Column: Passing Thanksgiving Traditions to a New Generation

Pass the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied sweets, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bread, squash and apple pie. The mere thought of the aromas of these traditional foods wafting from the kitchen throughout the house gives me a nostalgic feeling. 

Ever since Continue reading “Column: Passing Thanksgiving Traditions to a New Generation”

‘Tis The Season–Easton Tree Farms Opening Soon

Christmas is fast approaching and, for those who are new to town, you may not know that Easton is the Christmas Tree Capital of Connecticut. There are several farms throughout Easton that are listed below for families to hand pick the tree of their choice. Many are opening to the Continue reading “‘Tis The Season–Easton Tree Farms Opening Soon”

Easton Unplugged

“Memory,
native to this valley, will spread over it
like a grove, and memory will grow
into legend, legend into song, song
into sacrament.” – Wendell Berry


In 1966, when I was five, my parents bought a piece of land on the Fairfield-Easton town line on the corner of North and Old Continue reading “Easton Unplugged”

The 13th CFE Farm Tour Brought Good Luck

Thirteen is a lucky number. Following an extended period of hot weather, cool breezes wafted through the Samuel Staples pavilion making conditions ideal for the nine local farms to create special events and to share their wares. There were animals to see, products to sample and special Continue reading “The 13th CFE Farm Tour Brought Good Luck”

Tammany Corners & Halzack’s Country Store

Presented by the Historical Society of Easton

A detailed look at the history of Halzack’s Country Store.

How many of today’s readers recognize the name “Tammany Corners”?  I’d bet not very many, and probably because the area of Easton that bore that name did so for a relatively Continue reading “Tammany Corners & Halzack’s Country Store”

SSES Launching Educational Farmland Program

Young minds at Samuel Staples Elementary School will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of farming this fall when a new educational program will begin on the farmland surrounding the school. Students will learn about the process of growing food, and how different Continue reading “SSES Launching Educational Farmland Program”

Trunk or Treat and Bonfire Make a Spirited Comeback

Photo by Asia McCray

After missing out on last year’s Halloween extravaganza due to Covid-19, Easton kids and families made up for lost time at the eighth annual Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31. The evening included not only trick or treating for children but the Easton Lions Club annual Continue reading “Trunk or Treat and Bonfire Make a Spirited Comeback”

Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes

This past year, when the editors of Smithsonian Magazine called for submissions for their annual roundup of “The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021,” as secretary of the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD) and proud Easton resident, I thought Continue reading “Easton: ‘Da Best’ in our Eyes”

Easton Town Party Planned for September

A town party celebrating community spirit, live music, local f food, craft beer and beverages, family fun and more is scheduled for Sept. 18

The second annual event, presented by the  Ashlar-Aspetuck Lodge No. 142 will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. at 200 Center Road, Easton, (the Masonic Continue reading “Easton Town Party Planned for September”

Letter: Vote for the Pathway

To the Editor:

I am writing to express my support for the proposed multi-use pathway between Helen Keller Middle School and Silverman’s Farm. The primary reason for the pathway is simple – there is a clear and present danger for people walking on the side of the road, especially Continue reading “Letter: Vote for the Pathway”