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Posted on March 13th, 2017

Connex Credit Union Makes Record-Shattering
Donation to New Haven Diaper Bank
More than 45,000 diapers amassed for children in need
​Representatives of Connex Credit Union and the New Haven Diaper Bank pose next to a portion of the credit union’s record-shattering donation of more than 45,000 diapers
​NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (Mar. 13, 2017) – Connex Credit Union recently donated 45,018 diapers to the New Haven Diaper Bank, shattering the previous record for largest single contribution – 16,354 – which was also held by Connex.  The credit union’s involvement stems from its sponsorship of the Shamrock & Roll 5K, a St. Patrick’s Day themed event benefitting the Diaper Bank, as part of its ConnexCares philanthropic program.
Community donations made throughout February, combined with an internal competition inspiring employees to support the initiative, enabled the credit union to topple their initial goal of 20,000 diapers. 
“Giving back to the communities that embrace our credit union is one of the core values our institution is built upon, and I could not be more proud of our ability to honor this commitment with a tremendously beneficial contribution,” said Frank Mancini, president and chief executive officer, Connex Credit Union. “The Diaper Bank is an incredible organization and it has been a privilege to assist them with their mission to support underprivileged children.”
After the completion of the Shamrock & Roll 5K on Sunday, Mar. 5, total donations reached approximately 50,000 diapers.
The Diaper Bank is a local non-profit organization founded in 2004 to counteract the lack of public assistance poor and low-income families receive for purchasing diapers. The organization seeks to prevent the risk of health and parent complications caused by limited access to diapers.

To learn more about ConnexCares and all of Connex’s charitable initiatives, please visit connexcu.org.

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 connexcu.org.

Posted on March 13th, 2017


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Posted on March 8th, 2017

​Shoreline ArtsTrail Call For Artists 2017

Deadline Extended to April 18

The Shoreline Arts Trail announces its 16th annual Open Studios Weekend on November 11 and 12, 2017. Approximately 40 member artists who live and work in Branford, Guilford and Madison show and sell their work during the weekend.

Artists with media such as ceramics and pottery, stained and fused glass, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, prints, photography, textiles, quilts, paper and wood are invited to apply for this event. Artists will be considered based on their mastery of methods and materials and originality of concept. All considered art must be handmade by the artist.

Among the benefits of becoming a member are: inclusion on the ArtsTrail map and website; statewide publicity via print and online; 13,000 brochures/maps distributed throughout Connecticut; and year-round marketing, networking, and social media opportunities.

To apply for this Call for Entry, please register at https://youjudgeit.org/sat/ by creating a free profile, filling out all the requested information, and uploading three high-resolution images. The entry deadline is April 18, 2017. Jurying will take place from April 18-21, and artists will be notified by April 21, 2017.

Please contact Barbara Shulman-Kirwin at bsk@bskdesign.net or 203.314.3250 with any questions.

Posted on March 8th, 2017

​BRANFORD EXCHANGE CLUB – Serving the Community Since 1949
 
DID YOU KOW?
We provide diaper bags to new parents?We offer scholarships to needy grads?We have a ‘Prevent Child Abuse’ program?We have a program that honors Shoreline heroes? 
Become a member today, or ask for more information – contact Jack Mushin: 
art.promotions1@gmail.com
 

Posted on March 8th, 2017

​New Haven 
St Patrick's Day Parade

 
Join us for Breakfast on Sunday, March 12th 
8:30 ~ Noon 
and enjoy our Irish Breakfast Specials! 
 
Then hop over to the Branford Train Station hassle free parking and catch a ride to New Haven.  Enjoy the St. Patrick's Day Parade and come back to Nellie's for our traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage.  

March 16th ~ 18th
St Patrick's Day Irish Specials
 
Our Special Irish Menu is being served Thursday through Saturday.  
Take a peek at our Special Irish Menu
 
Make your reservations to join us
203 483-8400


Special Irish Menu (click here)

Irish Breakfast Specials (click here)

Posted on March 7th, 2017

​Guilford Art Center Summer Youth Art Program Registration Now Open
  
Guilford, CT —Registration is now open for the summer youth programs at Guilford Art Center.  The summer sessions runs from June 19 – August 11, 2017.  Half-day and full-day classes are offered; different art themes and media are offered each week.  
 
The summer program is open to children ages 3 ½ and older.  “Bridge care” is available for children who are interested in the full day program.  Financial aid is also available.
 
Classes cover a range of media and themes, including comic books, super heroes, American Girl Doll crafts and cooking, “Maona Mania”, Introduction to Throwing on a Potters Wheel, garden crafts, princesses & dragons, sewing, painting, puppets, Star Wars and photography.  GAC also offers a summer teen blacksmithing class, open to ages 13+.  All classes can are currently posted on the GAC website with full descriptions and pricing information.
  
Registration is available online at www.guilfordartcenter.org or by calling (203) 453-5947.  
 
For more information contact Guilford Art Center at www.guilfordartcenter.org or 203-453-5947.
 

Posted on March 7th, 2017

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This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library​

Posted on March 7th, 2017