HERE’S THE SCOOP…
FARM TRACTOR TURNS 100
Joseph Preli Farm and Winery will hold a birthday bash this July 4th for a tractor that is turning 100 years old. It’s not just any tractor…the 1918 Fordson was the FIRST tractor on Matson Hill and possibly the first tractor in South Glastonbury and it still runs! (LISTEN BELOW) It was purchased by August Preli who came to town from Northern Italy in the 1800’s. Winery owners, John and Jeanne, will host the tractor’s private birthday party with a clambake and barbeque. Not to worry though…everyone will get a chance to celebrate. The tractor will be at the winery through the summer. Stop by and say Happy Birthday! And, while you’re there, stay, relax, and try some wine.
NEW FARM STAND TO OFFER FRESH FLOWERS
A new farm stand in town will offer a beautiful selection of fresh cut flowers. Graceful Acres (we love the name) is at the end of Coldbrook Road near Glastonbury Hills Country Club. Grace Christie is the niece of Rob from Robb’s Farm. She grows all kinds of flower varieties and will offer them at her new stand when it opens at the end of July. Take a drive and see this adorable little spot or find Grace on Facebook and Instagram.
NEW FITNESS APPAREL STORE COMING TO TOWN
Numinous Fitness Apparel & Accessories will open soon in space at 345 New London Turnpike. This is behind the plaza with Harry’s Pizza. The store will carry the following brands: Born Primitive, Free People, Unbroken Designs, Sisco Berluti, Sea Bags of Maine, Shore Soap Co., Hippy Tree, Fleo, 40cean, and Spiritual Gangster. If you like their page and tag a friend on Facebook, you will get 15% off your first purchase. We will keep you posted on their grand opening!
FINANCIAL FIRM FEATURES LOCAL ARTISTS
Gateway Financial Partners is showcasing different local artists. The Gallery at Gateway is an event that happens four times a year. This summer, local photographer Carrie Draghi will be featured. Check it out this Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM at their offices on Winding Brook Drive.
DESIGN CONTEST FOR HARTFORD’S FIRST NIGHT
Local artists, get your creative juices flowing! The search is on for a design for the badge of the 30th Anniversary of First Night Hartford. The winning designer will receive a $350 prize and have their work featured on all admission badges worn by attendees. The design must include the words “First Night Hartford 2019”. Find out how to enter your work for this unique contest at www.thesmallbusinesscollective.com. And, check out some of the badge submissions of past years below.
ODDS AND ENDS…
*Calling all budding artists! Glazed Painting & Art Studio is offering a new summer camp for kids. The camp will run Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Each class will have a theme and includes a piece of pottery and fun craft. Sign up on their website.
*If you have a large party between 10 and 20 people, Goats N’ Roses in Marlborough is now offering guests The Chef’s Table. It is a prix fixe menu with a private, decorated farm table and private server. Visit their website for more information and get a sneak peak below.
*Glastonbury Cryotherapy is now accepting appointments for July 9th! The new center in the plaza at 730 Hebron Avenue offers pain relief and fast recovery for people with inflammation or injury. Read about the treatment and book your appointment here. And, check out their promotion for a FREE treatment on Facebook.
*Welles-Turner Memorial Library is hosting a Story Walk for children this Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM. The after-dinner stroll will start at the library and end at Riverfront Park. Children and families will hear a story along the way and receive a cool treat. Small groups leave every 10 minutes from under the Copper Beech tree on the front lawn of the library.
*Anything Goes Consignment is now carrying chalk-based paint. They have all different colors of Autentico brand chalk pain. They will also be offering painting workshops soon. Stay tuned!
*The Glastonbury Farmer’s Market starts this Wednesday! It will now be held at Riverfront Park from 4:00-7:00 PM and runs through September 26th. Check out their list of vendors below.
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