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Sandy Beach Fun Day
Swim lessons concluded on Friday, August 11 and it was time for fun and games at Sandy Beach in Morris.
Beach Manager Todd Dyer and the swim instructors organized a variety of group activities for the young swimmers.
Young bear visits house in Litchfield
A young bear paid a visit to the yard of John and Kate Fahey of Litchfield recently. Kate Fahey snapped these photos as the bear was exploring the yard.
Town Leaders Give a Lift to Local Morris Business Owner
Beth Aleksinas, owner of Bramasole Yoga and Healing Center in Morris, received a visit on Friday, July 28, from the First Selectman of Morris and Chairman of the Economic Development Commission.  Pictured are Morris First Selectman Tom Weik (L) and Ben Paletsky, Chairman of the Morris Economic Development Commission, who good naturedly got into the spirit when Beth Aleksinas taught them both the yoga Warrior pose. They then gave Beth support with a challenging yoga balancing pose called Half Moon.
Beth Aleksinas said, “Being a successful small business owner in a small community, takes hard work, faith, determination and the support of other local businesses and your local community.  I was happy to see Ben and Tom, since we all grew up in Morris and I was thrilled to teach two of our town leaders the Warrior pose in the meadow at the bottom of my hill.”  Beth is also a Mindfulness motivational speaker, encouraging others to “show up” for their lives. Bramasole, an Italian word meaning “yearning for the sun,” is located at 57 Slab Meadow Road in Morris. For more details, please call 860-459-0797. ~ contributed
Pirate Day @ Sandy Beach
Friday (July 21) was Pirate Day at Sandy Beach as kids searched for buried treasure and played games in the water. The second session of swim lessons concluded and this was a way to have some fun in the sun. ~ BZ photos
Summer Fest Week @ Litchfield Community Center
Nancy Tucker performed her Music & Comedy Show on Thursday (July 20) at the Litchfield Community Center as part of the weeklong Summer Fest. ~ BZ photos ~ Litchfield Community Center BZ page
Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market
Selected as Top Ten Connecticut Market
"We’re delighted to inform you that Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market has been selected as one of the best Farmers Markets in Connecticut by Best of AmericanTowns, a property of AmericanTowns Media.” Read more here:
​“We - vendors, buyers, volunteers - all know how much we love our market, but it is nice to hear that others recognize how special we are. To our volunteers and vendors who make it possible to put on this market each week, please accept this "top 10" as recognition of each of you for your dedication to the market. To our customers, thanks for your support.  If this market is important to you, we need your continued support.” ~ Kay Carroll, Market Master, Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market ~
Morris Library Hosts Ice-Cream Social
to Kick-off Children’s Summer Reading Program
The Morris Public Library, facilitated by Library Director Elena Granoth, held a kickoff gathering for 51 students pre-K to 6th grade to sign up for the summer reading program. ~ contributed
Alexa, age 3, Olivia, age 8 and brother Ryan, age 5 of the Lauretano family who were among the first to register for the summer reading program. ~ contributed photos
Maddie Jeanfavre who recently moved to Morris with her four-year-old sister Ava, enjoying an ice-cream sundae.
The library will continue to register for the Children’s Program through July 25, 2017 and the program ends on Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Helping to serve the ice-cream sundaes were Library Board members Nancy Lundquist, Sally Irwin, Mary Erin Clem and Beth Lovallo, among other friends of the library. The library is located at 4 North Street in Morris and the number to call for more details is 860-567-7440.