The Washington Health Center & Pharmacy will open Nov. 1 in Bryan Memorial Plaza in Washington Depot. A grand opening will take place Nov. 5. The health center and pharmacy will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The business will fill traditional prescriptions and carry natural medicines.

A line of high-end cosmetics and skin products will be carried. It will also provide laboratory services, including blood screening, conducted by a practical registered nurse.

Blood pressure checks and physical screenings will be offered through a nurse practitioner.

Barbara Branagan-Mitchell, director of Branagan Communications Consultants LLC in New Milford, will provide a seminar, "How to Get Free Publicity For Your Company or Organization," Nov. 16 in Woodbury. The seminar will be held the Woodbury Business Association event held at the Curtis House, 525 Main St. South, at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $25. For more information and reservations, visit or call Ms. Branagan-Mitchell at 860-210-0149.

Western Connecticut Health Network, which operates Danbury and New Milford hospitals, has appointed family medicine specialist Dr. Rocco Russo to the practice, located at 36 Charles Coleman Boulevard in Pawling, N.Y.

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Russo is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his internship and residency at UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center in California.

Dr. Russo brings a knowledge of family medicine and most recently was on staff at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Backus Health Care, Sound Medical Associates, and Community Health Center. To make an appointment with Dr. Russo, call 845-855-5923.

Joe's Salon on Bank Street in New Milford has announced it now carries BECCA Cosmetics. For more info, call the salon at 860-354-4806.

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