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Learn about the Shepaug Railroad line, which transformed Washington, Conn., into a dairy center as well as a country retreat, in a Zoom talk on March 21. Photo courtesy Gunn Historical Museum

A History of the Shepaug Railroad Line

Fans of Connecticut rail history can tune in to a Zoom presentation co-sponsored by the Gunn Historical Museum and the Danbury Railway Museum on Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.

“The History of the Shepaug Railroad” will be presented by Col. Donald A. Woodworth Jr., USAF (Ret.).


Chef Robert Arbor of Le Gamin Café in Sharon gave a class on how to cook chicken fricassee on Saturday, Feb. 12, on Zoom. Photo by Tam Tran

A Delicious Dinner, No Matter Who Cooks It

Chef Robert Arbor (owner of Le Gamin in Sharon, Conn.)  demonstrated the art of traditional French cuisine in the first of a series of cooking programs that aired on Zoom on Saturday, Feb. 12.

The cooking series is hosted by the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Conn.


Demi Remick and Dancers will perform tap dances to classic jazz and more modern numbers at Sharon Playhouse on March 5. Photo courtesy Sharon Playhouse

Tap and Jazz, from the Roaring 20s to the 2020s

Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, Conn., will present “Radio Days,” a vignette-style tap dance performance that takes you from the Roaring 20s to the 2020s, on Saturday, March 5.

The two performances, at 7 and 9 p.m. on the Bok stage, are by New York City dance company Demi Remick and Dancers.


“Glass” by painter KK Kozik is on display at Kenise Barnes Fine Art; more work by the artist is in a major show at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. Glass by KK Kozik, image courtesy of the artist

KK Kozik’s Dreamy World on Display in Two Shows

Painter KK Kozik has her studio and ICEHOUSE project space gallery on the historic Green in Sharon, Conn., but her work is shown widely at other venues as well.

Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Kent, Conn., includes Kozik in a group show that is open until March 13.


The Rolston String Quartet performs at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass., this weekend. Photo by Shayne Gray

From Haydn to Lena Frank in Feb. 27 Concert AT SIMON’S ROCK

The Rolston String Quartet, an award-winning young ensemble from Canada, will perform on Sunday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m. in the McConnell Auditorium of the Daniel Arts Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass.


“The French Dispatch” is a film about France, about art, about youth and love and the 1960s —  and above all about journalism, with Bill Murray, at left in photo, portraying editor Arthur Howitzer Jr. Photo from The French Dispatch

Why You Should Watch ‘French Dispatch’ Again

Perhaps you saw Wes Anderson’s wonderful new film, “The French Dispatch,” on the big screen at The Moviehouse in Millerton, N.Y., or another theater and perhaps you were confused by it.


A winter weekend was happily spent in the snow as Millerton News reporter Kaitlin Lyle and her dog, JT, went sledding on the hill behind their home in Sharon, Conn. Photo by Deanne Lyle

Sliding Into Winter Atop A Trusted Sled

When the sun is shining brightly outside and the snow has finally reached that perfect balance between soft and sleek, what could be better on a winter afternoon than taking a sled to the top of the nearest hill and coasting downward?

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