CT Happenings


Meg’s in Manchester has moved from its location on East Center Street to a new, larger location at 38 North Main Street. MEG PETERSON now owns the three story building, is adding classes, and plans to include practitioners on the second floor. Meg began the store at about the time The Door Opener launched almost 30 years ago. She describes the store as “an inspirational and spiritual boutique filled with all the tools to heal your body and mind.” Her passions in life – art, dance and nutrition – are reflected in the store. With so few alternative shops left, it’s wonderful to see Meg’s expand. She can be reached at (860) 649-9941. (MegsInspirations.com)

MARCI FOURNIER has opened a new center in Windsor – Pure Health Wellness Center. Located at 88 Day Hill Road, just off I-91, the center includes a variety of practitioners with plenty of space for classes and large workshops. See her website for upcoming events. Marci also produces four expos per year in Northern CT, each with a different theme. She can be reached at (860) 944-2775. (PureHealthOfCT.com)

Labyrinth artist GREG COLEMAN of Heartstone Labyrinths, LLC has his work on display at two gallery/art openings this fall: The Clinton Art Gallery at 20 East Main Street in Clinton and The Rock Garden at 17 South Main Street in Branford.  The shows are titled Intentional Art Journeys.  Greg will have different labyrinths on display at each venue. At the openings he will talk about his unique designs and how they are translations of an intention into a labyrinth design. Greg is a frequent exhibitor and speaker at CT expos and you can see samples of his work on his website. He can be reached at greg@heartstonelabyrinths.com in Moodus.       (HeartstoneLabyrinths.com)

MARION PORTER has a new television show, Time For Healing, on Simsbury Community Television. The show introduces the public to different healing modalities and for her first two shows had JON ROE and DORY DZINSKI as her guests to lay the show’s groundwork by discussing the development of holistic health in Connecticut over the last 30 years. Marion is a life-long student of all things metaphysical, spiritual and mystical. The show can be accessed at SimsburyTV.org/v/R2-AFvnDgeI. (StarwindsHealing.com)

The Coventry Farmers’ Market concluded its twelfth season in October – the last for the founding members. They have had quite a run with an average of 75 vendors and 5,000 people in attendance each week. Along the way they have won many national awards including the Little Red Barn in 2011 and were named America’s Most Celebrated Farmers’ Market  in 2014. Next season a new coalition will take over the event led by the town of Coventry. The Winter Market opens on Sunday, November 15, from 11-2 indoors at Coventry High School, 78 Ripley Hill Road.

The Holistic Chamber of Commerce has formed its fourth Connecticut chapter in Avon. The other chapters are in Hartford, New Haven and Torrington. The national organization supports businesses that promote healthy living. Avon’s first official meeting was held in October and future meetings will be held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday. The Chapter President is WHITNEY CHRISTINA, who can be reached at Avon@HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com or (860) 830-1180. (HolisticChamberOfCommerce.com/CT-Avon)


DENISE LABARRE, 54, of South Windsor left this world on September 12, 2015. She crossed over peacefully at her home, following a long illness. Denise was supported throughout her journey by loving family and friends. She will long be remembered by those who shared her life as a loving, vivacious, kind and courageous woman. Denise was one-of-kind. Many will recall that she was always ready to share a story or two, listen to someone’s troubles or lend a helping hand. Her ready smile and bright blue eyes will never be forgotten. She lived life with gusto, enjoying it at every turn and sharing it with those she loved. Denise lived a life full of ups-and-downs, yet she always managed to see the silver lining in any cloudy day.

Denise was a massage therapist and a member of the Alliance for Holistic Living. She participated in many of the Alliance’s activities and wellness fairs. Denise’s wish was that you take someone you love to dinner, enjoy each other’s company, and, perhaps, share some of your favorite memories of her as you raise a glass in celebration of her life.


The first expo of 2016 will be Saturday & Sunday, February 6 & 7. MARCI FORNIER of Pure Health of CT will hold this Wellness Expo at the Holiday Inn in Enfield from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The Winter Wellness Expo 2016 will be a traditional expo with holistic practitioners, vendors, energy and vibrational demonstrations as well as intuitives and readers. There will be hourly workshops throughout the day. The Holiday Inn is located at 1 Bright Meadow Blvd. in Enfield (I-91 Exit 49). Admission is $5 or free with a non perishable food item. Marci can be reached at (860) 944-2775 or marci@healthwealthhomeexpo.info.

And of course, our next SOUL LIGHT EXPO will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Hartford, located just off the highway in East Hartford. This will be a “spring fling mini-expo.” We will be hosting 58 vendors with 20 workshops throughout the day. Our famous Teacup Raffle will be back and lunch will be available on site. See you there!

As we head into our all online expansion, CT Happenings will take a different form. We wish to thank Jon Roe for his years of contributions to the CT Happenings section of the magazine. Jon will continue to make Where’s Waldo appearances regularly throughout Connecticut at various events. You can follow him on his website Conscious CT or join him at a Holistic Practitioner Breakfast. He’s never far away! Just reach out … he’ll be there … always! XOXOXO


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