2022 Beekeeping Course for Beginners of all Ages

The Back Yard Beekeepers Association will offer a four-session course in the New Year with two ways to attend.  Classes will be in person, at the Norfield Grange, 12 Goodhill Road, Weston (Seating is limited to permit social distancing) or via Zoom.

The class will meet on Mondays, Continue reading “2022 Beekeeping Course for Beginners of all Ages”

Sunday Nature Walk: The Controversies Behind the Snowy Owl

Every year, the quick change in temperature that occurs from November to December creates a frenzy for many different species. Mammals hastily fill their food caches, songbirds migrate south for the winter, and many reptiles and amphibians enter some form of hibernation or deep sleep. Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: The Controversies Behind the Snowy Owl”

Mrs. Claus & Santa Visit Sport Hill Farm


Please join us Sunday, Dec. 5 between 11:30-2:30 p.m. for a visit with Mrs. Claus & Santa. Bring a camera and capture a memory. A Sport Hill Farm tradition, there may even be some snow.

Giving back to our community is what we do and we are accepting art supplies or soccer balls, Continue reading “Mrs. Claus & Santa Visit Sport Hill Farm”

State Delegation Recognizes Easton Farming Heritage

Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Connecticut Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt visited Easton this week to recognize the town’s thriving farming heritage. They took a tour of Easton farms to showcase agricultural diversity, including small women-operated businesses Continue reading “State Delegation Recognizes Easton Farming Heritage”

Op-Ed: Aspetuck Land Trust Clarifies South Park Property Acquisition

Last week you may have received a pamphlet from Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) about Aspetuck Land Trust’s (ALT) proposed purchase of 18.6 acres of the 29.5- acre South Park property owned by the Town of Easton. We’d like to offer a few clarifications. 

ALT’s mission Continue reading “Op-Ed: Aspetuck Land Trust Clarifies South Park Property Acquisition”

Column: Our Woodland Neighbors


The bark of the fox was loud, close, and strident. Was it distressed? I ran downstairs to check, unsure what I would do if the animal were injured. I looked out the front window and scanned the road. No fox, but a bobcat sauntered down the path through the garden. I knocked lightly Continue reading “Column: Our Woodland Neighbors”

Eastonites Come Together to Support Local Farm Stand

Most Eastonites know and love the Aspetuck Apple Barn, a renowned local business on Black Rock Turnpike with a storied past. It is a popular stop for produce, flowers, pies, and an array of food gifts and specialty items. The Apple Barn was one of the local businesses that stayed Continue reading “Eastonites Come Together to Support Local Farm Stand”

Column: Close to Home: Easton’s Open Spaces

Rows of town houses, one indistinguishable from the other, stretched as far as I could see from the road. Along the border of the development, a shopping center brooded like a castle atop a massive retaining wall.

“Check out the name on the sign,” my sister said, her voice conveying Continue reading “Column: Close to Home: Easton’s Open Spaces”

Sunday Nature Walk: Special Edition – The Coastline of New England

While Easton, Conn. itself does not border the coastline, one would be remiss not to take note of the amazing oceanic environments that are just a stone’s throw away. While the two may seem separate, the water and the land largely complement each other and many species of animals Continue reading “Sunday Nature Walk: Special Edition – The Coastline of New England”

Have You Heard the Scoop about Shaggy Coos?

In-House Gelato Coming In October

Shaggy Coos Farm has been offering freshly made gelato for the past four years, made with their milk at La Dolche in Norwalk, Conn. When the farm heard that La Dolche was closing down, they decided to buy La Dolche’s gelato machine.