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Posted on October 11th, 2016

​Private vendor tables are still available at $35 per table; to reserve, call the Guilford Park & Rec at 203-453-8086.      
This event is for the entire family - there is something for everyone

Posted on October 10th, 2016

​VNA Community Healthcare was recently named a national best practice agency by Fazzi Associates because of their proven leadership and excellence in patient experience and satisfaction with services received.



​“This level of success is commendable and is deserving of recognition and we (Fazzi Associates) are pleased to present VNA Community Healthcare with the Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction, states Gina Mazza, Partner, Director of Regulatory and Compliance Services at Fazzi Associates.  She added, “This is a significant accomplishment that VNA Community Healthcare’s employees should be incredibly proud of.”

The Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction was based on comparative analysis of other home healthcare agencies, VNA Community Healthcare’s overall satisfaction and likelihood of recommending survey questions place the nonprofit agency in the top 25% of Fazzi’s National Patient Satisfaction database.

VNA Community Healthcare, with offices in Guilford and Hamden, is a nonprofit, home healthcare agency that provides nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapies; mental health; and maternal child health in 35 towns throughout New Haven and Middlesex counties. In 2015, VNA Community Healthcare’s visiting staff helped 6,200 patients. They also offer free or low cost community wellness, health and family caregiver support programs.  For more information call their toll free Helpline at 1.866.474.5230 or visit ConnecticutHomecare.org.

About Fazzi AssociatesFazzi Associates, parent company of Fazzi Healthcare Services, was founded in 1978. Its headquarters are in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is the largest outsourced ICD coding service provider in the US market. Fazzi’s mission is to make a real difference in healthcare by strengthening the quality, value and impact of home care, hospice and community based services.  

Posted on October 10th, 2016

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Posted on October 6th, 2016


Posted on October 4th, 2016


Posted on October 3rd, 2016

​Guilford Art Center’s Annual Shopping Event: Artistry: American Craft for the Holidays Offers Unique Works by more than 200 American Artists

Guilford Art Center announces its much-anticipated annual shopping event, Artistry: American Craft Shopping for the Holidays, which takes place November 3, 2016 through January 8, 2017. One-of-a-kind, handmade crafts by more than 200 artisans from across America will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods, and more.
 
During Artistry, works spill from the shop into the gallery at the Center, making for a bountiful and festive display of fine craft objects. Scores of new artists will have their work featured this year, offering shoppers a huge array of unique gift ideas. New works are added throughout the course of the show, so visitors will want to return to snag a “find” they might not have seen before.
 
“As distinct from mall and online shopping, Artistry offers the opportunity to find truly one-of-a-kind, special objects that you can find to really connect with your gift recipients,” says Guilford Art Center Executive Director Maureen Belden. “The opportunity to buy American-made goods is also very important to people.”
 
Artistry also offers visitors a variety of shopping experiences: personal shoppers are available for advice and gift-giving ideas; a registry makes gift-selection easy; and businesses can take advantage of personal shoppers and discounts for employee holiday gift-giving.
 
Proceeds from Artistry benefit the exhibiting artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday 12-5pm.
 
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 3, 5-8pm, free and open to the public.  Join us for shopping & refreshments.  

MEMBERS’ WEEK—SPECIAL MEMBERS’ BENEFITS: Nov 3 -November 9: Members receive 15% off all items and 10% off throughout the rest of sale. Become a member at any time and immediately receive this benefit.
 
CANDY, CAKE & COCKTAILS PARTY: Thursday, December 17, 5-8pm, free and open to the public.  Enjoy a sweet shopping experience! Treat yourself to special sweet treats and a signature Artistry cocktail while shopping for everyone on your list. 
ONEHOPE WINE TASTING EVENT:  Thursday, December 1, 5-8 pm Sample and purchase ONEHOPE wine while benefiting causes and non-profits, including GAC. Sip ONEHOPE whites, red, sparkling and reserve wines while you shop. Bring your friends and enjoy a festive evening while helping others (including finding them the right holiday gift!).  Free and open to the public. 
 
Guilford Art Center is located at 411 Church Street, Guilford, Connecticut (exit 58 off I-95). For more information call 203-453-5947 or contact www.guilfordartcenter.org.
 
The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts.  Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, to experience their cultural and historical diversity, and to appreciate the process and product of creative work.  It receives support from the Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development.  Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957.   It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round.  The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July, that features works by more than 180 of the country’s most distinguished artisans and is a much-anticipated annual event for the shoreline community.
 
 
 

Posted on October 3rd, 2016


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Posted on September 30th, 2016


Posted on September 30th, 2016

Take Control of your Financial Future with FREE Workshops This October
Provided by Connex Credit Union, these no-obligation seminars are open to members and non-members

 
Connex Credit Union, one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, hosts a series of free, no-obligation financial education workshops for both members and non-members throughout the year as part of its ConnexCares initiative. These highly-regarded workshops have assisted many attendees in taking the first steps toward controlling their fiscal situation and progressing on their quest for financial independence.  Taught by industry professionals and brimming with valuable information, these workshops are designed to help consumers learn about important financial topics and discover how to set and achieve financial goals.
 “Steering Toward Retirement with Individual Retirement Accounts” will be presented by Connex Investment and Retirement Services Representative William DeBille who has nearly three decades of financial planning experience. It will cover the different types of Individual Retirement Accounts and which one is best suited for you. This discussion will be particularly beneficial to those who have not yet contributed to their financial futures.  This meeting will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
“First Time Homebuyer” was created to help make sense of the generally intimidating process of purchasing a home. This seminar will cover the homebuying process from start to finish and guests will leave with a newfound understanding of what to expect when acquiring their first home. This workshop will take place Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The October workshop series will conclude with “Online Security” presented by Connex Information Technology Network Engineer Mohammad Usman. Attendees will learn how to protect personal data online, prevent viruses, avoid phishing scams and more. This seminar will take place Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
All of these workshops take place at Connex Credit Union’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Avenue. Additionally, for those unable to attend in person, online versions of the seminars will be available via WebEx.
Anyone interested in attending a workshop must call 1-800-CR-UNION (1-800-278-6466) or visit connexcu.org to register. During registration you will choose if you are attending in person or online. 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 45,000 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.