Mike Valletta

Monthly Archives: October 2010

Without a doubt, fall is out as we change gears here in Litchfield county and get ready for a very long winter, as every winter is here in the hills. This autumn season has been, without a doubt, spectacular. It started out early but as it does every year, the foliage really entertained not only the locals, but all of our tourists as well. Leaf peepers from all over the world came… Read More

Have you been searching for a unique place where you can go and just unwind without the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the real world? We have a variety of those locations across the Litchfield Hills but one in particular stands out from the crowd. Dennis Hill, located in Norfolk, is a quick escape, and a short drive to it’s 1,627 foot summit will have you head over toe as you… Read More

  If you are looking for something sweet in Torrington, you won’t have to look far come Saturday. Candy Bouquet on 274 East Main Street will be your one stop shop for everything sweetness and officially opens its doors to the Litchfield Hills community on Saturday. This isn’t your ordinary candy shop, however.  It is as bucolic as the Litchfield Hills and is ready to entertain your imagination, as well as your… Read More

The autumn season has just about ended here in Litchfield county and we all know what that means, the holidays are right around the corner. It’s a special time of year, a time to spend with family and friends as we exchange gifts with one another as a way of saying thank-you for all they do throughout the year. With so many gift options out there, as well as advertisements constantly in… Read More

The Harvest Festival, which took place in downtown Torrington on October 22nd 2010, was without a doubt a huge success. A crisp autumn night here in Litchfield county warmed the hearts of many as they flocked to Main Street to join in the festivities. Many understood, however, that this festival was much more than just a festival, it was all part of bringing downtown Torrington back to life. After all, we can’t… Read More

Here in New England we have an amazing opportunity each and every fall to experience such a fantastic season that unfolds in front of us. The leaves turn magnificent shades of a variety of warm colors as our cool autumn nights lead to early morning frost. Many of us here in New England also enjoy all that we get to experience such as a trip to a local orchard where we can… Read More

As a writer, it is extremely important to be connected to my audience. If I can’t be connected, then I have not done my job well and have lost touch with my audience. Many of you are probably wondering why I have been absent from posting anything in almost a week, which for me is incredibly unusual. Unfortunate circumstances have occurred this past week in my life as a dear childhood friend sadly… Read More

There is no doubt that we are smack dat in the middle of an amazing autumn here in Litchfield County. The trees have magnificently turned the hillsides into an explosion of colors, and that is just the start. Autumn may be the changing on the leaves, but it is the experience that brings so many to our region. This autumn, I have traversed the Litchfield Hills countryside countless of times, each time… Read More

  I can’t even begin to tell you how attracted I am to something sweet. Sugar is by far an incredible weakness for me. With its eye appealing packaging and its lucious taste, it’s no wonder why we are so attracted to this stuff! Tara Lindberg-Stevens of Candy Bouquet here in Torrington is marketing for that exact appeal. Since we all can’t seem to cut the addiction, we might as well enjoy the… Read More

The hustle and bustle of everyday life is never a joy in anyones eyes. Let’s face it, we all need a break away at some point. Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills offer that tranquility and a quick escape, in fact we are only a two-hour drive from the city, which is convient for many who need a quick weekend breather. We have an array of unique New England Inn’s to offer, all with their own style and variety…. Read More