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Welcome to Elyse’s Country Journal, your guide to the best of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Hudson Valley! Our collection of captivating blog posts, stunning photos, and fascinating articles showcase the unique charm and beauty of this breathtaking region. Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore the hidden gems and local hotspots of this area. From the vibrant cultural scene to the stunning natural landscapes, there is so much to see and experience in the Tri-State Region. So come along with us and discover the magic of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Hudson Valley. Browse our collection of articles, photos, and blog posts to get a taste of what makes this area so special.

Salisbury Winter Warmer to benefit SWSA

Elyse Harney Real Estate is a Proud Sponsor of the 2018 Salisbury Winter Warmer to benefit the Salisbury Winter Sports Association. The mission of the Salisbury Winter Sports Association is to acquaint our nearby communities, especially the children, with Nordic

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Hammertown

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Love your home.” It’s a simple concept and one that successful businesswoman Joan Osofsky has used as the foundation upon which to build her thriving local business, Hammertown. Originally opened in 1987 in an old horse barn on her property

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What’s your Medium?

The Litchfield Hills inspire.  Our communities embrace creativity and exploration.  Those new to the area often find themselves involved in the arts and various hobbies that they have never before embraced.  The talent throughout the region is contagious – a

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The Woodland Restaurant

“If you can’t find something to please your palate on Woodland’s three-page menu, you must not be trying.” -Christopher Brooks, New York Times Anyone who knows anything about the restaurant business will tell you how incredibly hard it is to

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Saperstein’s

One of my earliest memories is of being in Saperstein’s having my foot measured for my first pair of “big girl shoes.” We won’t get into exactly when that was, but suffice it to say I’ve been shopping at Saperstein’s

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Berkshire Spas

It’s a new year, and a time when many of us make resolutions to take better care of ourselves. But how many among us resolve to take better care of our skin? With months of winter still ahead, now is

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Winter Weather Preparations

As those who live here well know, the weather in New England is subject to change that can be drastic, no matter the season. The current extreme cold that has settled across our region certainly falls into the “drastic” category,

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Quintessential Cuisine

The atmosphere in the tri-state region is similar to that of a diner: casual, friendly, whimsical, and inviting. “I like it. It’s got that let’s-drown-ourselves-in-better-days type ambiance,” – Rebecca McNutt Quintessential American Cuisine comes in the elongated shape of glistening stainless steel, swivel

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Christmas Tree Disposal

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” -New England Proverb The presents have been unwrapped, the leftovers are gone, and there are almost as many needles under the tree as there are on it. So

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Kid-Friendly New Year’s

Staying up until midnight to ring in the New Year is a time-honored tradition, but one that becomes more difficult with children. As any parent knows, children want to be part of the celebration, no matter the time. Luckily several

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Resolutions

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard Akitu was a 12-day long festival held by the ancient Babylonians to celebrate the New

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Happy Holidays 2017

♪♫♬…  I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful world Well I see skies of blue And I see clouds of white And the brightness

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2017 Winter Solstice

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” -John Steinbeck Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, marks the astrological start of winter. While the meteorological seasons are marked by temperature

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Crescendo: World Class Music

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato In 2003, Lakeville, CT resident Christine Gervert, along with a group of like-minded musicians, founded Crescendo. What started as a

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The Berkshires seemed dreamlike…

“The Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of the frosting…” James Taylor Just as each snowflake is laced by the breeze, we are shaped by the beauty of our journey.  The Berkshire holiday spirit has been amplified by recent snowfall.  Holiday

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Ice Skating

“Hearts shall dance once again; when canvas of ice is painted with the brush of skates.” -Shah Asad Rizvi One of the most serene images of winter is that of a figure skater gliding across a pond, with seemingly effortless

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Holiday Shindy 2017

“You can’t buy love, but you can buy handmade and that’s kind of the same thing.” -Anonymous In the heart of Pittsfield, the largest city in Berkshire County, MA, lays the unique space that is the Shire City Sanctuary. Since

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Holiday Shopping at Norfolk Night: Dec. 7th 4pm-8pm

Norfolk Night on Thursday, December 7th. Held from 4pm-8pm, Norfolk Night invites you to do your Holiday shopping locally, and enjoy dining specials at any of the town’s three fantastic restaurants. The tiny town of Norfolk sits along the Massachusetts

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Ski Season!

Skis pre-date the wheel by about 3,500 years! This weekend, the Salisbury Winter Sports Association will host its annual Ski Swap at the Lakeville Hose Company – a great opportunity to gear up for the season and join fellow winter

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Happy Thanksgiving

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” -Henry David Thoreau Thanksgiving is celebrated in many forms throughout the world, and is generally considered a celebration of the harvest and good fortune of the year.

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Hometown Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” -Edward Pola & George Wyle During the course of the next couple of weeks, we will all witness the transformation of our Main Streets from the ordinary of everyday to the splendor

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Festival of Trees

“The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect!” -Charles N. Bernard Visitors to The Festival of Trees held at Noble Horizons in Salisbury, CT will find not only perfect Christmas trees, but centerpieces and wreaths as well. A time-honored

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Bartholomew’s Cobble

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” -John Muir   This year, to the delight of us all, the Northwest Corner, CT enjoyed an unseasonably warm autumn. The past week, however,

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The Spirit of the Season

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop Thanksgiving is just around the corner, marking the beginning of the Holiday Season. More than just a time of celebration and tradition, the Holiday Season is when we

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Election Day

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” -Abraham Lincoln Throughout the United States the first Tuesday following November 1st is regarded as Election Day. The history of Election Day is largely rooted in our nation’s history as a primarily agricultural

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Oh My Gourd!

“Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.” –Simone Schwartz-Bart Pumpkins, squash and gourds are all members of the same family that contains over 100 genera and over 700 species. The word “pumpkin,” which has

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Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” -Ray Bradbury Libraries have a long, rich history dating back to a collection of clay tablets found in Mesopotamia more than 5,000 years ago. Aristotle is credited with creating the

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Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival 2017

  At the 2017 New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, you’ll find not only black sheep but goats, angora rabbits, llamas, musk oxen, and alpacas. Held at the 160-year-old Rhinebeck Fairgrounds in historic Rhinebeck, NY, the two-day festival began

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Art Abounds

“Art allows us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” -Thomas Merton With their close proximity to the metropolitan areas of New York City and Boston, the Southern Berkshires, Litchfield County and Hudson Valley have long been

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The Salisbury Fall Festival

Salisbury Fall Festival October 6th – October 9th, 2017 Several cultures have ancient traditions that coincide with autumn. Here in the Northwest Corner’s Historic villages of Lakeville and Salisbury is the 62nd Annual Salisbury Fall Festival, which continues to grow

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Housatonic Heritage Walks

According to superstition, catching falling leaves in autumn brings good luck. Autumn in the tristate region is a favorite time for residents and visitors alike.  Enjoying the season can be as simple as taking a scenic drive along the Housatonic

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NW Connecticut Crop Hunger Walk

One of the most compelling qualities of the Northwest Corner of Connecticut is the generosity of those who reside here. Witness the spirit of our small towns this Sunday at 1:00 pm as we celebrate the 34th Annual Northwest Connecticut

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Pomme d’Amore: “Apple of Love”

Tomatoes, once a forbidden fruit, quickly evolved into a bountiful vegetable embraced by all. Originating in Peru, tomatoes were once believed to be poisonous – earning a scientific name that translates to “wolf peach” and represents the belief that this

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