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Summertime SUMMER 2019

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A Note From The Editor

ountry dwellers in spring in summer? Anything! Just
and fall are nonstop don’t call it self-improvement.
worker bees. We love a That’s work. Don’t even set a
good project, and the transition goal; that just leads to stress
months launch us into motiva- or disappointment. Read what
tion. We have so many plans. you want to read (though Divya
It may mean doing something Symmers has compiled a stel-
we’ve never done before — like lar list of suggestions on Page
discovering a new way to orga- 7). Wear what you want to wear
nize. Or it might mean return- (though per Anne Day’s discov-
ing to an old work cycle, like ery taking photos in Paris on
getting the garden ready for the Page 16, you might be happy to
growing season. discover the most fashionable
Summer, however, is a chance footwear is also very comfort-
to be less productive and be able). Get out and exercise when
more selfish. Selfishness, I think, the moment feels right (and
gets a bad rap. Cynthia Hochswender has laid
There are fantastic ways to be out all you need to know for ten-
selfish in summer, if you think nis on Page 22). But most of all,
of it less as being ego-centric take Deb Aleksinas’ advice on
and more as being … self-cen- Page 24: Wear sunscreen. Now
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By Divya Symmers...................................p. 7 By David Wilburn..................................p. 23 e live in an age of with 20 authentic Shaker
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sequence of being alive, has that require lots of sitting;
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it difficult for a reporter experience as a Mother’s Day

to see what it is all about, gift. She brought her niece,
because it’s supposed to be because she couldn’t choose
a quiet and intimate affair. between her two daughters
I guess the assumption is and the experience is only
that reporters are boister- meant for one or two. Mills
ous. loved it so much that she
Persistence paid off, and plans to make it a Mother’s
I went up on a hot, sunny, Day tradition. She has al-
cloudless, blue- skied Sun- ways adored cows and has
day morning and I got to never been so up close and
observe Christine Mills and personal with one.
her niece, Angela Petretta, The program, which is
brushing the wiry brown on Sunday mornings at 11,
coat of a 3 month old Jer- run by the impressive and
sey cross named Bruiser. knowledgeable 20-year-old
Looking as happy as a pig livestock manager, Allie
in you know what, Bruiser Kowalczyk from Hinsdale,
snuggled up to the women Mass., is booked through
as they petted him, brushed June 30.
him and generally played When asked why? What
around with him. He was an made anyone think of this
extremely willing cuddlee as a thing? Kowalczyk says it
and they were genuinely grew out of the popularity
enchanted with the experi- of their goat yoga program,
ence. Mills said that she
asked her husband for this Continued on page 6 PHOTO BY ANNE DAY

Hancock Shaker Village livestock manager Allie Kowalczyk with a calf, very cuddly.

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… calf cuddling
Continued from page 5

which often has 40 yoga prac- says, “All the stars lined up. I’m
titioners in a field among the here and I love it.”
goats. She says, “The idea is ani- I got to pet Bruiser and hug
mal-human interaction, which him and he got closer to me
most people do not get to ex- than I have ever been to a cow.
perience. Calf cuddling is one I had no idea how sweet these
step closer to that than goat little guys are. Though I cer-
yoga because it is one on one tainly wasn’t nervous, I wasn’t
and it is also the experience of sure about the de-stressing part,
taking care of the animal and but something good was hap-
feeding it.” She believes that pening. Kowalczyk said that one
Hancock Shaker Village, which reason why the calf has an effect
has been in operation since on a human is because its lower
1783, the oldest working farm heart rate and higher body tem-
in the Berkshires, is the only perature have a way of calming
farm that offers this calf cud- the human. I left Bruiser feeling
dling experience. The young relaxed and happy.
farm manager who has been in
this job for a month has spent Hancock Shaker Village is a
her life on farms and was very working farm in Pittsfield, Mass.,
active in her high school ag- that holds classes and private
riculture education program. events. Go to www.hancockshak-
She loves what she does and PHOTO BY ANNE DAY

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All the Books to Pack

In Your Beach Bag
By Divya Symmers

ecently I asked a few CLAUDIA CAYNE
librarians for their best SCOVILLE MEMORIAL
summer reading recom- LIBRARY, SALISBURY
mendations and what they I love books written by poets
personally plan on reading, because they know how to use
as the weather turns sultry. language, and “Rough Beauty:
From mystery novels to erudite Forty Seasons of Mountain Liv-
histories to mind-expanding ing,” by Karen Auvinen, is no
explorations of life and nature, exception. Auvinen, along with
the resulting suggestions are her dog Elvis, has chosen to live
books you can stretch out with in a remote area of Colorado to
happily under a shady beach be close to the natural world;
umbrella, or delve through on you’ll find yourself transported.
a rainy day from your comfiest “The Various Haunts of Men,” by
chair. So settle in — and drop by Susan Hill, is the first in an ex-
your own favorite library for
more good suggestions! Continued on page 8


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“Reservoir 13,” by Jon McGregor, son and looking forward to “Big
also set in rural England, is Sky,” another in her wonderful
a meditation on nature, the Case Histories series featuring
rhythms of life, human rela- the Edinburgh detective Jackson
tions and a bit of a mystery. You Brodie, which comes out in June.
won’t read another book like it.  “The Seven or Eight Deaths of
SARAH MARSHALL Stella Fortuna,” by Juliet Grames,
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Hot new release: “The Guest young woman with Connecticut
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to read (and finally got!): “Becom- to Hartford just before World
ing,” by Michelle Obama; guilty War II. “Normal People,” by Sally
pleasure: “Mrs. Everything,” by Rooney, a young and gifted Irish
Jennifer Weiner – she’s always so writer, has been getting a lot of
entertaining. And because I’m hype, and my first reaction was,
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“Reading each one is like running into an old friend. I’m taking
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clever novel about two sisters, OF SHARON 30 featured books, including Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs; there
one a beautiful serial killer, the I try to read a thriller each “Trust Exercises” by Susan Choi, are 15 books in the series and
other a resentful yet competent summer and this year it will and Brenda Wineapple’s “The I’m on number four. Reading
enabler of her sister’s actions. be “The Darkness,” by Ragnar Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew each one is like running into an
“The Overstory,” by Richard Jonasson, set in my favorite Johnson and the Dream of a Just old friend. I’m taking my time
Powers, which won a Pulitzer place away from home, Iceland. Nation.” because I don’t want them to
Prize in fiction, is a book so wide This is the first in a series—the MARGARET HASKE end. I also want to read Fanny
and expansive I have to read it second, “The Island,” is just out THE CORNWALL LIBRARY Flagg’s “The Whole Town’s
again. The author’s knowledge to rave reviews. For some non- I’d like to make my way Talking.” I missed it somehow
of ecosystems and botany is fiction, I will be dipping into through “The Deepest Well,” by when it first came out, and it
impressive and well explained. Ulrich Raulff’s “Farewell to the Nadine Burke Harris, M.D. It’s came across my desk for our
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See, Think, and Do,” by Jenni- from a German tome. Since we think a lot about kids today and all need a good laugh now and
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comprehensive look into the ef- annual Sharon Summer Book public institutions (like librar- And, of course, I want to read
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The Sound of Film

At Bard Music Festival
By Alexander Wilburn

or 30 years each August the scape Film Series, “Korngold
Bard Music Festival at the and the Hollywood Film Score,”
Fisher Center for the Per- will showcase the films he wrote
forming Arts in Annandale-on- music for, including the 1935
Hudson, N.Y., celebrates a single swashbuckler “Captain Blood”
composer over two weekends, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia
shifting each year from levels of de Havilland, and the screen
fame, centuries and countries couple’s re-teaming in the
of origin. For the 2019 season 1938 “The Adventures of Robin
the spotlight falls on Erich Korn- Hood.”
gold, an Austrian-born classical The Bard Music Festival is
piano prodigy who would go on shaped by Artistic Director Leon
to be an Academy Award-win- Botstein and Co-director Chris-
ning composer of film scores topher H. Gibbs (who has been
and have the distinction of with the festival for 20 years and
being buried in the Hollywood is a professor at the Bard Con-
Forever Cemetery, a who’s-who servatory of Music). While on a
grave site in Los Angeles, Calif. trip to Salsburg, Austria, earlier
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The Bard Music Festival will celebrate Austrian-born composer
Erich Korngold, who helped define the sound of Hollywood films.

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with me on the phone about themes, leitmotifs and small

what attendees can expect this motifs connected with particu-
year. lar places or objects, is totally
Alexander Wilburn: For the the world of Korngold, but also
2019 festival you’re focusing on of John Williams and compos-
the career of a composer many ers to this day.
may not be so familiar with. AW: The list of people he
Christopher H. Gibbs: This must have influenced in scoring
year with Korngold is unusual films must be expansive.
in maybe not having name CG: He overlaps with other
recognition, except that ev- figures who, if their names
eryone knows his music from aren’t always known, their
the part of his career where he music is. Many of them were
was in Hollywood, creating the European Jews who fled as well,
sound of Hollywood films. So like Max Steiner or Bernard Her-
even if people aren’t aware of rmann, who wrote the score for
the name, he’s very often per- Hitchcock movies like “Psycho”
formed and a significant figure. and “Vertigo.” These compos-
ers were contemporaries and
We wanted to look at the whole Bass baritone Alfred Walker as The Ruler in Erich Korngold’s opera “The
issue of music and film, which they were influencing each Miracle of Heliane,” which will be performed at Bard College.
is more and more becoming other and knew each other. But
an area of interest. A lot of Korngold was initially the most
orchestras will devote evenings successful of them. career. One night is film music and America, and its interac-
to performing live “Stars Wars” AW: The Bard Music Festival is by him and his contemporaries tion with classical music. The
or “Harry Potter” or “2001: A unique in that it allows audi- in Hollywood like Steiner and first weekend we have music
Space Odyssey.” Our festival has ences to take a deep dive into Herrmann. But then almost all that was played in taverns and
never looked at film music as the intricacies of a single career. of them did continue to com- cabarets and early silent films.
a concentration before. Many Can you talk a bit about how the pose concert music — concertos The second weekend is Broad-
of the composers featured in festival unfolds over two weeks? and string quartets and piano way musicals and Hollywood
past festivals — Aaron Copland, CG: This year the weeks are sonatas. So a lot of the concerts musical films, like “Singin’ in
Shostakovich, Prokofiev — all split between his two lives. The the second weekend also focus the Rain.” Because these worlds
wrote for film, so it’s always first weekend is about his life on these types of pieces. One of overlapped. You have Leonard
played something of a tangen- in Europe. Korngold really was Korngold’s big pieces after he’s Bernstein or Rodgers and Ham-
tial role, but never so front and one of the great prodigies. What moved to America, but pre- merstein or George Gershwin…
center. With Korngold his life he was able to do at age 6 and miered in Europe, is his one big while early in his career, Johann
splits evenly in half. He only 10 and so forth was comparable symphony. That will be on the Strauss Jr. and composers of
lived 60 years. The first half was to Mozart and to Mendelssohn. second weekend on Saturday operetta were writing the pop
in Vienna, in the world of opera His first big theater piece was night, when we’re juxtaposing tunes of their own time. The
and operetta. Being an Austrian performed at the Vienna Court him with two of the leading split that we’re so used to in our
Jew he was forced out; luckily Opera when he was 10 or 12 German figures who survived culture today of so-called “clas-
he and his family were able to years old. Just extraordinary the war: Richard Strauss and sical music” and “pop music”
be in Hollywood and survive. exposure from a very young Paul Hindemith. Hindemith was not nearly as much of a di-
But that also led to a new career age with pieces that are fully was in America teaching at vide in the early 20th century. So
scoring films that was fantasti- mature — chamber music and Yale at that point, and Strauss you had composers like Mahler
cally successful. orchestral music and ballet and was a very old man living still and Brahms being influenced
AW: And he really kept that opera. That meant even though in Germany. Then we end the en- by the pop music of the day and
operatic sensibility in his film he was born in 1897 he was sort tire festival on the final Sunday putting it into their composi-
scoring. of discovered by Mahler and with his most famous opera, tions. Korngold is part of that
CG: Yes, it was sort of a Richard Strauss. Korngold’s a “Die tote Stadt,” The Dead City, tradition.
natural progression. When teenager, yet he’s had contact in a semi-staged performance.
you think about it, a lot of with these great, great monu- He wrote it in his earlier years, The Bard Music Festival begins
our images of film music and mental figures of his time. but it’s how we wanted to end Aug. 9, at the Fisher Center for
sound derive ultimately from AW: And moving into the the festival. The other thing the Performing Arts on the Bard
Wagner, who died before film second weekend, that’s about we’re doing at the festival this College campus. For more infor-
was invented. But that sound of his American career? year, that we haven’t before, is mation and tickets go to www.
the Wagnerian orchestration, CG: That’s the American popular music, both in Europe
12 SUMMERTIME, July 2019

Celebrate a 100th Year

Anniversary in Kent’s
Artistic History
By Alexander Wilburn

or lovers of discovery, one by Nelson were auctioned off.
of the great privileges of Lithographs were a specialty of
living in a New England his, but for the really good stuff,
town is that so many of the the definitely not for sale stuff,
houses are in possession of you’ll have to step inside Seven
more than just old rustic charm; Hearths. Luckily, this summer
they hold our stories. Turn the the doors are opening.
corner on an unlikely rural road “Faces of the Past: Portraits
and you might just stumble by George Laurence Nelson,”
upon a hidden landmark central opening July at Seven Hearths
to the town’s cultural lore. Such Museum, will showcase Nel-
is the case when driving down son’s romantic, large-scale oil
the winding, out-of-the-way portraits, which captured the
Studio Hill Road in Kent. Look elegance, wit and even melan-
to the right among the foliage choly of East Coast creatives in
and you’ll be met with Seven the first half of the 20th cen-
Hearths, the large, charcoal gray tury. We may be noting the 100
clapboard house that once be- years since his purchase of the
longed to Kent’s Colonial town house, but it’s clear the true
founder, John Beebe Jr. turning point in Nelson’s life
A self portrait by G.L. Nelson. Nelson bought the historic home Beebe built the house a de- was five years earlier, in 1915.
Seven Hearths 100 years ago this summer and left the house cade after the American Revolu- A society fashion model work-
to the Kent Historical Society when he died in 1978. tion, in 1791, but this year The ing as a critic for the New York
Kent Historical Society actually Globe arrived at his studio for
celebrated another landmark an interview and left, having
anniversary for the centuries- been painted by Nelson. He
old structure: its purchase in married her a year later. Her-
1919 by the historical society’s mine Charlotta Redgrave, who
benefactor, painter George Law- went by Helen, is the subject of
rence Nelson. much of Nelson’s most vibrant
Seven Hearths historical work as he chronicles their
preservationist Jeffrey Morgan relationship, and her changes
hosted an early summer eve- over the years. Captured in
ning for the Historical Society’s her husband’s portraits — a
trustee board at the gorgeously gently painted blend of Ameri-
designed waterfront home can glamour and a French,
in South Kent that he shares patrician sense of angularity
with French interior decorator — Helen was a woman of many
Robert Couturier and five Shih faces, easily transformed by her
Tzus. With the late Lawrence temperaments and wardrobe,
Nelson’s granddaughter, great- as vibrant while gazing for-
granddaughter and great- lornly out the window of their
great-granddaughter in atten- New York apartment at a win-
dance, the outdoor celebration tery Central Park landscape as
Decorator Robert Couturier, left, and Seven Hearths historic honored the painter’s artistic she was beaming in black velvet
preservationist Jeffrey Morgan hosted the 100th anniversary contribution to the community.
celebration at their home in South Kent in June. Three floral still-life lithographs Continued on page 14
SUMMERTIME, July 2019 13


Five generations: A portrait by Nelson of his wife Hermine PHOTO BY ALEXANDER WILBURN

Redgrave, also known as Helen, and their daughter Beatrice, At the anniversary celebration in June, Bunny’s daughter, Bonnie Hinkle,
also known as Bunny. with her daughter Kerry Barrett and her granddaughter Avery.
14 SUMMERTIME, July 2019

… artistic history
Continued from page 12

jacket and sunhat, standing in haired Alice, with whom Nelson

her garden in Kent. shared a close relationship; as
For 15 years Morgan has been well as his brother Edgar, who
painstakingly restoring and led a difficult life, but whom
caring for Seven Hearths, slowly Morgan often refers to as “The
chipping away at fresher paint Handsome Brother.” It’s not dif-
to reveal the original under- ficult to see why.
neath, and maintaining the
integrity of the 18th century “Faces of the Past: Portraits by
home. The majority of the sec- George Laurence Nelson” will be
ond floor acts as an intimate liv- on display at Seven Hearths Mu-
ing room gallery where Nelson’s seum in Kent through Aug. 31., on
sometimes life-size portraits Saturdays and Sundays from noon
run floor to ceiling. They com- to 3 p.m. There will be an open-
mand more than just attention; ing reception on Saturday, July 13,
they feel like living characters from 3 to 5 p.m.
inhabiting the space. Nelson An exhibit is planned for the
painted Helen, but often him- unveiling of the restoration work
self along with her, his young that has been done in the Fur
scholar’s face giving way to age Trading Post on the second floor of
and a curving, broom-brush the museum. For more go to www.
mustache. Loving portraits
also include his mother, silver- PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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On the Streets of Paris

The Sneaker Rules All
By Anne Day

et’s start by agreeing that haven’t even thought of. I know
5 inch, needle-heeled, that Oprah, one of my favorite
pointy-toed spikes are feminists, wears impossibly
designed by evil people (mostly spiky pointy shoes. Nobody is
men) who want to torture wom- perfect – not even O. But she
en. The dictionary definition of probably never actually walks
a spike heel is: “a high tapering in those things. I’m guessing
heel on a woman’s shoe.” and that she only puts them on in
the way they use it in a sentence the limo and then takes them
is: “She tottered forward on off as soon as she is finished
5-inch spike heels.” I, for one, with whatever cool event she is
would rather glide than totter. attending. She probably has a
Are they sexy? Maybe. I don’t built-in foot soaker in the back
know. What I do know is that of the limo. Or maybe a person-
after wearing them your feet al reflexologist waiting in the
will not be sexy. You will have back seat after every event.
bunions, hammertoes, ingrown What I also know is that when
toenails, heel spurs, pinched you wear these high-heeled
The old adage goes: only Americans wear white sneakers in Paris. These nerves and more stuff that I shoes, you will have back pain
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and might break your ankle Birds. APLs are light-weight,

trying to walk on a slick city well designed and good for
street — never mind navi- working out.” So after talk-
gating the soft lawn at that ing with Shari I started my
lovely outdoor wedding you search by ordering 12 pairs
are going to this summer. If from Zappos and ended up
you are smart, one day you with one pair of fairly plain
will realize that teetering black Nikes. Despite my fear
and tottering are stupid not that I’d be stared at because
sexy. of my oh so American foot-
I just got back from Paris. wear — no one in Paris was
You know those red-soled looking at my feet (or even
French shoes that celebri- at me for that matter) so I
ties wear made by Christian comfortably covered at least
Louboutin — the red on the 12 miles every day on foot
soles is the blood of the fools without so much as a blister.
who wear them. In 10 days I So what do the French
did not see a single person wear walking the streets
wearing his bloody shoes. I of Paris? They wear exactly
think Louboutins have been what every other tourist
outlawed on Paris streets from places like China, the
the way smoking has been U.S., Thailand, Australia and
outlawed in the restaurants. Germany wears: sneakers.
I did see a beautiful woman Also called trainers, tennies
wearing loose espadrilles and tackies, and called “bas-
riding a bike with a baby in kets” by the French.
a handlebar seat. She was Sneakers are chic. Though
smoking a cigarette and most sneakers I saw on
talking on the phone while the street were the garden
weaving in and out of traffic variety Adidas and Nikes
but her baby looked happy there are lots of high-
and her feet were not bleed- fashion choices — even my
ing. Who am I to judge? go-to store of sweet, simple,
On my own pre-Paris shoe French chic — agnès b. — had
search I consulted my shoe some neon sneaker booties
expert, Shari Rosen, an inter- that tempted me.
national event planner who Thanks to the recent(ish)
does a lot of urban walking collaboration between rap-
and says she only wears pers and designers — Given-
sneakers. Rosen said, “My chy, Balenciaga, Chanel,
next purchase is going to Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Fendi her shoes caught my eye:
be On Cloud — I was sitting and some brands I’ve never bejeweled sneakers with
with a group of successful heard of (Golden Goose, APC big diamondy bows. When
entrepreneurs who all swore and APL — just to confuse us, I asked her where she got
that they were the most Common Projects and oh so them she proudly said she
comfortable sneakers they many others) — cool sneak- had bought them in Italy.
had ever worn. Yeezy sneak- ers abound. It turns out that shoes can
ers are like wearing slippers. I met a shy, observant Mus- be glittery, shiny, pretty, fun
Kanye just came out with a lim girl walking at midnight and comfortable. So if your
new model a few days ago. on the Champs Élysée. Her foot is indeed an erogenous PHOTOS BY ANNE DAY

Golden Goose are my fashion head was covered with the zone, protect its virginal Photographer and Compass Editor Anne Day stalked the
forward sneakers but not as hijab and she wore a body- beauty by wearing comfort- streets of Paris to ask locals what they had on their feet
comfortable as Yeezy or All concealing black coat but able shoes. — from Gucci to glitter, sneakers come all ways.
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The Berkshires Dining

List You Want to Be On
By Cordelia Schiller

omething great about liv- where I found myself one
ing here in the Northwest weekend in June. Originally
Corner is that you can built for horses, the barns of
drive for 45 minutes and end up Gedney Farm have become a
in a city, surrounded by people picturesque country inn, with
and cars and buildings and a restaurant and venue space.
that dizzying city energy. But Gedney has hosted many wine
on the other hand, if you drive tasting dinners, but that night
45 minutes in another direc- was one of their first beer
tion you could find yourself tastings, featuring beer from
in a wide-open field guarded Great Falls Brewing Company
by lush green hills and wild- in North Canaan. The turnout
flowers, with a few cows in the was great, with six tables filled,
distance and a large country eight people at each.
barn, tucked away from soci- Great Falls Brewing Company
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serenity. begun brewing in December
PHOTOS BY CORDELIA SCHILLER Such a place is Gedney Farm 2018. The taproom is located in
A can of Canaan Mountain Lager, which was served with charcuterie
in New Marlborough, Mass., the old Canaan Union Station
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The company has 14 beers on
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six to be served at Gedney that
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the dinner. Chef Ryan McLaugh-
lin of the restaurant at Gedney
Farm built his meal around the

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… dining list
Continued from page 19

beers. more Bergfield talked, the more

The evening started with I realized these beers are local in
charcuterie and Great Falls’ best every sense of the word.
seller, Canaan Mountain Lager. The evening was relaxed and
The first course of grilled aspar- the dinner had a drawn-out,
agus was paired with their Lazy lazy summer feel to it, with the
Hazy Housy IPA, another popu- beer slowly fizzing away in large
lar brew. These two beers were round glasses while people
described by Bergfield as “doing talked and ate. Honestly, the
something people know and do- whole evening looked like it was
ing it well,” but it was clear that right out of a Martha Stewart or
he loves to be spontaneous and Country Living magazine, and
creative in the brewing process the different beers went along
as well. with that aesthetic perfectly.
As each course and beer was However, if your vibe is more
served, Bergfield shared some gritty, backyard-barbecues-
behind-the-scenes info on the in-lawn-chairs type summer
beer. He shared the story behind nights, all of Great Falls’ beers
the “Oh Really? Oh Wow! Pine- would work for that as well,
apple Milkshake IPA,” which is straight out of the can.
made with lactose, the sugar My favorite beer of the night
in milk. Lactose accentuates by far was the Strawberry Basil
the hops and fruit in the beer Limeade Gose, which was served PHOTO BY CORDELIA SCHILLER

and rounds the flavor out for a with grilled John Dory fish, Gedney Farm offers themed Sommelier Series dinners.
sweet, juicy, hazy tasting beer. duck fat potatoes and pickled
According to Bergfield, in the ramp vinaigrette. It reminded
very early days of the company, me of kombucha in taste — not
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Love All: Advice for

Tennis in the Country
By Cynthia Hochswender

he first thing you need to patterned shorts that surfers advantage of ordering online
know if you want to play wear) with a white T-shirt when is that you get a larger selec-
tennis in the Tri-state re- playing tennis. tion. Even Paragon in Manhat-
gion in summertime is that the The happy medium that I’ve tan doesn’t have all the many
best bug spray is called Mighty found is a tank top of some kind choices you can find online.
No Bitey. My tennis friend Mau- with a tennis skirt. Not to make I personally prefer shoes
reen discovered it. She’s right this an ancient history tour but made by Asics, because they
about a lot of things and as it in the old days, we wore sport have a slanted toe box. I often
turns out, she was right about skirts and separate undergar- switch back and forth between
the bug spray. ments that had little pockets playing on clay courts (where
It’s about $14 for an 8 ounce in them for tucking away the you slide to a stop) and hard
bottle, which is expensive but tennis balls so your hands could courts (where you just … stop).
it’s worth it. You won’t come be free. If you try to slide on a hard
close to using it all up in one Today, most tennis skirts court, you’ll bruise your toe nail
summer. And there’s nothing come with stretchy shorts at- and it will probably turn black.
more annoying than having a tached and underneath. You can I find that the slanted toe box
cloud of insects around your tuck the balls into the shorts. helps you to avoid this problem.
head when you’re trying to I like Athleta ( LEARNING TO PLAY (AGAIN) ILLUSTRATION BY ALEXANDER WILBURN

serve., especially for their If you haven’t played in a

WHAT TO WEAR cool-weather leggings, which while, there are some excellent
The second thing to know is are usually cut attractively and coaches, and most will accom- Club in Salisbury (which has an
that no one really dresses up to often have pockets in them. modate the fact that, for exam- unusual sort of plastic astroturf-
play tennis around here. People FINDING A RACKET ple, you have a 1970s style. style court surface) and at the
actually take it to an extreme. There are also many excellent Greg Reiss is the tennis and indoor Pinewoods Health and
Very good players will often tennis gear websites, where you squash coach at the Millbrook Racket Club in Torrington.
wear cut-off shorts and a T-shirt can buy rackets, clothing and School. He runs high-level ten- WHERE TO PLAY
with words (such as the name of footwear. I had a good experi- nis workshops in spring and There are many country clubs
a beer) on it. ence buying a racket online, autumn. To get on the mailing in the area. Perhaps the friendli-
That isn’t necessarily relevant but I was fortunate in having a list, and to find out how to be- est one in the area is the Wyan-
to the many players who belong friend who is an excellent player come a summer member at the tenuck Country Club in Great
to country clubs, which hold a and suggested that I look for a outdoor Millbrook hard courts, Barrington, which has red clay
higher standard. racket appropriate to someone email Greg at gregreiss2@ courts (
When I was a teenager and “with a 1970s hitting style.” I Sharon Country Club has
first playing, the rule was still bought a Prince. The most popu- Edgar Giffenig is an excep- beautiful Har-Tru courts but you
that everyone wore white on lar new brand of racket seems tional pro-level coach who also need to be recommended to be
the court (and women were to be Babolat. does private and group lessons considered for membership.
only allowed to play during the There are many excellent even for mere mortals. He can The Millbrook Golf and Ten-
daytime hours on weekdays, pros around here; it can’t hurt fix a bad swing with just one nis Club has an excellent tennis
because of course “The Men” to consult with one before you Delphic observation. program, beautiful facilities
worked and should have unim- buy a racket. Make sure it’s a He is the director of tennis and a really tasty restaurant on
peded access to the course after pro who’s had some time to at the Norfolk Country Club, the side of the courts.
work and on the weekends). understand your style of play, so which has beautifully main- The Hotchkiss School in
In those days and in sub- they’re actually recommending tained Har-Tru courts. Email Lakeville is extremely gener-
sequent years, my mother a racket for you, not making a him at ous with their outdoor courts,
drummed into my head that general recommendation. Coach Doug Madeux has a which are open to the public
it was not acceptable to wear PROTECT YOUR FEET very devoted following among whenever students aren’t using
surfer jams (those lovely long For rackets and for shoes, the players at the Twin Lakes Beach them.
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We love hot drinks

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winter, so why
not cold soup
in a teacup for

Soup in Summer?
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Out of the Dark Ages

Of Summer Skincare
By Debra A. Aleksinas

ong before smoking iodine.
became taboo, riding in Each summer, my friends
a car without seatbelts and I would head to the shore,
became unlawful and the food slather the oily mixture onto
police took the fun out of eating our skin from head to toe, and
Twinkies, there was baby oil and bake all day under the blazing
iodine. sun. Like hotcakes on a griddle,
As a teen growing up in the we would flip sides every 20
’70s, an era that idolized the minutes or so to ensure an
likes of Farrah Fawcett with her even tan. Being the most fair-
golden, sun-kissed tan, sporting skinned of the group, while
pale skin — particularly while my friends turned an envious,
wearing mini-skirts and baring golden brown, I often ended up
your midriff — was considered resembling an atomic, over-ripe
totally uncool. For many of tomato.
us Baby Boomers, the solution Today, I cringe at the torture
was found in, well, a home- and irreparable damage I must
made suntan solution of baby have put my pasty skin through
oil mixed with a few drops of while soaking in all those harm-
Bathing in the sun may look good in photos, ful ultraviolet rays. Fortunately,
but it’s damaging your health. my sun-worshipping phase was
short-lived. And while I still
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A study done by the AAD points to further worrisome

statistics: 43% of teens say they lie out in the sun, and 78% of
A study by the AAD points to age 40, according to the Na- female teens and 14 % of male teens say they never use sun
further worrisome statistics. It tional Eye Institute.
block, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
found that 63% of teens believe Thankfully, wash-off faux
they look better when they tanners and brush-on bronzers
have a tan, and 59% of teens have come a long way in terms
believe people in general look of looking natural and smell-
healthier with a tan. Also, 43% ing less, well, smelly, and they
of teens say they lie out in the are a safer substitute to sun Limit your time in the sun So while the tan-demic of the
sun, and 78% of female teens tanning. Still, there’s no doubt to between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., ’70s, like shoulder-pads and big
and 14% of male teens say they that summer can take a toll on when UV rays are strongest. hair, may be over, au naturel
never use sun block. Further, your skin if you are not careful, Wear a wide-brim hat to pale is still not the desired skin
only three in 10 teens who lie so we asked a local expert to protect your scalp and face from tone for many. But it’s OK to
out in the sun say they always shed some light on the topic. direct exposure to the sun. enjoy the hot, sunny months
use sun block, the AAD study Dr. Kathleen Mantaro, a pri- Children and older adults are ahead; just play it safe. Carry a
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than 20 million Americans over body. Reapply every two hours. cool. future self will thank you.

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2019 Summer Day Trips

Action Wildlife Foundation Inc. Columbus Day, docents on site Berkshire Scenic open year round. Picnic area, 500
337 Torrington Road, Goshen, CT, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Railway Museum dinosaur tracks, trails, gift shop.
860-491-9191, Historic iron furnace on the Lenox Station, 10 Willow Creek Road, Special events & activities, school
Farm zoo with animals from Blackberry River; Connecticut’s Lenox, MA, 413-637-2210, programs. Park grounds open daily,
around the world. Drive through designated Industrial Monument. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, closed Mondays.
or walk. Petting barn, hayrides. Historic Lenox Station, ride the Fee for Exhibit Center only, children
Wheelchair accessible. Check Berkshire Botanical Garden Yard Jitney or experience a cab under 5 are free.
website for seasonal hours. Rtes 183 & 102, Stockbridge, MA, 413-298- ride with an engineer, and tours,
3926, May through early September.
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Appalachian Trail Courses & lectures in plant The Lenox Station is listed on
6550 Springbrook Ave., Rte. 9,
Rte. 41, Undermountain Road, anatomy, physiology, botany, Rhinebeck, NY, 845-876-4000,
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Salisbury, CT, landscape design. Annual Grow
Places. See website for updates and
Park your car and hike the Show. Display gardens and visitor 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air
museum schedule.
beautiful trail, dawn to dusk. Be center open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Balloon Festival, July 12-14; Dutchess
aware of ticks. through Columbus Day. Gift Shop. Canaan Railroad Days County Fair, Aug. 20-25. Check
Guided tours available. North Canaan, CT, 860-824-8250, website for the full calendar of
Baseball Hall of Fame events.
& Museum Berkshire Museum 54th Anniversary Canaan Railroad
25 Main St., Cooperstown, NY, 39 South St., Pittsfield, MA, Days, July 17-28; Canaan Carnival,
Fireman’s Association of
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shop. Hall of Fame Induction for the entire family. Touch tank Catamount Aerial 117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY, 518-
Weekend, July 19-22. Summer and aquarium, special outings Adventure Park 822-1875,
hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and events. Spark! Lab hands-on, 2962 State Highway 23, Hillsdale, NY, More than 300 years of firefighting
creative laboratory. Gift shop. 518-325-3200 or 413-528-1262, history on display. Children 3 and
Beckley Furnace Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., under free. Wheelchair accessible.
140 Lower Road, East Canaan, CT, Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Members & Aerial forest adventure, ages 7 Tours available by request. Open children, under 3, free. Wheelchair and up, with 12 courses of varying daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open Memorial Day through accessible. difficulty, 170 elements, 50-plus zip
lines. See website for information Goshen Fair
and seasonal hours. Goshen Fairgrounds, Rte. 63, Goshen,
CT, 860-491-3655,
The New Children’s Museum Adult spelling bee, fireworks, hay
950 Trout Brook Drive, bale toss contest, skillet throw
West Hartford, CT, 860-231-2824, contest, pie eating contest, parade, rides, demonstrations, food, live
The Children’s Museum offers music, tractor pulls, animal shows
hands-on fun with science and and judging. Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Sat. and
nature for younger children Sun. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Mon. 8 a.m.
and families. Exhibits and to 6 p.m.
demonstrations, education
classes and activities, a live animal Hancock Shaker Village
wildlife sanctuary, state-of-the art 1843 W Housatonic St. (Rtes. 20 & 41),
digital science dome, movies and Pittsfield, MA, 413-443-0188,
planetarium shows.
Craft demonstrations, oval box
Columbia County Fair making, exhibits, farm animals, and
Columbia County Agricultural Society, more. Children 12 and under, free.
32 Church St., Chatham, NY, 518-392- Hours are mid-April through late-
2121, June 10am-4pm and summer and
179th fair, Aug. 28 through Sept. 2. fall hours, July through October, 10
a.m.-5 p.m.
Danbury Railway Museum
120 White St., Danbury, CT, 203-778-8337, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Presidential Library and
Unique line of vintage diesel Museum
locomotives, guided tours, train Rte. 9, Hyde Park, NY, 845-486-7770,
rides, exhibits, library, celebrate
your child’s birthday, gift shop. Tours, orientation film, New Deal
Special events each month. museum store, cafe. Grounds are
open from sunrise to sunset for
Dinosaur State Park walking paths. Tours are daily from
400 West St., Rocky Hill, CT, 860-529-
9 a.m. -5 p.m., except Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Registered National Landmark,
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Howe Caverns Magic Wings Butterfly Sharon Audubon Center cabins, nature center, kayaking,
255 Discovery Drive, Howe’s Cave, NY, Conservatory and Gardens 325 Cornwall Bridge Road (Rte. 4), canoeing, fishing. 25 miles of
518-296-8900, 281 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, Sharon, CT, 860-364-0520, trails. Call for schedule.
Visit the limestone cave discovered MA, 413-665-2805, www.magicwings.
by Lester Howe, 165 feet below com Eleven miles of woodland and Trevor Zoo
ground. Open year-round with meadow hiking trails. Pond, Millbrook School, 131 Millbrook
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
seasonal hours. exhibits, gift shop, visitor center. School Road, Millbrook, NY, 845-677-
summer. Features an 8,000-square-
Open year-round. 3704,
foot indoor conservatory home
Innisfree Garden to nearly 4,000 exotic and
180 animals, exotic species.
362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook, NY, 845-677- domestic butterflies in a tropical Eric Sloane Museum Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8000, environment. and Kent Iron Furnace
185-acre public garden. Open five 31 Kent-Cornwall Road,
Rte. 9G, Hyde Park, NY, 845-229-9115,
days a week through Oct. 15. Closed Mystic Seaport Kent, CT, 860-927-3849
Mondays and Tuesdays, except legal 845-229-9422,
75 Greenmanville Ave., Rte. 27, Mystic, Reconstructed studio and artwork
holidays. The private retreat of Eleanor
CT, 860-572-0711, or 888-973-2767 of Eric Sloane. Antique machinery,
Roosevelt. Only National Historic Site rock, gem and mining exhibits. Gift
Irondale Schoolhouse Maritime Art Gallery, education shop. Thurs.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
dedicated to an American first lady.
16 Main St., Millerton, NY, Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through
& special kids programs, group Stormville Airport Antique October. Tours of grounds, gardens
tours, planetarium, classes,
Tour the historic 1858 one-room Show and Flea Market and cottage. Age 15 and younger, free.
recreated 19th-century seafaring
schoolhouse that was saved from village with shops. Climb aboard 428 Rte. 216, Stormville, NY,
demolition and relocated to the Vanderbilt Mansion
an historic tall ship. Stop by the 845-221-6561, www. Rte. 9, Hyde Park, NY, 845-229-7770,
center of the village as a tourist Mystic Aquarium while there.
destination and an institution for
Open daily, year-round. Members More than 600 exhibitors, food court. Gilded Age country home, grounds
learning. Open through mid-October and kids under 5, free. Discounts See website for 2019 show dates. Free
on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 with walking paths. Seasonal
for seniors. Check website for admission and parking, no pets. 8 schedule of tours every day. Closed
a.m. to 4 p.m. upcoming events. a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New
Kent Falls State Park New England Air Museum Taconic State Park Year’s Day.
Rte. 7, Kent, CT, Bradley International Airport, 253 Rte. 344, Copake Falls, NY, 36 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 518-329-3993,
Five miles north of Kent center. 275 860-623-3305, Hiking trails, swimming, camping,
acres, 200-foot waterfall, hiking, Helicopters, DC-3 airliner, WWII
beautiful picnic area and plenty of aircraft, jet fighters, etc. One-
parking. day activities for kids during
summer. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 2019 Season
2019 Season
Lake Compounce Contemporary
Contemporary Theatre
186 Enterprise Dr., Bristol, CT, 860-583- p.m. Children 3 and under free. Alternative Cabaret
Alternative Cabaret
3300, Discounts for seniors. Storytelling
Family-friendly fun theme park. Norman Rockwell Museum
Includes roller coaster and thrill 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge, MA,
rides, water rides, classic and kiddie 413-298-4100, July 12-14 August 8 - 25
rides and shows. Lake Compounce Largest collection of Norman
serves a wide variety of food options
as well.
Rockwell art including original Marty
Saturday Evening Post covers, gift
shop, tours, cafe, beautiful ground
Moran The
Lebanon Valley Speedway
& Dragway
for walking and having a picnic. Brothers Size
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free
1746 Rte. 20, Lebanon, NY, 518-794-7130,
parking, wheelchair accessible. 5
and under, free.
Dirt-sanctioned stock car racing.
Muscle car drag racing, swap meets, Old Sturbridge Village
Wed. nights street cars only. Sat. and 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road,
Sun., gates open 8 a.m.; Wednesday Sturbridge, MA, 800-733-1830,
nights gates open 5 p.m., racing
6 to 10 p.m. See website for more A recreated village and outdoor
information. history museum that brings to The
Lime Rock Park
life the world of ordinary men Tricky Part
and women in early 19th-century By Tarell Alvin McCraney
60 White Hollow Road (Rte. 112),
rural New England. Wheelchair
Lakeville, CT, 860-435-5000,
accessible, free parking, children
under 3, free; senior discount.
2019 Auto racing season. Food
concessions, bring your lawn chair
New England’s largest military
enactment, Red Coats and Rebels,
and cooler. Call or go online for
Aug. 3-4.
1330 County Route 7, Ancram, NY 12502 518.329.0114
park information including camp Ancram Opera
Opera House
House 2019
2019 season
season is
is made
made possible
possible by
by the
sites and complete racing schedule. New
New York
York State
State Council
Council on
on the
the Arts
Arts with
with the
the support
support of
of Governor
Andrew M.
M. Cuomo
Cuomo and
and the
the New
New York
York State
State Legislature.
28 SUMMERTIME, July 2019

2019 Summer Arts
presents Ancram Opera House “The Secret Garden,” through July 14; Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
1330 County Route 7, Ancram, NY, “Mamma Mia!,” July 26-Aug. 18; “Jesus 20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, CT, norfolk.
NEW BAROQUE 518-329-0114, Christ Superstar,” Aug. 30-Sept. 15;
SOLOISTS - 2019 Contemporary Theatre, Alternative
Cabaret, Storytelling. “The Tricky
“Comedy Center 4,” Aug. 25. Season runs through Aug. 17. Go to
the website for the full schedule.
Part,” July 12-14; “The Brothers Size,” Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Aug. 8-25. 44 County Road 7D, Hillsdale, NY
Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St., Lenox, MA, 413-637-3353,
The 31st Annual Falcon Ridge Folk
Bard SummerScape Festival, Aug. 2-4.
Bard College, 60 Manor Ave., “Twelfth Night,” through Aug. 4; “The
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Grillsdale Taming of the Shrew,” through Aug.
845-758-7900, Roeliff Jansen Park, 116 Old Rte. 22, 17; “Coriolanus,” Aug. 21-25.
Seven weeks of music, opera, Hillsdale, NY,
theater, dance, film and cabaret Live music and food by locally– Sharon Playhouse
WEDNESDAYS at 5:00PM performances, through Aug. 18. Go to sourced chefs, Aug. 24, 7-11 pm. 49 Amenia Road, Sharon, CT,
the website for full calendar. 860-364-7469,
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro “Beauty and the Beast,” July 19-
JULY 24 & 31 Barrington Stage Company 8232 Rte. 44, Norfolk, CT, 866-666-6306, Aug. 4; “Joseph and the Amazing
~ 30 Union St., Pittsfield, MA, 413-236-8888, Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Aug. 9-25; “Cast of Beatlemania,” July 13, 7 pm;
AUGUST 7 & 14 “Time Flies and Other Comedies,”
“Nunsense,” Aug. 30-Sept. 15.
“Anders Osborne,” July 19, 8 pm;
though July 27; “Gertrude and “Cowboy Mouth,” July 25, 8 pm. Sherman Playhouse
St. John’s Episcopal Church Claudius,” through Aug. 3; “Fall 5 Rte. 39 North, Sherman, CT, 860-354-
Springs,” world premiere, Aug. 9-31. Jacob’s Pillow Dance 3622,
12 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA, “The Tempest,” through July 20.
Center for Performing Arts 413-243-0745,
6/2/18 9:18 AM Page 1 at Rhinebeck Festival season runs through Aug. Tanglewood
Donations accepted at the door 6/2/18
661 Rte. 9:18 AM Page
308, Rhinebeck, 1
NY, 845-876- 25. Go to the website for the full 297 West Street, Lenox, MA, 413-637-1600,
3080, schedule.
The summer home of the Boston

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The Music Shed, Battell-Stoeckell Estate,
Rtes. 44 and 272, Norfolk, CT, 860-868-
Go to the website for the full
Symphony Orchestra. Season full
of music and events runs through
Sept. 1. Go to the website for the full

schedule. TheatreWorks New Milford

5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, CT,
Litchfield Jazz Festival

Step Into Summer!

Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63, Goshen, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and
CT, 860-361-6285, Spike,” through Aug 3.
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24th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival,
July 26-28. Warner Theatre
ock Born Ahnu
Clarks Birkenstock
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Born Clarks 68 Main St.,Torrington, CT, 860-489-7180,

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and Shoes!
“The Pinocchio Show,” through July
Art Garfunkel In Close-Up, July 13,
8 pm; “Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat,” July 27-Aug.
13; “Grease,” through July 21; “Jane of 4; “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance
Ahnu Birkenstock
Ahnu Born Clarks Dansko
Birkenstock Born Hubbard Keen the Jungle,” July 19-27; “Little Shop of Kid,” Aug. 9, 8 pm.
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St, Kent, CT Aug. 8-18.
Clarks Dansko
860-927-0009 860-927-0009 The Mahaiwe Performing
Wassaic Project
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY,
Great Naot Redwing
10-5; Sun 12-5
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Born Clarks Dansko Hubbard
Mon-Sat 10-5;and
Sun Shoes!
12-5 Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA Summer festival featuring dance and
Teva Taos Vionic Wolky
Merrell Naot Redwing Teva Taos Vionic Wolky Berkshire Comedy Festival, July 27, 8 pm. film, Aug. 3.
25 North Main St, Kent, CT
Selection of Comfort
Selection Sandals
of Comfort and
Sandals andShoes!
Shoes! Music Mountain Weekend in Norfolk
Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 Falls Village, CT, 860-824-7126, Town of Norfolk, CT, www.
25 North Main
25 North Main St, St, Kent,CT
Kent, CT
90th season runs through Sept. 22. A three-day town-wide festival
Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5
Chamber music concerts are held on
Sundays at 3 p.m., and Twilight Series
featuring arts exhibits, nature walks,
music, movies, games and more. The
Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 concerts featuring jazz, big band and event runs Aug. 2-4. Go to the website more are held on Saturdays. for the full schedule.
SUMMERTIME, July 2019 29

A Good Vintage
On Four Wheels:
Classic Cars Roll Out
By Debra A. Aleksinas

really big show in a re- JULY 14, FALLS VILLAGE
ally small town is how CAR SHOW
the annual Falls Village Now in its 10th year, this
Car Show, now in its 10th year, popular event will return
is known. The popular event, this summer on Sunday,
to be held this year on Sunday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 3
July 14, in downtown Falls Vil- p.m. in downtown Falls
lage, is one of several anxious- Village. Proceeds benefit
ly awaited classic car shows the Falls Village Volunteer
scheduled to take place this Fire Department. The show
summer around northwest features street rods, muscle
Connecticut in a tradition that cars, classic cars, race cars, PHOTO BY ALEXANDER WILBURN

is as American as apple pie. antique cars, customs, im- At Sunday in the Park, Lime Rock Park’s massive Concours d’Elegance held
Throughout summer, many ports, trucks and motorcy- each year on Labor Day weekend, owners and collectors like Gary Franzi (with
cles. Registration fee is $10, his 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8) display their vintage automobiles to visiting
towns great and small will be
enthusiasts. “I’ve had the car since 1972; it was restored back in 1993. The car
closing their main streets, or spectators admitted free. only goes out about once or twice a year,” said Franzi at the show in 2016.
opening a field at a country Sponsored by Jacobs Garage,
fair — as is the case in Cole- Toymaker’s Cafe, the Falls
brook, Goshen and Bethlehem Village Inn and Olde Yankee
— so that hundreds of classic Street Rods. 860-824-5861
and vintage cars, motorcycles JULY 28, HARWINTON
and trucks can be parked for LIONS CARS FOR SIGHT
all to see. People of all ages Another popular show
wander around, basking in takes place on Sunday, July
the warm nostalgia of days 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
gone by. Car owners proudly 5-24 Bumper Road, Harwin-
display their shiny, painstak- ton. All cars and trucks are
ingly detailed hot rods, mus- welcome at the Harwinton
cle cars, classic cars, lowrid- Town Hall Complex. Regis-
ers, vintage motorcycles and tration fee is $10, spectators
trucks. Every car has a history, admitted free. The event
and every owner has an inter- features trophies, food and
esting tale they are eager to music. 860-796-2106
share with spectators. AUG. 11, 43RD ANNUAL
Chances are, there is a car AUTO SHOW/
show in your area this sum- SWAP MEET, GOSHEN
mer, and even if you don’t This popular event,
know a Bugatti from a VW sponsored by the Litchfield
Bug, taking in the sights and Hills Historical Auto Club,
sounds of a classic car show is takes place Sunday from 10
a great way to spend a mid- a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Goshen
summer’s day. Fairgrounds (Route 63), and
Here is a sampling of some features a display of antique
of the popular car shows and classic cars, trucks
scheduled to roll into the area
over the next few months: Continued on page 30 Director/Choreographer:
Director/Choreographer: MEREDITH PORRI
MEREDITH PORRI| Music Director:
Director: DAN PORRI Director
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rides in the 1930 Ford Model A he inherited from his grandfather.

… classic cars
Continued from page 29

and motorcycles, plus vendors SEPT. 1, LIME ROCK PARK

Unique Woods selling automobile parts and

accessories, cars for sale, door
The massive Concours

for Unique Homes prizes, raffles, food, a Hula-Hoop

contest, indoor/outdoor flea
d’Elegance on the Sam Posey
Straight and the Gathering of
market, rides on a Ford Model the Marques enthusiast meet is
A and more. There is a $10 fee unparalleled in its size, variety
for show cars, $4 for spectators. and elegance. Sunday in the
Go to Park is on Sept. 1. Go to www.
fieldHillsHistoricalAutoClub. for information
AUG. 31, 75TH COLEBROOK and tickets.
This car show, now in its 7th CLASSIC CAR CONCOURS
year, takes place in conjunction AND CRUISE
with the town’s popular Labor Stretched out in the shadow
Day country fair in downtown of the Clock Tower across from
Colebrook on Saturday, Aug. 31. Christ Church in Sharon, this
The car show features antiques, car show on Saturday, Sept. 7,
muscle/classics, imports, trucks, allows visitors to take a ride in
tuners, exotics and more. Loca- the vintage vehicles. Lunches
tion: Colebrook Recreation Area available for picnicking on the
(intersection of Route 183 and Green; $20 to register your auto-
Schoolhouse Road). Fee is $10 for mobile, $10 to ride. All proceeds
car entries. Dash plaques to first benefit the church. Call 860-364-
100 cars, trophies, drawings. Rain 5260 or go to www.christchurch-
884 Ashley Falls Rd or shine. 860-379-3359, ext. 201.
Sheffield, MA 01257
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