Weekly Newsletter - June 16, 2021

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Hello Tri-Staters!

I am happy to report on a successfully played 25th Annual Murphy Open Golf Tournament on Tuesday June 8th at the Links at UnionVale Golf Course in LaGrangeville, NY. VP Mary Wilbur found this venue two years ago, and we are very happy to report it will be a nice new home for us moving into the second quarter-decade of fierce competition and fundraising!

A shout out to our board of directors who made this day a success in 90 degree heat and humidity:
Lisa Duntz, Treasurer and M.O. chair
Mary Wilbur, VP and M.O. chair
Linda Robertson, Secretary 
Tina Hogan, director 
Lee Sullivan, director 

And special thanks to volunteer Amy Truax at the registration table. More thanks to Pat and Fran and the whole crew at The Links who make the course beautiful, and the experience unforgettable. Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the weather, packing up the day had us a little light-handed. Many thanks to Kendra Chapman and Black Rabbit Team #1 (winners of the Restaurant Division, more on that a little later) for helping with boxes of bags and bags of boxes!

And finally for now, a huge shout out for the 25th Annual Murphy Open SPONSORS, without whom this day simply wouldn’t happen:

ELYSE HARNEY REAL ESTATE 
LIME ROCK PARK
WHDD ROBINHOOD RADIO
SALISBURY BANK AND TRUST
HERRINGTON’S
OHARA’S LANDING
LABONNE’S MARKET
RIGA HOLDINGS
BLACK RABBIT BAR AND GRILLE

Please stay tuned for an upcoming SPECIAL EDITION newsletter focused solely on the Murphy Open, announcing winning teams, contest winners and endearing stories of sportsmanship and shenanigans! Can’t wait!
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Business After Hours IS BACK!!
DATE POSTPONED
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**

Hooked on Driving and Make A Wish
Lime Rock Park
June 18-19,2021

Hooked on Driving partnered with 
G-Shock and Franklin Stevens Jewelers
to host a charity giveaway for the 
MAKE A WISH Foundation.

Don't get left out, register today!

IMPORTANT EVENT INFORMATION:
Run groups will be limited. 

Track time per run group will be almost 3 hours per group per day. 
 
This is a Solo Driver event. We will not have a Novice group. 

Hooked on Driving NE will be holding a special data-driven HPDE at Lime Rock Park. Learn the basics of data analysis and have your laps analyzed on-site! If you aren’t using data yet, you don’t want to miss this event.

No special hardware or software is required, we’ll have a few AIM Solo 2 DL data loggers for students to share if you don't already have a data system in your car.

Email Northeast@hookedondriving.com with any questions

10 years and Going Strong!!

Kendra threw a great 10th anniversary party to thank all of the Black Rabbit friends and patrons for their support. But it was all of us who owed her thanks for taking care of us this past decade!
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As poetic President Peter proclaimed, Salisbury Rotary Club returned to in-person luncheon meetings at Noble Horizons on June 15th after 15 months of meetings via ZOOM:

We ain't gonna roam no mo';
We're gonna go where we used to go.
Noble awaits with a feast so fine,
Even the biggest grouch can't whine.
At least, that's what Bill Pond's tellin' me,
So we'll all just have to come and see,
Tuesday as usual, at twelve noon.
And best of all - Bill Spalding lead's a tune. 
And no - this message don't need correction,
Hard as you look, there's no connection.
Those days are over - down the drain,
Hopefully, never to be seen again.

And a special thanks to club member and Noble Horizon’s Administrator & CEO Bill Pond for a wonderful “Welcome Back” buffet and his hard work and successful efforts to keep Noble COVID-free! It was a good gathering, highlighted by the announcement that the Club has attained a Rotary Citation by meeting certain goals set forth by Rotary International. The Citation was presented to President Peter Fitting by Immediate Past President & District Governor Nominee Randy Chappel.
Salisbury Rotary Club’s 6/8 last ZOOM meeting featured Salisbury Central School’s new Vice Principal, John Conklin. With some 95 students, he shared some of the many COVID-related challenges faced during this academic year. They included logistical ones related to distant learning, bus transportation, scheduling and cafe rotations and the social & emotional well-being of the children who found themselves functioning in “cohort” groups of 12-15 students. He was pleased to report how well the year went as everyone was forced to be proactive, creative and positive. Not yet knowing what the Fall will bring as daily and weekly procedural changes continue, he noted that it is still a bit too early for too many expectations as to what “normal” may look like.
FIREWORKS will return!!  All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club’s local scholarships program, supporting local non-profit orgs, and international service projects. $20/car, $10/motorcycle, $5/walk-in, $50/bus. Be there!!     
International travel has been a distant dream for most of us over the past year but now area residents can have a taste of France just around the corner. Robert Arbor, who established Le Gamin Café/Creperie and Les Deux Gamins in Soho three decades ago, has opened his latest outlet in the Sharon Shopping Center.
The spring edition of the Career Experience newsletter Sticky Note is out! Take a look at these stories:

  • Building Tomorrow's Workforce Externship Program with BD Canaan
  • Perla Makes History at Sharon Historical Society
  • Maggie, Avery, and Natalie Prescribe Success for Their Careers in Healthcare with the Healthcare Career Awareness Certificate Program
  • Ms. Colligan's Health 12 Class Become Public Health Ambassadors
  • Tips for Graduating Seniors Entering the Workforce
  • HVRHS Alum Valerie Uses the Power of Networking from HV@NYC Trip to Land Internship

Click here for the full sticky note.  
Summer is here, which means that it's time for Hotchkiss Library to kick off their Summer Reading Program! Below you can find the exciting events that we have scheduled for June and July. Please note that all Summer Reading programs will be held outside the library’s temporary location at The American Legion, 5 New St, Sharon, CT 06069 until further notice.


The True Mark of Summer:
The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon Announces Summer Reading Programs
All Programs Will Be Held Outside The Library’s Temporary Location at 
The American Legion, 5 New St, Sharon, CT 06069 Until Further Notice.

Two Thursdays, July 1 & 8- 6:00pm on Zoom- The Harmonica Man Program!-"The World of Harmonica" program is an effort to expand the awareness of the instrument. Using Storytelling, Historical Facts and playing the instrument in many styles Bob Hennessy tells the story and plays the music that will open your ears and minds to "The World of Harmonica". Register to attend this program and receive your very own free harmonica! Email Ms. Sam to register for a zoom link. Limited space available. Kids ages 10 and up.

Tuesday, July 13th- 11:00 am- Storytime Outside- Join Ms. Sam on the library lawn to read a book and do a craft! If the weather is poor this event will not be happening. Intended for ages 3 to 9. Attendance will count towards summer reading prizes.

Friday, July 16th- 4:00pm- The 5,6,7,8’s Book Club- Kids grades 5th to 8th are invited to join Ms. Sam’s tween book club. Each month, we select a title, read it, and get together to discuss it over snacks. Talk to kids from all around region one about interesting reading materials. Learn to be fully expressed when participating in a discussion about books and hang with Ms. Sam. Attendance will count towards summer reading prizes. We will be meeting outside and socially distanced until further notice. If the weather is poor, this program will be rescheduled.

Saturday, July 17th- 11:00 am- Song and Story Time!- A baby group at Hotchkiss Library! Bring your little one for sing-alongs and nursery rhymes. Ages 0-3. Weather permitting, Song and Story Time will take place on the library lawn so bring blankets to sit on. If it’s rainy or nasty out we won’t be having this program. Attendance will count towards summer reading prizes.

Wednesday, July 21st- 4pm- DIY Plush Sloths- Have you ever wanted to make your very own, slow moving super huggable sloth? Of course you have. Now is your chance. Ms. Sam will be hosting an outdoor Do-It-Yourself-Plush-Sloth Workshop! Ages 8 and up. If the weather is poor, we will make this program available as a take&make bag. Attendance will count towards summer reading prizes.

Saturday, July 24th- 4pm- Stuffed Animal Sleepover at The Library’s Temporary Location!- Drop your favorite stuffed animal off for a great night of watching spooky movies, eating popcorn, telling ghost stories and reading with flashlights under the sleeping bags at the library’s temporary location! Dress them in cozy pjs and make sure they have their favorite blankie! When you pick them up Sunday morning, each stuffed animal will have pictures and goodies from their sleep over to share with you! Attendance will count towards summer reading prizes.

Tuesday, July 27th- 11:00 am- Storytime Outside- Join Ms. Sam on the library lawn to read a book and do a craft! If the weather is poor this event will not be happening. Intended for ages 3 to 9. Attendance will count towards summer reading prizes.

Friday, July 30th- 3:00 pm- Tiny Books Workshop- What is more stylish than walking around reading a book, you may ask? Wearing them. As in, ornamental tiny books that are earrings, keychains, necklaces, friendship bracelets! Come to the library’s temporary location and make some literary jewelry or a miniature dollhouse library with Ms. Sam! For ages 8 and up. Attendance will count towards summer reading prizes.

Saturday, July 31st- 11:00 am- Song and Story Time!- A baby group at Hotchkiss Library! Bring your little one for sing-alongs and nursery rhymes. Ages 0-3. Weather permitting, Song and Story Time will take place on the library lawn so bring blankets to sit on. If it’s rainy or nasty out we won’t be having this program. Attendance will count towards summer reading prizes.
 
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