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  • Sherri Bartley Rivera

Updated: Jul 27, 2020



Good day Fairfield County! I had two different experiences for being tested for COVID-19 and wanted to share both in case it saves you time when doing your own research. I had a job in June that required everyone involved on the project to be tested. I went on www.cvs.com on a Friday and made an appointment for a drive-thru test in Fairfield that very day. What I liked about CVS was that I had an appointment, only waited 20 minutes for the test, felt the whole experience was completely sterile, I never had any physical contact with the pharmacy staff administering my test, never left my car and swabbed the back of my nose myself. This COVID testing site takes medical insurance. I had test results the next Monday.


I had to get tested again this past week. I did try CVS.com and the locations in town were completely booked so a friend told me about DOCS Urgent care which takes medical insurance as well. This experience was great as well because I received my results the same day. If you choose DOCS I’d recommend bringing a folding chair, getting in line at 6:45am even though they open at 9:00am and bring your laptop or a book. At DOCS I waited outside the office yesterday starting at 7:00am, was 8th in line for testing and left with results at 12 noon. While I waited for DOCS to open, I waited outside their office on a sidewalk, once DOCS opened I wrote my name on a waiting list, waited in my car till a staff member called my cell, went into the office to get swabbed by a nurse, went back in my car to wait for results, was called again to inform me my results were in, came back in office to receive my results from a physician. DOCS does a great job of requiring patients to wait in their cars so there is never more than one person in the waiting room and there is hand sanitizer in several different locations in the office.


Although both were two different experiences, I would recommend both companies based on your individual needs.


DOCS Urgent Care has locations in Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Norwalk and Stamford.

With love and wellness!

#fairfieldcounty #wellness #staysafe #safetest

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  • Sherri Bartley Rivera

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

by Jean Rossi Wergeles




Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center in Westport will be hosting a virtual lecture with Franny Tacy, owner of Franny's Farmacy on August 3rd, 7pm. Franny is the first female hemp owner in North Carolina in over 75 years. She is an expert in everything help and is founder of the nonprofit, Women in Hemp. Franny hosted a Tedx talk on hemp and has degrees and experience in forestry and education. She also has a decae of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.


Franny will share her story on how she began growing hemp and got the nickname 'hippie in high heels.' She will also be discussing how to pick the right help product for you, the many uses of hemp and how these products have improved the quality of life for many people.


Visit Fairfield County's Franny's Farmacy at 31 Church Lane, Westport.


To register for this virtual lecture hosted by the Wakeman Town Farm on Aug 3 at 7pm, click link:


https://go.tikly.co/events/8


#fairfieldcountylifestye #frannysfarmacywestport #wakemantownfarm #shoplocal #shopthe203 #selfcare #wellness


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  • Sherri Bartley Rivera

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

By Sherri Bartley Rivera




Meet Vickie Carey, owner of Flash Pointe Dance, an inspiring dance studio located in downtown Fairfield. Flash Pointe offers classes for all ages starting with Mommy and Me classes for toddlers all the way to adults. Classes range from beginner to advanced.


We asked Vickie what led her to open Flash Pointe:

“I started FPD because I had two daughters dancing non-stop.I felt it was important that they had a place not only to utilize their time by providing exceptional training but that would also expose them to instructors that were strong mentors.My girls had several friends that they were dancing with that needed the same solutions.Additionally, I have always felt the best way to keep teenagers on a productive path, is to keep them busy within an activity that provides them a source of self-esteem independent of their peers’ opinions.”

When the pandemic started and everything shutdown immediately, Flash Pointe Dance was running Zoom dance lessons in less than one week, thank you to the creative minds of Donald Aversa and Liz Caskin. While I was at work and my 13-year old was confined to our home, I was so grateful for this safe, creative outlet. It offered a social connection where my daughter could briefly catch up with her dance friends and a physical outlet where she could release some steam after home schooling!


Currently Flash Pointe offers summer camp and follows guidelines set by State of Connecticut for Phase II Openings including high powered HEPA air purifiers running 24 hours per day. And all studios and public areas are misted before and after each group with an organic, non-toxic disinfecting cool mist!


On the street side of Flash Pointe is the boutique, Glitter and Grime, which specializes in dance, gymnastic, fitness apparel and shoes which is open to the public. The store is currently open for in-store shopping or you may order curbside pickup by calling 203-259-1620.


One last thing, what sets Flash Pointe apart from other studios is Vickie’s eye for detail and design and her talented staffs’ amazing dance instruction and choreography.


To try an adult ballet class on Zoom, call the studio at 203-259-1600. Mention code “2BInspired” to get a free dance pass.

Inspired by the Best!

Flash Pointe Dance

1657 Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

203-259-1600

www.flashpointedance.com



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