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The fall season means Walktober in The Last Green Valley

September 17, 2020

September 22 is the Autumnal Equinox – the official end of summer and start of the fall season. Already the mornings are cooler and soon we’ll begin to see a bit of color on the leaves. The first trees to show fall foliage color are […]


Welcome to Walktober!

September 16, 2020

We’re celebrating 30 years of Walktober! While it’s not what we envisioned when we began planning, Walktober still provides plenty of opportunities to experience what makes this region worthy of being a National Heritage Corridor. In these challenging times, walk leaders are adjusting their plans […]


The Fascinating and Deadly Eastern Cicada Killer

September 15, 2020

“All life, under the burning sun of mid-morning, seemed lying low, keeping silent, all except the cicadas.” Edwin Way Teale from Journey into Summer  “Cats may scrape leaves and grass over dead pretty to conceal it, and some wasps drag drugged but living insects into […]


A Farm-to-Table “Harvest Tour” in The Last Green Valley

September 2, 2020

“For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.”  — Edwin Way Teale For almost two decades The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) has held its annual fundraising event “Tastes of the […]


Tastes of the Valley Harvest Tour!

August 28, 2020

Celebrating local farms, orchards, vintners, brewers and restaurants! This year, we invite you to take a gourmet Harvest Tour of The Last Green Valley! Enjoy a farm-to-table, 3-course dinner from one of our area’s best restaurants each week for the first four weeks of Walktober: […]


Chaplin: A Village Suspended in Time

August 25, 2020

In preparing for this article I perused the Town of Chaplin website. A section about the town’s history starts with this sentence, “An extraordinary early 19th century building boom and a 20th century road improvement project created Chaplin, a village suspended in time.” I first […]


A Public and Private Partnership to Conserve Purple Martins

August 18, 2020

I always enjoy hearing from readers of this column. A few weeks back Mariano Librojo from Norwich contacted me and sent pictures of three purple martin “apartments” he erected in his backyard. The structures are set up on tall poles and each has a cluster […]


TLGV Announces New Board Officers and Members

August 17, 2020

At its recent Annual Meeting, held at Creaser Park in Coventry, members of The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) elected new officers and board members. Joining Board Chairman Mike Nelson of Norwich, CT are Myra Ambrogi of Plainfield, CT as Vice Chairman; Lisa Hayden of […]


TLGV Member Program – Sunday, August 30

August 13, 2020

Join Chief Ranger Bill Reid for a sunset paddle at Mansfield Hollow Lake on Sunday, August 30 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. We had so much fun at the sunset paddle on July 31 at West Thompson Lake that we decided to do this again […]