Stamford Toys for Tots seeks donations

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STAMFORD — For the 70th year, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program is collecting holiday gifts for needy children in Stamford.

Organizer George Ducanic said donation boxes have been placed at more than 100 sites in the city, with another 150 or so in Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan.

Toys for Tots needs the donations by Dec. 15 so they can be distributed to the community organizations that hold Christmas parties and hand the gifts to children, Ducanic said.

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SmartMove brings first-time homebuyers to homeownership

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The Housing Development Fund of Stamford announced last month that it was expanding its services for prospective homeowners to Putnam County and the five boroughs of New York City. This was the latest evolution for the nonprofit counseling and lending agency that began operations in 1989 with a very different mission.

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First County Bank, Palmer's Market Donate Turkeys To Food Bank

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turkey donation

STAMFORD, Conn. -- First County Bank teamed up with Palmer’s Market to donate 100 turkeys, a $1,500 donation, to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.

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First County Bank & Palmer’s Market Donate Turkeys to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

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STAMFORD, Conn., November 21, 2017 - First County Bank teamed up with Palmer’s Market to donate 100 turkeys, a $1,500 donation, to th

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Norwalk's Courage To Speak Adapts Program To Tackle Opioid Crisis

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Larry and Ginger of Courage to Speak

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Courage to Speak Foundation has developed a new program, “Parenting Through the Opioid Crisis and Beyond,” a free drug prevention course designed specifically for parents of elementary, middle, and high school students.

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The Home Team / The world’s 10 nicest people (Part 2)

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Back in June, 2001, I wrote a column in this space called “The World’s 10 Nicest People.” Over the years, I’ve been asked time and again to do a sequel. You may wonder why it’s taken me more than 16 years, and over 400 columns, to come up with that new list. Hey, I just happen to have very high standards.

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SilverSource executive director thanks supporters

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To the Editor:

I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to everyone who supported and attended our Innovation and Technology summit at the 3rd annual SilverSource Autumn Breakfast. On October 17, this engaging event explored technological innovations that will help us all live better as we age. Attended by over 225 investors, entrepreneurs, and business and community leaders, the event raised critical funds for older adults in need of financial assistance and community support in our area.

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Fairfield County CFOs of the Year tell what keeps them up at night

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The question posed by the Business Journal, “What keeps you up at night?” was answered by the winners at the 2017 Fairfield CFO of the Year Awards, which was held Oct. 17 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. Westfair Communications, the publisher of the Fairfield County Business Journal, co-presented the awards with RSM, a Westport-headquartered provider of audit, tax and consulting services.

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