Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Arts at Hotchkiss

November 3rd, 2012
The Bowen McCauley Dance Troupe
works by Igor Stravinksy and Larry Alan smith
Performances by the Witkowski Piano duo and guests
Katherine M. Elfers Hall
The Estehr Eastman Music Center
The Hotchkiss Chool
11 Interlaken Rd
Lakeville, CT

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Upcoming Events for the Weekend

Blood Pressure Check-9:30-10:30 am-Litchfield Community Center

Dance Exercise-9:30-10:30 am-Litchfield Community Center

Tall Tales-10:30 am-Oliver Wolcott Library

Free Game Play Time-10:30 am-12:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Table Tennis Club-10:45 am-Litchfield Community Center

Daytrip: "The Last Romance"-Seven Angels Theater-11:30am-Morris Senior Center

World's Greatest Paintings DVD Lectures-1:30 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Drawn From Your Imagination Art Classes-3:30-4:45 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Dance & Acrobatics Classes-4:30 or 5:45 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Litchfield Republican Pasta Supper-5:00-7:00 pm-Litchfield Firehouse

Basic Italian II-6:30-8:30 pm-Litchfield Community Center

"The Art of the Sale" A Conversation with Philip Delves Broughton-7:00-8:00 pm-OWL

Sculpt & Tone-7:00-8:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Yoga-9:00 am-Litchfield Community Center

Grief Support Group-9:30-11:00 am-Litchfield Community Center

Chair Yoga-10:30-11:30 am-Litchfield Community Center

Free Game Play Time-10:30 am-12:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Mah Jongg Free Play-12:00-3:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Archives Month Lectures-1:00 pm-Litchfield History Museum

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program-1:00-2:00 pm-Camp Coch, Goshen

Basic Italian I-1:30-3:30 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Friday Lego Club-3:30-4:30 pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

Reception: Goshen Good Neighbor Calender Photos-4:00-5:00 pm-Goshen Public Library

Casagrande Interfaith Institute: “Martyrdom-Why Some Die”-6:00 pm-Wisdom House

Tootsie Roll Drive-7:30 am-3:30 pm-St. Anthony's Knights of Columbus

Painting on Silk Class-9:00 am-3:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Litchfield Hills Indoor Farm-Fresh Market-10:00 am-1:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Family Fun Day-10:00 am-2:00 pm-Litchfield Community Field

The Wolves and Bears of Yellowstone -1:00 pm-White Memorial CC

Roast Beef Dinner-5:00-7:00 pm-Bantam Firehouse

Halloween Ball (Junior Women's Club)-7:30 pm-LitchfieldFirehouse

Daytrip: Jamaica Bay Wildlfe Refuge-7:30 am-LH Audubon Society

St. Michael's-Litchfield welcomes new priest-St. Michael's Church, Litchfield

Men's Basketball Pick-Up Games-6:00-8:00 pm-Goshen Center School Gym

This Weeks Green Tip

Check out your bathroom. Use low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms Features Pinnacle Farm!


HGTV Million Dollar Rooms Comes To Cornwall Connecticut


On Saturday August 4th cast and crew from HGTV dropped by Cornwall Connecticut to feature PinnacleFarm on an upcoming episode of Million Dollar Rooms.  The series features the very best in high-end design and luxury living around the globe.  They get special access into the most exclusive and expensive spaces.  From nightclubs and Japanese gardens, to resort style pools, Million Dollar Rooms gives an unprecedented look inside the most spectacular, one-of-a-kind multi-million dollar spaces where money is no object.   


Jackie, the farm’s manager had Pinnacle Farm in pristine condition and all hands were on deck to greet Carter Oosterhouse, the shows host, who flew in from LA for the shoot.  Oosterhouse first gained national fame as a carpenter on the TLC series Trading Spaces and has hosted other home improvement and how-to television shows. He is now the host of several programs on HGTV including Carter Can and Red Hot & Green.  From the make up person, Marianne Horvath, to the crew from the NBC affiliate channel “8” in Hartford, the production went smoothly and at times a little exciting when Carter took the reins of  Sieger pulling an antique carriage and disappeared three times around the track. We were all wondering if he went for a walkabout! Carter eventually returned with a smile on his face as he had taken the horse and carriage off for a trot.


The featured property, which is currently listed for sale with Litchfield Hills Sotheby's International Realty, was the perfect subject for this show.  Pinnacle Farm is reportedly the largest post-and-beam structure built in North America in the 20th century and has set the standard by which all horse facilities should be measured. Nestled in a private valley in Cornwall, Connecticut, this country farm is located in a secluded setting on a dead-end road, with stone walls, ponds, and a stream hugged on three sides by State Forest. This magnificent site encompasses 140+/- acres of pastures, hillsides, a splendid home site, and scenic views stretching out toward New York and Massachusetts, with New York City within two hours. Pinnacle Farm and the 65,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility has been home to some of the finest Friesian horses in the world.  The owner's passion for equestrian properties is evident: From the Vet Lab to the Belebro Training Mill to the Farrier Area - no expense has been spared constructing this one-of-a-kind and exquisite horse facility. 


It was a great day for everyone and lunch was served in the Farm’s dining room, courtesy of the owners of Pinnacle Farm.  


Million Dollar Rooms Airs: Tuesdays at 11pm/10c - Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty serves the fine home market throughout Litchfield County, Connecticut with a total of 60 full-time sales associates in four offices located in Washington Depot, Salisbury, Kent, Goshen and Litchfield.  For more information about Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty, visit the website at

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding

Free to local residents! 
Location-Litchfield High School
Date: Saturday October 27, 2012
Time: 9 am to 1 PM
Get rid of your old electronics, computer montiors, copiers, printers, radios, fax machines, cell phones, tvs, bills, letters old documents-SAFELY!   
You will need proof of residencey
for more information

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This Weeks Green Tip

Tips to have a green Halloween

Like many of our holidays, Halloween can be an expensive and wasteful experience. Don't let the commercialism take all the fun or eco-friendly opportunities out of it! Check out our simple tips to make sure you don't spook Mother Nature this October. Want more ideas? Visit our friends at Green Halloween®, a nonprofit community initiative aimed at creating healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays.

Green Halloween Costumes

Consider reusing or recycling costumes from previous years to make new costumes, or recycling old clothing into new costumes. Before you set out your paper recycling, set aside cardboard boxes and large pieces of paper that you can use to fashion costumes. Instructions for great handmade costumes can be found at places like craftzine and The Daily Green.
This Halloween, make a green Halloween costume box and throw old clothes, interesting props and other recyclable materials into it throughout the year. By next Halloween, you’ll have lots of eco-friendly materials to make into new costume ideas.

Green Halloween Treats
Instead of giving out high-sugar candy, consider giving pennies for UNICEF, pencils, erasers, or temporary tattoos. Besides reducing the waste of all the single-serving packaging, you’ll be providing a healthy alternative to candy. If your kids won’t let you give up food treats, consider small boxes of raisins which have recyclable paper packaging.
These days, trick-or-treaters are hauling home more candy than ever before. Check out our Halloween candy Green Quiz to find out how much and how you can cut down on the extra sweets AND the extra waste.

Green Halloween Decorations
Halloween decorations can be natural and non-commercial, with gourds, pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns! Lower your emissions on Halloween by buying locally grown pumpkins, and then lower your waste by composting them after Halloween is over. Use recycled paper to make window decorations, and then send them on for another round of recycling after the holiday. Paper grocery bags can be cut and molded into spooky Halloween trees, masks, and painted white for ghostly effects.

Green Halloween Trick-or-Treating
Send your children trick-or-treating with reusable buckets, canvas bags or pillow cases. Lower emissions by trick-or-treating in your neighborhood and get to know your neighbors better by inviting them over for an old fashioned bobbing-for-apples competition at your house.

Green Halloween Party

Send electronic invitations instead of paper to lower waste. Instead of using plastic plates, cups and utensils, compostable silverware and party plates are now widely available. Go to your neighborhood Goodwill and purchase a pile of mismatched cloth napkins and then have guests toss them in a bin for washing and reusing at your next party. Be sure to recycle bottles and cans, and compost leftovers.

Green Halloween Cleanup
Once Halloween is over, recycle your pumpkins, the straw you used to build scarecrows and any other organic material by composting it. For inedible items, add them to your composting pile (or start composting now!) for great, nutrient rich soil in the spring.

Have your own ideas and suggestions for celebrating a green Halloween? Share them here in our comment section!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Upcoming Area Events

A listing of Goshen and Litchfield Area Events

Elder Law Services-Morris Senior Center

Yoga-9:00 am-Litchfield Community Center

Grief Support Group-9:30-11:00 am-Litchfield Community Center

Free Game Play Time-10:30 am-12:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Mah Jongg Free Play-12:00-3:00 pm-Litchfield Community Center

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program-1:00-2:00 pm-Camp Coch, Goshen

Friday Lego Club-3:30-4:30 pm-Oliver Wolcott Library

"PINK Shabbat"-6:00 pm-Chabad Community Center

"Lend Me a Tenor"-8:00 pm-Goshen Players

Autumn Bird Walk Around Little Pond-7:00 am-White Memorial CC

Annual Fall Festival-9:00 am-3:00 pm-First Congregational Church of Litchfield

Veteran of the Month Ceremony-10:00 am-All Wars Memorial, Bantam

Warren Volunteer Fire Company Fall Festival-10:00 am-5:00 pm -Warren Woods Town Park

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market-10:00 am-1:00 pm-Litchfield Center School

Jazz Vespers Program-6:00 pm-St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bantam

"Lend Me a Tenor"-8:00 pm-Goshen Players

Warren Volunteer Fire Company Fall Festival-10:00 am-5:00 pm -Warren Woods Town Park

Families in the Great Outdoors: A Few Things Every Parent & Child Should Know-12:30-4:30 pm-White Memorial CC

"Lend Me a Tenor"-4:00 pm-Goshen Players

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Garlic Festival this weekend!

The  Eighth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival. It will be held on October 6-7, 2012 at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds on Route 61 in Bethlehem, Connecticut (just north of town). Visit our garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band performance, and learn how to grow garlic at our informative lectures. Many garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, and oils will be available for purchase from our diverse garlic specialty food vendors - most offering FREE samples to try before you buy! Stop by our produce stands for fresh garlic and a variety of other fall produce. When you're hungry, venture over to our food court. Homemade roasted garlic sausage with peppers and onions, garlic marinated steak sandwiches, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep fried garlic, and garlic ice cream are just some of the items you'll find at our food court! Bring the kids for some fun with our rides and games! We hope that you will join us in 2012!

When: October 6 & 7, 2012 - 10AM to 5PM
Where: Bethlehem Fairgrounds in Bethlehem, CT (directions)
Admission: Adults $7 - Seniors $6 - Children (under 12) $1