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Posted on August 18th, 2017

Grand Opening Special! 
1 Hour Massage - $49 until August 31st! 

Posted on August 17th, 2017

Posted on August 17th, 2017

Posted on August 17th, 2017


Intro to Classical Latin
BRANFORD: The study of classical Latin exercises memory, increases English vocabulary, and broadens general knowledge. Students will learn Latin vocabulary, English vocabulary derived from Latin root words, Latin and English grammar, and translation skills. Textbooks provided. Knowledge of Roman geography, history, daily life, and mythology will be enhanced through English or Latin readings and activities. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St., on Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 5:00 pm. To RSVP call 203-488-1441 x 318 or visit

Intro to Word
BRANFORD: Learn the basics of word processing in this introductory class. Familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Thursday, September 7 at 2:00 pm. To RSVP, call 203-488-1441 x 318 or visit
Developing Your Writer’s Toolkit
BRANFORD: If you have an interest in creative writing, you know that getting started can be the hardest part! This two-part workshop will teach you how to jumpstart your writing process and set yourself up for success every time you sit down to write. Beginning writers of poetry, fiction, and memoir welcome. To RSVP, visit or call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Saturdays, September 9 & 16 at 10:00 am.
The Magic of Communication
BRANFORD: All successful people know the role communication plays in life.  How one communicates with self and others is the key to a fulfilled life.  Former illusionist Greg Dwyer will share secrets with you on how to create real magic in your life.  Based on neuroscience and a little storytelling, Greg will entertain and educate you on the magic of communication. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:00 pm. To RSVP, call 203-488-1441 x 318 or visit
Book Talk: Solitary Odyssey of a Female Kind
BRANFORD: Author Isabella Green discusses her book Solitary Odyssey of a Female Kind. Her compelling endeavor takes her backpacking around the world, on a budget, by herself after she returns from serving in the Persian Gulf War. Join her on a journey through many different cultures, religions & obstacles during her quest for healing, peace & a pilgrimage to retrieve her stolen spirit. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30 pm. To RSVP, call 203-488-1441 x 318 or visit
Opera 101: The Divas of Opera
BRANFORD: Join us for this 3-part opera series. In part one, you’ll learn all about the styles of the female voice from sopranos who often take to leading female role, to contralto, the lowest and rarest of female voices, and everything in between. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm. To RSVP, call 203-488-1441 x 318 or visit

Posted on August 17th, 2017


July 27, 2017 – Essex, CT – Gregory R. Shook, President & CEO of Essex Savings Bank announced the distribution of the Directors’ portion of the Community Investment Fund.

Total distributions for the year will amount to $120,000. Mr. Shook shared the sentiment of the Board, “For over twenty years, Essex Savings Bank has committed up to 10% of after tax net income to nonprofit organizations in our area. Many organizations have faced reductions in funding due to the economic climate so we are doubly proud that we are able to continue to support these groups and the work they do for our community.”

The 2017 Board Community Investment Program donations have been allocated to the following non-profit organizations:

Bare Necessities, Inc. * Camp Hazen YMCA * The Chester Historical Society, Inc. * Cappella Cantorum, Inc. * Community Foundation of Middlesex County * Connecticut River Museum at Steamboat Dock * Ivoryton Village Alliance * Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center & Theatre * Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts * Lyme Land Conservation Trust, Inc. * Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau * MacCurdy Salisbury Educational Foundation, Inc. * Middlesex Hospital * Rotary Club of Essex Foundation * Tri-Town Youth Service Bureau, Inc. * Valley Shore YMCA * Visiting Nurses of the Lower River Valley, Inc. * Vista Life Innovations

Essex Savings Bank is a FDIC insured, state chartered, mutual savings bank established in 1851. The Bank serves the Connecticut River Valley and shoreline with six offices in Essex (2), Chester, Madison, Old Lyme and Old Saybrook providing a full complement of personal and business banking. Financial, estate, insurance and retirement planning are offered throughout the state by the Bank’s Trust Department and wholly-owned subsidiary, Essex Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC.

Posted on August 17th, 2017

Take Control of Your Finances with Free Workshops from Connex 
Professional sessions open to both members and non-members

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (Aug. 16, 2017) – Connex Credit Union announces two of its award-winning workshops will be available for FREE this August and September. Join Connex as financial experts offer vital information regarding online security and buying a home. You do not need to be a member of the credit union to attend these classes. 

The first workshop entitled “Online Security” will be presented by Connex Information Technology Network Engineer Mohammad Usman and IT Project Manager Christen Bowen. Discover how to protect your personal data, prevent viruses and phishing scams, and much more. This valuable session takes place Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave.

“First Time Home Buyers” hosted by Connex Mortgage Loan Consultant Mark Frank will discuss the fundamentals of the home buying process and highlight what you can expect when purchasing your first home. “First Time Home Buyers” occurs Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave.  
While Connex encourages guests to attend in person, a simulcast webinar is available for those unable to be present during these sessions.

These seminars are FREE, but registration is required and can be completed by visiting or by calling 1-800-CR-UNION (1-800-278-6466). During this process, you will select if you plan to attend in person or via webinar. The workshops are open to both members and non-members of the credit union, but act fast, seats are limited.

About ConnexCares:

ConnexCares is Connex Credit Union’s charitable and philanthropic program. The mission through ConnexCares is to promote financial literacy, well-being and understanding to our members and the greater communities Connex serves.
About Connex Credit Union:

As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 48,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full-range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online and mobile banking and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex or Fairfield Counties. Connex Credit Union helps guide and improve members’ financial lives through the Connex Advocacy Promises: We will always work in your best interest; we will work with you to understand your goals, identify your financial needs and provide solutions to improve your life; and we will be responsive to you and make your experience simpler, faster and friendlier. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit

Posted on August 16th, 2017

Posted on August 16th, 2017

Posted on August 9th, 2017

​Former Co-Chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Section at the Yale School of Medicine joins the largest independently owned orthopaedic practices in Connecticut.
HAMDEN, CONNECTICUT (August 9, 2017) – Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists (COS), has announced that Dr. James J. Yue, a specialist in disorders of the spine, back and neck, has joined its practice. Dr. Yue will be seeing COS patients in Shelton, Hamden and Essex. He most recently served as co-chief of the orthopaedic spine surgery section at the Yale School of Medicine. He was also director of the ACGME Yale Spine Fellowship as well as the lead surgeon for motion sparing and endoscopic spine surgery.
“It’s an honor to be able to have someone with Dr. Yue’s experience and skill on our team,” noted Glenn Elia, CEO of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists. “We believe that Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists will allow Dr. Yue to provide the high level of care that he has been trained for because we control the patient environment including every aspect of the continuum of care.”
“The practice of orthopaedic surgery is rapidly evolving,” suggested Dr. Yue. “Due to its multi-faceted approach to clinical care and practice development, COS is uniquely positioned to respond to these changes and provide the highest quality and value based patient centric care.”
A resident of Guilford, CT, Dr. Yue completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, where he received an A.B. degree with magna cum laude honors in biology. He completed his medical school training at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and his orthopaedic surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland, in Cleveland, OH, where he worked closely with Dr. Henry Bohlman. Dr. Yue also completed two post residency fellowships, the first at the RA Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and the second at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK, under the supervision of Mr. John K Webb and Mr. John O'Brien.
Dr. Yue was recently appointed Associate Clinical Professor in the department of Surgery at the Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. In 2016, COS announced that it would provide $250,000 over five years to support scholarships at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. A portion of the donated funds will also be used to attract students into the program. COS also provides orthopaedic surgeons to instruct students in labs, teach seminars and mentor students who are doing honors research. Students are now able to access COS facilities for learning opportunities as well. Other COS providers, including physician assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists, are providing support and instruction at the university as needed.
Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists PC offers all orthopaedic subspecialties including sports medicine, treatment for problems of the upper extremities and lower extremities, joint replacement surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, and surgical and nonsurgical podiatry. It is one of the most respected orthopaedic groups in Connecticut and has been providing quality, individualized care to patients for over 50 years. COS has 21 affiliated locations scattered about southern CT along the I-91 and I-95 corridors, with in-house physical therapy, three OrthoNOW orthopaedic walk-in centers, two MRI centers providing in-house diagnostic testing and its own state-of-the-art surgical center.

Posted on August 7th, 2017