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One of the many reasons I love living in New Milford CT

Festival of Lights New Milford CTLife in New Milford CT, it is FANTASTIC! We took the grandkids to the New Milford CT Village Green on Saturday for the Festival of Lights, 2012. As we were walking toward the bandstand, in the midst of the green, we heard the countdown and came to a halt. Three - two - one - the trees lit up and my grandsons faces were lit up with surprise and wonder! What fun it is, even if you don't have grandchildren or children of you own, or your grandchildren are far away, this type of event will warm your hearts. You can't help but smile as you watch the faces of the young children!

We had a great time, young and old. The fire trucks and ambulances paraded around the green, all decked out with lights and decorations, Christmas music coming from each vehicle. I have to say, it made me proud of our communities. We have volunteer fire departments and EMT's, they give of their time selflessly when called to a fire or accident, when responding to any emergency. But when they give of their time to enrich the life of a child it is even better.

It took me a while to manage the camera on my cell phone and my 20 month old grandson so I didn't get the entire parade. I am missing a town or two that participated. Thank you to all who gave of their time and talent, and to the towns for sending their best and bravest to light up the lives of our children in New Milford. You were fantastic! New Milford, Kent, Washington, New Fairfield, Sherman, and to the rest whose names I didn't see on your trucks. Wow!

I can't tell you who was the best, they were all so fantastic! To the Village Center Organization and the New Milford Methodist Church (tree donations), to all who participated and made this event possible, thank you. I love living here, and this is one of the many, many reasons.

And now we are gearing up for our own fun on the Village Green in New Milford, our Hayride around the Green. Stay tuned!

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor


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Comment balloon 7 commentsAndrea Swiedler • November 26 2012 04:11AM


Good morning, are truly the voice of New Milford CT.... your enjoyment and enthusiasm for local activities is what makes it so much fun for the family.... you deserve to have all the business in your area.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 6 years ago


It must have been a fabulous time for the entire town to enjoy.

Posted by Pamela Smith, Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand (Award Realty) over 6 years ago

How fun, I'd have enjoyed that too Dean, Dean..............I imagine the boys loved it.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

Barbara, thank you! I really do love living here, and am proud to be a part of such a great community. That makes it very, very easy to write about life here.

Pamela, it was wonderful!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago

Roger, Roger, their faces told the story! Amazement, wonder, excitement and even more.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago

Good morning Andrea. The world is so much more special when seen through the eyes of children. Your town and the parade sound great too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 6 years ago

Sheila, I do love living here, that's for sure. Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago