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NOW to hold 6th Annual Taste for NOW Event at QVCC on October 14th

by Sarah Mortensen

Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW) will hold its 6th Annual A Taste for NOW, A Taste for Life on Saturday, October 14th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at Quinebaug Valley Community College. The event has become a celebrated annual tradition for the nonprofit, with 200 people attending and over $14,000 raised in 2016. Tickets […]

NOW Shows Support for Red Ribbon Week with Penny Fundraiser

by Sarah Mortensen

NOW has launched a fundraiser in honor of Red Ribbon Week, an initiative to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Titled “Save Your Red Pennies for Red Ribbon Week” the fundraiser asks the community to collect and donate their pocket change through October 28th. Participants can bring their collection […]

NOW to host Annual Road Race at Alexander’s Lake on September 16th

by Sarah Mortensen

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, the quiet streets of Alexander’s Lake will see hundreds of walkers and runners taking part in the 6th Annual NOW 3.5 Mile Road Race. The event is a fundraiser for local non-profit, Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. and all ages are welcome to attend. Measuring approximately 3.74 miles, the course […]

NOW Offers Scholarships for Summer Camps

by Sarah Mortensen

During the summer of 2017, NOW will offer scholarship assistance for qualifying children to attend select summer camps.  Please click on the below camps for more information on schedules and locations. Plainfield Recreation Summer Sports Camps 2017  Putnam Science Academy Skills & Drills Camps Marianapolis Preparatory School: Co-Ed Tennis Camp All families interested in applying […]

NOW to Support Child Abuse Prevention with Free Training for Area Coaches

by Sarah Mortensen

Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW) will offer free training to area youth sports organizations in the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children program over the spring and fall sports seasons. The program, which teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, is designed for individuals concerned about the safety […]

NOW & Quinebaug Valley Youth Lacrosse Host Clinic

by Sarah Mortensen

On Sunday, March 26th NOW and Quinebaug Valley Youth Lacrosse hosted a free lacrosse clinic at the Woodstock Academy Fieldhouse. The event was open to a broad range of ages with children aged 4 through 14 attending and learning a variety of skills. Over 75 children attended and rotated through stations focused on passing, shooting, […]

3rd Annual NOW Paint for a Purpose raises $840 for NOW Book Awards

by Sarah Mortensen

On Saturday, March 25, 2017 NOW held two fundraising paint events with Artique at their new location at 135 Main Street in Putnam. Both events were sold out, with 84 people attending in total. Friendly Spirits donated beer and wine for both events, with light appetizers and desserts donated by The Lunch Box Catering Co. […]

NOW Hosts 2nd Annual Running Clinic at Tourtellotte Memorial High School

by Sarah Mortensen

On Sunday, March 5th Northeast Opportunities for Wellness (NOW), held a youth sports clinic focused on track & field skills at Tourtellotte Memorial High School in Thompson. The clinic saw volunteer coaches and student athletes from Tourtellotte working with 50 children ages 6 to 13 on a variety of skills, including: sprinting, distance, jumping, throwing, […]