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Posted on January 30th, 2017

​Seasons Magazines host Lisa Carberg and Jim Tully on Better CT,1-27-17, talking about the upcoming Seasons Magazines Up Close TV Show on WFSB at 11:30am Feb 5th.


Posted on January 30th, 2017

​Shoreline ArtsTrail Call For Artists 2017

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 by creating a free profile, filling out all the requested information, and uploading three high-resolution images. The entry deadline is March 15, 2017. Jurying will take place in March and artists will be notified by March 21, 2017.

Please contact Barbara Shulman-Kirwin at or 203.314.3250 with any questions.

Posted on January 30th, 2017

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Posted on January 24th, 2017

​Wagging Tails, Happy Faces: Connex Credit Union Supports
Rescue and Shelter Animals with More than $1,300 Donation to Wags 4 Hope
Donations collected through the Coins-for-Change program at North Haven branch 
​Connex Credit Union Vice President of Customer Advocacy Carl Casper (left) presents Wags 4 Hope Founder Annie Blumenfeld (right) with a check worth $1,323.59. These funds were raised through Connex’s Coins-for-Change program.
Contributions from visitors to Connex Credit Union’s North Haven branch during the final quarter of 2016 were recently tallied and donated to a local non-profit.  As a part of its philanthropic initiative, ConnexCares, Connex Credit Union’s Coins-for-Change program collected more than $1,300 for Wags 4 Hope.

The Coins-for-Change program charges a five percent fee to members, and a seven percent fee to non-members, to use Connex’s coin-cashing machines. Each fiscal quarter, this money is donated to different charitable organizations in the local community, contributing more than $10,000 annually. 

“The support we received through this program has been such a wonderful surprise and I am truly thankful to everyone who took the time to contribute,” said Annie Blumenfeld, founder, Wags 4 Hope.  “These funds will benefit shelter and rescue animals in need, and help them find their forever home.”

Wags 4 Hope is devoted to raising awareness of heartworm disease, supporting the medical needs of shelter animals and encouraging responsible pet ownership. This contribution will fund heartworm treatment and other medical procedures necessary to ensure these animals can be happy and healthy again. Additionally, Founder Annie Blumenfeld creates and sells custom pet artwork to support the organization. To learn more, purchase a painting or donate, please visit ​
If you are a local non-profit or charitable organization interested in participating in the “Coins-for-Change” program, please contact Roquita Johnson at Connex Credit Union, at 203-603-5787 or

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 January 24th, 2017

Posted on January 18th, 2017

​Paint Night with Vista at Ballou’s - Monday, Jan. 23
6-7:30 p.m.
Ballou's Restaurant & Wine Bar - 51 Whitfield Street, Guilford
Enjoy a night out with friends as you recreate Pierre-Auguste Renoir's painting "Flowers in a Vase." No prior painting experience is required to participate; Vista Arts Specialist Samantha Listorti will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint this beautiful work of art. The finished product is yours to take home at the end of the night.
Cost is $35 and includes one glass of wine or beer. Space is limited.

Register online at, or contact Jess Lillge at or 860-399-8080 x.107

Posted on January 16th, 2017

​On February 6th and 7th Hair Cuttery will host Share-A-Haircut for the Homeless.

Every time anyone receives a haircut at any of the Hair Cuttery salons in New England, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a homeless person in the community.

To distribute the certificates to those in need, Hair Cuttery is partnering with local shelters and community organizations.


Posted on January 16th, 2017

Possessions Clothing of Branford offers a curated mix of on-trend, irresistible pieces that focus on each customer’s personal sense of style with an intimate, individualized approach.

However Elaine Parisi, owner of Possessions, has a gift for community outreach as well. Using a blend of promotion and donation, Possessions has, throughout 2016, donated to the following charitable organizations:

$2,860 for Feed the Needy Kids of Branford$2,180 for Relay for Life of the Shoreline American Cancer Society$1,700 for the Closer to Free Breast Cancer ProgramOur thanks and best wishes for a successful 2017 to Elaine and her staff