A word from the blogger himself…

Mike Valletta

You might recognize me. You might see me around town. I might just be one of your neighbors. Hi, my names Mike Valletta, you can call me Mike, and I’m the proud blogger of  “In touch…with the Litchfield Hills.” I wanted to write this particular entry because I didn’t want people to think I’m some type of person in disguise. I like to get to know my readers. I’m pretty new in town, originally from Waterbury, I moved to Torrington, CT over a year ago for a change of life…and I guess you could say a change of scenery as well. The intentions of my blogs are to meet new people in the local area. I’ve found that this place is pretty “Kick ass” compared to where I used to live. Theres definitely no turning back and I’m proud of the changes I have made. Since I’ve made those changes, I’m eager to get out and meet the locals so be sure to give me a shout sometime!

At just 23 years old, I feel I have accomplished a lot in my life. I’m currently an Assistant Manager for Walmart stores Inc, though outside of Litchfield County.  You might have read my comments in the local paper “The Register Citizen” in the Ben Franklin project and the safety of downtown:  http://registercitizen.com/articles/2010/07/04/news/doc4c2ffceae43fe608483615.txt#blogcomments

I believe in this place more than you probably know. Litchfield county is the greatest place in the state of Connecticut in my opinion. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many friendly people over this past year and couldn’t have been more pleased to have met those individuals. I’m happy to be here in Litchfield county, and I’m happy to have a place on the web where I can bring Litchfield county together at the end of the day.

Lets talk! I look forward to meeting you!

-Mike Valletta

Blogger for “In touch…with the Litchfield Hills”



Tour of the Litchfield Hills

Come one come all! The seventh annual Tour of the Litchfield Hills is Sunday August 1st, 2010!!! An event you don’t want to miss.  Completely non-competitive, join as a group or as an individual.  All activities begin at Coe Park in downtown Torrington between the hours of 6:00-10:15AM, depending on the event type. Check their website listed below for more details!

This event is an awesome way to get out and meet your fellow neighbors here in Litchfield county. However, that’s not all it’s great for! Their mission is to raise funds for cancer residents living, working, or receiving treatments of cancer here in northwestern Connecticut. In fact, last year alone, the tour raised an astonishing $90,000.00 in cash donations!! We can beat that number this year..but not without your help! Sign up today and take a tour on foot or on bike of the scenic Litchfield Hills! Hurry, you must sign up prior to August 1st so be sure to visit their website today!

We look forward to all the excitement!