The Thrift Mart in New Milford will hold a two-day, bag sale Aug. 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Clothing, plus selected items, will be sold at $5 per bag.

In addition, the store will be closed Aug. 29-30, but will reopen Aug. 31 with new fall and winter stock and new boutique items.

For more information, visit the store at 146 Danbury Road (Route 7).

The Kent Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the drawing held during the recent Kent Sidewalk Festival.

Winners were Rose Ann Thom, of Kent (grand prize of a gift basket worth $600), Paul Block, of Warren (second place) and Carolyn Ahern, of Bantam (third place).

For more information, call the Kent Chamber of Commerce at 860-927-1463 or visit website

The members of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade recently voted the Gracious Gourmet's spiced sour cherry spread as a sofi gold award winner in the category of outstanding condiment.

The Gracious Gourmet, founded by Nancy Wekselbaum, is in Bridgewater.

The award recognizes the spread as the top condiment of the year among members of the NASFT.

After being named a sofi silver finalist in April, the Gracious Gourmet's spiced sour cherry spread faced off against competition and received the sofi gold award July 11 at the NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C.

Sofi gold award winners were announced during a red-carpet ceremony, hosted by celebrity chef Cat Cora.

Visit the NASFT's Foodspring magazine website for a complete list of winners in all categories and for event details:

The Gracious Gourmet helps consumers create innovative dishes.

Developed with healthy eating in mind, the company minimizes the use of sugar, salt and oil to deliver products with unique, fresh and delicious flavors.

In 2009, the Gracious Gourmet earned a sofi silver finalist award from the NASFT for its dilled carrot tomato tapenade.

The line has also earned numerous awards from the Connecticut Specialty Food Association.

For more information, call Ms. Wekselbaum at 860-350-1213, email or visit

Women's Healthcare of New Milford has announced Dr. Brooke Davidson will join the staff at the end of August.

Dr. Davidson joins Drs. Carol Papov and Claudia Johnson-Baxter and Karen M. Wunderlich, RN, MSN and WHCNP at the practice at 120 Park Lane Road, Suite 202B.

Dr. Davidson, a board-certified OB/GYN, trained in New York and has been in private practice in Greenwich since 2008.

The doctor practices the full scope of obstetrics, gynecology and basic infertility, with a particular interest in preventative medicine, focusing on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes to achieve long-term health and wellness.

Dr. Davidson completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Medical College - Westchester Medical Center, where her senior thesis was recognized for excellence in clinical research.

She received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she graduated with honors in obstetrics and gynecology and was selected to be a Stanley Grant Research Scholar.

Dr. Davidson, who received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Binghamton University, is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a member of the Connecticut Medical Society, the Fairfield County Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Medical Association.

She regularly appears as an OB/GYN expert on "Better," a syndicated lifestyle television talk show and the "My First Baby" monthly Internet talk show.

Dr. Davidson and her husband are avid skiers and triathletes.

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