Affinity Launches SmartStart High Yield Savings for Low Balances

Affinity Launches SmartStart High Yield Savings for Low Balances

Affinity Federal Credit Union believes their members deserve to be rewarded for saving, especially those just starting to save during this time of economic downturn. Enter SmartStart Savings. A new savings account from Affinity that offers an awesome 2% interest rate on balances under $2,500.

What if I have a higher balance?

The Affinity MoreSavings Account lets you earn more with 4 balance tiers and higher dividend rates at each successive tier.

What if I am tempted to use the money when it’s not actually an emergency?

A Certificate Account is a convenient way to save while earning a guaranteed fixed rate dividend for a fixed period of time. Check out Affinity’s short time offer: 14-month and 22-month terms with APY up to 0.95%!

Connecticut Community Bank Gives Back During the Pandemic

Connecticut Community Bank Gives Back During the Pandemic

Giving back is something that Connecticut Community Bank has always been passionate about. When they began to see the need for community support during the coronavirus pandemic, they knew they had to help. To meet the immediate needs caused by the virus, CCB has supported charity partners by donating the products they need to keep their communities safe, healthy, and engaged. Recent partners include: Open Doors Shelter, Chrysalis Center, Pacific House, River House Adult Day Center, Abilis, Homes for the Brave, and Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

 

At-Home Learning from Stepping Stones Museum

At-Home Learning from Stepping Stones Museum

Playful learning opportunities abound on Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s social media, now more than ever. Follow their channels for daily videos and activities that your child can do offline. Then, share your at-home learning with Stepping Stones to Facebook or Instagram, with the hashtag #mysteppingstones, for a chance to be featured!

Stepping Stones content is diverse and engaging, ranging from step-by-step craft project instructions to instructor-led reading lessons. What makes it possible for them to share this quality of content for free? Membership. ALL memberships – first time and renewals – will be extended for the duration of time the museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their team is currently working remotely and can answer any questions you have by emailing membership@steppingstonesmuseum.org or by calling 203-899-0606, ext. 264 and leaving a voicemail. Become a member today to support free at-home learning content for all families!

Professor James on Penguins: Penguins can’t fly – but they sure can swim and, even, travel on their bellies! Professor James shares a fun friction experiment and teaches us how penguins get around in their habitats.

Capri’s Cuisine Open Under Safe Conditions

Capri’s Cuisine Open Under Safe Conditions

From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Capri’s Cuisine has followed the best practices for food pickup/delivery services, and was an early adopter of the takeout only model, enabling them to continue providing the Norwalk community with nonessential (but highly desirable) pastries and coffee.

We will continue to serve in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner as always, to ensure the healthy and safety of our customers and staff.

—Sandra Salazar, Owner

Capri’s boasts 56 flavors of empanadas! These are listed on a photo of the menu in the gallery below. In addition, they have a variety of sweet biscuits, including a weekly Saturday “special” biscuit. These have been especially popular, selling out two weeks in a row!

To guarantee your order, place it in advance. There are many ways you can place an order, including:

  • In Store (limited capacity)
  • Call for pick up
  • Call for curbside pickup
  • Uber for delivery
  • Grubhub for pickup or delivery

Get their contact info at the GNHCC Business Directory HERE.

If you don’t have an appetite for pastries right now, you may also support Capri’s by purchasing a locally made face mask ($5) or a gift card (any amount).

Romanacci Provides Free Meals to Essential Workers

Romanacci Provides Free Meals to Essential Workers

Romanacci Pizza Bar is collecting $5 donations for each person on the “Front Lines” that you would like to send a pizza and bottled water to. Either add it onto your online order at checkout or call in (to any of their locations) and order/donate via credit card over the phone. Once they receive $25+, they contact Food For the Front Lines, which coordinates a delivery to an essential workplace,  such as a hospital, police station or fire departments. Some recipients of Romanacci pizza thus far include Westport EMS, Westport Police Department, and Norwalk Hospital.

“We pay to have meals delivered to the first responders and the hospital workers, so the chefs are getting dollars for every delivery. We’re not asking [restaurants] for discounts or donations. We want to pay these chefs and restaurant owners, so they can support themselves and their staff.”

– Stephanie Webster, CT Bites

Food for the Front Lines was founded by Nicole Straight, former Food Rescue US – Fairfield County Site Director, and mother of Westport EMT Emma Straight. Their mission is to feed health care and other essential workers, while simultaneously bolstering business for restaurants. In the first week, they raised $15K and delivered over 750 meals. Then, in partnership with CT Bites, a Go Fund Me was created. As of April 4, the campaign contained over $45K, from over 450 donors. If you would like to make a donation, click the button below.

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