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A Local Bizz, East Hampton – Get in shape and have fun doing it

A high energy Fit-Trix class in session. Photo and video copyright 2011 HTNP.com

Fit-Trix at 84 East High St., East Hampton has the aerobics program for you to get in shape, feel better and have fun doing it.

Offering 36 group fitness classes that include low-impact aerobics, strength & flexibility aerobics, Zumba, and the Les Mill’s group fitness program, anyone at any level – from beginner to trained athlete – can participate.

Membership is easy. There are no contracts and no administration fees. Fit-Trix offers monthly membership rates or, if you prefer, you can try out a class using their drop in fee schedule.

Hours are Monday-Thursday 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday 8 to 11 a.m.

Meet Jane Traceski, owner of Fit-Trix as she explains the concepts and some of the programs to get you moving.

If you’d like your business featured in the Local Bizz, contact Jean Maheu at 1-800-207-9701.

Posted April 1, 2011

A Local Bizz – More choices for your windows

When you think of blinds, most think of those pre-fab mini-blinds available at most “big box” or discount stores. But you’d be missing a huge opportunity to really create a look for your home by using custom-designed window coverings from All About Blinds.

Custom sizes and shapes are no longer a problem. And you would be surprised at all the choices of materials and colors you have in blinds today. You can even have blinds that adjust automatically to control light in your home.

Meet Sven Ramklint, owner of All About Blinds at 89 Main Street. Sven has been in the design business for over 40 years and can help you design the perfect window coverings for your home.

If you’d like your business featured in the Local Bizz, contact Jean Maheu at 1-800-207-9701.

A Local Bizz – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Governor’s Tavern

In the kitchen at Governor's Tavern. Photo copyright 2011 by HTNP.com

We visited a local spot with lots of history, Governor’s Tavern at 26 East High St., East Hampton, CT to hear a bit about the history, the great menu and full service bar.

Started by the O’Neill family more than 40 years ago, Governor’s Tavern is a traditional Irish tavern with an expansive menu including the Irish favorite, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and owner Colin Kilpatrick has plans for traditional music and Irish bands this week to celebrate the holiday.

We had a great time meeting Colin (who very graciously let Jean rename him Colin Fitzpatrick), his staff and some of the patrons at Governor’s Tavern – we’re sure you’ll have a great time there too!

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; the bar is open until 1:00 a.m., Friday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.; the bar is open until 2:00 a.m.

Posted March 12, 2011 – new photo added March 15, 2011

If you’d like more information about video features of local businesses, contact Jean Maheu at maheu@htnp.com

A Local Bizz – Not your average coffee house

Seventy Main Coffee House & Art Gallery, a new business in East Hampton offers traditional coffee, sweets, sandwiches and salads with a touch of art and wellness.

Along with your coffee, you can tour the art gallery featuring the owners’ works as well as other local artists.

And on Thursdays, beginning March 3 at 6 a.m., you can join the yoga class. Fridays there’s also a Shamanic meditation class.

In this video, meet Kim Page, one of the owners of Seventy Main Coffee House & Art Gallery as she tells how the partners came to open the coffee house and art gallery.

Seventy Main Coffee House & Art Gallery’s hours are Monday – Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If you’d like your business featured in the Local Bizz, contact Jean Maheu at 1-800-207-9701.

Open House and ribbon-cutting held at new home of Serra & Associates, LLC

Officially cutting the ribbon to the new home of Serra & Associates, LLC at 11 West High St. are (L-R) Ray Serra, Heidi Serra, East Hampton Economic Development Commission Chair Rich Leone, Jennica Serra and Kevin Serra. Courtesy photo

Officially cutting the ribbon to the new home of Serra & Associates, LLC at 11 West High St. are (L-R) Ray Serra, Heidi Serra, East Hampton Economic Development Commission Chair Rich Leone, Jennica Serra and Kevin Serra. Courtesy photo

The East Hampton Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that an Open House and ribbon-cutting was recently held at Serra & Associates, LLC at its new home at 11 West High St. in East Hampton.

A light lunch was provided by Chatham Caterers.

Ray and Heidi Serra recently purchased the property and renovated the building to house their certified public accounting firm.

This new location will allow them to better provide the professionalism, responsiveness and quality for which Serra & Associates’ employees are well known.

Serra & Associates, LLC services encompass nearly every aspect of financial life. They are experienced in all matters of accounting and taxation.

They save their clients money by reducing taxes and by providing efficient payroll and bookkeeping services.

The Serra family thanks those who helped celebrate their new location, as well as all those friends who supported this move.

Posted March 3, 2010

Owner of ‘Positively Clean’ invites you to the new store

Priscilla Connors, creator of "Postively Clean." Courtesy photo.

Priscilla Connors, creator of "Postively Clean." Courtesy photo.

This summer, many East Hampton residents got to know Priscilla Connors at the farmer’s market, where she introduced visitors to her personally-created line of cleaning products that are good for you and for your home.

Now she is renting space in the Xchange for Change store at 66 Main St. (located in the old bank building,) where she can reach more people with her line of nontoxic cleaning products. Located in the old bank building, her shop is in the old safe deposit vault.

Positively Clean Holistic Cleaning Products are a blend of pure essential oils that enhance cleaning ability and offer the powerful effects of aromatherapy while you clean.

Connors also sells an item called Orgonite, which is used for breaking down electromagnetic frequencies from computers and cellular phones.

“It is a positive energy generator.  It’s great for people who work in front of computers for long periods of time,” Connors says.

“I started this company more than 10 years ago, when I recognized the need to clear the massive amounts of negativity being generated on the planet at this time,” she says. “Positively Clean is a unique cleaning service that offers complete vibrational cleaning and clearing of your home or office.”

“I want to thank all my faithful customers and say ‘Welcome’ to all the new!”

For more information, you can call Connors at  860-301-6140 or visit her Website at http://www.positivelyclean.com.

The shop is open Saturday and Sunday  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Posted Oct. 6, 2009

HTNP.Com’s Business Round Table: Wrap-up video

September 6, 2009 Business Spotlight No Comments

Jane Traceski, owner of the FIT-TRIX Fitness Center. Photo © 2009 HTNP.com

Jane Traceski, owner of the FIT-TRIX Fitness Center. Photo © 2009 HTNP.com

This is the final installment in a business roundtable in which HTNP.com interviews three East Hampton’s small business owners to discuss the impact of the government’s policies and other issues affecting how they do business.

The series focuses on an interview with Jane Traceski of the FIT-TRIX Fitness Center, Janet Frosti of H20 Equipment Co. and Sven Ramklint owner of All About Blinds.

For more information about these companies, click on their banners that appear beside the news column.

In this segment, they wrap up a discussion about the possibility of the health care industry focusing more on prevention and less on prescriptions for health problems.

If you missed the earlier segments, click here to view

HTNP.Com’s Business Round Table: Part I

HTNP.Com’s Business Round Table: Part II

HTNP.Com’s Business Round Table: Part III

Posted Sept. 6, 2009

HTNP.com’s Business Round Table: Part III Video

September 5, 2009 Business Spotlight No Comments
Janet Frosti of H20 Equipment Co. Photo © 2009 HTNP.Com

Janet Frosti of H20 Equipment Co. Photo © 2009 HTNP.Com

This is the third installment in a business roundtable in which HTNP.com interviews three East Hampton’s small business owners to discuss the impact of the government’s policies and other issues affecting how they do business.

The series focuses on an interview with Jane Traceski of the FIT-TRIX Fitness Center, Janet Frosti of H20 Equipment Co. and Sven Ramklint owner of All About Blinds.

For more information about these companies, click on their banners that appear beside the news column.

In this segment, they are asked to talk about how they handle the expense of health care benefits.

Janet Frosti comments that when it comes to business and the state government, there is a feeling of “us versus them,” when in fact the taxpayers “are the state.”

She talks about the sometimes volatile debate going on now about proposed health care reform and calls it a good sign of people “reclaiming some of our voice” in government.

Jane Traceski notes that the high cost of health care not only prevents her from offering benefits for her employees, but has led her to drop coverage of her own.

And Sven Ramklint suggests that insurance might be more affordable if it was tied to the individual and not the employee, and opened to multistate competition.

“Stay tuned” for the final wrap-up segment.

Posted Sept. 5, 2009


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