The Thrift Mart of New Milford will be open Dec. 16 from noon to 4 p.m.

The store is located on Route 7 South, housed in the building behind the professional building between Ring's End Lumber and Monroe Muffler.

Goatboy Soaps in New Milford holds a holiday open house Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in December.

Offerings at the 1 Murphy's Way business include molded soaps, build-your-own baskets, Santo's Angels and more.

For more information, call 860-350-0676.

Mary Villa of New Milford has announced her business, Silk Road Curtain Trading Company, is up and running in town.

The business was formerly known as Newtown Curtains.

For more information, visit or call 203-364-7153.

Aanna Rasmussen and Victoria Vetrano, stylists at Joe's Salon in New Milford, recently attended a four-day class at Redken Exchange in New York City.

They joined stylists from around the couintry to learn advanced techniques in hair color from leading experts in the salon industry, including Kris Sorbie.

For more information, call Joe's at 860-354-4806.

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