Life and Real Estate in the Greater Hartford Area

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Real Life and Real Estate in the Greater Hartford Area



  Although the temperatures will be in the 90s through Friday, summer is officially over because school starts tomorrow in Manchester for the elementary schools and the middle school.  The high school will start on Thursday.  For general information, visit the Board of Education website. Manches...
  My favorite farmer's market is just down the road from me.  Jem's Farmstand on Pleasant Valley Road, just past the Clark Street intersection, is open everyday during the season until 6:00 p.m. The owner of Jem's Farmstand sells everything from tomatoes, corn, eggplant, and zuccini to herbs, fl...
I recently discovered Cato Corner Farm in Colchester, CT.  They make award-winning raw-milk cheese from about 40 Jersey cows (the real Jersey girls).   I had read about this family-run cheese-making operation and wanted to see (and taste) it for myself.  We went into the cheese-tasting room to sa...
Apple season actually started a few weeks ago (somewhat early, they say), but I went apple picking yesterday for the first time this year.  Recently, I have discovered the bounty of farms and orchards in South Glastonbury, and previously wrote about blueberry picking at Belltown Hill Orchards and...
I participated in a Brokers Tour this week to show off my listing, which is a fabulous renovated cape.  My client purchased the bank-owned property, fixed all the plumbing and electrical issues,  totally remodeled the kitchen and two full bathrooms, repainted, landscaped, and tended to all the de...
The Manchester CT real estate market was a busy one during the month of June, which was completely expected because of the deadline for the first time homebuyers' tax credit.  In June 2010, there were 63 closed sales according to the MLS, compared with 44 sales during June 2009. The median price...
  Saturday was just the most perfect day for picking blueberries! I went to Belltown Hill Orchards in South Glastonbury on Matson Hill Road, rode the tractor to the blueberry fields, settled myself in one spot, and picked about eight pounds of blueberries. What a glorious feeling to have an almo...
Open House Sunday in Manchester CT.  Join me this Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 220 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT from 1:00 to 4:00 to see this charming remodeled cape in the Bowers School District.    This move-in ready home is attractively priced at $174,900.  With a fully remodeled kitchen...

Peggy Chirico

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