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Keri & Sarah from William Raveis on New London Turnpike are a winning real estate team who know and understand both the market and what families are looking for in Glastonbury. Sarah is born and raised in town. Keri has been deeply involved in the business community for the last decade. 

NEW STEPS DANCE & FITNESS CENTER 40 YEARS STRONG...PLUS, SOMERSET SQUARE UPDATES

HERE’S THE SCOOP…


NEW STEPS DANCE STUDIO STILL THRIVING 40 YEARS LATER


You all know that nothing gets us quite like a Glastonbury-born and raised, from-the- ground-up-story. Well, this one is a goodie! Janelle Bradway has owned and operated New Steps Dance & Fitness Center for the last 8 years, but she has been an integral part of the business all along beginning at just 5 years old. That's when her mom signed her up for dance lessons. Through the years, New Steps was her go-to where she could be herself and feel happy. Fast forward to today and Janelle is now the owner and director of this decades old studio where she essentially grew up. (WHAT. A. DREAM.) She took over the biz from sisters Tammy and Tracy (see the old school sign below!) and they have since been her mentors and guides. Janelle is grateful for them, her family, and her dedicated team who help make it all happen day in and day out...mindful that they are all a big part of her success. And, she is not only a business owner, but a local parent, married to her high school sweatheart, Dustin (GHS '04). They live in town with their two boys and love anything football, golf, or Gbury. We are loving the vibe of New Steps...no 'dance moms' BS...but rather a non-competitive studio that is sweet and fun and filled with lots of love. The instructors were kind and careful with the littles and attentive during their own classes. They offer ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, and pointe for ages 2 to Adult, fitness classes, and a class for kids with special needs called Sunshine Stars (LOVE). For more info about the upcoming summer session or next year's classes, click HERE.





SOMERSET SQUARE UPDATES:


*HOTWORX 24 Infrared Fitness Studio started construction last week to the space next to Jos. A. Bank. We are super excited to try this new workout concept. Have heard it's all the rage in NYC.


*The cocktail lounge on the end cap two doors down from Max Fish has also started construction. This is called the Social Lounge and was supposed to open at the end of 2023. Stay tuned for a new opening date.


Still waiting to hear on the latest about the other two restaurants: PITA and Bareburger. We will let you know!





RIVERFRONT PAVILION AND IMPROVEMENTS APPROVED


The TPZ approved a proposal to install a new pavilion near the pickleball courts behind the Riverfront Community Center. The project includes drainage improvements, paved sidewalks to the pickleball courts and parking area, and parking lot improvements. Lights will also be installed on the pickleball courts. The pavilion will be located between the courts and the ice-skating rink. See below for a rendering and location reference.





TOWN FOOD PANTRY IN NEED OF DONATIONS


We are putting out a call for help for the town's food pantry. They saw a surge in donations over the holidays but have recently seen an increased need. If you have the time and the means, please consider donating non-perishable food items (CHECK THE EXPIRATION PLEASE!!!!!). There are many more local families in need this year. You can drop off to their location in the back of the Riverfront Community Center during regular hours.





 
 
 
 


ODDS & ENDS...




*Glastonbury Little League is hosting a golf tournament in support of the newly renamed Heroes Field and lighting project at Riverfront Park. The golf tournament is Wednesday, June 12th at the Manchester Country Club. ALL of the money raised will go toward the construction of a monument at the park's entrance and improvements to lighting. To register or become a sponsor, click HERE.


*The Parks & Rec Department is NOW HIRING for summer jobs! They are recruiting for multiple positions (i.e. camp counselors, lifeguards, swim instructors, tennis instructors, park maintenance positions). For a complete list of jobs and how to apply, visit: www.glastonburyct.gov/prjobs. Priority deadline is March 8th, 2024.


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