-Backcountry Outfitters in Kent will hold its second annual gear and outdoor apparel swap Aug. 13-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Acceptable items include most outdoor gear for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, most self-propelled (non-motorized) paddling and fishing.

Firearms will not be accepted.

Items may not be dirty, damaged or broken.

Canoes, kayaks and trailers must be dropped off the day before the sale starts or the morning of the sale.

For more information or to participate, call the 5 Bridge St. store at 860-927-3377.

-New Milford photographer Rich Pomerantz will host a photo lounge, a casual place for photography enthusiasts to share their projected images in a relaxed artist's environment, Aug. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The cost will be $25 to display images and have them critiqued, or $10 to attend.

For more information and registration, call Mr. Pomerantz at 860-355-3356 or e-mail rich@richpomerantz.com.

The Business Buzz is a Spectrum feature for local businesses to announce openings, anniversaries, personnel changes and other news.

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