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Elyse's Country Journal Blog

Elyse's Country Journal brings you a glimpse of the Tri-State Region's charm! Browse our collection of blog posts, photos, eclectic articles, and our Local Events Calendar to feel the vibe of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Columbia & Dutchess Counties' Hudson Valley. Check out our Calendar of Events page here. Please email us if you have something you would like us to post or blog about.


NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT CROP HUNGER WALK

One of the most compelling qualities of the Northwest Corner of Connecticut is the generosity of those who reside here. Witness the spirit of our small towns this Sunday at 1:00 pm as we celebrate the 34th Annual Northwest Connecticut Read More...

Historic Iron GeoBand

During the American Revolution, 80% of the cannons produced in The Colonies were made at the Salisbury Iron Furnace. The Berkshire Mountains, Taconic Range and Litchfield Hills are united by a unique geological band that spans over 100 miles from… Read More...

Hudson Valley Vineyards

New York’s Hudson River Valley: the birthplace of American Wineries.   Savor the final weeks of summer sun immersed in upstate New York’s finest viniculture, the roots of American wineries.  Home to our country’s earliest commercial winery as well as the… Read More...

Pomme d’Amore: “Apple of Love”

Tomatoes, once a forbidden fruit, quickly evolved into a bountiful vegetable embraced by all. Originating in Peru, tomatoes were once believed to be poisonous – earning a scientific name that translates to “wolf peach” and represents the belief that this… Read More...

Happy Birthday, Papa John!

Happy Birthday, Papa John! Saturday, August 26th, for one day only, you can Honor Marines by Educating Their Children when you purchase any product from Harney & Sons Tea. To celebrate the birthday of founder, master tea blender,… Read More...

Educational Opportunities Abound

The Southern Berkshires, Litchfield Hills & Hudson Valley regions boast many exceptional educational opportunities which directly reflect our community’s talent and values for local and international students alike. The strong support of our local and seasonal population fosters a rich,… Read More...

Ephemeral Magic

Swarms of dragonflies have recently created ephemeral evening displays throughout the Southern Berkshires.  After weeks of summer heat, sporadic August storms have brought welcomed cooler evenings – and an abundance of insects!  Dragonflies, true to their revered totem, have proven… Read More...

A Weekend in Norfolk 2017

August 4, 5, & 6: A Weekend in Norfolk! MUSIC, ART & NATURE COME TOGETHER FOR THREE EXCITING DAYS! Hear world-class performances at the Yale Music Shed and Infinity Music Hall. Take guided walks through Great Mountain Forest and Aton… Read More...

​The Jane Lloyd Fund Clambake​

The 12th annual Jane Lloyd Fund Clambake will take place on Saturday, July 29th, from 2:00-8:00 pm on Satre Hill, home of the Salisbury Winter Sports Associations ski jumps. The clambake includes clams, lobster, corn on the cob, and potatoes… Read More...

Laughing & Smiling Lakes

Salisbury’s “Twin Lakes” are notorious for their idyllic setting and allure to outdoor enthusiasts.  It’s common knowledge that days on the lake are always accompanied by jubilant laughter and carefree smiles.  Local legends of the Housatonic region reaffirm this passionate… Read More...

Canaan Railroad Days

Canaan Railroad Days is celebrating its 53rd year in bringing an amazing festival to the Northwest Corner of North Canaan, CT. This weekend you can enjoy fireworks, the Steve Dunn Band, Roaming Railroad Train Rides, a parade, the annual 5-mile… Read More...

EHRE Summer Intern 2017

Join us in welcoming Zoe to EHRE as our Summer Intern! Having read our weekly newsletter since she was 12 years old and already well-versed in the local inventory,  Zoe joins our team this summer to share her skills and… Read More...

The Rockets’ Red Glare

  America has always been a place of hopefulness – the spirit of the free & the strength of the brave. The celebratory firing of muskets began in the Colonial Days as a means to spread the word of victory.  … Read More...

8TH ANNUAL OPEN YOUR EYES STUDIO TOUR

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council presents… 8TH ANNUAL OPEN YOUR EYES STUDIO TOUR Saturday, June 24, 10 – 5 p.m. & Sunday, June 25, 10 – 4 p.m. 31 Artists’ Studios in Sharon, Lakeville & Salisbury, CT – FREE TOAST-the-TOUR Read More...

The Power of Conservation

Our lives are rooted in land and other natural resources. They give us beauty, nature, food, health and connections to our collective past and future. When something gives you such special and sustaining gifts, it’s important to provide it care… Read More...

Spring for Sound Music Festival

On June 10, 2017 there will be music all day in Millerton, NY — the annual Spring for Sound Music Festival. It takes 1 Village; 8 Stages; 50 Sets, and it will be an all day event highlighting local… Read More...

Salisbury, Conn.: An Antidote for Cabin Fever (NY Times, 05/21/2017)

Salisbury, Conn.: An Antidote for Cabin Fever By JACK KADDEN MAY 31, 2017 “Salisbury combines the quaintness of Norman Rockwell New England, the cachet of the Upper East Side and the enthusiasm for the outdoors of Vermont and Colorado…” …“Salisbury… Read More...

Memorial Day

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” Each year America joins together on the last Monday in May to pause, reflect and honor the… Read More...

Farmer’s Market

“What makes the Farmers’ Market such a special place is that you’re creating a community around food.” – Byrant Terry As a community, we continue to honor our rural roots and local sustainability through the plethora of Farmers’ Markets that… Read More...

2017 Trade Secrets Garden Tour

Saturday, May 13, 2017  Join us for our Rare Plant and Garden Antique Sale, held at LionRock Farm in Sharon, CT. Over 60 vendors will bring their rare and unusual plants and garden antiques for you to take home with… Read More...