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To say that Michelle Alfandari was ultra urban would be an understatement. Living in New York City with her artist husband, Tom Goldenberg, she traveled the world creating new licensed branded businesses for companies as diverse (but always sophisticated) as The New York Times, the Tour de France and the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Nasturtiums are lovely, easy to grow and delicious on a salad — but don’t eat them unless you’re certain they are nasturtiums and not a toxic twin. Photo courtesy University of Connecticut​

The Tricky Business of Eating Found Foods

In spring 2020, as COVID-19 was sending city folks up here full-time to live in the country, The Lakeville Journal published its annual short article talking about the delights of finding, cooking and eating the wild leeks that are also known as “ramps.” 


Bunny Williams, one of America’s most celebrated interior designers, will invite viewers into the home she shares with her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, in a Zoom fundraiser on Sunday, April 11. Photo by Miguel Flores-Vianna

Inside the home of Bunny Williams and John Rosselli

Bunny Williams and her husband, John Rosselli, are more than just the most famous designer/antiques dealer partners in this part of Litchfield County, Conn. 


Among the many famous buildings and sites in England that Prince Edward toured in his “Crown and Country” series was Sandringham House in Norfolk, which is one of two properties owned by the Royal Family (the other royal residences are owned by the Crown). Image from www.royal.u

Prince Edward Takes Us on a Tour of English History

Perhaps you were swept away by “The Dig,” the new film released at the end of January on Netflix, starring Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Lily James and the archaeological dig at Sutton Hoo in England.

Perhaps you’ve been transfixed by “The Crown,” and its semi-documentary recounting of several generations of the British Royal Family.

backyard bird feeder

The Cornwall Library and Sharon Audubon, both in Connecticut, will present the first of two free Zoom programs on winter birds, on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m.

Sharon Audubon Naturalist Bethany Sheffer will offer an interactive virtual program about feeding birds in winter.

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