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Six beautiful homes and six gardens of our fellow Newtowners’ will be featured at the 21st Newtown Historical Society House & Garden Tour this upcoming Sunday. (Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Connecticut Country House WILL
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Dear friends! So very excited to invite you to Connecticut Country House, Sunday, June 26th, 11-5, for the Newtown Historical Society House & Garden Tour! Murph and I will be here to welcome you and show
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When the snow is covering the ground, and the plows haven’t been through, sometimes it’s the best time to get cozy, kick back and catch up on a little light reading. If you have a
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As Christmas approaches, we here in Newtown, Connecticut, must sadly pause today to acknowledge the heartbreaking events that took place 3 years ago in our backyard: the tragedy that has become known worldwide as “Sandy Hook.”
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The way I celebrate Earth Day is to take care of my neck of the woods. And I mean that literally. I live on a beautifully scenic road in Connecticut, filled with protected woodlands, streams,
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What happens when a crazy busy schedule meets “The Blizzard of 2015”? I feel it’s nature’s way of saying “time-out”! (Sadly, I need a blizzard to make me stop and just be.) So, if we’re
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This week two years ago, I specifically baked a big batch of gingerbread cookies for the undecorated Christmas tree we had just set up (only the little white lights made it up). I liked the
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My son Conor is turning into a foodie; he truly savors the meals at his weekend part-time gig at our hometown eatery – My Place. When he’s not up to his elbows in soap suds,
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The Holiday issue of our e-magazine is now on-line. It’s a beautiful issue filled with tons of imagery, stories, keeper recipes, and “Holly Jolly” decorating tips. The “Holly Jolly” part of the decorating imagery came
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A labor of love


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For over 20 years now, Murph’s been getting up at daybreak and driving to Main Street to set up front row seats for our town’s annual Labor Day Parade. This year would be different. You
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This past week I’ve felt like I’ve been under house arrest – I’ve been on my laptop fighting writer’s block from exhaustion and typing away on content for the upcoming autumn issue of the e-magazine.
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Good morning.  It was 6 months ago today on a Friday morning, here in Newtown, 20 children and 6 of their teachers lost their lives.  Quite innocently they went to school that morning, and never
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Yucky and yummy.  The two words that best sum up this past weekend. The weather here in Connecticut was cold and raw, rainy and (anticipating) snowy, so obviously this was the yucky part.  The yummy
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We were psyching ourselves up to suit up, grab our shovels, and get going; unfortunately, twenty inches of snow is just not going to move itself (bone-chilling winds or no winds)!  But before heading out
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It’s snowing.  O.K., it’s really, really coming down here in Connecticut.  I think we can now officially call it ‘The Blizzard of 2013’.  I’ve stocked up on foodstuffs – I’m certain much more so than
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With Valentine’s Day being right around the corner, and my beloved Newtown being the recipient of so much love from around the world, I’m inspired (and thought it would be fun to change it up
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Love for and from Newtown


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Today is January 14th – the one month anniversary of Newtown’s darkest day.  In one way it’s hard to believe it’s already been one month, and on the other hand, I can’t believe it’s only
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The lyrics of this song have always been uplifting.  And just the melody by itself – well it’s one of those tunes that gets stuck in my head and I find myself humming.  Last week,
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It’s the night before Christmas, and on the old stonewall in front of the house, not a creature was stirring – just the twinkling of twenty-six candle filled mason jars. Christmas Eve Candles for Sandy
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What a tough week.  Mega understatement.  Here in Newtown, everything has changed.  But the overwhelming outpouring of love and good will on our little community has been, and continues to be, of the utmost importance
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Defining moments


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Late Monday I shared a posting that took a long time to compose and took a lot out of me.  I was hoping it would be a cathartic moment.  And as much as I wish
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Hello my dear readers. I write today’s posting with a very heavy heart.  Here I sit staring at my monitor, writing, re-writing, staring some more, and wondering if this 245-year old country house has ever
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On the 6th day there was light.  Hurricane Sandy packed a huge punch, but fortunately our loss of power was the very worst of it.  So needless to say, I am so very grateful.  On
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Hello Sandy!


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We’re ready and waiting!  We’ve got firewood and board games at the ready, as well as a big pot of freshly simmered spaghetti sauce. Here at Connecticut Country House, we spent all day yesterday preparing
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What if you had a place to get away to for a few minutes everyday, a welcoming perch where you could see a fresh take on satisfying rustic nibbles and sips from my country kitchen
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