Weekly Newsletter - May 19, 2021

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CALLING ALL GOLFERS!!!!
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

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Lime Rock Park & FCP Euro Announce A 10-Year Strategic Partnership 

 Connecticut-based enthusiast auto parts retailer FCP Euro launches a new facilities partnership with Lime Rock Park



19 May 2021
 
Lime Rock Park has entered into a long-term partnership with European car parts online retailer, FCP Euro. The partnership will create in-person and digital opportunities for both organizations to increase brand awareness and customer reach. As the “Official Auto Parts Supplier” of Lime Rock Park, the partnership will also include two new facility additions supported by FCP Euro to the park’s 400-acre motorsports and entertainment campus in Lakeville, CT.
 
“FCP Euro Proving Grounds,” a recently expanded and repaved autocross and skid-pad facility, will be the first of the park’s upgrades in preparation for the 2021 motorsport season. Opening immediately after Memorial Day Weekend, this autocross track sets a new standard for design and high-performance driver education and is over half a mile long in its maximum configuration. Additionally, set to open in 2022 will be the development of a brand new FCP Euro experience and hospitality center adjacent to the “Proving Grounds”, overlooking Lime Rock Park’s Left-Hander into No-Name Straight.
 
The 10-year agreement is the first strategic initiative to be announced by Lime Rock Park’s new ownership group, led by General Partners Charles Mallory, Dicky Riegel, and Bill Rueckert along with a group of private investors. The group has recently assumed control and stewardship of Lime Rock Park from longtime owner Skip Barber, who continues as a significant investor and is playing a key role in preserving Lime Rock Park’s legacy.
 
Established in 1986 as a family-owned brick-and-mortar auto parts store, FCP Euro (fcpeuro.com) has grown to a global online supplier of replacement parts for European cars, surpassing $100 million in revenues for 2020 and on pace for $500 million in revenues by 2025. FCP Euro has also directly participated in motorsports since 2016, winning the TC America TCR Championship in 2019, and in 2021 launching an IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge program with a top 10 finish in their debut race at Mid Ohio.
 
The “FCP Euro Proving Grounds” offers a full-redesign and rebuild of Lime Rock Park’s infield autocross course and skidpad facility, providing enthusiasts an opportunity to develop their driving skills in a safe and controlled environment, preparing them for the bigger racing track.
 
The design for the state-of-the-art 5,000 square-foot experience and event center overlooking the Left-Hander is underway, with construction slated to commence by the end of the 2021 racing season. It will complement FCP Euro’s current experience center at their headquarters in Milford, CT, where they routinely host cars & coffees, local car clubs, and events to their customers and community.
 
“All of us at Lime Rock Park are thrilled to announce this partnership with this world-class, Connecticut-based company,” said Lime Rock Park CEO Dicky Riegel. “Not only is FCP Euro an outstanding brand like Lime Rock Park, we share the same values of creating the very best experience for our consumers. Lime Rock Park will become a home away from home for FCP Euro for years to come and we are delighted to welcome their brand partners and customers to the Park,” said Dicky Riegel, President & CEO of Lime Rock Park.”
 
“To say that I am excited about this partnership is an understatement,” stated Nick Bauer, FCP Euro’s President and Founder. “Every enthusiast within our company has their own cherished memory of their first Lime Rock Park experience, and thanks to Skip Barber’s long-term ownership and curation, the track has a preserved culture and environment unlike any other. Scott Drozd, CEO of FCP Euro added “We are excited for the strategic partnership between FCP Euro and Lime Rock Park, two strong brands that have deep roots in the state of Connecticut. This partnership will help facilitate the growth over the next decade while enhancing and further developing the automotive communities surrounding both organizations."

About Lime Rock Park:
Opened in 1957, Lime Rock Park is a historic automotive and entertainment venue located in scenic Litchfield County, Conn. Along with hosting several televised spectator races and its storied Historics Weekend, Lime Rock is home to numerous special events, racing schools, driving schools, and the exclusive Lime Rock Drivers Club. Visit www.limerock.com or @limerockpark on social media for more information.

About FCP Euro
Located in Milford, CT, FCP Euro is an online retailer of Genuine, OE, and OEM European auto parts specializing in BMW, Volvo, Audi, VW, Mercedes, and Porsche. Since 1986, FCP Euro has become widely recognized by enthusiasts in the community as their preferred source for parts. With a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee, Hassle-Free Returns, and Free Shipping, FCP Euro has continuously challenged and advanced the standards of quality, service, and technology in the automotive aftermarket.
Former Salisbury Rotary Club member and Salisbury Boys School baseball coach from 2000 until 2020’s season was disrupted by COVID, Duane Estes, was the Club’s 5/18 speaker at this week’s ZOOM meeting. He’s been coaching baseball since 1962 and was introduced by long-time Rotarian, neighbor and friend, Bill Spalding

 Many of Coach Estes’ players have gone on to play college baseball and six have signed professional contracts. Of course, he spoke about baseball, as he has in the past, and did not fail at being knowledgeable, humorous and filled with an amazing amount of baseball facts, and stats. Always informative and entertaining. His interest in the game goes back to when he was 7-8 years old when he says he became captivated by baseball. This talk focused on pitching and he shared lots of interesting facts and great stories. 

Here are a few:
Q. Most wins? A. Cy Young
Q. Most walks? A. Bob Feller
Q. Most position represented in Cooperstown’s Hall of Fame? A. Pitchers (55)
Q. Known for best curve ball?    A. Sandy Koufax
Q. Hardest pitch to teach?       A. Change-up
Q. Fast ball average speed in 2020? 
A. 93.8 MPH
   Take me out to the ballgame!!
Back in 1927, when the Bantam Theater first opened its doors, patrons sat down to enjoy the silent film epic, Les Miserables, accompanied by a Wurlitzer organ. 
This September, when the theater reopens in its sixth incarnation as the Bantam Cinema & Arts Center, viewers can expect an equally spectacular treat although no decision has yet been made as to what it will be.
For Immediate Release  May 13, 2021
From the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Contact: Holly Nelson, Development and Event Coordinator
Phone: 860 364 5041 during Library Hours, 518 567 9593 cell


Peter Steiner’s new thriller
The Constant Man
to launch on Zoom at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
Tuesday, June 8, 7 pm

Part of the Virtual Book Signing 2.1 series at Hotchkiss Library of Sharon

A serial killer has been attacking women on the city streets for
years, killing each in the same ritualistic manner, leaving small
clues, visible only to the most astute detective. But how can the
best cop in the city follow those clues if he is being hunted by other
members of the police? Particularly when the city and country are
riven by deadly violence inspired by an unstable leader.

Peter Steiner’s latest book The Constant Man captures the tense
atmosphere of Munich, 1933, as Hitler’s power consolidates, closing
out any opposition to his nativist drive to remake his country and
continent.

A combination political thriller and police procedural, The Constant
Man offers the best of both genres. Willi Geismeier’s policing skills,
risk taking and humanity show how to solve the crime while maintaining
dignity amidst degradation. Steiner is known for his crisp prose,
using just a few crucial sentences to set a scene and unfurl the
action, according to the Historical Novel Society.

Steiner deploys his prose in novels, including the 4 Louis Morgon
political thrillers, but also shares his perspective in his art. A
landscape and portrait painter, he is also known to many New Yorker
readers for his cartoons, the most celebrated of which (“on the
internet nobody knows you’re a dog”) is the New Yorker’s most
reproduced cartoon. A longtime resident of Sharon, Peter is always a
big draw at the Library’s Summer Book Signing

Steiner will be interviewed by Holly Nelson, Events Coordinator at the
Library, and a life-long mystery reader, who has had the “dog”cartoon
tacked above her desk since it was published in 1993.

Attendance at the Virtual Book Signing events are free but require
registration on the Library’s website at:
gratefully accepted and signed books are for sale.
We are so excited for 2021 and the return of events at our local racetrack, Lime Rock Park!


Memorial Weekend features the Back on Track Trans Am Race, always a popular event with so much to do!
As a benefit to our guests, we have partnered with Lime Rock Park to offer a 10 percent discount towards the Fan Hospitality program. Enter code INTERLAKEN21 at checkout or call 860.435.5000 to purchase your VIP experience!
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