On Dec. 13, the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of The Angel Cooperative with a ribbon-cutting and meet-and-greet. Owners Christy Kinsman and Laura Freed Ancona welcomed a crowd of more than 40 people with an ancient sanskrit chant in the shungite room led by Leslie Freyberg.

The Angel Cooperative has the first and only shungite room in the United States, which offers energy healing, reiki, clairvoyant readings, meditation, and more. The Angel Coop is located in Branchville (51 Ethan Allen Highway). More information may be found at theangelcoop.com.