Weekly Newsletter - May 13, 2020
Last Call for Entries!

Special Edition of Feel Good Stories,
because little by little, this region is filling up with stories of heroism, survival, love, humor and all things
- way to go!

If you have a Feel Good story or photo, please submit it ASAP to newsletter.tsc.news@gmail.com

NAME the member business or non-profit who is submitting in the email, if there is a logo, please attach.
PLEASE keep stories to 300 - 500 words and submit as a WORD document.
PHOTOS must be under 1MB and sized around the 4x5" dimension, portrait or landscape.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this FEEL GOOD Project!
Join the Tri-State Chamber’s Walking Team for the Northwestern Connecticut Walk To End Alzheimer’s and join us this Oct. 4 as we walk the track at Lime Rock to help End Alzheimer’s. To join the Tri-State Chamber’s team, visit
http://act.alz.org/goto/tristatechamber and then click on JOIN MY TEAM. You can also start your own team or walk as an individual by visiting http://act.alz.org/walk-northwesternct
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Access Health CT is reaching out to towns throughout Connecticut to help us reach those in most need during this critical time.  We want to make sure we can help individuals get the health insurance and financial assistance they need. 
Access Health is the CT health insurance marketplace and was established under the Affordable Care Act. It’s a place where individuals and small businesses can shop, compare and enroll in quality healthcare plans—and we are the only place where Connecticut residents can qualify for financial help.

Our mission is to increase the number of insured residents… improve health care quality… lower costs… and reduce health disparities in the state of Connecticut.
Paycheck Protection Program a Success for Local Community Banks
Member Banks of the Connecticut Mutual Holding Company
Winsted, CT (May 11, 2020) “Over the past month, the Connecticut Mutual Holding Company teams have worked tirelessly to deploy the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help support the backbone of our communities - small businesses. The three member banks, Collinsville Bank, Litchfield Bancorp, and Northwest Community Bank worked around the clock to approve over 485 customer applications totaling just under $45 million between the two rounds of funding,” says Steve Reilly, President of Connecticut Mutual Holding Company and Northwest Community Bank.
Donor challenges region to raise $1M for Sharon Hospital
Sharon, Conn. — May 11, 2020 — An anonymous benefactor from the region has made an extraordinary offer to match up to $1 million in philanthropic support for coronavirus (COVID-19) care efforts and ongoing emergency preparedness at Sharon Hospital.
“These remarkable acts of kindness remind us of the region’s strong support for healthcare teams on the frontlines of one of the greatest public health crises of our lifetimes,” said Dr. Mark Hirko, the hospital’s president. “Significant gifts like this strengthen our ability to advance patient care and meet the array of healthcare needs of this region — something that is part of our mission and commitment to all who we serve.”
Now through December 31, every donation will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, to invest in technology, supplies and equipment needed to enhance care for those affected by COVID-19 and ensure preparedness for future public health emergencies.
Local philanthropic efforts have been instrumental in Sharon Hospital’s ability to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and respond quickly and meaningfully to neighbors in need. Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout northwest Connecticut and northeastern New York, the challenge has already neared the halfway mark.
“The way we approach COVID-19 may be changing but the pandemic is still impacting our community,” Hirko said. “This unprecedented outbreak has tested us all in ways never before imagined, but it also presents an opportunity for our community to come together and help one another.”
Sharon Hospital is inviting local businesses and individuals to support critical healthcare services in the community and double the impact of their gift through the $1 Million Match-Challenge. To make a gift in support of Sharon Hospital, visit nuvancehealth.org/supportsharonhospital .
For more information about how philanthropy can make a difference, please contact the Foundation at (203) 739-7227.
Stay safe and informed with the latest information on COVID-19 at nuvancehealth.org/coronavirus .

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From Salisbury, CT First Selectman's Office

Good afternoon SCS families,
It is with deep regret that the Salisbury Memorial Day parade has been cancelled. We hope to see you all for the parade in 2021.

As you can imagine, the Census Bureau would like to eliminate as many necessary door to door visits in the future for the households that do not reply. Attached is a flyer about how to complete the census. 
There’s still time to shape the future for the Salisbury community. You can complete the 2020 Census by mail, phone or online. If your property is vacant or seasonal, you still need to reply with "0". No matter where you call home, the 2020 Census is your chance to shape the future of Salisbury. It is safe, easy and important! Complete the census today!  www.2020Census.gov
Nearly $11 Billion of Federal funding allocations for Connecticut are determined using census data.
Social Distance Weddings
With all that we are going through, it’s not an option but rather a necessity to keep our loved ones together. Together ‘safely’ is all of our utmost concern. Before you cancel or postpone your most special wedding celebration to 2021, take a minute to think about Interlaken. We are learning more each day about the amazing healing power of the sun when it comes to this situation and with our outdoor ceremony at our lakefront and our open-air pavilion for your dinner reception, Interlaken can offer a socially distant option for your wedding that will be safe and provide ample healthy sunshine.
Since every day seems like a Saturday now, weddings can happen any day of the week (and of course just one wedding per day). The venue will be exclusive to you and your Guests only...
How Your Immune System Protects Your Health
Your body is protected by a complex, coordinated force of cells and systems. Meet the parts that make up your immune system and see how it works together for you.

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Kent Greenhouse & Gardens
Spring is serenely making its presence known in the Tristate Region, greening lawns, budding trees and dotting the landscape with flowers.
“Mother Nature doesn’t know of our troubles and travails,” said Kent Greenhouse Designer and Project Manager Darrell Cherniske. “Things are happening, no matter what is going on in our lives.”
And, indeed, a lot is going on at Kent Greenhouse...


MILLERTON, NY — The Moviehouse is currently closed to the public but owner Carol Sadlon and her staff have been busy finding new ways to engage with their audiences. In addition to offering a curated selection of films and documentaries through their Virtual Cinema portal, and weekly, informal Zoom "Movie Club" gatherings, a new series of ART TALKS will begin this month.

ART TALKS will be hosted by Consultant Curator for The Moviehouse Studio Gallery, Tony Carretta along with different special guests, and will focus on the artists featured in the films currently available through The Moviehouse.
Join us at 10:25 AM Sunday, May 10, at our Facebook Page  for Holy Eucharist, and afterwards for Coffee Hour on Zoom.

Direct link to Holy Eucharist:  CLICK HERE
(this link will be live at about 10:25 AM with the Prelude - before that time you will see a "link not available" message)
Direct link to Zoom Coffee Hour: 
Topic: Trinity Coffee Hour
Time: 11:30 AM every Sunday

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 0631 7445
Password: 018684
We recognize the gravity of this situation and are taking every possible precaution to ensure the safety of our employees, customers, and clients.
We are in this together! Communication on both sides is vital to everyone’s safety. To help keep your family safe and healthy, we encourage you to submit a video of your living space for your free quote using our Visual Quoter tool on our website www.arnoff.com/offers/video-quote. No need for us to enter your house - Arnoff is providing the comfortable free estimate alternative just for you.
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