Weekly Newsletter - November 25, 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!
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

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!

There is something comforting about a handmade quilt. Perhaps the mystique stems from the tradition of mothers and grandmothers, sitting in groups, forming patchworks of history from odds and ends of fabrics. Weathered and faded through the years, these works of art hold great sentiment for us and carry memories of relatives long since gone.

A Thanksgiving Story
Patrick Quinn died Sunday at age 37 after a seven-year battle with ALS. He was a brave man- you have to be brave when you have ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease).

The degenerative neuromuscular disease eventually robs its host of nearly every bodily ability, even swallowing. But the disease leaves the mind intact.
And Patrick used his mind to the utmost. He is credited with co-creating along with two other ALS sufferers, the hugely popular Ice Bucket Challenge which in 2014 alone raised $220 million for the ALS Association. If you'll remember, people, including celebrities, took selfies being doused with buckets of ice water and challenged their friends to do the same.

That funding allowed the Association to make important advances for treatments for ALS, in eye movement communication technology and helping patients and their families cope with the disease. Many lives will be made better because of the efforts of Patrick and his friends.

These advances have allowed what Patrick called "a new sense of hope".

So, what does this story have to do with Thanksgiving?

Well isn't hope really the unheralded twin of gratitude?

When we give thanks for what we have today, is there not an implied hope for tomorrow?

However you choose to celebrate, we at sportingAcause wish you a safe and thankful day.

Willie Hallihan

Written & Directed by: Alex Winter

Zappa is the definitive new documentary about guitar god Frank Zappa, made by talented British documentary filmmaker Alex Winter (DownloadedDeep WebThe Panama PapersShowbiz Kids). The film offers an exclusive look at the life of the innovative artist and musician through unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and with tons of never-seen-before archival footage. With an impressive score that combines Frank’s well-known songs with his later classical compositions, Zappa comprehensively chronicles the life and career of an eccentric musical genius.
ZOE COVID Symptom Study Team: Will Vaccines End the Pandemic?

Wednesday November 25

Discussing the latest news about COVID-19 vaccines.
Professor Tim Spector, Kings College London and Peter Openshaw, a virus expert and the Director of the Human Challenge Consortium (HIC-Vac) at Imperial College London.

Experience the Joy of Nature with Sharon Audubon Center 

Audubon is pleased to announce the following offerings from the Sharon Audubon Center (located at 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT 06069). While the center building remains closed due to COVID-19, the grounds, aviaries, and trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Experience the joy of nature with Sharon Audubon Center—the Northwest Corner’s gateway to the greater outdoors! For more information about the center and full event listings, visit sharon.audubon.org.
Check out the latest themed, self-guided trail at Sharon Audubon Center. Stop by and enjoy our Thankful for Wildlife Trail, open daily from sunrise to sunset through December 1. Come follow the signs on our grounds, take in some fresh air, and enjoy expressions of gratitude for our local wildlife.
We also invite visitors to please share YOUR appreciation for wildlife too by using the hashtag #Thankfulforwildlife2020 and tagging us (@sharonauduboncenter) on Facebook or Instagram after walking the trail!
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