Blog :: 09-2016

It's Fall Festival 2016!

Salisbury, CT will once again hold its annual Fall Festival on Columbus Day Weekend, October 7, 8 & 9. Run by the local churches, this event is a picture perfect celebration of Fall, including fun shopping at the Sidewalk Sales, great “street food” (where I will have my annual grilled hot dog – or maybe even two), hayrides for the kids, face painting, crafts, and the annual Scarecrow Contest. Enjoy the Salisbury Band on the Scoville Library lawn from noon – 1:30. 

As we have for the past 8 years, Best & Cavallaro Real Estate will be sponsoring the Joint Chiefs to bring their beautiful harmonies and guitars to entertain the crowds from 1:30 to 3 pm on Saturday in front of our office at 5 Academy Street in Salisbury.    

Wrap up the weekend on Sunday at the pancake breakfast at the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance garage, browse the pottery and other gems made by our local artisans, and end the day at the Brew Ski Fest, located near the Ski Jumps and sponsored by SWSA (Salisbury Winter Sports Association).  

See you at spin class on Monday!!

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    What Sold This Summer?

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    There were 11 sales in Salisbury between June 1 and September 1. The highest was a lakefront home that was sold by Best & Cavallaro for $2,325,000; four sold between $350,000-$875,000; five from $150,000-$295,000. One of the village’s townhouses sold for $110,000.

    13 homes sold in Lakeville this summer, including an estate for $3,200,000. Five other high end properties sold for $750,000-$1,405,000; three sales between $420,000-$470,000;  three sold for $190,000-$255,000; and a cottage sold for $165,000.

    16 homes sold in Sharon - the highest for $3,100,000 and the two lowest for $38,000 and $40,000; two higher end homes at $805,000 and $1,300,000; four between $425,000-$545,000; three sold from $305,000-$351,000; four sold for between $155,000-$297,500.

    6 houses sold in the Cornwall area - $875,000 was the highest, $106,050 the lowest, with four between $175,000-$455,000.  

    5 properties sold in Canaan between $55,000-$150,000.  3 sold in Falls Village between $140,000-$480,000.

    19 properties sold in Kent, with the highest at $1,035,000, lowest at $110,000;  5 sold from $110,000-$190,000; 9 from $223,200 -$387,500;  3 from $510,000- $535,000.

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      34th Annual Northwest Connecticut CROP Hunger Walk

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      On Sunday, Sept. 25, the 34th Annual Northwest CT CROP Hunger Walk will be held to raise funds to address hunger locally and globally. Registration and check-in begin at 1 pm in the parking lot of Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT. At 1:30 pm, walkers, strollers, and joggers can choose routes ranging from .25 to 10 miles—or any distance in between. Refreshment stops will be available along the route.

      CROP Hunger Walks are interfaith hunger education and fundraising events. To join the walk, register online at CROP Hunger Walk. 

      Up to 25% of funds raised from the NW CT Walk is allocated to hunger-fighting programs in our community via the Northwest Connecticut Food Bank which provides food vouchers and gift certificates to area grocery stores for those in need.

      In the past 20 years, the Northwest Connecticut CROP Walk has raised over $473,000. Of that total almost $120,000 has stayed in the local area to alleviate hunger in the local area.

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        Fall Explorations in the Northwest Corner

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        As summer wanes here in the Northwest Corner, there are exciting opportunities to explore.

        Witness the Heritage Walks 2016, sponsored by The Upper Housatonic National Heritage Area on three weekends: September 17 & 18,  24 & 25 and October 1 & 2. Industrial and archeological sites, geological and horticultural resources, historic locations, architecture, scenic views, even easy walks along the Appalachian Trail are planned, all led by experts in their fields. Pre-registration is recommended as space may be limited.  

        In Salisbury, a local historian will be in Amesville to talk about Cannon At 20 Paces! The Rise and Fall of the Ames Iron Works on two different weekends. In Falls Village, learn about The American Chestnuts Lost and Found, and History and Ecology on Canaan Mountain, both in Great Mountain Forest.  The new Hall of Connecticut Geology at the Connecticut Mining and Mineral Museum tells the geological story of how Connecticut came to be. Not to be overlooked are some fabulous walks in Berkshire County. Stop by Best & Cavallaro for brochures with more information.

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