Weekly Newsletter - July 1, 2021

Members AND Sponsors, please send your news, updates and photos to newsletter.tsc.news@gmail.com so we can share with the Tri-State community.

Together, we are #TriStateStrong!

RENEW or BECOME a Member:

The Tri-State region is on a path to fully reopening and the Chamber is here to better connect our commerce and our community. Together, we can show our strength!

Thank you to our amazing SPONSORS!

To become a SPONSOR please contact Jean Saliter or Lisa Duntz at treasurer@tristatechamber.com

Hello Tri-Staters!

Whoa! I was not ready for this heat, again. How do you keep cool, what are some of your tricks? I like to set up a chair at the edge of a kiddie pool with ice cold water, and soak my feet! It brings my body temp down in a matter of moments.

The last time it was this warm we were all at the 25th Annual Murphy Open Golf Tournament at the Links at UnionVale in N.Y. Not all of us made it the whole day, but those who did had a great time! 

Overall winning team was Don Najdek, John O'Connell, Dan Swift and Ronnie Reed with a score of 61.

Second Place was Bill Anstett, Brett, Ron Jacko and Scott Simmons with a score of 64.

Third Place was Kendra Chapman, Josh Driver, Dave Boyer and Ed Kirby with a score of 65. This was also the Black Rabbit team that took the Restaurant Division.

And bringing up the rear with the Most Honest score we had Bobby SNowden, Sumner Ireland, Fred Stevenson and Brandon Stevenson with a card of 92.

Despite the heat, spirits were high at the luncheon and awards, where Lisa Duntz The Miracle Worker kept a bidding war going over the auction package, ultimately pulling in $2000 from the highest bidder! Way to go Lisa!

This in addition to the raffle, silent auction, greens fees and mulligans filled the Murphy Open account nicely, and we will be issuing checks to local food pantries to the tune of $5000! This is the most we have been able to give since taking the reigns of this great event back in 2016. We look forward to planning next year’s tournament, growing the field of golfers, expanding sponsorships and donations and writing bigger checks to help local organizations needing help.

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Murphy Open Golf Tournament a success!

One last shout out to our M.O. Sponsors:


Business After Hours IS BACK!!
Please note our first back Business After Hours has been rescheduled
to July 15th - we hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 15th 5:30-7:30
Sharon Playhouse
Masks Recommended
Light Hors d' oeuvres & beverages

Let's celebrate being able to join together again responsibly
Capacity is 80, so please RSVP to mtw.713chamber@gmail.com

**If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours Event, please contact Mary Wilbur at mtw.713chamber@gmail.com or 480-399-4998**

Off the Track

There’s the short time your car’s on the track when you’re in complete control… and then there’s all the time when it’s in storage, in transit, in the paddock or somewhere else. With Hagerty, you can protect your raced vehicles where they spend most of their time and see the most risk: off of the track.
Hagerty is an enthusiastic partner of Lime Rock, and we’re more than confident in recommending their motorsports coverage to protect all kinds of raced vehicles. That includes race cars, dragsters, funny cars, pro street, raced motorcycles and more. Bonus: they automatically include $750 in spare parts coverage.
On the Track
Get coverage where standard carriers won’t with HPDE/Track Day protection. Hagerty offers essential coverage for your car for physical damage, both on the track and in the paddock, when you participate in HPDE and time trial events. Quoting takes 30 seconds or less.
The 6/29 Salisbury Rotary Club luncheon at Noble Horizons featured the Changing of the Guard with outgoing Club President Peter Fitting passing the gavel to the Club’s new President, Ann Beizer. Noting the COVID-related challenges of the past year that limited club activities and fundraisers, Fitting highlighted examples of successes like adding three new members, easy access to weekly ZOOM meetings with good speakers, and distributing thousands of face masks to local nursing homes, schools, and other orgs. Also inducted for the coming Rotary year were (L to R) VP Bill Spalding, Secretary Marie Castagna, and new Board Member Rick DelPrete.
And don’t forget the Rotary-sponsored Fireworks at LRP Saturday with the proceeds supporting local scholarships, local non-profit orgs, and other “good works.”    

Imagine walking along a sylvan path. Suddenly you break through into a glade and there, in front of you, is an elegant little repast laid out on a low table with flowers, candelabras, fine china and linens. It is truly a Goldilocks moment but this discovery is sure to be just the right size each time.

For grades 3-6
Thursday, July 1, 3-4 pm

Sponsored by the Amenia Free Library and NorthEast-Millerton Library
Owl Pellets! RSVP HERE

Masks and social distancing are required for all participants and staff at Sharon Audubon programs.

This is a in-person, outdoor program Saturday July 17 at 11 am, all ages

Families will learn a little bit about Connecticut freshwater fish and their habitats. Then, using watercolors and Japanese fish windsock forms we will paint our fish to mimic the colorful scales and tales of the freshwater fish that live with us so silently and invisibly!
Discover Hotchkiss Library of Sharon’s Digital Resources
During July’s Tech Talk

Discover thousands of titles of ebooks, audiobooks, movies and more all at your fingertips with our digital content collection! Join Hotchkiss Library of Sharon for their next Tech Talk, “Exploring Our Digital Resources,” and learn about our free resources that are available with an active Hotchkiss Library card!

“Exploring Our Digital Resources” will be held on Thursday, July 15th, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Zoom. Materials and the Zoom link will be provided via email. This program is free. Registration is required, to register please visit: hotchkisslibraryofsharon.org/event/digital

Summer is the perfect time for a visit to the White Hart!

Plan a getaway
It's the prettiest time of year in our corner of Connecticut. Our luxuriously-appointed rooms are waiting for a visit, and the local trails, cute shops and seasonal farmer's markets have never looked better. Take a peaceful trip down the Housatonic with Clarke's Outdoors, rent a boat at O'Hara's Landing, or we can help you plan a long hike on the Appalachian trail, berry picking, or an electric bike rideBook a room online or call us at 860-435-0030 for reservations.

Dinner is served!
Our fantastic evening menu is available every Thursday through Monday. Dine in one of our lovely dining rooms, on the porch, or make it a "take-out" night and eat on the lawn. Our award-winning chefs Annie and Paul are planning lots of special dishes—and our famous lobster roll is back! Click here to see our dinner menu and then book online, or call us at 860-435-0030 to make a reservation. 

Provisions all day long
Our on-site cafe, Provisions, opens at 7am each morning and stays open until 8pm every night. Breakfast and lunch are always available, and if you're tired of cooking stop by and pick up a prepared gourmet dinner or raid our extensive freezer section. As always, we encourage you to enjoy your meal on the lawn tables or porch. Order online or come on inside!

We are looking forward to seeing you soon....
Henry IV with The Hotchkiss School's Shakespeare Teacher 
Join The Hotchkiss School’s veteran Shakespeare teacher Jim Fornshell for an engrossing and entertaining study of Shakespeare’s popular play Henry IV.  The free course begins on Tuesday, July 6th from 2-3 pm and runs for 5-weeks through August 3rd via Zoom.

Henry IV is filled with humor, action, battles, and endearing characters, including the iconic Falstaff. Among the themes it explores are the burden of power, old age, and atonement for the past.

Jim Fornshell earned a B.A. in English from Hamilton College, an M.Ed. from Harvard University, and an M.Litt. in Shakespeare studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He has taught Shakespeare at Hotchkiss for over two decades, served as co-chair of the Hotchkiss English Department, and has held the Arthur White Teaching Chair. Registration is at https://noblehorizons.org/events/shakespeare-henry-iv/
Enjoy Audrey Silver’s Cool Jazz on a Warm Summer Evening
On Friday, July 9th at 7 pm, Noble Horizons will host a pond side concert with jazz recording artist Audrey Silver, who will be accompanied by a pianist and trombonist. Silver has been called one of the most elegantly creative singers in jazz today, known for creative interpretations of musical theater classics, pop, jazz and original songs.

According to Hot House Jazz, “Audrey Silver’s voice is exquisite. Warm and inviting, pairing a velvet-laden timbre with impeccable phrasing, her vocal technique is a case study in making extraordinary artistry seem effortless.” Audrey is known for her jazz, pop, musical theater favorites, and original song performances. JazzTiimes called her “A staple of the club scene,” while All About Jazz wrote, “Her voice is an open invitation, an instrument of confession and creation that immediately transports you to someplace else… Sophisticated, classic.

Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs/blankets or request a table reservation. All guests reserving a table must RSVP by July 5th at or calling 860-435-9851. The grounds will open at 6:30 pm rain or shine! (Enjoy beautiful views from the indoor performance venue. If weather forces the event indoors, all attending must be vaccinated and screened, per Department of Public Health guidelines.) Please register at https://noblehorizons.org/events/audrey-silver/ to reserve a table.
Welcome Back Open House and Michael Brown Outdoor Concert
Join Noble Horizons Administrator Bill Pond, Director of Nursing Molly Tanner, Admission Director Linda Castaldi, and many others for an inside look at our 5-star community on July 11 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

You can visit cottages, our hotel-style accommodations in the Cobble, or see our private skilled nursing rooms. You'll discover Noble's many amenities, including our library, cafe, clubhouse, courtyard gardens, and fitness center as well as enjoy delicious appetizers and much more. Of course, you are invited to fully experience Noble's hospitality by staying for Michael Brown's 7 pm pondside outdoor concert; if you wish to pack a picnic, you can reserve a table.

Please register for the Open House at https://noblehorizons.org/events/open-house/; you may reserve a table for the Michael Brown concert at https://noblehorizons.org/.../free-summer-concert-with.../ We can't wait to welcome you back! 
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