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Posted on August 16th, 2017

Posted on August 16th, 2017

Posted on August 9th, 2017

​Former Co-Chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Section at the Yale School of Medicine joins the largest independently owned orthopaedic practices in Connecticut.
HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT (August 9, 2017) – Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists (COS), has announced that Dr. James J. Yue, a specialist in disorders of the spine, back and neck, has joined its practice. Dr. Yue will be seeing COS patients in Shelton, Hamden and Essex. He most recently served as co-chief of the orthopaedic spine surgery section at the Yale School of Medicine. He was also director of the ACGME Yale Spine Fellowship as well as the lead surgeon for motion sparing and endoscopic spine surgery.
“It’s an honor to be able to have someone with Dr. Yue’s experience and skill on our team,” noted Glenn Elia, CEO of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists. “We believe that Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists will allow Dr. Yue to provide the high level of care that he has been trained for because we control the patient environment including every aspect of the continuum of care.”
“The practice of orthopaedic surgery is rapidly evolving,” suggested Dr. Yue. “Due to its multi-faceted approach to clinical care and practice development, COS is uniquely positioned to respond to these changes and provide the highest quality and value based patient centric care.”
A resident of Guilford, CT, Dr. Yue completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, where he received an A.B. degree with magna cum laude honors in biology. He completed his medical school training at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and his orthopaedic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland, in Cleveland, OH, where he worked closely with Dr. Henry Bohlman. Dr. Yue also completed two post residency fellowships, the first at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and the second at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK, under the supervision of Mr. John K Webb and Mr. John O'Brien.
Dr. Yue was recently appointed Associate Clinical Professor in the department of Surgery at the Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. In 2016, COS announced that it would provide $250,000 over five years to support scholarships at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. A portion of the donated funds will also be used to attract students into the program. COS also provides orthopaedic surgeons to instruct students in labs, teach seminars and mentor students who are doing honors research. Students are now able to access COS facilities for learning opportunities as well. Other COS providers, including physician assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists, are providing support and instruction at the university as needed.
Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists PC offers all orthopaedic subspecialties including sports medicine, treatment for problems of the upper extremities and lower extremities, joint replacement surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and surgical and nonsurgical podiatry. It is one of the most respected orthopaedic groups in Connecticut and has been providing quality, individualized care to patients for over 50 years. COS has 21 affiliated locations scattered about southern CT along the I-91 and I-95 corridors, with in-house physical therapy, three OrthoNOW orthopaedic walk-in centers, two MRI centers providing in-house diagnostic testing and its own state-of-the-art surgical center.

Posted on August 7th, 2017

Posted on August 4th, 2017

​You are invited!
Essential Oil Expert, Judi Sears is coming to CT!   If you are interested in learning more about essential oils please come to one of the classes taught by this warm and humble essential oil expert who has been involved in holistic and natural health for the past 35 years.
Special guest:  Judi Sears (for those of you who do not know Judi, She is reaching a superstar status at doTERRA in Utah (doTERRA has asked her to teach a number of times due to her expertise; 10s of thousands have heard her present).  I will provide an Event Brite link where you can reserve a seat as seating is limited.
Daytime class:        Wednesday, August 9th at 2 PM 
Nighttime class:      Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30 PM
(Some of you remember her class, it’s definitely worth taking a half day off of work for and bringing some people/friends/family - I’ll make some food and make it fun!  Everyone whom you bring who buys something will get something free to take home with them that very day :))
Location: Sheila Tarantino's home office at 155 Huntington Road, New Haven, CT 06512 (park on the street, enter through rear entry)
Please email me names of who is coming to the Wednesday classes at my home office in New Haven, it’s first come first served.
Also, you are welcome to come to the 2017 Business Training!
Judi is doing some business training on Saturday August 12th so if you are interested in getting your products for free or making $, $$, or $$$$ helping the people by sharing natural products and living a more natural lifestyle, you are invited to this event and can include a guest.  Please email me the names of people coming to the Business Training on Saturday.

Posted on August 2nd, 2017

​We have some exciting news to share with all of you! Starting today,  we are partnering with iHeart Radio and Country 92.5 to give away 2 pairs of tickets to Brad Paisley this weekend! Each customer that makes a purchase between Wednesday and Friday will be entered to win!  
There will also be a commercial starting tomorrow that will run for 5 weeks that promotes the store and this giveaway, on Country 92.5. 
Please share our post on Facebook so your friends can have the opportunity to win these awesome tickets! 

Posted on August 1st, 2017

Are you a Woman Entrepreneur in the Tech Industry?
Guilford Public Schools will be hosting a one-time screening of She Started It – a new empowering documentary on female entrepreneurs -  at the Performing Arts Center at Guilford High School on September 28th at 7pm. We would welcome your participation in a panel discussion with the audience following the screening.
She Started It gives a new face to the popular image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face. The 60-minute film follows five young women over two years as they strive to compete and thrive in high tech start up by pitching VCs, building teams, bringing products to market, failing and starting again. The film weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook.
The women of She Started It are diverse and highly relatable, and they set a powerful example – to inspire the next generation to dream bigger, and urge today’s generation to support women entrepreneurs. There are lessons in the film for parents, teachers, employers, investors and of course, young women and girls.
If you are a woman entrepreneur in a business related to technology, engineering or science we would welcome your participation in a panel discussion with our audience – primarily middle and high school girls and their families from Guilford, Branford, and Madison – following the screening of She Started It. We need your help to raise awareness about the issues women entrepreneurs face and spark conversation about solutions to empower the next generation. We need our girls and young women to see real stories of success and empowerment both in the film and in their community.
If you are interested in joining us for the evening and participating in the panel discussion, or if you have questions, please contact Guilford Public Schools science teacher Kristin Skelly at Thank you in advance for your interest!
To view a trailer of She Started It, please link here.

Posted on July 31st, 2017

Fall Registration Now Open - Sign Up for Classes Today!

Posted on July 31st, 2017

The House of Fashion Boutique is having a 50% off sale on all summer clothing through the end of August. Stop by today to find the perfect piece to add to your summer wardrobe! 

Posted on July 31st, 2017

A Hogwarts Halloween Returns to James Blackstone Memorial Library
Branford, Conn.: Back for the 4th year, A Hogwarts Halloween at Blackstone Library happens for one weekend only this fall. On October 14 and 15, children ages 6 and up can experience the magic as the library is transformed into Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting Hogwarts, walking its hallowed halls, and climbing its winding stairs, this is your chance!
A Hogwarts Halloween for Kids
Children attending one of four available daytime sessions will get the feeling they truly have entered the halls of Hogwarts. Upon arrival, children will be escorted by Prefects to the Great Hall, where they will be greeted by Professor McGonagall. From there, attendees will take classes in Charms, Potions, and Divination. This year’s school session also involves an escape challenge – Dolores Umbridge has been known to lock an entire class out of the Hogwarts building and onto the Hogwarts grounds. It will be up to each class to work together to solve the clues and find the magic key that opens the door back into Hogwarts proper! And, of course, no one will leave without their wand from Ollivander’s Wand Shop personally matched by Ollivander.
These sessions are drop-off only, with Prefects escorting the children through their 2 hours of classes. Admission is $30 per child. Costumes are encouraged. For children ages 6 and up. Visit to reserve your child’s place.

Choose from four available sessions:
Saturday, October 14, 10am–12 pm or 1 pm–3 pm
Sunday, October 15, 10am–12 pm or 1 pm–3 pm

Also available for pre-purchase are souvenir Class T-Shirts (long sleeved), $20, and School Portraits, $10.
Souvenir T-Shirt Caption Contest
Do you know the perfect line from a Harry Potter book that you’d like to see on a t-shirt? Submit a caption for our T-Shirt Caption contest – if selected, your chosen caption will appear on this year’s souvenir T-shirt. You’ll receive a T-shirt and 2 tickets to a session of your choice! Entries should be fun, not too lengthy, and have instant book recognition. Past year’s captions have included, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good,” and “I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.” T-shirts are available for pre-order online, and during the event. Supplies are limited, Pre-ordering is suggested to ensure you get the size you want.
Submit your T Shirt Caption entry to, and be sure to include your name, age, town, phone number, and email address. Entries must be submitted by August 31. Winner will be chosen by Hogwarts faculty and announced in September. By entering the contest, you agree that your name and image may be used in promotional materials for James Blackstone Memorial Library and A Hogwarts Halloween at Blackstone. Hogwarts is part of the Harry Potter universe created by J.K. Rowling. Visit for more information about A Hogwarts Halloween at Blackstone Library.