Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy the day.

The following is the text of the famous 1936 Thanksgiving proclamation of Connecticut Governor Wilbur L. Cross

State of Connecticut
By His Excellency WILBUR L. CROSS, Governor: a


Time out of mind at this turn of the seasons when the hardy oak leaves rustle in the wind and the frost gives a tang to the air and the dusk falls early and the friendly evenings lengthen under the heel of Orion, it has seemed good to our people to join together in praising the Creator and Preserver, who has brought us by a way that we did not know to the end of another year. In observance of this custom, I appoint Thursday, the twenty-sixth of November, as a day of

Public Thanksgiving

for the blessings that have been our common lot and have placed our beloved State with the favored regions of earth -- for all the creature comforts: the yield of the soil that has fed us and the richer yield from labor of every kind that has sustained our lives -- and for all those things, as dear as breath to the body, that quicken man's faith in his manhood, that nourish and strengthen his spirit to do the great work still before him: for the brotherly word and act; for honor held above price; for steadfast courage and zeal in the long, long search after truth; for liberty and for justice freely granted by each to his fellow and so as freely enjoyed; and for the crowning glory and mercy of peace upon our land; -- that we may humbly take heart of these blessings as we gather once again with solemn and festive rites to keep our Harvest Home.
Given under my hand and seal of the State at the Capitol, in Hartford, this twelfth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty six and of the independence of the United State the one hundred and sixty-first.
Wilbur L. Cross
By His Excellency's Command:
C. John Satti

Friday, November 9, 2012

Greater Danbury Families Need Your Help.

The City of Danbury and Union Savings Bank are proud to announce the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund For Greater Danbury. The fund will be used to help bring much needed relief to the families of the Greater Danbury area who have lost their homes or have suffered some type of loss during last week's Hurricane Sandy.

To start, the City of Danbury will donate $5000.00 and Union Savings Bank has agreed to donate $2500.

So how can you help?  Starting Tuesday, you can walk into any Union Savings Bank branch in the Greater  Danbury area and make a monetary donation. The donation will be recorded and you will be given a receipt. Any amount will be appreciated and the money (which is tax deductible) will be used to assist  Greater Danbury residents who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Newtown, New Milford, Redding, and Bethel are also participating. I want to thank each of the First Selectmen and Mayor Murphy in agreeing to help spread the word.

Some communities - most notably Bethel and Newtown have agreed to make a donation - thank you.

The United Way has agreed to help deploy the money collected for the fund and they will be setting up an online donation system.

If you want to help your neighbor.. now is the time.

Just walk into any Union Savings Bank Branch and help a family from our community.

If you are a family in  need, next week we will be announcing the application process for the grant money so hang in there, we got your back..

Monday, November 5, 2012

Take the Presidential - US Senate Poll.

This is a completely unscientific poll that means absolutely nothing. That's what makes it fun - and a nice diversion from all of the Hurricane Sandy stress. Enjoy: 

 If the election were held today, who would you vote for the office of President?

If the election were held today for US Senate who would you vote for?