DAYCARE NEXT TO MELZEN’S…CARINI DEVELOPMENT PLANS

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DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR CARINI BERRY FARM


Last week, we told you a developer from West Hartford is looking to buy Carini’s Berry Farm. Plans were submitted to Town Hall for initial review. Concerns raised by town officials about the plans include getting sewers to the site, wetlands, and traffic, among others. This was a big story for us last week. The response was quite emotional, understandably. However, we ask that you consider all the facts and not pass judgement on what is an extremely difficult situation for this family. We will follow any updates and bring them to you. See the development layout below.



A LOOK INSIDE THE NORTHAMPTON MARIJUANA DISPENSARY


We are intrigued by all types of business and one that is particularly interesting right now is the marijuana business. As the legislature gets ready to debate the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana use, we thought it would be interesting to see inside a dispensary, so we visited NETA (New England Treatment Access) in Northampton, MA. MA recently legalized recreational marijuana use. Traffic is busy leading up to it, but four police officers stationed outside keep things moving smoothly. Inside, visitors are given a menu of available options to look at while in line. We didn’t know what to expect, but the inside looks more like a technology retail store than a pot shop. It’s clean, modern, well-organized and very efficient. Customers go to individual stations with a computer and an associate. They can ask questions about different products or order whatever they choose. Everything is kept behind the counters, categorized and labeled. Packaging is retro-style and even a bit futuristic. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, the outcome of this bill will certainly be interesting to watch.



NEW DAYCARE PROPOSED FOR OAK STREET


Proposed plans to build a new daycare next to Melzen’s have been unanimously approved by the Town Plan & Zoning Commission. Plans for the 10,000 square foot facility include an outdoor play area. The Learning Center has locations in Windsor, South Windsor, and Manchester. They offer programs for Infants through after-school care for Kindergartners. See BELOW for a picture of the lot where this is proposed (to the right of Melzen’s).



UNIQUE BARRE CLASS FOR GIRLS


Type A Athletics is offering barre classes for tweens and teens ages 8-15 years old. The specialized six-week series is taught by Terri Perrone, a certified personal trainer and barre instructor. The 50-minute class includes a brief discussion about nutrition and exercise prior to each session. Girls will learn about posture, balance, coordination, rhythm, and breathing. Classes look super fun! She will open registration for the next session soon. For more info email: typeaathleticsllc@gmail.com



BREAST FRIENDS FUND SELLING TICKETS FOR FUNDRAISER


Breast Friends Fund is now selling tickets for their annual fundraiser to help find a cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer. Founder, Sandy Cassanelli was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37. In spite of treatment, it turned into metastatic breast cancer and spread to her liver. This type of breast cancer currently has NO CURE. Taste the Cure is Friday, March 29th at The Gallery in Glastonbury. ALL of the money raised will go toward research to find a cure. For ticket information, click HERE.



ODDS AND ENDS…


*Yard Goats tickets go on sale Friday, February 8th at 10:00 on site (at the stadium). If you are one of the first 50 fans to get tickets in person, you will get a $25 Dunkin’ gift card. You can also buy tickets over the phone or online starting at NOON that day HERE.


*Glastonbury Little League is adding a Challenger Team for children with special needs. The new division will launch this Spring and is available to kids ages 4 to 18 years old. Go to www.glastonburylittleleague.org for information about pricing, practices, and games.


*Glastonbury Youth Football Association is hosting their annual FREE Flag Football Clinic March 23rd from 8:00 to 10:00 AM at Oakwood. The clinic is open to kids in grades 1 through 4. It’s an impressive clinic and a great way to see if your child would be interested in football. Sign up HERE.


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