nFitness Matters in Kent will present a program about Shaklee, a natural nutrition company, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Debbie Morgan, a health educator, will talk about Shaklee's "green" products.

The program will be held at Fitness Matters, 14 Old Barn Road.

For more information and reservations, call Ms. Morgan at 860-210-0771 or email dmorgan0771@charter.net by Sept. 4.

nDoc's Trattoria in Kent will present two cooking classes with Maria Pizzo in the coming days.

Offerings will include insalata di pomodoro (tomato salad) and gamberoni in padella (sautéed prawns) Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. and caponatina and frittata di patate (potato fritata) Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.

Each class will cost $35 and include wine, hors d'oeuvres and a sampling of the showcased dishes.

For more information and registration for the classes that will not be held at the restaurant, call 860-927-3840.

nJ. Seitz & Co. at 9 East Shore Road in New Preston will hold a preview party Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. to showcase the Harris Tweed brand sports jackets made entirely of fabric hand-loomed in Scotland.

For more information, call 860-868-0119.

nGreyledge Farm, a sustainable family farm in Roxbury, has announced it will extend its annual summer farm stand hours to the public through Nov. 1.

The farm specializes in premium all-natural Black Angus beef.

The farm stand has been a summer tradition for the Fitzgerald family, owners of the farm since 1993.

The owners' son, Robert, 13, runs the stand during the summer months. He has seven years' experience working hands on at the farm.

Robert's brothers, William, 15, and Laird, 6, also help at the stand.

The farm, located at 17 Berry Road, will be open Fridays through Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. through Nov. 1.

Located in front of Greyledge's iconic red barn, Taylor Espitee will sell Greyledge Farm premium all-natural Black Angus beef, as well as other farm-fresh products such as all-natural, free-range chicken and pork, vegetables, corn, fresh milk, cheese, baked goods and honey.

nCurves of New Milford has earned the prestigious Shining Star club designation for the second time.

The recognition is given to clubs that meet and maintain rigorous standards in their business practices, service quality, and adherence to the Curves methods and programs.

Clubs applying for Shining Star status must complete lengthy inspections in a number of different categories.

The Shining Star Club status is then awarded only after all inspections are examined and approved by Curves International.

The premier status recognizes clubs who provide excellent service while observing impeccable business standards and is awarded to less than 10 percent of Curves franchises, according to New Milford Curves franchise owner Patti Garland.."

nHomeward Bound on Bank Street in New Milford recently received the 2009 Retailers Excellence Award for its community service events.

nDarlene Jajer has opened Park Lane Consignments at 92 Park Lane Road (Route 202) in New Milford.

The business, which opened Sept. 1, sells furnishings, home goods, baby items, clothing and jewelry.

The store is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 860-406-0092.

n"A Tasteful Event 2009" will be held Oct. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Golden Trucking Museum, 1101 Southbury Road (Route 188), in Middlebury.

More than 15 chefs from Middlebury, Woodbury and Southbury will participate.

WFSB-TV's Teresa LaBarbera will serve as emcee.

Advance tickets are $40 per person when purchased through YFS by calling 203-758-1441 and $42 per person through the Palace Theater Group by visiting www.atastefulevent.org.

Tickets will be $45 per person at the door.

For more information, call YFS at 203-758-1441.

nKaitlin Guendelsberger, NSCA-CPT, has opened Full Potential, LLC.

The company offers personal, strength, weight and endurance training, BMI evaluations, and in-home consultations.

For more information, call 203-770-8805 or email kguendelsberger@gmail.com.

nTodd Payne, SIOR, president and owner of Goodfellow Ashmore CORFAC International, and a Bridgewater resident, has announced the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary this summer.

Goodfellow Ashmore CORFAC International in Danbury is the largest and oldest commercial realty firm in northern Fairfield County and western Connecticut.

Mr. Payne's grandfather, co-founder Robert Goodfellow, joked at a July 10 anniversary celebration, "Harry Ashmore and I formed the company on July 3rd so we could take the next day off."

At age 96, Robert Goodfellow recalled that he and Mr. Ashmore formed The Goodfellow Ashmore Agency as a real estate and insurance company in 1934. Harry Ashmore died in 2008.

After founding Goodfellow Ashmore in 1934, Robert Goodfellow was instrumental over the following 60 years in bringing much of the manufacturing base to the Greater Danbury region that still exists today.

Some of the companies he brought to the Danbury area included Barden, Eagle Pencil, Commerce Park, Davis and Geck and Grolier.

nThe First National Bank of Litchfield (FNBL) has announced that current board member Patrick J. Boland has been elected chairman.

Mr. Boland will assume the role of chairman from Charles Orr.

He has been a member of FNBL's board since 2006 and currently holds positions as chairman of the audit and asset/liability management committees and also serves on the loan and compensation committee.

nCurves of New Milford has earned the prestigious Shining Star club designation for the second time.

The recognition is given to clubs that meet and maintain rigorous standards in their business practices, service quality, and adherence to the Curves methods and programs.

Clubs applying for Shining Star status must complete lengthy inspections in a number of different categories. Shining Star Club status is then awarded only after all inspections are examined and approved by Curves International.

nBranagan Communications Consultants LLC in New Milford, a public relations, publicity placement and marketing communications consulting agency owned and directed by Barbara Branagan-Mitchell, has been named the Agency-of-Record for Goodfellow Ashmore CORFAC International in Danbury.

The largest and oldest commercial real estate firm in the western Connecticut, northern Fairfield and Litchfield County region, Goodfellow Ashmore CORFAC International is a full-service real estate firm specializing in commercial, industrial, office, retail, investment, real estate consulting, business brokerage and land development.

nShari Barron, owner of J&J Printing in New Milford, has announced the business has moved to a new location.

J&J Printing, formerly of 87 Danbury Road (Route 7), is now located at 11 Howland Road, next to Murph's Tire.

For more information, call J&J at 860-355-9535.

nPrecision Firearms is up and running at 4 Nicholas Square in New Milford.

Bob Augustine opened the business in early August.

For more information, call 860-350-8343.

nRich Pomerantz Photography in New Milford is offering residents an opportunity to have their photograph taken, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Family Birthing Center at New Milford Hospital.

A reduced sitting fee is available through Dec. 31.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call Rich Pomerantz Photography at 860-355-3356 or visit www.richportraits.com.

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

Information should be mailed or dropped off at The Greater New Milford Spectrum, 45B Main St., New Milford, CT 06776; faxed to 860-350-6794; or e-mailed to spectrum@newmilford.com.