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Shoreline Social Report: 3/23 – 3/29

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Social Reports and Social Distancing are not two things that typically go hand-in-hand, but my team and I are working our hardest to find virtual alternatives and provide unique ideas to help everyone weather this season in our lives. Just this past Friday I highlighted the many wonderful hiking trails that our local towns have to offer. Though, it’s important to remember even when outdoors you should be minding the 6-foot rule and leave plenty of room for safe passage when encountering others. Don’t forget to take a moment to breathe during this hectic time. Treat yourself to a take-out dinner and give yourself a night off!


  • Life Full Yoga in Madison has their Virtual Studio up and running! With a goal of offering at least 1 class per day, you’ll be able to choose from several different yoga practices, mat Pilates, or Pilates/barre fusion.
  • Follow the Priv√© Swiss Fitness YouTube channel for short (free) workout videos that you can use alone for a quick session or use multiple to build a longer routine


  • Acer Gardens in Deep River is open and taking online orders for bulk much and topsoil delivery or pick-up. They also have a variety of cool season vegetables, bulbs, and flowers for outdoor planting and indoor decorating.
  • Madison Flower Shop remains open and is offering storefront pick-up as well as delivery. Shrubs and perennials, garden herbs, and lawn care products are all available.
  • Madison Earth Care is open for curbside pick-up and offers propane refills as well. Delivery is offered for a flat rate fee of $10 and order forms are available on their website.
  • Van Wilgen’s Garden Center in North Branford has an expansive selection of indoor and outdoor plants as well as vegetables available for both curbside pick-up or delivery.
  • Riggio’s Garden Center is Essex is allowing for in-person shopping in addition to offering curbside pick-ups and delivery. As an added feature the team at Riggio’s is also offering the delivery of “Happy Bags” for the kiddos!


Ideas for Virtual Gatherings

  • Virtual Happy Hour with friends
  • Virtual Family Dinner
  • Virtual Wine Tasting – have everyone in your group purchase the same bottles and share your tasting notes over ZOOM, WhatsApp, Skype, etc.
  • Arrange a parade of vehicles to celebrate a birthday or other milestone
  • Have a special skill or talent? Arrange a class for friends and family via Facebook Live.

Saturday, 3/28

  • Hollywood At Home hosted by The Dressing Room Boutique on their Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channels beginning at 6pm. Grab a beverage and sit down to see the upcoming seasonal trends and view new arrivals!

Sunday, 3/29

  • Learn to Prune with Nancy of Nature Works Organic Garden Center via webinar from 10am-12pm. Learn the basics of pruning and whip your garden into shape as we move into Spring!


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