Washington Blog

Washington Comes Together

In light of recent events, we understand that this can be a stressful and confusing time for our community. However, what we have seen from the residents of Washington in the past days has been the perfect example of just how special Washington is. As a small town, we have big spirits and even bigger hearts! Here is how Washington has come together to add positivity to our community and how you can get involved.

Celebrate St. Pat’s in Washington

According to the Gunn Historical Museum, Ireland was the homeland of the largest group of immigrants to our town – and our Irish roots run deep here. So, this St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate the traditional food, drinks and music of The Emerald Isle right here in Washington CT.

The Best Hikes in Washington

The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining brighter, and enjoying Washington’s trails is a must-do as we start to get a glimpse of spring! We gathered these favorite hiking trails and we hope that you will join us in exploring our beautiful outdoors.

A Guide to a Special Valentine’s Celebration in Washington

Whether you are celebrating with a special someone or treating yourself to a day of self-care and relaxation – there are plenty of ways to spread the love in Washington this year. We stopped in around town to ask local shops to pick their Valentine’s favorites and we’re happy to share them with you here.

Washington Gives 2020: A Day of Celebration

Washington Gives 2020 was a great success thanks to all the partners and volunteers that made this day of service possible, commemorating the life, works, and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Chat with Kristin Flagg Kunhardt

We are delighted to share Kristin’s story of returning to her Washington roots and her advice on wellness as we kick off the New Year.

New Year, New Ways to Enjoy Life in Washington

Washington offers something special for everyone! From new hobbies or ways to get your body moving, to embracing the arts or expanding your mind, take a look at new and rewarding ways to spend your time in 2020.

Enjoy a Winter Wonderland and Festive Events in Washington

The winter season is a perfect time to explore the five festive villages of Washington, resplendent in full holiday decor. Town & Country voted our town as one of the Best 10 Places – in the world – to visit for Christmas! Learn why!

Late Summer Escape to Washington CT

Presenting the first in a series of guest articles from Alexandra Barnes who will be sharing her experiences exploring Washington through the seasons.

July in Washington Will be Splendid!

Picnics, fireworks, fairs, gallery openings, live music, festivals, and a dog show are on Washington’s calendar this July! Be sure you don’t miss a moment of the excitement.

Litchfield Jazz Festival Comes to Washington!

The Litchfield Jazz Festival is coming to Washington in July! To prepare for this exciting weekend of jazz, we sat down with the festival’s executive and artistic director, Vita Muir.

Celebrate Mom in Washington CT!

Make this Mother’s Day one she will never forget! Check out our guide to plan a very special day in Washington.

Summer Camps in Washington, CT

What are your kids up to this summer? Check out these fantastic summer camps and programs in Washington CT!

Laura Neminski

Meet Laura Neminski, the Executive Director of The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, a community hub for arts and culture.

ASAP!’s Ultimate Collaboration

We spoke with ASAP!’s executive director, JoAnne Torti, about their upcoming performance with Pilobolus on March 30th at the Warner Theater.

Dog Days of New Preston is Back!

The puparazzi are back in New Preston! Get a portrait taken of your dog for the annual Dog Days of New Preston calendar and fundraiser.

Celebration of Young Photographers

ASAP! is looking for photographs to be a part of their 8th Annual Celebration of Young Photographers Exhibition in November.

Love the Arts with ASAP!

For almost 20 years, ASAP! has been fostering creativity and shaping the next generation of talented artists.

George Schoellkopf

Meet George Schoellkopf, Washington’s gardener extraordinaire and president of Hollister House Garden.

Peter Becker

Meet Peter Becker, Head of School of The Gunnery and active member of the Washington community. Hear his insights into the long traditions and connections between The Gunnery and our community.

WAA Sculpture Walk 2018

Washington Art Association is planning one of their biggest exhibits of the year in July 2018. The WAA Sculpture Walk will feature over 50 pieces from artists around the world and will be placed in locations throughout the Depot.

The Classic English Gardens At Hollister House

Hollister House Garden is a horticultural masterpiece that brings beautiful flowers and breathtaking vistas to our town every spring. And don’t we all want to “think spring” right now!

Susan Lerner

Meet Susan Lerner, a New York City artist who enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family at their Washington home.

Adam Woodruff

Meet Adam Woodruff, a Washingtonian and dedicated Chief of the town’s Ambulance Association.

Caring For Our Washington Community

Washington is home to several great nonprofit organizations that are doing amazing work for the community. Find out how you can help!

Best Scenic Roads in Washington

The best way to admire Washington’s natural surroundings and historical districts is by cruising down one of the town’s scenic roads.

Welcome from our First Selectman

We are very excited to launch the new “Explore Washington CT” website, the official online resource for living in and visiting our wonderful town.

Darlene Kascak

Meet Darlene, American Indian Educator, teaching a new generation about Native American life.

Eliot Johnson

Meet Eliot Johnson, local farmer, builder, and environmentalist.

Vincent Giarrano

Meet Vincent Giarrano, prominent fine artist and get his take on life in Washington.

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