Saturday, December 13, 2008

connecticut has two MAIN food banks

the links below are to the charity navigator ratings of both. both have EXCEPTIONAL ratings. in this horrid time, think about donations or money food OR YOUR TIME. really, a few cans of food or a turkey or a few hours of your time. you CAN afford that. so very many people YES EVEN WORKING PEOPLE need a jump start.

connecticut food bank



and here are the food banks official websites
foodshare in bloomfield

connecticut food bank in the east haven area.

(yesterday i was part of a team (from work actually) who sorted and packed up into smaller bags, MORE THAN 6,000 pounds of carrots, green peppers and spuds for foodshare. it only took a few hours and it was actually fun)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

this would be

kick ass IF it actually went into effect.

would execs think twice about their MILLIONS in bonuses and such? most likely NOT but at least WE WOULD KNOW EXACT AMOUNTS

i said this before (but i think on another blog), they told us a couple of weeks ago we were NOT going to get a raise this year (ours were to be given in march 2009). that wasn't totally a surprise to me. i'd rather have my job than a teeny raise any damn way.

but i DO want to know what all the big boys and grrrls of ALL companies (especially the public ones) are gonna get

State Orders Utilities To Disclose Executives' Compensation
State regulators have ordered all utility companies, including telephone and cable companies, to disclose the salaries and other compensation of their top executives each year.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced Tuesday that the state the Department of Public Utility Control has granted his request to require all of the state's public utility companies to file a standardized compensation form each year and for the past two years.

Telecommunications providers AT&T and Verizon are fighting the order, arguing that they are not public utilities regulated by the state..........

Sunday, December 07, 2008

if you're around town

thursday and friday december 11th and 12th, ahava kids and the park road playhouse (west hartford) are presenting improvised christmas carol! it will benefit ahava kids new england safe house. check it out! i'm sure it will be a blast

Ahava Kids and The Park Road Playhouse present
A (hilarious, improvised) CHRISTMAS CAROL

Featuring the Seattle based improv group: Unexpected Productions

Two great performances:
Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 6:00 PM
Friday, December 12, 2008 - 6:00 PM

Don't wait! Tickets are very limited. To order your tickets now, call Toll Free - 877-417-2504 or purchase tickets online here.

Park Road Playhouse
244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT
Tickets - $49.95 per person - all inclusive

Benefiting the Ahava Kids New England Safe House
Come and experience a spectacular holiday night of...
· World Class Entertainment
· Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres
· Extraordinary Wines
· Delicious Desserts after the show
· A wide range of incredible Auction Items – perfect for Holiday Gifts!

Come see a hilarious retelling of Dickens’ classic tale performed by Unexpected Productions, a professional improv ensemble from Seattle. In this one of a kind show, the players from Unexpected Productions will combine your suggestions and their imaginations to create a performance of 'A Christmas Carol' like nothing you have ever seen.

This is a tremendous opportunity for your business. If you would like to become a sponsor or donate Auction items, please call Ahava Kids at 860-760-0370.

the all new and improved

rockabilly jon martin (no more dreads!!!)