We wish all of our downtown businesses, property owners and neighbors a  Happy Passover  and a  Happy Easter! We understand the coronavirus outbreak has changed the way we will celebrate with our families this year. Even though gatherings may be smaller, we hope you will find ways to connect with your family and friends.
Thank you to our downtown businesses who are generously donating their time and resources to keep our community running strong!
Last week, Jericho Partnership Inc. donated 2,300 hospital gowns to Nuvance/Danbury Hospital to help the heroes on the front lines of this pandemic. “Right now, Danbury Hospital is serving those most in need," said Carrie L. Amos, Jericho's President. "We had an overstock of medical gowns, and being able to donate them to the hospital, along with anything else we can do, is partnership.” Support Jericho's other missions HERE .
The following organizations continue to bring much needed services to the community. Please consider a monetary donation or volunteering your time if you can:
Hillside Food Outreach is delivering to those who cannot access food pantries, including elderly, quarantined, and isolated persons. DONATE or VOLUNTEER .
Mothership Bakery and Cafe is making meals for at-risk families in the Danbury area. DONATE.
The American Red Cross Needs Blood Donations. Search for blood drives near you .
NVCC COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund is assisting students in need during the outbreak. DONATE.
U NITED WAY ALICE EMERGENCY FUND is addressing food security and other basic household needs DONATE.
ARTIST RELIEF FUND recently established to assist artists across the US during COVID-19. DONATE.
FREE Webinars from SCORE for Small Business:

ICYMI: Tuesday's Business Owners' Email included links to resources for assisting small business owners and nonprofits during COVID-19: View Email .

Greater Danbury Chamber Weekly Business Update - April 13th at 1:00 pm. Register here .
FOLLOW THE CITY OF DANBURY Coronavirus response on the city website . Video updates are available at 5pm Monday-Thursday on Mayor Boughton’s Official Facebook Page . Information is also available on the  City of Danbury Facebook .
FOLLOW THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT Coronavirus response on the state website. Governor Lamont's Stay Safe, Stay Home Order Remains in Effect.
W OMENS CENTER OF GREATER DANBURY Domestic Violence hotline 203.731.5206 / Sexual Assault hotline 203.731.5204
UNITED WAY OF WESTERN CT If you need help with food in Danbury Call 203-297-6674. For help in other parts of CT, call 2-1-1.
Thank you to Tom and Ray, the owners of Two Steps Downtown Grill for sharing your Maryland Style Crab Cake recipe with us! These are the perfect addition to any Easter meal. We look forward to a day very soon when we can enjoy these crab cakes and a cold drink in your restaurant again! PRINT FULL RECIPE.

Two Steps Downtown Grill - Maryland Style Crab Cakes
Yield: 4 Servings

-      16 oz. fresh picked crabmeat
-      1/2 cup each finely chopped red bell pepper, onion, celery                  
-      1 cup mayonnaise
-      1/4 cup brown mustard
-      1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning                              
-      4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
-      Seasoning salt and pepper to taste              
-      2 to 3 cup of Panko breadcrumbs
-      1 oz. butter or extra virgin olive oil
-      Mix crabmeat with red peppers, onion, celery, seasoning salt, pepper and mayo
-      Add mustard, Old Bay seasoning and Worcestershire sauce
-      Add Panko until you can form silver dollar size crab cakes with your hands
-      Heat butter/olive oil in frying pan
-      Brown crab cakes on both sides and remove from pan
-      Finish heating through in 400 degree oven
-      Serve with remoulade sauce (recipe in link)
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