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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.


The Salisbury School: Family Fun Carnival

Fun Family Event: Saturday, April 22, 2017 The Salisbury School will host their annual carnival on Saturday, April 22nd from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the Flood Athletic Center.  The event will offer fun for all ages and feature a… Read More...

Daffodils

A host, of golden daffodils… Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay:… Read More...

World Health Day Challenge

The Southern Berkshire Region boasts unsurpassed locavore cuisine and year-round farmers markets – making it easy to enjoy a well-balanced diet year round.  Our generous Tri-State Region is full those who enrich our communities with their talents.  Anne Lindley Young,… Read More...

Send You Over The Edge

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Vernal Magic

April Showers Bring May Flowers… and officially kick off the Tri-State Region’s infamous Mud Season! Vernal pools are home to innumerable species that rely upon this muddy softening of the earth each spring. Vernal pools are a distinctive type of… Read More...

Harlem Line Band & The Jane Lloyd Fund

“All sorts of women from all sorts of backgrounds and ages. They came together with one common thread . . .cancer. What keeps them together is the strength they all have to rise above it and row strong. Eight women Read More...

Taste of the Tri-State

Come and enjoy a day of fun for the whole family at the second annual Taste of the Tri-State on Sunday March 19th, from 11am – 4pm at the Hotchkiss School Mars Athletic Center. This is the second year for… Read More...

Pine Plains Memorial Hall

Pine Plains’ Memorial Hall project – a tribute to the past & guiding the future!  The charm of the Hudson Valley permeates the town and is particularly prominent along Church Street, where new talents, boutiques, and quintessential charm steadily flourish.  … Read More...

Love to hear the Robin…

He rocks in the treetop all day long Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and a-singin’ his song… The harbingers of spring are back en masse.  There is nothing sweeter than welcoming each morning with the cheerful song of the Red-breasted Robin –… Read More...

Distilled Maple Water a.k.a. SYRUP!

In 1606 Marc Lescarbot wrote about the indigenous people of Acadia collecting and “distilling maple water” – intuitively condensing it into what we now know as syrup.  It takes approximately 40 years for a maple tree to become large enough… Read More...

Sweet Memories

“Sometimes you never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” “There were blueberries everywhere that summer!”  Elyse Harney laughs at the recollection of the many years that she and her late husband, John Harney, spent… Read More...

Salisbury Jumpfest

What’s sweeter than Maple Syrup Snow Candy?   A foot of fresh snow the day before Salisbury Jumpfest Weekend! Satre Hill has been home to the Eastern National Ski Jump Championships since 1952.  Friday night kicks off Jumpfest with Target… Read More...

Read Aloud Day

For 25 years, Northwest Connecticut’s Chamber of Commerce has coordinated the Annual Read Aloud Day.  The Read Aloud program, currently sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, part of Alcoa-Howmet, is designed to stress the importance of reading to elementary school children throughout… Read More...

The Library: A Small Town Centerpiece

A community is defined by feelings of fellowship.  The synergetic energy of a community is powerful, omnipresent, unique – and often inexplicable. The Library serves as the centerpiece of all small town communities.  The Tri-State region is home to several… Read More...

An Italian Wine Luncheon

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Year of the Rooster

January 28, 2017 welcomes the Chinese New Year.  The first day of each lunar month is marked by the darkest day of the moon’s cycle and moves toward the middle of the month with increased brightness.  In China, the first… Read More...

Upcycling in the Berkshires

January is a time of renewal!  As we renew our personal goals and reclaim our homes from the holiday clutter, the winter months are also a wonderful time to refresh our sense of creativity.  The Berkshires are surrounded by the… Read More...

Salisbury’s Human Dog Sled Races

Rally your Friends, Craft a Costume, and Get Training!   Join the winter warriors of Satre Hill at Salisbury’s Human Dogsled Race  Friday Night February 10th immediately following target jumping. Salisbury’s 91st Annual JUMPFEST WEEKEND will be Feb 10-12, and there… Read More...

Berkshire Country Store in Norfolk, CT

Norfolk’s Berkshire Country Store is the “Ice Box” of Connecticut’s hottest topic. Located in the center of town at 6 Station Place, the country store opened its doors this past week offering a full breakfast & lunch menu, pastries, hot… Read More...

Ski Jump Camp

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