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Linda Tuccio-Koonz


House and garden tour in New Fairfield

People often view a house in terms of its practicality, its size, the view it offers, or how much it costs. But rarely do they see that a house’s true value lies in the stories it holds, what it can tell you about the past and about the families that lived there. Preserve New Fairfield […] [Read More]
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Paint with a master artist at Weir Farm in Wilton

This sounds like a lot of fun, provided there are no requirements to create a museum-worthy masterpiece! Weir Farm National Historic Site has opened the Weir Art Farm Academy in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park’s master artist/instructor, to provide academy-level training in four-day workshops in the American Impressionist plein air tradition. Students will learn […] [Read More]

‘Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop’ author in Washington

Want to meet the author of your next favorite beach read? Mary Simses, author of  “Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café,” will be on hand for a book signing at Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington on Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m. The book centers on high-powered Manhattan attorney Ellen Branford, who sets out to fulfill her […] [Read More]

Art activities free and fun in Ridgefield’s Aldrich

“Bubble Painting,” “Patriotic Pinwheels,” “Earth Art Mandalas,” “Painting Backwards” and “Color Rolls” — there’s a lot of hands-on fun with a riot of colorful materials lurking behind these descriptions of summer activities for creative families in The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s free Aldrich Discovers series. On selected Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August, from […] [Read More]

Celebrate the history of ice cream in Newtown

Celebrate the history of ice cream at The Newtown Historical Society’s Open House on Sunday, June 29, noon-4 p.m. (And yes, there will be ice cream!) Admission is free, but donations are welcome and appreciated. At the event, to be held at the Matthew Curtiss House, visitors will learn about the iconic treat that rivals […] [Read More]

See memorable homes and hidden gardens on Newtown tour

Want to see some memorable homes and hidden gardens in Newtown’s historic district? Newtown Historical Society hosts its 2014 House & Garden Tour on Saturday, June 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets purchased before Saturday, June 28, cost $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 8 to 12. Advance tickets are available online. Tickets also […] [Read More]
Deep Purple In Concert

Peter Frampton performing in Danbury

Do you – YOU! – feel like I do? What I mean is: Are you psyched to see Peter Frampton perform at Ives Concert Park in Danbury on Saturday, July 5? Tickets, which cost $79-$29, can be purchased via Ticketmaster. This should be a very cool concert because he has a new album coming out […] [Read More]

Jazz great Bucky Pizzarelli performing in New Milford

  World-renowned jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli will take the stage at Canterbury School in New Milford on Saturday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. for a benefit concert. Tickets are $30 for general admission, with reserved seating tickets at $50 and $75. There is a pre-concert reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., also at the Canterbury […] [Read More]

‘Digital prophet’ David Shing to speak in Kent

There are more than 2 billion people connected to the Internet today, and what they do online is changing our lives and our world. That’s where AOL’s “digital prophet,” David Shing, comes in. The Australian-born internet guru spends most of his time watching the future take shape across the vast online landscape. The rest of […] [Read More]

Peek inside these private gardens

A handful of gardens in Litchfield County, including several in the Greater New Milford area, will participate in the Garden Conservancy’s Litchfield County annual Open Day on June 21. Patrons may visit both private and public gardens. Participating private gardens include those of Buddy and Monika Nixon at 44 Kent Hollow Road in Kent, and […] [Read More]
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