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Works of Two Bloomfield Artists on Display at Duncaster Art Gallery during July and Augustew EventChamber Events
The Duncaster Art Gallery will be showcasing a new exhibit featuring the work of Jean Hartigan and Estelle Swilling. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Sunday July 13 from 4- 5:30 PM. The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. until August 29.

Hartigan started painting during her second year of college. She works with both acrylics and water color. She continues her work, often featuring images of the Duncaster campus, where she now resides, in her pieces.

Swilling was born and grew up in Hartford and now too resides at Duncaster. She balanced her passion for art with working full time and raising three children. Swilling never had any formal artistic training but worked professionally illustrating cookbooks and advertising materials. The exhibit will feature her painting, “On My Yacht” among others.

Duncaster has been showcasing Connecticut artists for more than 14 years. This month’s show is unique in that the artists are also residents of Duncaster.

Attendance at the Opening Reception is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Visitors are also welcome to visit the exhibit daily from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. throughout July and august. For more information or to make a reservation to attend the Opening Reception, contact Fran Kent at (860) 380-5006 or

About Duncaster
Duncaster is the Hartford Area’s first LifeCare community for active, engaging seniors. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the boutique retirement community is located just minutes from West Hartford and Simsbury, in Bloomfield, CT. Duncaster residents enjoy an intellectually stimulating lifestyle while experiencing security and peace of mind. Duncaster was voted the Best Retirement Community by readers of Harford Magazine and the Connecticut Law Tribune. Residents have a role in governance and sit on the board – a rare distinction. The community’s 94-acre campus includes apartment homes, assisted living apartments and short-and long-term skilled nursing accommodations (all private). Duncaster offers its residents lifetime protection against the potentially catastrophic costs of long-term care through the LifeCare plan. For more information, visit or call (860) 380-5005.

Media contact
Andrea Obston
(860) 243-1447 (office) (860) 803-1155 (cell)
(860) 653-2712 (home)

Bloomfield Writers @ Prosser Public Library
Free, writers group open to all adults, new members welcome
Exploration of the Earth's Oceans at Duncaster's Next Great Courses Series
Ayurveda: a four part series at ProsserPublic Library
Dr. Marc Edwards, Lecturer
Balance Issues and the Risk of Falling to be the Topic of Duncaster’s July Art and Science of Graceful Aging SeriesChamber Events
A presentation and discussion of balance issues and their impact on the risk of falling will be covered in the next Art and Science of Graceful Aging series at Duncaster Retirement Community. The session will take place on Tuesday, July 29 at 3:00 at Duncaster. Attendance is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. The discussion will be led by
Sowmya Kurtakoti, MD, a Hartford Hospital physician who practices in the areas of family and geriatric medicine.

Dr. Kurtakoti will talk about ways to prevent falls, which can become increasingly common and dangerous as one ages. One in three adults over age 65 per year will have a fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In her remarks, Dr. Kurtakoti will talk about balance training, other exercise and physical therapy that can be helpful in preventing falls. She will also give tips about when someone is at risk for falling and when it’s time to discuss these issues with a medical provider.

The program is part of Duncaster’s “The Art and Science of Graceful Aging” which is presented to the community by Hartford HealthCare Medical Group. The series features notable physicians leading discussions on improving health and engaging in life.

To register, or for more information, contact Fran Kent at (860) 380-5006 or
Nero Wolfe Book Discussion @ProsserPublic Library
Discuss 'And Be a Villain' by Rex Stout
Exploration of the Earth's Oceans at Duncaster's Next Great Courses Series
International film @ Prosser Public Library
'Tanta Agua' a film from Uruguay

Welcome to the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce!

Welcome to the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce!

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The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce is a key member driven organization committed to supporting its members' success.

Our key goals are to:
* Help members grow their business
* Help members manage their expenses
* Help Bloomfield continue to offer a welcoming business environment

The Bloomfield Chamber has represented businesses of all sizes for almost fifty years. The Chamber promotes business success in Bloomfield through a variety of events, programs and initiatives. We offer programs to help members manage costs, including healthcare benefit costs and host educational programs to help businesses improve their productivity and performance. The Town of Bloomfield has a long history of welcoming economic development and business and the Chamber works to support these efforts.

We welcome and encourage all members to participate in Chamber activities. Please join a Chamber Committee!

* Communications
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