Business Buzz

äBig Y Supermarkets, which has a store in New Milford, has unveiled a new world of nutritious food options with the debut of the Eating Right brands at its New England area stores.

The fast growing, multi-category lifestyle brand offers shoppers a broad range of "better-for-you" foods throughout the store with products tailored to support specific dietary needs such as heart health, digestive health, bone health, immunity and weight management.

Among the Eating Right products now offered at Big Y are frozen entrees, cereal, soups, pasta, salad dressings, snack bars, cookies and more.

äJazzercise dance-fitness classes are now available at the Trinity Lutheran Church at 107 Kent Road (Route 7 North) in New Milford.

Regular Jazzercise classes are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:45 p.m., Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.

New Milford resident Christine Melfi-Damon has been a Jazzercise franchise owner in New Milford for over 25 years.

For more information, call (860) 350-5325.

äVictoria Taft's Garden on Route 39 North in Sherman has expanded.

Now in its seventh season, the business now includes two greenhouses, one dedicated for growing and the other as a showroom with a new potting bench, and a new parking area that is closer to the greenhouses.

All plants are grown on the premises.

In addition, Ms. Taft is offering monthly classes on various topics.

For more information, call (860) 350-2711 or visit

äHomeward Bound in New Milford recently awarded a $1,000 check to the Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts in Kent to provide Connecticut dance students with scholarship assistance.

Earl Mosley was honored as Dance Teacher Magazine's 2005 Teacher of the Year Award and currently teaches at the Alvin Ailey School in New York, as well as in Connecticut. His summer program, held at the Kent campus of the Marvelwood School, consists of intensive dance training and performances.

The check was presented by Homeward Bound co-owner Kathy Walsh to Mr. Mosley at a special institute benefit May 9 at the Morrison Gallery in Kent.

äPediatric dentist Dr. Hemant Dhawan has joined the New Milford Dental Associates office at 1 Aspetuck Ave.

For more information, call (860) 355-4138.

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