Blog :: 01-2017

Winter Pursuits

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For those of us who don’t hit the ski slopes, there are other avenues to pursue. Artistic endeavors abound at the private schools throughout our area:

Hotchkiss Tremaine Gallery - The current exhibit is Marjory Reid Plus Two: Janet Rickus, Warner Friedman and runs until February 5, 2017. Visit the Hotchkiss School website at hotchkiss.org for information about future exhibits, concerts, and performances. 

Indian Mountain School’s annual juried art contest and exhibit will hang in the Student Center gallery space from February 2 until March 3, 2017. This year’s theme is Main Street. 

Berkshire School - Berkshire School Warren Family Gallery features Revisiting Rockwell by Berkshire alum Maggie Meiners ‘90 and will be featured January 18 thru March 5.

Kent School offers plays, dance and music recitals throughout the year. Check the school’s calendar at kent-school.edu.

Enjoy!

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    Which Way In?

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    I sometimes view properties for which the main entry to the home is either not obvious, awkward, or both. This sad situation transcends all price ranges.

    Often a house is built with very little consideration as to siting, driveways, and walkways. I suspect that many driveways begin as the most direct route from the road to the building site and, because of time or budgetary constraints, remain just that. A good landscape designer can add value to a property by changing the experience of approach to the house and therefore the perception of the entire property.

    Today, I passed a familiar property which has been transformed with a new driveway and guest parking area. Previously a very unspectacular and poorly-conceived dirt driveway, the new, well-planned gravel driveway changes the approach experience dramatically. In this case, the actual “cut-in” from the road was moved and a gentle curve added. The new approach slows down entering vehicles and allows one to fully appreciate the beautiful home. An ample and well-located parking area near the main entry establishes arrival. The difference is remarkable.

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      Sharon CT Historical Society

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      How exciting to find new-to-the-area folks who become absorbed with learning about the town in which they now live. Such is the case of a remarkable woman of Jewish heritage who became fascinated with the history of her neighborhood in Sharon. She sensed there was a poignant story to be told. Her story is about several Jewish families who had immigrated from Russia to New York hoping for a better life; New York was not ideal and jobs were menial. 

      A generous Jewish philanthropist offered an opportunity to farm on lands in Sharon. Life and times of those early Jewish settlers in the early 1900s is being featured at the Sharon Historical Society. The ingenuity of Carol Ascher and the Sharon Historical Society archivist have produced a magnificent cultural history on display at the historical society which is in place through mid-March.

      It is worthy of a special visit to the Historical Society on Main Street, Sharon, CT. Visit their website at sharonhist.org for more information.

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