New Milford Hospital has received a 2012 Gold Level CQIA Innovation Prize for its success at building and sustaining a healthy dining experience for its patients, employees and the community.

The honor was presented at the 25th anniversary conference of the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership June 5 at Saint Clements Castle in Portland.

Taco Bell in New Milford is participating in the Jimmy's Fund "Strike Out Cancer" pin-up campaign.

Patrons will be asked if they'd like to contribute $1, $3 or $5.

In return for their contributions, customers will receive a baseball pin-up on which they can write their name.

The pin-ups will be displayed in the restaurant at 177 Danbury Road (Route 7).

Focal Point Home & Garden, 36 Bank St., New Milford, will close its doors July 28. Owner Paula Lomer is retiring.

Ms. Lomer opened the shop in 1996 and offers antiques, reproductions, small furniture and accent pieces for homes and gardens.

All items are 50 percent off or more. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 860-355-0081.

Union Savings Bank has promoted Diane Berry of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., to vice president process improvement specialist.

In this position, she analyzes processes to provide efficiencies and business solutions from the bank's headquarters at 225 Main St. in Danbury.

Previously, Ms. Berry was an internal auditor at Union Savings Bank.

Anna Rakich, who just completed eighth grade at John Read Middle school in Redding, recently opted to have guests at her birthday party make donations of toys, puzzles and games for pediatric patients at Danbury Hospital.

As a former patient at Danbury Hospital, Anna was aware of how scared a child can be when a patient at a hospital; she wanted to calm fears and nerves by having familiar toys available for patients.

As a member of her school's band, Anna played this past holiday season for patients and guests in the Danbury Hospital lobby.

Union Savings Bank, which has branches in Greater New Milford, made a $5,000 grant to the Village Center for the Arts' Paint the People event June 9.

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