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Posts from the “Quiet Corner” Category

Harvest Festival Draws Crowd to Buell’s Orchard

Posted on October 13, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Hospitality, a chicken barbecue, live music, hay rides, as well as pumpkin and apple picking drew a large crowd to the Annual Harvest Festival at Buell’s Orchard in Eastford, Connecticut over Columbus Day Weekend. Cool morning temperatures rose to close to 80 degrees by afternoon on Monday, October 12, leaving folks to tie sweatshirts and sweaters around their waists then roam the farm grounds in short sleeves.   A winding line of eager visitors waited for the donuts and cider samples being handed out. Yes – they were tasty. Meanwhile, another long and winding line of all ages waited to pay for their selected treasures at the outdoor canopy market. Inside apple sorting continued to keep…

Destination: Buell’s Orchard – Eastford, Connecticut

Posted on August 24, 2015

  Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Buell’s Orchard in Eastford, Connecticut is a treat!      Tucked in the countryside of the northeastern part of the state, Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner”, Buell’s can be a bit tricky to find – it’s easy to drive past the small sign indicating the turn to reach the orchard.   Upon arrival – on the day of my visit last October – it seemed like a New England fantasy oasis come to life amidst deep red, orange and yellow leaves. Alluring rich hues that enveloped the orchard turned due to the cold nights accompanied by warm days characteristic of the autumn season. In mere weeks, Buell’s is primed to look that way again as the regional late…

Quiet Heroes from Connecticut’s Quiet Corner

Posted on May 23, 2014

Write-Up by Jacqueline Bennett      With the approach of each Memorial Day, I think about how proud my mother and father were of two of  her brothers’ service during World War II – one was a fighter pilot and another was a bomber pilot. Part of what has come to be called “The Greatest Generation”, they were among the young warriors who rose up to save the world from the tyranny of German dictator Adolf Hitler. And they are among those who my brother John calls ‘Quiet Heroes from Connecticut’s Quiet Corner’. My brother is also an United States Air Force veteran and American Legion past post commander. Nicknamed “Bunker”,  United States Air Force Major Oliver E. Generous died in service to…