The Climb to Mount Washington

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….. No, really. Hiking to the summit of Mount Washington here in New Hampshire has always been a dream of mine. Located in the White Mountain National Forest, it is the highest peak in the northeast at an altitude of 6,228 feet. It is the…

Pain at the Pump

Many of you who have been following me throughout the past year know that I am an active traveler. I practically live for the enjoyment that hours on the open road bring. It’s often relaxing as it is scenic. I’ve been traveling for as long as I can remember, and it all started with my…

Beauty Despite the Rain

Despite the dreary weather conditions outside, there are a variety of scenes across Litchfield County that can brighten our day. Don’t worry, the National Weather Service claims that the rain will depart by Thursday morning as we’ll expect to see partly sunny skies and temperatures remaining in the 50’s. We could see some snow showers…

The Young Inspiration from Goshen

Every once in a while, we meet people so inspirational that they can change our lives in so many ways, often times without us even knowing. Recently, Ricky Campbell of The Register Citizen introduced us to one inspiring young man from Goshen who basically jumped on a plane and headed to Japan to help out…

Spring, Where Art Thou!

Can you believe it? The calendar says April first, but the conditions outside are more like March first! Mother nature continues to show off her bipolar ways to all of us here in Litchfield County. Today, we received an inch of snow here in Torrington and for the most part of the northern Litchfield Hills region. South…

How You Can Help Japan

Like so many others, I have been paying close attention to the devastating events that have taken in place in Japan this past weekend. It’s heartbreaking to see so many lives lost, as well as families displaced and missing. One event after another. First, an earthquake. Next, a tsunami followed by explosions of nuclear facilities…

Ring in Spring Skiing with Mohawk Mountain

Everyone in Litchfield County is catching a little spring fever, including our local ski areas. This weekend, Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall will be welcoming spring by hosting March Madness on Saturday and everyone is invited to take part in the celebration. There will be something for everyone with music, food, contests, games, and prizes! Welcome…

Raise a Glass of Wine in Downtown Torrington

There will be something for everyone on Friday, March 4th from 6-9PM as the Connecticut Academy for the Arts presents a food and wine tasting silent auction event at the academy, located at 61 Main Street in Downtown Torrington. The event promises to draw a crowd of many folks from all across the region as…

Out of the Dark

There comes a time when we all need to upgrade the things around us, and I am certainly no exception. Since the iPad came out, I have been tempted to purchase one, and when I say tempted, I mean I have been literally foaming at the mouth to invest my hard-earned dollars in this device, even more…

Governor Malloy Announces Shared Sacrifices

Earlier this week, we learned that here in Connecticut things were about to change as governor Dannel Malloy announced the largest tax increase in state history. That’s right. The largest tax increase in state history, which comes at a time when we are all feeling the burden of hard economic times and rising gas prices…