Stoplight Gelato Cafe, Jackson Ward's beloved gelato shop, turns 1 on Sunday, July 16, and owner Barbara Given would like nothing more than to share the day with her customers.  

The shop is having live music starting at 1:30 p.m. and at 5 p.m., customers can vote for their favorite gelato flavors. All of the flavors being served that day are customer suggestions from a flavor competition, and Given would like to know - please and thank you - which ones her patrons like the best. Prizes will be given for the most popular flavor.

(By the way, if you stop by, wish "Barb," as she's known to everyone, a happy birthday as she'll turn 82 on Monday, July 17.) 

Given opened Stoplight Gelato a year ago in honor of her late son, Bryce Given, who died on Easter morning in 2015 before the shop was finished. Stoplight is located at 405 Brook Road. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day but Tuesdays. For information, visit or

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