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Posted on July 28th, 2017

Composers in Love: Piano Recital

BRANFORD: Concert pianist Alice Michahelles illustrates and performs romantic works dedicated to the composer’s beloved ones. Music by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin, George Gershwin and others. Takes place at Blackstone Library, 758 Main St. on Tuesday, August 8 at 6:00 pm. To RSVP, call 203-488-1441 x 318 or visit
Movie Under the Stars: Rogue One

BRANFORD: Celebrate the end of summer with a movie under the stars! We’re showing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the amphitheater at Foote Park. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs. You’re welcome to bring snacks or purchase ice cream at the park from The Ice Cream Guy truck. All ages welcome. To RSVP, visit or call 203-488-1441 x 318. Takes place at Foote Park on Friday, August 18 at 7:30 pm. Cosponsored by Branford Parks and Rec.

Posted on July 28th, 2017

Posted on July 27th, 2017

​The Guilford Parks and Recreation Department and Guilford Youth & Family Services are pleased to announce their commitment to the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21st.  In celebration of this Day we will be coordinating a town-wide Art Exhibit.  We are seeking artists of all ages to participate.  The theme for this year’s International Peace Day is:
Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All
The International Day of Peace was first created in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly as a day to celebrate peace among all.  Again in 2001, the General Assembly designated the day as a day of non-violence.  Each year, communities are encouraged to participate and show their commitment to Peace.
Over the past 7 years, a moment of silence has taken place on the Guilford Green with churches ringing their bells in unison to celebrate the day. This year, the peace celebrations will take place at 4:00 PM on the Guilford Green. All are welcome!
Rules for the art contest:

All ages are encouraged to participate
Theme:  Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for all
Art can be submitted on paper, canvas, photography (up to 18 x 24)
Submissions to be received by Ellen Clow, Recreation Supervisor, by Thursday, September 7th  at the Community Center, 32 Church St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Art will be displayed in various locations around the Town of Guilford.  If you are a business owner interested in displaying a piece(s) of art work, please contact Ellen Clow at 203 453-8068 or  
Art will be posted to the Town of Guilford Facebook page for all to view.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 “liked” submissions.

Posted on July 27th, 2017

Posted on July 27th, 2017

​This week’s Branford Jazz performance will feature vocalist Shawnn Monteiro, legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb and Javon Jackson on tenor sax.   With Monteiro’s lively phrasing and scat variations reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan, Cobb hailing from the Miles Davis bands, and Jackson’s long time association with Art Blakley and the Jazz Messengers, Thursday’s performance is sure to be a showstopper.  As it does every Thursday with Branford’s jazz-on-the-green concert series, the music starts at 6:30p on Thurdsay, the 27th.
And there will be more jazz on Friday evening.  Not letting the thunderstorms from a couple of weeks back stop them, PELIROJA will bring its fusion jazz sound to Branford on Friday the 28th, starting at 7pm. Please note the slightly later start time for this make-up concert.   The gifted ensemble of musicians includes Mike Eckroth on piano and keyboards, vocalist Jainardo Batista,  baritone saxophonist Morgan Price, Jonathan Powell on trumpet, drummer Max Goldman, and Ian Stewart on electric bass work their magic on stage and fuse together the sounds of Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Congo for a new jazz favor.   
For more details about these jazz greats and to whet your appetite for some of the best jazz around, please check out the schedule on the Branford Jazz website at, and remember to visit the website or Branford jazz on Facebook for updates and weather cancellations.  Please take a moment and share this jazz update with your customers, patrons, colleagues, family, friends and neighbors by forwarding this email or posting it on Facebook, Instagram and your social media network.

Posted on July 26th, 2017

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KC's Restaurant & Pub
725 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-0771

Posted on July 24th, 2017

2017 Potato & Corn Festival
Augur Field, Rt. 22, North Branford

Friday, August 4th from 5 p.m. -11 p.m.
Saturday, August 5th from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 6th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Posted on July 21st, 2017

Posted on July 19th, 2017

Free Financial Basics Workshop for College-Bound Students

Discover how to manage money, avoid substantial credit card debt and more

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (July 17, 2017) – College is an exciting opportunity for many teens as made evident by the crowds of eager students this time of year with shopping carts full of decorative pillows, full-length mirrors, and bulk-sized snacks.

​However, with the cost of a college education continually growing, it is imperative to avoid poor spending habits and unnecessary debt. Before embarking on the next phase of their educational careers, prospective students are invited to learn how to manage expenses during “Financial Basics for College-Bound Students,” a FREE seminar from Connex Credit Union as part of its ConnexCares philanthropic initiative.

You do not need to be a member of the credit union to attend this award-winning workshop. An experienced Connex Financial Advocate will provide insight on money management, credit cards, checking accounts, student discounts and more.  While the material is designed for recent high school graduates, the information is also pertinent for currently-enrolled students. 

Two sessions are available:

Thursday, August 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave.

Tuesday, August 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the North Branch of the Bridgeport Public Library located at 3455 Madison Ave.  

While Connex encourages guests to attend in person, a webinar option is available during the August 3 session only for anyone unable to attend either date.

This seminar is 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 workshop is 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 July 17th, 2017

​​Welcome to the Shoreline Chamber Photo Contest! 

Have you shot a spectacular photo that captures the essence of Branford, Guilford, or North Branford? If so, your photo could appear on the cover of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce's annual Town Guide & Member Directory, distributed to Branford, Guilford, and North Branford as well as to tourism stops in the area. 

Enter as many photos as you like between July 15 and September 15, 2017. The top images  will then be entered into an Editor’s Pick round for potential selection for the cover position of Summer on the Shoreline.  

Please read the Official Rules before entering. 

Good luck!