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Let's Stock The Food Pantry!

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Let's Stock The Food Pantry!

Stratford is proud of the Sterling House Community Center for all that it does for everyone in our community.  That's why we are thrilled to be partnering with Sterling House again to help them stock their Food Pantry Shelves. Please join us in this important community event - and enjoy a Monkey Bar Chocolate Bar - that JUST might have A GOLDEN TICKET! Wonka Wonka! Will you be the one to find the Mellow Monkey GOLDEN TICKET?Starting Saturday, October 26th - when you bring in at least $5 in non-perishables for the Food Pantry at Sterling House Community Center, Mellow Monkey Gifts...

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Boost Your Immunity with Garlic Ginger Soup

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Boost Your Immunity with Garlic Ginger Soup

With the colder weather at our doorstep, now is the perfect time to do things that will boost your immunity. This Garlic-Ginger Soup recipe is my go-to recipe that is on par with homemade chicken soup - but with the added benefits of these two powerful ingredients: garlic and ginger. Garlic has been used as a natural remedy for ages, thanks to the allicin it contains and its potential antiviral and antibiotic properties.  In one study conducted by Washington State University, garlic was found to be a hundred times more effective at fighting diseases than two of the most prescribed...

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Mellow Monkey - The Accidental Happy Place

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Mellow Monkey - The Accidental Happy Place

Special thanks to Meaghan Brophy, Editor at Independent Retailer Magazine for this focus piece on Mellow Monkey. While the intended audience is for other independent retailers, it gives a good overview of how Mellow Monkey started and evolved from being strictly an online retailer to the brick and mortar store it is today - and how the store works closely with other merchant businesses to make our location here in Stratford a statewide destination.   You can read the entire article here  

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Our Community Partnership with Stratford's STRIVE Program

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Our Community Partnership with Stratford's STRIVE Program

"This collaboration allows community, business, industry organizations and agency partners to see our young adults as valuate resources and enables our students to experience a smoother transition into the world of work."

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Cabinet Knob and Drawer Pull Installation Tips

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Cabinet Knob and Drawer Pull Installation Tips

One of the least expensive and simplest way to freshen dresser drawers, cabinet doors or drawers is changing out the knobs.  There are so many styles of knobs and pulls to choose from - and you don't have to pick the same style - you can mix and match.  Whatever, you choose, by changing out this hardware, you can effectively change the appearance in a dramatic way.

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