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May-June 2010

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In This Issue

Saluting the General Store

Maureen and Clifford Jones are the co-owners of the Rooster Tail Inn on Warren’s Route 45. They have decided to reopen the Warren General Store across the street from the Inn and have done it with the same ease and sophistication that has made the Inn so popular.

Top Tomato

John Eucalitto traveled to Florence, Italy to learn the secrets of the best pizza making. With his new knowledge, Eucalitto has opened Pizzeria Marzano on East Main in Torrington.

love, laugh, write

Ann Leary discusses her career as a writer, life in the limelight, and the solitude of living on her family’s farmhouse in Roxbury. She is currently working on two books simultaneously and loves the time she gets to spend at home surrounded by her children and pets.

Staying Power

Monique Shay Jr. at Monique Shay Antiques (Woodbury), Jonathan Derwin at R. Derwin Clothiers (Litchfield), and Amanda Seitz at J. Seitz & Co. (New Preston) are each in the process of stepping out of their parents’ shadows by taking prominent roles in their family’s retail enterprises. Their goal is to build on the sturdy foundations by injecting a youthful input into the businesses.

Ten Minutes with Danny Meyer

Danny Meyer answers questions and gives advice about the restaurant business. Meyer runs one of the most successful hospitality organizations and has published the Union Square Café Cookbook and Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business.

Spy Among Us

Major Benjamin Tallmadge was the chief of intelligence under George Washington. After his years of service, in the Second Connecticut Dragoons, he retired to a Georgian home on North Street. At this point his role shifted and he became America’s spy-master.

Painting with Plants

Bush Hill Gardens, created by Barbara and Charlie Robinson, is an outdoor oasis nestled closely to the family's 1750s farmhouse. Woodland arches, serpentine walkways and stone fountains give the garden a whimsical feel. The Robinsons take pride their garden, filled with distinct flowers and an assortment of vegetables.

The Perfect Space

Author Philip Delves Broughton discusses how writers obsess about the perfect place to write. It is a place where the writer can be completely self-absorbed and full of creative bliss.
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