Klemm Real Estate, which has offices in Greater New Milford, has announced one of its current listings has been selected as one of "the most beautiful country homes in the world" in a new publication by Hearst Media Group, Elle Decoration Country. Stillman II, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1965 and listed by Roger E. Saucy at Klemm for $2,995,000, was one of 16 properties chosen for volume 1. It is the only U.S. property included in the new biannual, 260-page bookazine.

Published in the U.K., Elle Decoration Country is the first publication of its kind. It is printed on matte paper with double page photographs. All properties published must meet eight key "ingredients" as described in the first issue.

It can be found through select retailers and a digital version can be downloaded at Apple Newsstand.

For more information about the new publication, described as a "supersize" bookazine, visit http://www.brandrepublic.com/news/article/1161459/elle-decoration-launches-supersize-volume/ or http://www.dexigner.com/news/25922.

Klemm brokered nearly 50 percent of transactions in the $1 million-plus real estate market throughout

Litchfield County in 2012.

For more information, call 860-488-6635.

Ruth Chase Flowers of New Milford was recognized with a Connecticut Florist Association Award for Florist Improvement in 2012. In recognition of the award, Connecticut Florist, a magazine of the Connecticut Florists Association, printed a story about the business in the second issue of 2012. The business is owned by Luisa Amaral.

For more information, call or visit Ruth Chase Flowers, in the old firehouse on Church Street, at 860-354-1111.

Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston is offering Valentine's Day events Feb. 14-17.

Special tastings will be offered.

In addition, live music will be offered Feb. 14 and 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Feb. 15 and 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission to the musical events at the 25 Hopkins Road vineyard is $60 per couple per night.

For more information and tickets, visit www.hopkinsvineyard.com.

The VNA Northwest, Inc. Thrift Shop in New Preston is conducting a bag sale through March 2. Clothing and shoes for men, women and children are available for $8 per bag. Boutique items are being sold for half price. The store is in the Armoury Building at 233B Litchfield Turnpike (Route 202), and is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Ronald J. Emond of Candlewood Equine LLC in Bridgewater recently attended the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 2012 annual convention in Anaheim, Calif.

As the world's largest continuing education meeting for equine veterinarians, the Dec. 1-5 convention offered the latest advances in equine medicine, surgery and research. Nearly 2,700 veterinary professionals from around the world participated. The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse.

The AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its nearly 10,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

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