Weekly Newsletter - June 2, 2021

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Has anyone seen the President? Is she having coffee with anyone? The last sighting I had, she was buried underneath a bunch of cinch sacks and golf balls trying to get ready for the Murphy Open!
I promise, we will rescue her and she will be back sharing her coffee with you next week!
CALLING ALL GOLFERS -
LAST CHANCE TO GET IN ON THE FUN!!!
25TH ANNUAL* MURPHY OPEN
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2021
THE LINKS AT UNIONVALE IN LAGRANGEVILLE, NY

8AM REGISTRATION, 9AM SHOTGUN START - 4 PERSON SCRAMBLE $150/PLAYER INCLUDES GREENS FEES AND CART, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH, ON COURSE BEVERAGES AND SNACKS AT THE TURN

MANY ON-COURSE CONTESTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN, MULTIPLE HOLE IN ONES SPONSORED BY WHDD! HAPPY GILMORE PUTT-OFF AND OTHER SHENANIGANS!

SILENT RAFFLE TICKET SALES CONTINUE ON COURSE AFTER REGISTRATION, TO BE DRAWN HALFWAY THROUGH WHILE GOLFERS PLAY, READY TO CLAIM AT FINISH

SILENT AUCTION PACKAGE, SPONSORED BY HERRINGTONS, OPEN FOR BIDDING THROUGH LUNCH

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE MURPHY OPEN FASHION STATEMENT! PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD TBD!

GOLFERS, BOOK YOUR FOURSOME NOW! CALL LISA 860.671.0136 OR EMAIL TREASURER@TRISTATECHAMBER.COM

SPONSORS, PLEASE CALL JEAN 860.248.5585 OR TINA 860.307.4733

RAFFLE DONORS PLEASE CALL MARY 480.399.4998 OR LEE 860.921.4447

BENEFICIARIES OF THIS YEAR’S MURPHY OPEN ARE FOOD DRIVES OF THE TRI STATE REGION
A HUGE shoutout to our sponsors to date for this great event:
Salisbury Bank
WHDD RobinHood Radio
Herrington’s
Black Rabbit Bar & Grille
Lime Rock Park
Elyse Harney Real Estate
Lime Rock Park

Business After Hours IS BACK!!
Thursday, June 17th 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**
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (31 May 2021) – Mike Skeen scored an improbable victory in Monday’s Trans Am Memorial Day Classic finale at Lime Rock Park. The defending TA2® champion lost the lead to Rafa Matos after an incident with a lapped car early in the 66-lap race, but came back with four laps remaining to score his first Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli victory of the season.
 
The final race action of the traditional Memorial Day weekend event also saw multiple races featuring a diverse set of run groups in SVRA competition, including a large contingent of Lime Rock Park Driver Club members in action in a one hour enduro as well as the SVRA Heritage Miata Cup.
 
The TA2 feature opened with qualifying on Monday morning, as Skeen captured the pole with a final-minute run in the No. 1 LiquiMoly/Turn 14 Turn 14 Distribution Center Chevrolet Camaro. Running second for much of the race, he grabbed the lead when Matos had an encounter with a lapped car near the start/finish line.
 
“It was super-intense,” said Skeen, scoring his eighth-career Trans Am victory. “We got off to great start, a nice and clean battle at the front. I was able to get a little gap in traffic, and then I got caught out in the last corner trying to get by a lapped car. The Stevens-Miller guys gave me an awesome car today, super quick. We came away with our first win of the year, with hopefully many more to come.”
 
Dillon Machavern had a big day at Lime Rock Park. After becoming a second-generation winner in his first race at the circuit earlier on Monday morning with a winning run in SVRA Group 10 action onboard his dad Dave’s 2003 Grand Am GTS winning Ford Mustang built by Tommy Riggins, the Vermont native came up just 0.857-seconds short of a TA2 win at the checkered flag. 
 
"I forgot how physical it is to drive these cars compared to the IMSA cars that have traction control and ABS- I'm a little worn out," said Machavern. "It was a really awesome race, the Lagasse guys put a great car under me. I didn't really know what to expect, since we had so much wet, and only one dry session to figure it out. I am just really happy to back in a Trans Am car." 
 
Matos was the heartbreak kid, taking third after coming close to a second-consecutive triumph in the No. 88 3-Dimensional Services Chevrolet Camaro.
 
"Lime Rock is always chock-full of surprises - I love this place," Matos said. "The race was very difficult for me. We had the car set up for short sprints and we were not expecting long runs like we had. On the restart I was able to keep ahead of Mike (Skeen), but unfortunately I got caught up by a lapped car. With two laps to go, he just didn't see me and pushed me into the grass. Thanks to everyone who came out. Lime Rock fans are truly amazing."
 
2019 Lime Rock Park race winner Thomas Merrill, who entered the race leading TA2® by three points, took fifth in the No. 81 HP Tuners/Mike Cope Racine Cars Ford Mustang after an up and down race day. 
 
"I feel like I didn't put us in the best position in qualifying," explained Merrill. “We had some ground to make up at the beginning, which forced our hand to make some more aggressive moves early in the race - and it bit us. I feel like our Cope crew deserved better this weekend, but we were just off from the get go. I am getting far too used to driving from the back to the front. I'd like to have a nice boring race for once, start on pole and win just like we did in 2019."
 
Doug Peterson placed 12th overall and was the Masters winner after missing Saturday practice due to travel difficulties coming from Bora Bora. Adam Andretti was the stand-by driver for the No. 87 3-Dimensonal Services Mustang, looking to win on the same circuit where his uncle Mario Andretti picked up his first road course victory.
 
"I'm 70 years old and I'm still out here racing with the young guns," said Peterson. "I was spun three times and continued. If this wasn't entertaining today, you're not a race fan."
 
Misha Goikhberg finished sixth, followed by Adian Wlostowski, Tyler Kicera, Tom Sheehan and Rhett Barkau to round out the top ten. 
 
Lime Rock Park will play host to race fans once again this summer for the Northeast Grand Prix featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on July 16-17. Check www.limerockpark.com for more information. 
Summer is coming and so aren't the hot temperatures! Are you looking for ways to save money on your cooling costs? Click on the link below for some energy saving tips to use this summer.
Everyone, it seems, wants to break through the bonds of Covid and resume life as we have known it. Slowly, venues are opening up, albeit with restrictions.
But none is opening with more joie de vivre than Sharon Playhouse.

With the nicer weather here, it is time to try some new recipes for your backyard get together. Here are a couple that we found and they look delicious!
Best grilled chicken from our friends at Delish
Corn and Avocado Salad from our friends at Food Network
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