HERE’S THE SCOOP…
STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR DAYTIME REC PROGRAM AT GLENBROOKE
If you still have some weeks this summer with nowhere to put the kids, check out the brand new Daytime Rec Program at Glenbrooke Outdoor Sports Center. It's drop off (yes please!) and includes a full day of fun for the kids. Swimming, tennis, basketball, soccer, double-dutch jump rope, and activities galore. Just $325 for the week ALL. DAY. LONG. Or just do a half-day session for $175! There is still time to register and we can attest that this is such a great spot for families. Head to their Facebook page HERE to get a bird's eye view of the entire facility through their new drone video. Or click HERE to sign up the kiddos!
PARENT TOT CLASS LAUNCHES IN S. GLASTONBURY/WETHERSFIELD
There is a new parent/toddler class starting this fall for 2 and 3 year-olds and their parents (or grandparents). It's called Parent-Tot and will be held at South Congregational Church on Main Street and at the United Methodist Church in Wethersfield. Vickie Anderson, a long-time child educator launched Parent-Tot this summer after retiring a couple of years ago as Director of the Preschool Program at First Church in Wethersfield. She is an absolute gem and does an amazing job facilitating this program for the littles. It will be an interactive class with multiple activities that encourage kids to participate in circle time, follow directions, explore and navigate, clean up, and engage with new friends. Vickie has seen the benefit of this program for kids…they have adapted more easily to their first Pre-K class and built confidence both socially and emotionally. Registration is already underway for the fall sessions with an Early Bird Discount before July 4th. Click HERE to sign up.
TAPAS NOW CONFIRMED IN OLD MULBERRY SPACE
Tapas from Bloomfield is opening a new TO-GO ONLY location in the old Mulberry space on Hebron Avenue. They are unsure about the future of their Bloomfield location (Trinity Health is planning to take over the entire plaza eventually). TAPAS TO GO is expected to open by the end of summer. The menu will be the same which we are so pumped for (it was one of our faves when they were in West Hartford). The TAPAS sign now in the window of the Glastonbury spot is the original sign from their very first location (so cool!).
NEW HIGH-END JEWELRY SHOWROOM NOW OPEN
De Rosa Fine Diamonds is the kind of showroom you might find in NYC! The vibe is exclusive and city-esque and we love evvvverything about it. We also loved meeting and chatting with the owners, Roberto and Cristina De Rosa. Roberto has been in the jewelry business since he was 14. He learned to set stones from his dad who still has a business in Rome working for high-end jewelers like BVLGARI and GUCCI. Cristina is originally from Wethersfield and the couple now lives locally with their three kids. Roberto's experience is truly one of a kind. In 2017, he was one of just 12 jewelers IN THE ENTIRE WORLD selected for the World Grand Master of Jewelers Program. It's a gathering where the BEST OF THE BEST share their knowledge and work. Roberto constructs (by hand) intricate, detailed creations for clients looking for everything from engagement and wedding bands to rare pieces (they showed us a few that were truly stunning!). Their new location above the shops in the Whole Foods plaza (it's the door next to the nail salon at the end) is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! Find them HERE to get a first hand look at what they do and how they do it!
ODDS & ENDS…
*SPONSORED BY MONACO FORD
*The Welles-Turner Library has launched an Adult Summer Reading Program. Now through August 7th, they will be giving away some really awesome prizes to those who participate. You must register and start logging the books you read. Each book you read enters you to win weekly prizes. There is also a GRAND PRIZE (an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet) at the end! To register, click HERE.
*The Glastonbury Apple Harvest & Music Festival will return this year! Yayyy! Finally feeling like things are getting back to normal, right?! There are new people at the helm, but planning is already underway. It will run Friday, October 15th 6:00 to 10:00 PM, Saturday, October 16th 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and Sunday October 17th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
~The following feature articles are sponsored~
Glenbrooke Outdoor Sports Center and Parent-Tot
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