Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


For more information contact Alexandra Zanardi, President,
Pretty Wings Celebrates 2012: The Year of the Goddess
3-Day Event to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence
Middletown, CT – Pretty Wings, a Middletown-based nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and helping victims of domestic violence, is hosting a three-day celebration of art, music, fashion, poetry, education, and more. Events will take place from Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the MAC 650 Gallery and Artist Co-op, 650 Main Street in Middetown.
“The Year of the Goddess is about empowering all people to explore and celebrate their inner goddess,” says Jessica Bauer, Pretty Wings Board of Directors. “Everyone attending these exciting and inspiring events is sure to have a wonderful time. We also hope to both raise awareness and resources for the issues surrounding domestic violence and its victims.”
Friday, September 7 features an art exhibit in all mediums that depict the goddess spirit in various forms. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served with live musical performances from 6:00 p.m. – midnight.
On Saturday, September 8, there will be an evening of poetry, fashion, and performance hosted by Lenise NuNuu Smith, Editor in Chief of S.L.A.M.M. Magazine. The goddess fashion show runs from 7-9:00 p.m. with designers, artistic contributions, and local salons providing clothing, hair styling, and entertainment.
The weekend winds down with a day of education, relaxation, and shopping on Sunday, September 9 with a “vendor village” including educational materials, items from participating artists including prints, CDs and merchandise, and hand-crafted items from local artisans. Chair massages, donated by Jenna Snelgrove, will be available to all attendees throughout the day.
Topics of the informative lecture series on September 9, running from 1-5:30 p.m., will be:
·         Healthy Eating
·         The Benefits of Music Therapy
·         Story of Survival: A Male Perspective
·         Empowerment & New Age Practices
·         Vibrational Healing & Gong Meditation Concert
·         Closing Ceremony & Kirtan Concert
There is a $10 suggested donation for all events. Proceeds will benefit Pretty Wings. To learn more, visit the Pretty Wings website at or their facebook page at
The mission of Pretty Wings is to encourage and empower women to rebuild their lives. Pretty Wings is an outreach program working to support other organizations in their quest against Domestic Violence, and to “wrap our wings” around the broken and help these women spread their wings to gain freedom from abuse.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


This year, the annual garden party will be held Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM.  Mark your calendars and make sure you are there to enjoy this special event.  Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided.

This year weather permitting, the event will be held in the Erin Street Community Garden.  In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Green Street Arts Center. Invitations will be sent in the mail shortly.  If you will be attending, please RSVP to the event.

Friday, August 3, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: 09.06.12 Garden Party

A special thanks to Susan Van Ness for creating this beautiful Save the Date!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Utility Assistance Program Open

If you need assistance with utility bills and are in an emergency situation, Operation Fuel is now taking applications for the Summer Utility Assistance program. The program provides a one-time cash grant of up to $500 (paid directly to the utility) to help income eligible households in an emergency situation. Emergencies include job loss and certain medical conditions. Assistance is for heat or non-heat gas or electric utilities. Households that have received assistance from Operation Fuel over the past 12 months are not eligible to apply. The program will end by
October 31st. Dial 2-1-1 for more information.