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“Goddess of the Woods” ~ White Birch Trees

Posted on October 28, 2019

      Article & Photos By Jacqueline Bennett   “Goddess of the Woods” ~ the perfect sobriquet for white birch trees. Considered to be enchanted, symbolic of hope, new beginnings and the promise of what’s to come. My love of white birch trees runs deep. Simply looking at a white birch is uplifting for me. They touch the soul. Said in mythology and folklore to be enchanted, The “Magic of Birch” describes white birches (known too as silver birches) as carrying ancient wisdom yet appearing forever young. Written about extensively, they have been a muse for many a great poet and philosopher such as Robert Frost and Henry David Thoreau. In my family we hold treasured memories of the Bennett Farm in…

Enjoy the Nevers Park Walking Trails

Posted on April 7, 2017

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Prepare to smile, nod or say hello to everyone you pass along the walking/hiking trails at Nevers Park in South Windsor, Connecticut. Greetings for all are an unwritten code here.   The 137 acre multi-generational park has three stone dust trails of different distances, A, B & C. The longest trail is the most wooded. Each one is mapped out for visitors on a sign in the lower parking lot.   Located on the corner of Sand Hill and Nevers Road the park is directly across the road from the South Windsor Police Station and behind South Windsor High School. It is a popular and typically active recreational spot which also has a Rotary Pavilion available…

Podunk History Comes To Life at Wood Library & Museum in South Windsor, CT

Posted on June 14, 2016

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Contrary to common misconceptions that European settlers encroached on Native American land, in Connecticut some settlers were invited. The Podunk Indians – part of the Algonquian family tribes – were an indigenous people living in the Connecticut River Valley when in 1631 a tribal sachem named Wahginscut, traveled to the Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies to extend an invitation to settlers there to move into Connecticut, according to the Quinnechtukqut Nipmuc News.   “They had a friendly relationship,” Jessica Vogelgesang, marketing director for South Windsor, Connecticut’s Wood Memorial Library and Museum, said during an interview Saturday, June 11.   On Saturday, the 12th annual Connecticut Open House Day was held. Sites across the state opened their doors…

Update : Reindeer Return to Dzen Farm for Christmas 2015 Season

Posted on December 23, 2012

Update : After a one year hiatus due to a dispute over road access with a housing developer and the town, reindeer have returned for the Christmas 2015 season to the Dzen Tree Farm in South Windsor, Connecticut. Happily prancing about on the day I stopped by, a visiting mother and baby are occuping the stalls for Misteltoe and Belle. Meanwhile, also energetic Max and Jack are part of the Dzen Family. Not to be confused with another Dzen farm across the street, the reindeer can be visited at the 125 Barber Hill Road site owned by John Dzen, Jr. The public is welcome. Go to to learn more.                            …