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Blend of Branford Expands
Creative Space
aniela Balzano, owner of Blend for Kids, an environ-
mentally-friendly creative wellness center for children
on the Branford Green, recently celebrated the center’s first
anniversary and has expanded the facility. The space now
includes a massage room and a yoga room for parents and
children. With a goal to surround children with a low technol-
ogy, highly creative atmosphere, the center offers classes from
breast feeding support, yoga and massage, to arts, music and
theater lessons, and a Green Living workshop for teens. There
are also children’s summer camp sessions, each with a different
focus, such as Going Green, Exploring Dreams, or Sewing for
Beginners. Blend is the first business in Connecticut to allow
nursing moms to use their facility from off the street. Conscious
of practicing what they teach about going green, staff uses all
recycled materials, and the center was built in an eco-friendly
fashion. Daniela has a degree in natural therapeutics and a BS
in biology. While her education has always been based in the
sciences, her love for art and creation has always remained
alive. Blend for Kids was born out of the desire to share her
passion for all things creative.
Blend operates throughout the year. Hours are Monday
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located at 1120
Main Street in Branford, CT. For more information, contact
203.887.2872, or visit
Quassy Goes 3D
for July 4th Celebration
uassy Amusement Park will
offer a “3-D” fireworks show
on Saturday, July 4, adding a
modern twist to an ages-old In-
dependence Day tradition. The
show will be held at 10:15 p.m.,
weather permitting. For the sixth
consecutive year, fireworks will
be shot from a secured barge
located off Quassy Beach. In a
throwback to the popular “3-D”
movies of the 1950s, special
viewing glasses will be sold for
Strawberries are the angels
$1 to benefit Prevent Blindness
Tri-State. Guests can purchase the glasses, which make single
of the Earth,
pyrotechnic rockets look like multiple bursts, or simply watch
the fireworks in their original splendor. Glasses sold out at the
innocent and sweet
2008 event, so attendees will be encouraged to purchase them
with green, leafy wings
early. Everyone is also welcome to come during the day and
celebrate the holiday by enjoying the park’s rides, beach and
reaching heavenward
Saturation Station interactive water play area. Rides will open
at 11 a.m.
— Jasmine Heiler
Quassy Amusement Park features more than two-dozen
rides and attractions, including an interactive water play area,
6 New Haven/Middlesex Counties
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