Weekly Newsletter - November 18, 2020

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!
Thank you to the many volunteers who made our 2020
Adopt-A-Tree such a huge success this year! We will have a complete list of adopters, vendors and volunteers published in the Lakeville Journal soon!
”...Those lights have never been more needed, nor my gratitude more profound. I TRULY appreciate the extraordinary yuletide gift of those devoted volunteers...”
~Caroline Burchfield, Noble Horizons Community Relations
We are all in this together folks - please wear your mask!

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 at treasurer@tristatechamber.com

Hello Business Owner-

DECD started accepting applications for the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program. Small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut with a 2019 annualized payroll of less than $1.5 million OR 20 or fewer employees can receive a one-time grant of $5,000. All funding will be disbursed by the end of December and will not require repayment.
The grant can be used for rent, payroll, utilities, inventory or complying with the CT Reopen Business Sector Rules. Full details including eligibility requirements, a schedule for virtual office hours, FAQs, other resources, and the application can be found here.
The $50 million program, funded from Connecticut’s portion of the federal CARES Act, will provide aid to small businesses and nonprofits that continue to be negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The grant application will only be available for a limited time. We anticipate closing the application by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020 but this is highly dependent on demand. I encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Please visit the program page and/or share this information to as many small businesses as possible so they can take advantage of this grant.
As always, you can call (860) 500-2333 or email decdctrecovery@ct.gov with questions.
Salisbury Bank Starts its Annual “We Believe” Program, 
Collecting New Unwrapped Gifts for Local Children
Please join Salisbury Bank in bringing holiday magic to special children through its “We Believe” Program.
“As we kick off our 33rd annual toy drive, we encourage the community to join us in experiencing the joy of giving this holiday season,” said Rick Cantele, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Making a difference in our community is important to us and working together, we can provide a I magical holiday season for some very special children.”  
Together, we can help to make this a very special time of year for local children who would otherwise not experience the joy of the holiday season. You can drop off new, unwrapped gifts at any of Salisbury Bank’s fourteen offices by December 11th. Due to the pandemic, we are encouraging gift cards and cash donations for local families during these unprecedented and difficult times. 
Gift ideas include, but are not limited to, sports equipment and balls, books, board games, hand-held electronic games, backpacks, building sets, craft kits, purses, and cosmetics. Additionally, gift cards to local retailers are always an excellent option. 
Salisbury Bank is extremely thankful to all of the individuals and local businesses who have contributed over the past 30+ years and is looking forward to another successful holiday season.
Grocery Delivery

Have you heard about LaBonne's To Go? We will personally shop, pack, and deliver your groceries directly to your door for a small charge. Email, fax or call in your order today!
We're back to full service dining in the Tap Room, but don't forget that our entire Tap Room menu is available for take-out Thursday through Monday as well! Our elegantly crafted selection of dishes changes every week and highlights only the best ingredients. Call us at 860-435-0030 or order online.

We can't wait to see you soon....

As we plan for Thanksgiving, we know some in our community are in need of help—particularly this year. So from November 19 through the 23rd, we will be making a $5 donation to The Corner Food Pantry for every entrée we sell from the Tap Room (take-out included). We will also donate $1 for every breakfast sandwich in Provisions. So come visit, and help us support our incredible local community!

Come and join us on Thanksgiving Day for a wonderful 3-course pre-fixe menu. We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal in all of our beautiful dining spaces to ensure everyone is comfortably (and safely) spaced apart.

If you prefer to have a delicious White Hart dinner at home, we've got a great Thanksgiving take-out menu. Order a few sides, or let us supply the whole meal! Orders will be take until 2pm on Wednesday, November 18th. Pick-up is Wednesday November 25th starting at noon. Click here for the full menu.

The increased need for COVID caution comes at a particularly difficult time for most people. Just as we are gearing up for the most emotionally connected season of the year, starting with Thanksgiving and ending with New Years, we are being told to keep back
— all the way back. 

Salisbury Winter Sports Association will host its annual SWSA Ski Swap and Sale, Saturday, December 5th at the Lakeville Hose Company in Lakeville.
Here is the schedule as it stands now. As with everything else these days, the following details are subject to change so please check jumpfest.org for updates.
Masks, temperature checks and social distancing will be required for all attendees and volunteers.
Folks can bring equipment to be sold Friday, December 4th from 4 pm to 7:00 pm. No equipment will be accepted on Saturday. The sale on Saturday will run from 8 am to noon. From noon to 1:00 pm residents can pick up their money or unsold equipment. Any remaining equipment after noon Saturday will become the property of SWSA.
As always the Sale will include a huge display of winter sports equipment and clothing including ski hats, gloves, goggles, socks, as well as downhill and cross country skis boots and bindings . Snow shoes, parkas and other winter wear will also be on display at discount prices.
Of course there will be the usual inventory of used equipment- skates from $2 and up, skis and snowboards starting around $50 and ski boots for $10 and up.
Have equipment to sell? Used eligible equipment includes downhill skis, boots and poles; cross country skis, boots and poles; ice skates, hockey equipment, snowboards and boots and snow shoes. No clothing please.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit several SWSA youth ski programs. Check SWSA’s website www.jumpfest.org or http://sportingacause.com/for changes in times and format.
Radium Girls
Directors: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler
Screenplay: Ginny Mohler
Cast: Joey King, Abby Quinn, Colby Minifie, Cara Seymour, Susan Heyward, Scott Shepherd, Veanne Cox, Joe Grifasi, Neal Huff, Collin Kelly-Sordelet

Based on true events of the 1920’s, Radium Girlsfeatures teen sisters, Bessie and Jo Cavallo, who dream of Hollywood and Egyptian pyramids as they paint glow-in-the-dark watch dials at the American Radium factory in New Jersey. When Jo loses a tooth, Bessie’s world is turned upside down as a mystery slowly unravels. Bessie befriends two young activists and in a radical coming of age, and investigates a corporate scandal.

Available Friday 11/20
Special Event: Neighbors Helping Neighbors: A Film by Anne Makepeace followed by a participatory community discussion
November 19 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Cosponsored by the the Events Committee of the Salisbury Association, Hotchkiss Library, and Noble Horizons
Ordinary people make an extraordinary difference every day in the Northwest corner. Most of us are unaware of the amazing contributions brought to our community by our volunteer first responders. They are insurance agents, carpenters, teachers and teenagers, all rigorously trained and ready to help in any emergency, 24/7. These are the community members that are there when we need them most. Yet their contributions are often untold and unsung.
Makepeace poignantly captures the steadfast heart and dedication of these local heroes in this powerful short film, required viewing by every resident of our community. Join Makepeace and Executive Producer Mary Oppenheimer in a participatory panel discussion along with some of the featured first responders, and learn other ways you too can make a difference.

For more information and to register go to events on the Scoville Memorial Library’s website scovillelibrary.org
from Trinity Lime Rock

Want to see last Sunday's video? Click HERE to view it on YouTube. Or, click HERE to view it on Facebook.  Sunday's livestream this week will be on our YouTube channel, and coffee hour will follow on Zoom. Watch for links in the Sunday edition of the Trinity Update!

While you're on YouTube, please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube presence!)
Please visit our SPONSORS
"Always leave 'em laughing!"
Get SOCIAL with your fellow TSC members
by NOON ON MONDAY. Graphics in jpeg form, 150px/in resolution,
approx 4" x 5" work best.

Thank you everyone!
Serving CT, MA and NY since 2004
P.O. Box 386 Lakeville CT 06039