pm and Sunday, August 1, 12pm-6pm.

Directions can be found at: http://www.goshenfair.org/directions.htm

Bring your passport! There is an exclusive Connecticut Wine Festival stamp for the festival.

You must present your ID upon entering the festival.

No outside food or drinks allowed. No pets allowed.

Tickets purchased at the festival are $25 daily/$40 weekend, $10 designated drivers and under 21.

Advanced tickets are on sale NOW!

Ticket Prices are $20 daily/$40 weekend, and $10 for designated drivers/under 21.

Advance tickets are for sale at: Jerram Winery, Gouveia Vineyards, Jones Winery, Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Miranda Vineyard, Hopkins Vineyard, and Bishop's Orchards Winery.

If you are interested in being a food, artisan, or craft vendor please contact Kristin Manning at manning@feralcreative.com.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, contact Ginger Kunkle at ginger@ctfoodassociation.org.

Goshen Fair

The Goshen Fair is coming soon!Traditionally  held over Labor Day weekend (Sept 4, 5, 6th, 2010) at the Goshen Fairgrounds.  The Fair books are out.  You can pick one up at the Goshen Library or by contacting the Fair Society at 860.491.3655

Meet Your Local Farmers!

The Litchfield County Farm Bureau is holding an "Open House" at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds in Bethlehem, CT, this Sunday, August 1st from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This event is open to the public and is a great way to meet area farmers and to support agriculture in Litchfield County. 

For More Information, please contact Contact Dana Assard, County Administrator, at lcfb@sbcglobal.net,

or call at 203-266-9019


Farmers Present
Farm All Farm – Seasonal Vegetables


Karen’s Lambs LLC – Yarn & Roving from Sheep, Lambs Hides & Vegetables

Lavender Creek Farm LLC – Handspun Alpaca Yarn, Hand Knitted Items &

A Spinning Demonstration

Percy Thomson Meadows – Beef, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Soap, Hay,

& Canned Goods

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Road Closure

A 300-foot stretch of West Hyerdale Drive in the Woodridge Lake development in Goshen will be closed from Wednesday until Aug. 31 at the latest while it is repaired.


The section of road between Canterbury Court and Bentley Circle will be repaired for $143,699 by Andrew J. Palker Jr. and Sons of Northfield, the low bidder. The Board of Selectmen awarded the contract for the job on Thursday.

The goal is to complete the project before the opening of school so the road can be used by school buses. Half of the road will be rebuilt and the rest will be repaved. The section of road that needs rebuilding was built on faulty material, according to First Selectman Robert P. Valentine, and is sliding toward Woodridge Lake.


Selectmen will dip into the town's road improvement budget of $167,050 to fund the project

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tea for Two Hundred

ANNUAL "TEA FOR 200" GARDEN PARTY GALA ANNOUNCED


Proceeds to Benefit the Washington Art Association and Interfaith AIDS Ministry


The Thirteenth annual Tea for Two Hundred garden party gala benefit has been scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The proceeds of this year's event will benefit the Washington Art Association and the Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury.

Held in the exquisite gardens at the Washington Depot home of Gael Hammer, the Tea for 200 is widely considered Litchfield County's social event of the season. Past chairpersons and special guests include Oscar de la Renta, Joan Rivers, Laura Linney, Christine Baranski and Topher Grace. This year's Honorary Chair is MOMIX, celebrating 30 years of Presenting Dance Works of Exceptional Inventiveness and Physical Beauty

In keeping with tradition of past Teas, this year's event will include a silent auction, best hat contest, and cameo musical performances. As always, white attire is requested.

This year's event is made possible by Brian and Eileen Riano, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, the exclusive media sponsor, and the generosity of many area residents and businesses.



For more information, click here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Litchfield Jazz Festival

The Litchfield Jazz Festival is just around the corner. 2010 marks the 15th Anniversary of The Litchfield Jazz Festival. LJF continues the tradition of showcasing jazz legends and fostering up-and-coming talent as we've done since 1996.

This years line up includes Dave Brubeck, Denise Thines, the Avery Sharpe Trio and so much more.

For Tickets and Information, please visit thier web site by clicking here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This Weeks Green Tip

There are several ways to save energy and water in the laundry room, from careful selection of your machines to using cold water. When your old washing machine clunked out, you cleverly replaced it with a front-loading model bearing the Energy Star label. Congratulations! You're already using 50% less energy and water, and saving $110 a year.
But if you're a renter or otherwise saddled with an oldie, you can still make running a load of laundry even more efficient. About 90% of the energy used for washing clothes is for heating the water.
So wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. And reduce the number of times you run the machine by always waiting until you have a full load.

Plus if you have access to a clothes line, hang your clothes out and let fresh air and sunshine dry your clothes and make them smell wonderful.
Read more: http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/tips/green-laundry#ixzz0uEZyAgp7

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Goshen Trivia Night

Friday July 23rd at the Goshen Library at 6:30 PM, Prizes to be awarded! For more Information, contact the Goshen Library at 860.491.3234  or click . here

Property of the Week


A newly re-mastered and professionally designed interior, this charming country cottage home comes fully furnished and equipped to move right in. Situated on about 1 acre of land within walking distance of a private club with beach, tennis, pool, marina, health club and more. The property is a wooded lot with open spaces for sports or entertainment. A screened porch and large living deck complete the picture.




Listing Agent: Stephen Drezen
Portfolio Properties Group, LLP

Offered at $469,000

Friday, July 16, 2010

Noble Horizons Free Shred It Day

Noble Horizons will be hosting a FREE shred it day.  Th event will be held Saturday July 17th from 9 am to Noon on Saturday.

Please call 860.435.9851 x 190 to register.  Or click here for more information.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Own a Piece of History-the Holley Rudd Sale

OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY


Holley - Rudd Estate Sale, 56 Millerton Road (Rt 44), Lakeville, CT

Friday – July 16 from 5:00 - 7:30pm

Wine, Cheese & Early Buying, $15pp (Friday only) to benefit Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association

Saturday & Sunday July 17 & 18

8:00am – 3:00pm


The ancestral home of Alexander Hamilton Holley, Governor of CT from 1857 - 1858, and his heirs: items from Holley Knife Mfr Co of Lakeville Signed Tiffany Studios Bronze Table Lamp c1900 Suite of Victorian Rosewood Furniture c1850 Signed Tiffany Zodiac Box Riviere Studios Desk Set Mahogany Double Pedestal Dining Table Set of 8 Chippendale Style Dining Chairs Period Cherry Chest of Drawers Brass Beds Galore Antique Toys & Vintage Lionel Trains Yale Wedgewood Plates Limoges & Dresden China in perfect condition Fulper, Rookwood, Weller & Hampshire Pottery Old Radios Clocks & Barometers Many pieces of Sterling Silver Oriental & Stark Rugs Contents of workshop including Metal Workers' Lathe & many Antique Tools Horse drawn Cart & Plow Gravely 450 Lawn Tractor Vintage Cast Iron Garden Urns Surveyors' Equipment including W & LE Gurley Transit Outfit c1905 Early Fishing Gear Sports Equipment Tennis Rackets Golf Bags & clubs with wooden shafts. Just a very small sampling of items for sale from this historic mansion.

For More Information; Please click here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Property of the Week



Wonderful Lakefront home at Woodridge Lake. Large living room with fireplace, granite and stainless steel kitchen, lower level family room with fireplace, master bedroom suite with dressing room and whirlpool bath, large office and a home theater/media room with plasma TV, Bose surround sound, DVD, CD, VHS, Radio and Cable TV. The outside has been professionally landscaped, new stone patio, new deck, new stone walls, new aluminum dock with canopy, large deck, and a great flat lawn/garden area that overlooks Woodridge Lake. This property would make a great year round or weekend retreat.




The home itself has been updated with the following items: new kitchen with SubZero fridge, six burner Viking Stove, new dishwasher, new African red cherry flooring in the dining room, new tiled mudroom, new electric blinds in the Solarium, new Boch hot water heater, 3 new Air Conditioning units, new underground 500 gallon propane tank, new automatic generator, new Thermo pride oil furnaces, new water softener, electrostatic filters and new enlarged pressure tank.



Woodridge Lake in Goshen, Connecticut Located less than 10 minutes from the Historic Town of Litchfield. Litchfield is a popular weekend destination spot and hosts the Annual Litchfield Road Race held each year in June. Litchfiled County is home to the Internationally known Litchfield Jazz Festival, held each year in August and the Goshen Agricultural Fair held over Labor Day weekend. Located just a few miles away is the family friendly Mohawk Ski Mountain, the Housatonic River (known for world class fly fishing) and hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

Enjoy Country Club living at its best! Four sandy beaches; marina; boating and fishing; 8 tennis courts; (two Har-Tru courts) a 12,500 square foot clubhouse with Wi-Fi internet access, meeting rooms, library, fitness center, locker rooms; heated Jr. Olympic pool; playground; organized activities and much more. The community is strategically located to be within an approximate five minute drive of one private and one public golf course. Theater, music, and entertainment are all a short drive away. Famous Lime Rock Race Track is conveniently located 20 minutes from the community. Come and see where the smart money has found a home in Connecticut. Litchfield County is the place to be. It's Connecticut's Hidden Gem.

for more information, call Stephen Drezen, Broker  860.491.2000

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Roxbury Pickin'n Fiddlin Contest-

36th Annual ROXBURY PICKIN 'n FIDDLIN CONTEST ON Friday July 10th - 18 Apple Lane, Roxbury, CT 06783. Phone: (860) 354-5921. On Sat. 3:30 p.m. Hurlbert Park, off Rte. 67. A fun family event for all. Prizes in categories: Fiddle Jam (not judged); Old Time Fiddle, Old Time Banjo, Mandolin, Fancy Fiddle, Finger Picking Guitar, Bluegrass Banjo, Band Playoff. No electric instruments. Bands will play between categories. Bands play between categories, leading up to a winner playoff. Also, Vendors, Volleyball, Playground, Kid Crafts & Food/Drinks. Lawn chair/blankets recommended. Fun for the whole family. No dogs. Admission $10. Under 10 yrs. Free. Parking Free. Benefit Roxbury Vol.Fire Department. (Rain date) 7/11/2010 at noon.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The 63rd Annual Litchfield Open House Tour

THE 63rd ANNUAL LITCHFIELD OPEN HOUSE TOUR

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE

CONNECTICUT JUNIOR REPUBLIC

Litchfield, Connecticut

Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, rain or shine



Conducted by the Litchfield Aid of CJR


The 63rd Annual Open House Day Tour of Litchfield to benefit the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, rain or shine. Conducted by the Litchfield Aid of CJR, an auxiliary volunteer organization, this year's tour will feature five homes of historic and architectural significance, with a focus on Litchfield's spectacular North and South Street residences. The self-guided tour also includes additional points of interest and begins on the Litchfield Green. Most homes on the tour will be within walking distance to the center of Litchfield and guests will enjoy riding a trolley along the Tour route.


A Preview Tour will be offered the evening of Friday, July 9, from 5:00 - 7:30 PM, followed by a cocktail reception from 7:00 - 9:30 PM at a private property in a magnificent garden located in the heart of Litchfield's Historic District.

For more information, click here , or call Hedy L. Barton. Director of Development  860-567-9423

Saturday, July 3, 2010

FIREWORKS TONIGHT! At Lime Rock PArk

In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Salisbury will begin at 9 p.m. on Sat. Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking. There will be an entry fee per car. Dogs are not permitted. Parking is at the infield and outfield gates at White Hollow Rd.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Free Ice Cream

 The Webster Treats Truck will be in your neighborhood giving out free ice cream starting next week. The truck will be stopping at the following locations:




7/3 – New Milford Fireworks, New Milford, CT (3 PM – 9 PM)

7/30 – Sidewalk Sale, 50 North St., Kent, CT (10:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Property Of The Week

As Seen in the Litchfield County Times

28 Torrington Rd,Litchfield, CT

Agent: Michelle Grant
Portfolio Properties Group, LLP

860.491.2100