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Posted on December 19th, 2016

Big Nanny's soft Biscottis are the perfect accompaniment to any holiday meal.

It's not too late. Call now to order 203-453-2253 

Posted on December 19th, 2016

​Open Arts Day Announced
at Guilford Art Center
Guilford, CT — Guilford Art Center is pleased to invite all community members to the 6th annual Open Arts Day on Sunday, January 8, 2017, 1-3pm. This event is free and open to the community.
The Art Center’s studios and classrooms will be open with instructor artists demonstrating their crafts and offering hands-on art projects.  Visitors are invited to try out a variety of art forms that they want to learn more about, including Pottery, Blacksmithing, Painting, Drawing, Stone Carving, Kids’ classes and more.
Open Arts Day coincides with the final day of Guilford Art Center’s Artistry: American Craft for the Holidays, open 12-5pm. All merchandise is on sale!
No reservations or registration are necessary, and all activities are free of charge.
Guilford Art Center is located at 411 Church Street (Route 77), Guilford, across from the police station.
For more information call 203-453-5947 or visit

Posted on December 16th, 2016

​Upcoming holiday events on the green include the 29th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at 5:30pm on Sunday, December 18th at the First Congregational Church [1009 Main Street].   
Please follow this link for more information.
On Wednesday, December 28th from 4:30 to 6pm the Chabad of the Shoreline will hold a “Chanukah Village” prior to lighting the Menorah that evening on the green.  Participating town center businesses include Myers Flowers, Towne Pharmacy, PS Fine Stationers, Sera Nails, and the James Blackstone Memorial Library.  Attached are posters with details [both pdf and jpg] for you to print and display on your window or door.  Follow this link for more information and to contact the Chabad.
Please share this information with your customers, patrons, friends, neighbors and relatives and especially through your various social media outlets.
Happy holidays to all.

Posted on December 16th, 2016

Clean Sweep: Connex Credit Union Takes First Place in Every Category at Credit Union League of Connecticut Awards Ceremony
Credit union now eligible for national recognition
From left: Carl Casper, vice president of customer advocacy, Connex Credit Union; Roquita Johnson, marketing and electronic services specialist, Connex Credit Union; Jill Nowacki, president and chief executive officer, Credit Union League of Connecticut; Louise Nestor, director of marketing, Connex Credit Union; Frank Mancini, president and chief executive officer, Connex Credit Union. 
Connex Credit Union was recently honored for its commitment to customer advocacy by Credit Union League of Connecticut (CULCT) at their annual holiday meeting which hosts credit unions from across the state. Connex won first place for its asset size in all available categories, and is now entered into a national contest sponsored by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

“Our commitment to improving the lives of our members is evident in every aspect of our daily operation and is one of the core values Connex is built upon,” said Frank Mancini, president and chief executive officer, Connex Credit Union. “Garnering statewide acknowledgement for our programs is truly a testament to the dedication of every Connex employee and we are thrilled to now have the opportunity to showcase our programs on a national scale.”

Connex received the following first place awards (greater than $250 million asset category):

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award
– This award is distributed in honor of social responsibility projects within the community.During the 2015 holiday season, Connex established the “Home for the Holidays” project and collected items to build welcome kits for members of Columbus House, an emergency shelter designed to help the homeless progress toward independence. These kits offered basic necessities to ease the burden of moving from a shelter into a new home. Without these care packages, many of the residents would have struggled to purchase these essentials with their limited incomes. In addition to collecting more than 200 items, the credit union made a $1,000 donation to Columbus House.

Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award – This award recognizes practical applications of credit union philosophy, and the internal programs and services that benefit membership.For several years, Connex has encouraged financial literacy by sponsoring a variety of highly-regarded workshops. Attendees are provided with the knowledge necessary to take control of their fiscal situation and advance on their path to financial independence. In 2016, the credit union expanded their reach by offering webinar versions of these seminars for the first time. Covering topics such as Car Buying Tips, Credit Scores and Online Security, this vital information was now available without having to leave the comfort of your home.

Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award – This award recognizes leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages.Connex identified that some schools are challenged to teach fundamental financial concepts such as the basics of budgeting, saving and planning for the future. Additionally, the credit union realized that traditional methods of learning were not as affective among modern youths and youth adults. This epiphany brought about the creation of ConnexNation, a digital newsletter that targets young adults and promotes financial literacy through pop culture videos, helpful blog articles, fun trivia and prize-winning quizzes. ConnexNation was developed in October 2015 and has covered topics such as textbook savings, tips for moving and student loan myths.

For additional information on Credit Union League of Connecticut please visit To learn more about Connex Credit Union, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit

About Connex Credit Union:

As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 46,000 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
About Credit Union League of Connecticut:

The Credit Union League of Connecticut (CULCT) is a statewide non-profit trade association serving credit unions throughout Connecticut. The League has been serving credit unions since 1935 in a variety of business-critical areas including government relations, compliance, and operations. The League is committed to ensuring that Connecticut's consumers choose credit unions as their best financial partner. Through consumer-facing initiatives and providing credit unions essential resources, the Credit Union League of Connecticut is a valued partner in making Connecticut's credit unions successful.

Posted on December 15th, 2016

Posted on December 15th, 2016

​Starting this Saturday at SARAH’s Cupboard Thrift Shop
Winter Coats 20% off
Holiday Items 50% off
Furniture 20% off
Donations welcome
You never know what you will find at the Cupboard!

Posted on December 15th, 2016

Posted on December 14th, 2016

Posted on December 14th, 2016

​Holiday Savings
This year we are giving back to Feed Branford Kids and we have already raised $1800! Will you help us reach our goal of $3000?!

Donate $20 to Feed Branford Kids and receive an additional 30% off on all regular priced clothing until December 24th.
Also, all Fall & Winter Merchandise 25% - 50% OFF!
(Excluding accessories, sale items, and Kiehl's, Valid Until December 24th)
Special Holiday Hours: 
December 18th 12pm-4pm
December 22nd-23rd 10am-8pm
​Stop in to shop
Monday to Saturday 10AM - 5:30PM
1074 Main Street, Branford CT 06405
(203) 483-1885

Posted on December 13th, 2016