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PROPOSED FARM BREWERY IN SOUTH GLASTONBURY FACES PUBLIC HEARING
Tobacco and hop farmer, Al Gondek Jr. and his partner, Phil Lohr, hope to bring a farm brewery to South Glastonbury! Their plan is to renovate an old tobacco barn on Gondek’s remote property off Dug Road. Hops on the Hill Farm Market and Brewery would include a farmer’s market, featuring fresh, local products, and a farm-style brewery with a tasting room. So far, they have eight different kinds of beer, including German-style pilsners, an IPA, and an Amber. If the plan is approved, renovations will begin this Summer. They hope to be up and running by the Spring of 2019. First, the plan must be approved by the Town Plan and Zoning Commission. The meeting is Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 PM in the town hall council chambers.
Take a look at the gorgeous views and their crop of hops below.
STOP & SHOP GETTING TOTAL TRANSFORMATION
Stop & Shop on Oak Street is undergoing major renovations. The store will soon look completely different. They will also be closed for a short period of time this Summer to complete the update. The new features will be state of the art and make it easier for patrons to shop. Similar remodels have been done to other stores in Connecticut, including one in Greenwich and another in Middletown.
CONSULTING BUSINESS HELPS COUPLES NAVIGATE ADOPTION
Long-time Glastonbury resident, Amy Twombly, has launched Hello Baby Adoption Consultants. They help guide traditional and same-sex couples, and single parents, through the confusing and overwhelming process of adoption. Amy adopted her 3-year old daughter through a domestic adoption. Her personal experience made her very passionate about helping others in the same situation.
Find her and the amazing work she is doing at www.hellobabyadoptionconsultants.com
SOW’S EAR OFFERING NEW LINE OF FURNITURE
The Sow’s Ear will now carry The Essentials Collection of furniture from Cisco Brothers. The pieces are custom, handcrafted, high quality items. Visit them at 2400 Main Street (down the stairs to the left of the Chamber entrance) to see what they have to offer.
DANCE CENTER LAUNCHING CLASS FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
New Steps Dance & Fitness Center is starting a pilot program, called Sunshine Stars, that is designed for kids, 5 years and older, with special needs. The twice-a-week, one-hour, dance class will help students with balance, muscle control, and emotional expression. Teachers of the class have extensive experience with special needs children. For more information, go to www.newstepsdanceandfitnesscenter.com
FARM SEASON IS UPON US!
Many local farms are preparing for opening day! Rose’s Berry Farm Hebron Avenue Stand and Killam Bassette Farmstead will open on May 25th, kicking off Memorial Day Weekend. Dondero’s is already open. Cavanna is open limited hours from 1:00-4:00 PM and Belltown will open June 1st. We love farm season and can’t wait to visit all of these beautiful places!