New hair salon comes to Fairfield

La Flor Di Gavali Salon, at 1630 Post Road in Fairfield, recently held its ribbon cutting.

Town officials and owners Gabriella Travali and Shelby Flower were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the business, which is a full-service hair salon for men, women and children. It offers services including coloring, haircuts, styling and extensions.

The name comes from both partners. La Flor means the flower, for Flower and Gavali is Travali’s first and last name combined, and the name of her sister salon located at 1215 Post Road in Fairfield.

The salon is open 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Appointments can be scheduled online at or by phone at 475-988-5084.

Fairfield U. hosts textile lecture

Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies will present “Weaving Biblical Stories Through Women’s Work” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Barone Campus Center Oak Room and via live stream.

Register online to attend the in-person lecture with Vivienne Rowett.

Rowett is an Old Testament/Hebrew Bible scholar and award-winning artist who uses material culture, stitching, sewing, knitting, and weaving to interpret biblical texts. Topics addressed in Rowett’s work include praise, division, love, mental health, war, and trauma. Her approach directly engages religious studies, women’s studies, Judaic studies, and visual and performing arts, supporting the Humanities Institute’s mission.

Rowett’s work will be featured at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library from Jan. 17 through April 15.

Visit for more information.

Gallery opens reception for new exhibit

Art Place Gallery invites the public to a reception for” Journeys” from 3 to 5 p.m. on March 12. An artist’s talk will be at 4 p.m.

It features the work of members Susanne Andover Keany and Mollie

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