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  • Three members of The masTers program, phoTographed by bleacher+everard
    One of the best-kept secrets in the Northwest Corner, the Litchfield Hills Rowing Club is where teammates work hard — and play hard — in the ultimate team sport.

    One of the best-kept secrets in the Northwest Corner, the Litchfield Hills Rowing Club is where teammates work hard — and play hard — in the ultimate team sport. After meeting the members of the Litchfield Hills Rowing Club on …

  • Workshop’s oWner, Jan nelson, photographed by bleacher+everard
    For almost 50 years, Jan Nelson has provided upscale stylish clothing and accessories to women, turning Workshop into one of the best clothing stores in the Northwest Corner.

    For almost 50 years, Jan Nelson has provided upscale stylish clothing and accessories to women, turning Workshop into one of the best clothing stores in the Northwest Corner. Forty-eight years ago, Janus Nelson opened a retail store on South Street …

  • caroline kinsolving, photographed by bleacher+everard
    Accomplished actress Caroline Kinsolving returns to the area, launches two programs for the greater good, and finds a sophisticated, talented community with a generous heart.

    Accomplished actress Caroline Kinsolving returns to the area, launches two programs for the greater good, and finds a sophisticated, talented community with a generous heart. Caroline Kinsolving grew up in Litchfield County and then moved to London, New York, and …

  • Blane and Charlie with BarBara and Flo, photographed By BleaCher+everard
    Everybody in Litchfield County thinks their dog is the best dog in the world. With the return of the Best Dog in the World Contest, pooches' owners can vote on it for a great cause.

    Everybody in Litchfield County thinks their dog is the best dog in the world. With the return of the Best Dog in the World Contest, pooches’ owners can vote on it for a great cause. Do you have the Best …

  • Beauty SpecialiSt pilar DeMann, photographeD By Bleacher+everarD
    Beauty Specialist Pilar DeMann emphasizes that beauty is about finding balance, taking good care of your skin, and minimal makeup. Of course, well-shaped eyebrows complete the look.

    Beauty Specialist Pilar DeMann emphasizes that beauty is about finding balance, taking good care of your skin, and minimal makeup. Of course, well-shaped eyebrows complete the look. “Everyone just needs good, clean skin, good brows, and a little color. You …

  • Gallery Director JuDith Mcelhone, photoGrapheD by bleacher+everarD
    With new exhibitions every 5 weeks and a growing stable of talented emerging artists, Five Points Gallery has become one of Connecticut’s outstanding contemporary art venues.

    With new exhibitions every 5 weeks and a growing stable of talented emerging artists, Five Points Gallery has become one of Connecticut’s outstanding contemporary art venues. Five Points Gallery presented it’s first public arts project—The Torrington Yarn Bomb—in the summer …

  • Kristin Kunhardt, as photographed by bleacher+everard
    Kristin Kunhardt took a retail space in Washington Depot and turned it into a successful, thriving art co-op, wellness center and gathering place for conversation and community.

    Kristin Kunhardt took a retail space in Washington Depot and turned it into a successful, thriving art co-op, wellness center and gathering place for conversation and community. Almost two years ago, Kristin Kunhardt was living in Philadelphia and going through …

  • Owner & CheF JOel Viehland, as phOtOgraphed by eVan sung
    Chef Joel Viehland has opened Swyft, his new restaurant in Kent and it is worth the trip! Formerly the chef of Community table, his menu offerings are healthy and delicious, with great flavors.

    Chef Joel Viehland has opened Swyft, his new restaurant in Kent and it is worth the trip! Formerly the chef of Community table, his menu offerings are healthy and delicious, with great flavors. Award-winning Chef Joel Viehland has finally opened …

  • RobeRtson & KyRa HaRtnett, as pHotogRapHed by bleacHeR+eveRaRd
    At twenty2 wallpaper’s headquarters in Bantam, Kyra and Robertson Hartnett push the boundaries of wallpaper by creating innovative, bold designs, including a 3D collection.

    At twenty2 wallpaper’s headquarters in Bantam, Kyra and Robertson Hartnett are pushing the boundaries of wallpaper by creating innovative, bold designs, including a 3D collection. Husband and wife duo Kyra and Robertson Hartnett love to talk wallpaper. After all, they have been …

  • owners george & elissa Potts, as PhotograPhed by bleacher+everard
    Two weeks ago, an anniversary celebration was held at the Fife ’n Drum in Kent, where great food, drinks, and music has been served to locals and visitors for 45 years.

    Two weeks ago, an anniversary celebration was held at the Fife ’n Drum in the town of Kent, where great food, drinks, and music has been served to locals and visitors for 45 years. A landmark in the historic town …