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>Job Fair Feb. 25

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>The Register Citizen is co-sponsoring the annual Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Workshops for job seekers will be offered on interviewing and resume writing and college financial aid. And the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board will make a presentation to employers.
If you’d like to reserve a table, call the Chamber at 482-6586 or email info@nwctchamberofcommerce.org.

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January 28, 2009 at 3:38 pm

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>Food For Your Neighbors

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>The Register Citizen’s office at 190 Water St. in Torrington is a dropoff point for the United Way of Northwest Connecticut’s annual Food For Your Neighbors program.

Please consider donating a few canned items or other food that will be distributed to local food pantries and soup kitchens. Such organizations have seen an increase in demand of between 30 and 40 percent so far this year due to the tough economic times.

CLICK HERE for related editorial. CLICK HERE for more information from the United Way’s Web site.

Community drop-off points include BD, Bank of America’s S. Main branch, Burns, Brooks & McNeil, Canaan Child Care Center, Education Connection, First National Bank of Litchfield branches, Geer Nursing & Rehabilitation, Kelly Services, LARC, Litchfield Bancorp’s Torrington and Litchfield branches, National Iron Bank, Northwest Center, the Northwest Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Community Bank’s Winsted branch, Northwest Hills Credit Union, Republican-American, the Register Citizen, Salisbury Bank & Trust company branches, Torrington Area Health District, Torrington Savings Bank branches, Town of Harwinton Town Hall, WQQQ, WZBG, and YMCA branches.
Food Depots will open on February 9 at three locations: in Winsted, the Salvation Army Food Bank, 110 Main St., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday (frozen food accepted also); in Canaan, at the YMCA at Geer, 99 S. Canaan Rd., or call 860-824-2788; and in Torrington, the Foothills Trader building, Church St., from 1 – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
Organizations with large quantities of food can also call the United Way (489-4131) to arrange a pick up. All types of dried and canned goods, baby food, and toiletries are needed.

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January 28, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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>LATEST COLUMN: My daughter and an inauguration

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MATT DERIENZO: My daughter and an inauguration

My daughter turns 2 in a few weeks.She still doesn’t say much — there’s a few key words and a lot of babbling, pointing, and tugging on your sleeve to get her point across.

So her parents’ jaws were agape over the weekend when Marley tripped and dropped something on the living room floor, and then let out a perfectly pronounced expletive. Then repeated it just to make sure, perhaps, that we hadn’t misheard.

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January 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm

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>Women in Business section planned

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>The Register Citizen and Foothills Trader will publish a special section Jan. 27 celebrating Women in Business.
The deadline for advertising is tomorrow. Call Tilda Crossman at 489-3121, ext. 314, if you are interested in spotlighting your own work or that of a woman who is key to your business’s success.

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January 19, 2009 at 11:44 pm

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>LATEST COLUMN: Economy puts spotlight on basic needs

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Toughest times put spotlight on basic needs
The United Way of Northwest Connecticut supports a wide variety of nonprofit causes vital to our region. Its annual fundraising campaign and the year-round payroll deduction contributions made by thousands of local residents support 22 agencies from the YMCA, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, to agencies providing home hospice care to people without insurance, mental health and addiction counseling, child care and domestic violence education, support and shelter.

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January 19, 2009 at 11:43 pm

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>Looking for work?

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>We have a job opening at The Register Citizen and Foothills Trader that actually involves helping other businesses with their job openings, among other things.
We are looking for a full-time classified sales representative, to take inbound calls from readers and businesses looking to place help wanted ads, for sale ads, etc., and to make outbound calls soliciting such ads.
The hourly pay rate is low, but with commissions, your pay is limited only by how much effort you put into the job. Income potential is unlimited.
If you’re interested, send a resume to our classified manager, Donna Musler, at dmusler@registercitizen.com.

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January 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm

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>Special Inauguration section planned

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>The Register Citizen will publish a special section on the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on Inauguration Day, Tuesday, Jan. 20.
The section will be geared especially to children, and extra copies are available for distribution in the classroom that day as part of our Newspapers in Education program.
To order copies for your school, call Bob Reneson at 489-3121, ext. 370, or email breneson@registercitizen.com.
If you are interested in advertising in the section, call Tilda Crossman at 489-3121, ext. 314, or email tcrossman@registercitizen.com.

Written by mattderienzo

January 12, 2009 at 11:23 pm

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