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Posted on April 20th, 2017

Posted on April 20th, 2017

​Connex Credit Union Offering Two
Award-Winning Workshops for FREE in May
Professional financial literacy sessions open to both members and non-members

Connex Credit Union, one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, announces it is offering two of its award-winning workshops for FREE during the first week of May. Seasoned industry professionals will provide attendees with the information necessary to take control of their financial lives. These no-obligation seminars are available to both members and non-members as part of the ConnexCares philanthropic initiative.

The first workshop is entitled “How to Prepare, Pay, and Stay in College” and will be hosted by Credit Union Student Choice Director of Strategic Partnerships Suzanne C. Wilkins. This seminar is ideal for both students and parents and will highlight the college application process, including pertinent information on choosing the right college, the cost of higher education, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other student loan options. Furthermore, attendees will discover how scholarships, grants and work study programs can help subsidize these expenses and make the next step in their educational journey more affordable. This highly-informative class takes place Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave. Light refreshments will be served.

Later that week, Manager of Connex’s Guilford Branch Kerry Perrotta will present the always-popular “Credit Score 101.” Perrotta will discuss what a credit score is and why it matters to you. The presentation will cover how to establish credit and what factors can ultimately hurt your credit score. “Credit Score 101” occurs Thursday, May 4, 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 seminars in person, a webinar option is available for those unable to do so.

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 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 April 19th, 2017

Posted on April 19th, 2017

Posted on April 19th, 2017

Posted on April 18th, 2017

​“Celebrating 9 Years of Wonderful, Unique Items”

​Wendy Walden, Jennifer Cowie and Betsy Gribble

Posted on April 18th, 2017

Posted on April 13th, 2017

​Join us April 22nd for the Earth Fest 10am- 2pm @ Guilford Fairgrounds and Cleaning up the Town of Guilford.
On behalf of the Guilford Parks and Recreation Department and Guilford Agricultural Society, we thank you for participating in the Guilford Earthfest event on Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00a.m.  We are excited to educate the public on the subject of sustainable practices and introduce to various farmers market vendors.  If you know of anyone that may be interested in educating or vending, please have them contact the Department at 203-453-8068 or
We are looking for anyone willing to help come and clean up the town. Sport teams, organizations, Boys & Girls Scouts or other affiliations and good citizens to show pride in our community and get rid of the Trash. We will have dump trucks at the Guilford Fairgrounds to help trek out all the gunk. Hope to see you there! Anyone interested in cleaning up a part of town please contact Jennifer Gott @ to sign up.
The Guilford Parks and Recreation Department along with the Guilford Agricultural Society are pleased to announce the second annual Earth Day program “Earthfest” on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Guilford Fairgrounds from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.  We are excited to educate the Guilford public on the subject of sustainable practices. The Department will have information stations for recycling, planting, repurposing, and keeping waterways clean. The program features games, door prizes, live entertainment, and more.

 There will also be a challenge for all to help Clean Up Guilford and fill dump trucks (provided by the Public Works Department)! We encourage individuals, neighborhoods and organizations to get together and clean up a street or park. A Guilford map will be displayed indicating areas that have been cleaned.  Please share on the Town of Guilford Facebook events page for Earthfest, where your group plans to clean up.

Returning to Earthfest are some of last year’s favorites. Curious Creatures with exotic animals to learn about and even hold! The Agricultural Experiment Station will have specimens to look at under microscopes, plants and insects to examine, and a button making press.

New to the event this year is a Farmer’s Market, featuring some of Guilford’s Dudley Farm Marketers. Vendors from around Connecticut will be selling their sustainable wares, including repurposed goods from Two Sassy Stitchers, all natural skin care from Balmz Away!, wood sculptures from Lee Burkhardt, and felted toys and soaps, along with plants from Martha’s Favorites. Buster Scranton will be answering questions about maple sugaring and will have his syrup and popcorn on the cob for sale. Tripledale Farms will be on site with a free petting zoo and donkey rides available for purchase. Half Mile Acres will be selling their humane raised, grass fed beef and eggs.

Children will have a chance to play games, make a Lorax flower pot, climb a rock wall, plant seeds, bounce on inflatables, and more, while learning ways to take care of the environment. The 4H Club will be sharing their expertise with activities for the kids to do.

Cheryl Kling, author of “Nature’s Royal Tea Party” will be selling her book and doing readings throughout the event. Sea of No Plastic will be showcasing the Rakefish Project. The Connecticut Foodbank will be showing you how you can become involved in Planting a Row for the foodbank. Guilford Land Trust and Conservation Committees and the Westwood Trails Committee will be on hand to talk to you about our open spaces, trails and trail etiquette. Eversource Energy Resource group will be giving tips on how to save energy in your home.
Beto, of Taqueria Cinco, will be cooking up his burritos and more for purchase at his food truck, and Al Kostuk will be popping up his kettle corn to sell.
“T-Bone” will entertain us, starting at 11:00.

Posted on April 12th, 2017

​Left to right :  Angie Trunzo, Kelly Acquarulo, Shannon Timme, Shore Publishing, Ed Lazarus, Chamber President, Joan Staschke, Wayne Staschke,  Scott Staschke and Joe Mazza, Guilford Town Selectman
​Guilford Financial Group, Inc. a family business is celebrating 30 years serving the shoreline community.  Wayne A. Staschke CFP®, RFC® and son Scott A. Staschke CFP®, RFC® as financial advisors help clients set a clear and realistic path toward meeting their goals while optimizing their investments. We remain committed to the simple tenet that the best interests of our clients must take precedence in all decisions.  From data gathering, to analysis, to recommendations, the guiding principle has been to make sure the client has a clear picture of what is needed, why it is needed, and how their decisions will affect their financial picture.  Guilford Financial Group, Inc. in conjunction with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., offers services range from Investing fee-based money management, investment review, insurance, life, disability to long-term health care, estate planning, retirement planning, business pension plans, employee benefits coordination, buy-sell and other issues. Wayne and Scott are both active in the Guilford Rotary Club, that they find giving back to the community rewarding.  For more information, visit or call 203-453-3458

Posted on April 11th, 2017