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Goodwill stores need donations of household goods

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Goodwill stores are in urgent need of household items like dishes, small appliances, cookware and electrical items. Clothing and furniture are also needed. Currently the stores are seeing household items fly off the shelves, making it difficult to keep an adequate stock. Since Goodwill stores rely heavily on donated items, it is crucial to Goodwill’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Beardsley director says zoo didn’t give baboon to Animal Planet show

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If you watched the second season premiere of the Animal Planet series “Finding Bigfoot” Sunday and saw what looked like Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo director Gregg Dancho giving a terrified baboon to the show’s sasquatch seekers to use as bait, rest easy. The primate exchange didn’t happen, Dancho said.  He said the show did shoot some […] [Read More]

Trumbull native to appear on Celebrity Apprentice

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Today, NBC announced the cast for its latest installment of the Donald Trump reality show The Celebrity Apprentice, which includes comedienne and Trumbull native Lisa Lampanelli. Dubbed the  “Queen of Mean,”   Lampanelli, who now lives in New York, has performed her raucous act in U.S. and Canada and recently appeared in her latest one-hour special […] [Read More]

Trumbull woman seeks blanket, toy donations

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A local woman is accepting donations of blankets and toys for the area’s poor and homeless. The last Sunday of every month, Ann Marie Tarinelli of Trumbull serves meals under the viaduct on John Street in Bridgeport. For the holidays, she said, she’s also looking to distribute blankets to keep her clientele — many of […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, Trumbull

Connecticut Food Bank needs turkeys!

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Thanksgiving is mere days away and the Connecticut Food Bank, which provides food to programs throughout the state that offer food to Connecticut’s needy, still needs turkeys. According to a press release put out Monday morning, the food  is estimating that its annual Thanksgiving for All campaign is about 1,800 turkeys short of its goal […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Spooner House starts collecting turkey

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The Spooner House annual frozen turkey and fixings drive will feature four locations during the week of November 14. More people than ever in the lower Naugatuck Valley are in need of support to obtain all the ingredients necessary for satisfying holiday meals. Hundreds more non-perishable fixings, frozen turkeys and/or cash donations will be needed […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Rescue Mission to host Thanksgiving dinner

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A turkey dinner with all the trimmings awaits hundreds of men, women and children at Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. Because many food items used in the Mission’s Thanksgiving dinner are donated, it costs only $2.50 to provide one plate of food for one person.  The Mission is asking donors to provide the funds […] [Read More]

Outage forces Archdioceses of Hartford to work out of Chancery

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Beginning today, all agencies and offices of the Archdiocese of Hartford that are located at the Archdiocesan Center at Saint Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield will work out of the Chancery Building at 134 Farmington Ave. until power is restored to the Seminary. To reach these offices, please call the main phone number at the Chancery […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Goodwill sponsors career fair

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Goodwill will hold a career fair on Wednesday,  at Goodwill Headquarters on 165 Ocean Terrace in Bridgeport. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local employers who are currently hiring and planning to be there include: Goodwill, Stop & Shop, Sodexo Health Care, CT Army National Guard, New England Tractor Trailer Training School, Security Services […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, News

Bridgeport Rescue Mission benefits from Eagle Scout project

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A community-minded Fairfield youth is helping Bridgeport Rescue Mission fight poverty from the inside out. Sixteen-year-old Connor McGuiness, a member of Boy Scout Troop 199, selected the Mission as a service project in working toward the rank of Eagle Scout.  In two weeks time, he collected 2,400 pounds of food through drives at two local […] [Read More]