Mike Valletta


What’s better than being in the city during the holidays? I can’t think of much. The twinkle of the lights. The store windows decked to the nines in holiday cheer. The magic of Rockefeller Center lighting up the city with the best Christmas tree in the world, while people discover the warmth of love while proposing right along side of it. New York City comes alive unlike any other place in the… Read More

Looking to do something cool out of the area tonight? How about checking out a show down in Staten Island that goes to support a great cause; to support all those effected by Hurricane Sandy. Dark City Saints will be taking center stage at Joe Broadway’s tonight and will be running a drive to aid all those effected by the recent tragedy. Bring what you could to help, every little thing goes… Read More

In case you haven’t noticed, or have been living under a rock, it’s been very gloomy here in the northeast this past week. I haven’t found even a hint of sunshine. I’m now beginning to wonder if I should get the supplies ready to build an ark. If this is what Seattle is like, I don’t think I want to go there anytime soon! So, what is one to do with so… Read More

I make a lot of trips down to New York City. Living within a close proximity to it here in Connecticut, we’re often referred to as one big suburb of the Big Apple. All it takes is a look around at how we drive to see just how true that is! When it comes to the road, we’re maniacs, and we get our behavior directly from the city that never sleeps. It’s… Read More

This past Saturday, while thinking of where to enjoy the fireworks this weekend, I decided on making the trek up to Salisbury to enjoy the fireworks spectacular that took place at Lime Rock Park. I’ve only been to Lime Rock a handful of times, but never at night, and I must say its a rather amazing place in general. Tucked in the southern Berkshire Mountains lies this track that zig zags it’s… Read More

It’s summertime and very simply put the living is easy. A gentle breeze blows through the trees ever so gently, that you just can’t feel it no matter how hard you try to because of this wonderful little thing called humidity that gets us all fired up, and when we’ve had enough of being fired up, we make a splash into any one of Litchfield County’s water sources. The lakes of Litchfield… Read More

So far this summer, our weather here in the northeast has been one to marvel. They say if you don’t like the weather in this part of the country, you should wait a minute. Lately, we have been waiting days, not minutes, as sizzling hot summer days give way to a week long stretch of rain. There is a place, however, where the temperature is a cool 52 degrees year round with… Read More

The weekends become busy. The sidewalks become a gala for window shopping. The roads are filled with free flowing spirits who set their sights to capture the best possible view for their photo albums. They are the Litchfield County weekenders, the folks who make the two hour drive up from the city to catch a little R&R in the bucolic Litchfield Hills. As local leaders look to promote our region, it is… Read More

If you spend a great deal of time on the road, coffeehouses are essential. They are the perfect places to raise your spirits and perk up your energy to keep on rolling through the streets. Everyone loves coffee. After all, it’s the American drink of choice for the morning, unlike our neighbors on the side of the pond who enjoy a spot of tea. There are many places along the way that… Read More

When busy yuppies from New York look to get away for the weekend, they turn to Connecticut’s bucolic Litchfield Hills. Just two hours from the city, Litchfield County provides a convenient escape for those looking for a little bit of solitude while enjoying the picturesque beauty that is western New England. While so many of us take it for granted, these New Yorker’s relish in the small town charm that we provide…. Read More