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Madison, Connecticut Police Department Needs Your Help This Christmas

The Madison Police Department is asking for your help with their toy drive, by now the tables in their meeting room are full this year that is not the case, they are empty. The department is collecting for 50 families. this year for children of all ages. This is an “all hands on deck” situation. Read more…

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Mike’s Famous in New London Is Delivering Christmas

Toys for Tots and the Marines again team up with Santa and Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson to bring hope to the community Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride into Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson® in New London on Saturday, December 12 from 12 – 3 p.m. for the area’s annual Toys for Tots campaign. The free event will Read more…

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Building A Better Connecticut ~ Yale-New Haven Hospital Toy Closet Program

Network Connecticut is all about helping foster business, innovators, entrepreneurs, non-profits and everyday folks in our great southern New England state. SUBWAY jumped right on board with our mantra and wanted us to feature the Toy Closet Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Every year SUBWAY gathers dozens and dozens of toys to help sick children. Read more…

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Yep, LEGO’s North America Headquarters Is In Connecticut

Yep, that’s right, LEGO, a worldwide billion dollar toy company has its North American Headquarters tucked right into Connecticut in Enfield, did you know that, well you do now. Did you know that along with building toys over the last 83 years (It was founded in Denmark in 1932) it has also over the last Read more…

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Ann Nyberg’s Toy Closet at Yale-New Haven Hospital

Childhood is fragile and a hospital stay can be scary and lonely. The Toy Closet Program is dedicated to helping. I started this program in 1993 for all children who would enter the hospital with the enormous help of the hospital auxiliary and Marjan Wackers. Since then, the program has proven to be an enduring success. It Read more…

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LEGO’s Soren Torp Laursen

It’s his job to play with toys. For the last 23 years of Soren Torp Laursen’s adult life, he has worked for LEGO in various places around the world. Laursen is President at LEGO Systems, Inc. (Enfield, Connecticut) and Senior Vice President at LEGO Company. His business card is a LEGO man with movable arms Read more…

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So Many Antiques So Little Time

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve walked up and down the aisles of the Clinton Antique Center over the last 15 or so years. The center has no web site, it’s word-of-mouth that makes the place so popular. They do have a Facebook page though, not put up by them, but by Read more…

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Fast Food, New England Style

Want fast food in really cozy surroundings at a good price made in New England? It’s all here at The New England Emporium Eatery & Marketplace. That’s a mouthful of a name alright, but truly descriptive. Some of the foods you can order here to eat are from family recipes, can you believe that? Such Read more…

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Toys for Children At Yale-New Haven Hospital

To watch the Toy Closet Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital work is magical. I founded this program in 1993 and it is flourishing today because of countless volunteers from the Hospital Auxiliary and others who continue to nurture it every day at the hospital to make sure sick children are taken care of. Recently I Read more…

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It’s All About Children and Families in CT

For more than 200 years, the Child & Family Agency has served southeastern Connecticut’s children and families. For the last 56 years, the agency has held it’s annual sale filled to the brim with wonderful items for people to purchase at a bargain basement price. This is a major fundraiser for the agency and it Read more…

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