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Fine Living in Litchfield County, the Berkshires, Dutchess County and Beyond Passport SPRING 2016 Arts Dining Gardens Passport to Education Properties Style

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Editors Note T From Instruments to Garden Treasures Passport A Magazine of The Litchfield County Times 59 Field Street Torrington, CT 06790 Telephone 8604893121 Website EDITOR here

PASSPORT PICKS Live music from Gordon Lightfoot and the Dover String Quartet, comfort food cooking classes, local theater productions, a Beatles revival and a weekend of car racing and vintage beautie

PWC is a veritable hotbed of production and productionbased classes, the website reads. The big dog division is GT, where the biggest, baddest racing machines from Audi, Cadillac, Aston Martin, Bentle

Gordon Lightfoot 50 Years On The Carefree Highway. Audiences can expect to hear his wellknown hits as well as some deep album cuts for the diehard fanatics, all woven together with his stories and pe

Sister Act takes the main stage of the Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston, between April 1617, 2224, 2930, and May 1, with evening and matinee performances available. Tickets range from 19

Let It Be Comes to Palace Theater in Waterbury Let It Be, a Londonbased show giving tribute to the Beatles, comes to the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April

Prime Passion Above photo by Tim LenzBottom photo by Brian Pontolilo Above, Beverley Canepari and Lora Warnick model R. Derwin Clothiers selections. Below, Warnick and Canepari at Charym in Litchfie

the latest fashions, undergo treatment from makeup and hair artists, and pose with their subjects. Nearly every post includes a video and photos from Lenz, Warnicks photography and Caneparis writing.

Photos by John Fitts On the Green in New Milford, above, Beverley Canepari and Lora Warnick work on their intro before interviewing husband and wife news anchors Dennis House and Kara Sundlun. Below,

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Passport to Education Music Above The music studio is set up on the top floor in an old factory building at 931 Bantam Road in Litchfield. Below James Lenger. Living His Dream Music Teacher Opens St

teach anyone any instrument. He approaches each instrument as a lesson in physics, and string theory, and once he has a baseline to relate to with an instrument, he is able to get a good idea of how t

Passport to Education Athletics EightMan Teams Four Schools Looking to Change Football Programs n Written by P E T E R WA LL AC E Photographs contributed F n our area prep schools have taken the l

In 8man football, the field is narrower and passing becomes key, officials said. decent football program with varsity and junior varsity squads would need at least a third of them to play the sport a

Highly Palatable Mixologist Jamie Monahan shows off her skills in making a diablito cocktail. Mixing it Up Custom Cocktails Made on Demand by Creative Liquor Master n Written and Photographed by C A

After Tao, she moved on to another New York favorite, Fig and Olive, learning to give a Mediterranean spin to her formulations, and then moved on to McCoys, a popular Irish pub. After fiveandahalf yea

local distilleries such at The Litchfield Distillery and local IPA producers. She says it definitely adds to the economic viability of the area and adds to her choices for drink combinations. When ask

Seeking the Sun Warty orange hardhead gourds January king cabbage The cover for Heirloom Harvest, featuring a Swiss chard. 24 Passport SPRING 2016

Transforming Food into Art Productive Rhinebeck, New York, Farm Inspires Writer, Photographer n Written by T OVA H M A RT I N Photographed by J E R RY SPAGNOL I A n lot has happened since the days

Goldman has done it again to expose crops in a different light. This time, her medium is black and white. For Heirloom Harvest Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures, Goldman collaborated

When you show people your heart, its contagious, she realized. That was the mindframe when a high school friend linked Goldman together with Spagnoli. His venue was primarily studiobased and definitel

PASSPORT TO COUNTRY PROPERTIES Fox Hollow Farm features 15 rooms in the main building and a failry new faux rustic large garage. The property is 67 acres, some of which have been turned into delightf

n Written by JOH N T OR SI E LL O Photographed by A N N E DAY W n hen one drives slowly up to what is known as Fox Hollow Farm in Falls Village and arrives at the main residence, the eyes move to t

dwelling, well, a place for the family to live, play and worka retreat of stylish dimensions set amid the natural beauty of the area, surrounded by mature forest and some open fields. Fox Hollow Farm

The floors of the interior are done in wood and terra cotta, making for a pleasing mixture of color and exuding a warmth as one progresses through the abode. There are ample closets, several mud rooms

PASSPORT TO COUNTRY PROPERTIES The former Wilcox Tavern on Greenwoods Road features original flooring and woodwork, as well as an original fireplace. Historic Tavern on the Market Former Bigelow Hot

n Written by JOH N T OR SI E LL O Contributed Photographs W e dont know exactly why John Jay, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first chief justice of the Supreme Court 178917

Tavern stops were typically 12 to 18 miles apart, and it was not unusual for stage proprietors to have a financial interest in the locations where passengers were to stop for food or to spend the nigh

Much of the interior in the home shows the charm from 200 years ago, and its easy to imagine the goingson that must have transpired here. SPRING 2016 Passport 35

The home also features a large attic for plenty of storage space. The grounds are attractive, featuring many mature trees. Areas Largest Selection of New and Antique Rugs 89 years of Quality, Depend

Past Perfect Above A display space at the Millerton Antiques Center. Below Assorted silverware. Right Books and more books at the antique center. Antiques Center a Downtown Staple High Visibility Lo

Artwork adorns the walls. Below Jewelry aplenty. n Written and Photographed by JOH N T OR SI E LL O T n he popular Millerton Antiques Center, on Main Street smack dab in the middle of the small Ne

dealers to get in. We have perhaps two or three new dealers come in each year, mostly because of attrition, as some dealers retire, says Murphy. We are doing well and we were able to weather the reces

Millerton Antiques Center store manager Mary Jean Hoss and secretarytreasurer Robert Murphy go over some business. Below The interior of the Millerton Antiques Center. things run smoothly, keeping tr

Style File Anything But Plain Thoughtful, Elegant Styles a Feature at New Preston Shop

Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry recently opened Plain Goods in New Preston. The store feaures anything from cashemere scarves and babys clothing to spices and beauty products. n Written by JO SE P H M

Because of size limitations, we have to be very selective about what we bring in, said DePerno. And we both need to feel passionate about whatever it is. and the concept for a shop has evolved over th

landscaping. I had the freedom to create a whole environment, from beginning to end. Eventually DePerno bought a house in northern California and began spending more time there. But then the East Coas

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Denouement Spring Forward By Viktoria Sundqvist The winters never seem to get easier in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. As I write this, the snow has finally melted away, very slowly, from the s

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