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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Happy Holidays

…Well I see trees of green and red roses too, I’ll watch them bloom for me and you And I think to myself What a wonderful world Well I see skies of blue And I see clouds of white And… Read More...

Winter’s Rose

Poinsettia’s are the highest selling potted flowering plant in the United States – over 34 million plants are sold each year!  What’s more surprising is that these sales yield an estimated $60 million in worth over the course of only… Read More...

Gifting… Treat Yourself… Locally!

It is better to give than to receive.  As you search for that perfect gift this holiday season, treat yourself to stress-free local shopping at the many unique and trendy boutiques that surround our Tri-state region.  The Berkshire charm is… Read More...

SWSA Ski Swap 12/3/2016

“A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom.” – Warren Miller The Berkshire Mountains, Litchfield Hills, and Taconic Range seamlessly converge in a beautiful blend of year-round outdoor recreation and exploration.  With its winter identity as an idealistic… Read More...

#ThrowBackThursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at Elyse Harney Real Estate wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with family and loved ones! Each year our family rejoices in the tradition of a Thanksgiving Day Hike at Bartholomew’s Cobble in Sheffield, MA, where we… Read More...

Autumn: a succinct market

Fall real estate continues the momentum of a strong 2016 selling season.  Year-to-date Elyse Harney Real Estate sales have grown 18.8% since this time last year – increasing from 85 to 101 transactions.  We celebrated our best ever April, August,… Read More...

Flowers of Remembrance

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely singing fly… -excerpt from “In Flander’s Fields” by John McCrae (1915) Bright red Poppy flowers spread… Read More...

A Healthy Hearth

There is no feeling quite like the first thick sweater of the season or the first autumn night spent lying in front of a warm fire. As porches are lined with firewood and lawns tidied in preparation for the coming… Read More...