Backyard Couture, a boutique at 279 Litchfield Turnpike (Route 202) in New Milford, is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

A weekendlong celebration took place over the Memorial Day weekend.

Owner Rachel Kelly said items include soaps, soy candles, greeting cards, fashion accessories and items by local artisans. Women’s, men’s and children’s resale clothing is offered, as are styling appointments and personal shopping services.

For details, call 860-350-3700 or stop by the store Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or visit

Nicole Adams has opened Balanced Family Pet Care, which serves New Milford, Bridgewater and Roxbury. The company offers pet sitting and dog walking, as well as other services upon request. A free initial visit is offered.

For information, call Adams at 860-318-5864.

Kaitlin Clark has opened Integrative Healing Arts in New Milford.

Offerings include a variety of health and healing services, such as Reiki energy healing, health consultations and private art lessons/classes.

Art education for home-schooled students, arts for special needs, portfolio development, vision boards, groups and birthday parties and arts with complementary healing practices are also available. In-home art lessons for all ages are available in July and August.

Visit Integrative Healing Arts on Facebook or

To announce openings, anniversaries, personnel changes and other news, mail information or drop it off at The Greater New Milford Spectrum, 45B Main St., New Milford CT 06776; fax 860-350-6794 or email