Weekly Newsletter - May 6, 2020
Coffee with Jean
A quick hello to all you Tri-Staters out there reading our newsletters each week, we appreciate your attention! We had so much great feedback for our Hearts On Tour Car Parade, we could not contain it all here in our weekly newsletter, a great predicament to have!
We've decided to do a 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 #tristatestrong - 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!
Thank you to our renewed members:

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Thank you to our amazing SPONSORS!

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Dear Neighbor,

Having heard from a number of constituents who work (or used to work) in either New York or Massachusetts and were experiencing challenges applying for unemployment or other work-related resources, I reached out to New York Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, who represents NY’s 106th District, including Millerton, Amenia, Hudson, and Poughkeepsie. READ MORE
Creative Challenge for Our NY State Members:
Help us get this vital message out. We're asking New Yorkers to explain why wearing a mask in public is important in a video submission contest. The winning video will be used in a TV ad. Videos should be less than 30 seconds long and should show how to wear a mask properly, covering both the mouth and nose. The submission deadline is May 15th.
Learn more at WearAMask.ny.gov.
A great listen:

Marshall Miles interviews Meghan Plouffe, SVNA’s Home Assistance Director about their services in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  https:// bit.ly/350jE6i
The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is pleased to announce that Marlane White will Chair the 2020 Northwestern Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
“I was thrilled when I was asked to be the chair not only because I represent Lime Rock Park, which is hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year, but also because I’m personally impacted by Alzheimer’s,” White says.
OUR SPONSORS with things to look forward to:
Leading Noble Through Covid-19
Exceptional leadership is also essential during this time, and Noble Horizons is blessed with a team that has earned the trust and confidence of its stakeholders. Administrator Bill Pond was invited on Wednesday to interview with the local NPR affiliate; his conversation provides a reassuring glimpse Noble life in the age of COVID-19. 
You will also want to meet Molly Tanner, Director of Nursing and Infection Control ; her dedication and expertise have helped steer Noble through this crisis and we are grateful every day for her strong and compassionate leadership.

Thank you Lime Rock Park for all your help with the amazing HEARTS ON TOUR Car Parade!
Don't miss out on a super-special Sunday dinner for the mom you
love.... or just for yourself! Please place orders by 3pm Wednesday.
Tovah Martin

There is, as yet, no cure for covid-19, but there is a cure for the spiritual malaise that months of quarantine, financial worry and fear of infection have engendered. And, best of all, it is located no farther away than our own yards.
“Gardening is a much deeper experience than we ever thought before,” says garden expert Tovah Martin of Roxbury. “Covid-19 has made us really appreciate our spaces. We have suddenly been forced to focus on our little domains, to notice the minutiae, to think about what we want them to be.”

Sharon Hospital earned an “A” from The Leapfrog Group for quality patient care and overall safety for the third time in a row.“Now more than ever, our team’s shared vision of redefining the safe and effective delivery of care is crucial to fostering a safe environment here and across the region,” Sharon Hospital President Dr. Mark Hirko said. “The pledge of our clinical and support services staff to keep you and patients safe and well-cared for is unwavering.”
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization that informs the public which hospitals have the best patient safety records.

Morgan's has partnered with Country Gardeners Florist to offer you a very special Mother's Day Package!
We know these are unique times, but you can still make it a memorable Mother's Day for the special women in your life. Morgan's is offering a delicious dinner for 4 for just $49.95, complete with dessert! Want to make her day EXTRA special? Add on a beautiful Mother's Day Fresh Flower arrangement by Country Gardeners Florist for $50 - delivered to her front door.
MOTHER'S DAY MENU: Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Slow Roasted Salmon with Golden Beet + Orange Salsa
Farro Salad with Pistachios, Mint, Basil, Cherry Tomatoes, Radishes + Lemon Vinaigrette
Jim’s Multigrain Potato Rolls
Carrot cake 
$49.95 feeds 4 people
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie $15
Scones + Clotted Cream $3 each
IN THE TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS, MANY ARE ASKING WHAT ELSE CAN I DO FOR ME and MY FAMILY? Work from the outside in and from the inside out.

Soothe your skin from any irritation you may experience from wearing a
mask. We may be in this situation longer than we think. Your skin is the
first line of defense from the environment. Take a look at Celavive.
Email: Jo Loi, Independent Distributor at jokiauloi@gmail.com .

Find out how you can save 10% and get free shipping.
Thanks to our generous benefactors at The Foundation for Community Health we have found and purchased fabric to start making gowns. Thanks for all the tips and leads!
ABOVE: Walter from Lime Rock Park in the lead car. Please click on the image to view the parade video taken in front of Falls Village Fire & Ambulance Garage.

We will always find ways to express ourselves, no matter how onerous the restraints. We can't get together to celebrate a birthday or play a game, we can't gather to mourn a loss, we can't stand within two arm lengths of each other. Fine.
But dammit we can get in our cars and drive!
Dear Friends,
I hope you all had an opportunity to get outside and enjoy the glorious weekend weather we just experienced. What a welcome relief.

Because it's never too early to introduce kids to great cinema, this week we bring you New York Children's International Film Festival's short film compilations for Ages 3+ and 8+. Adults will find them entertaining too!

We also have SPACESHIP EARTH - the stranger-than-fiction adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2.

Read On!
 Carol Sadlon
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.
"Always leave them laughing!"
Get SOCIAL with your fellow TSC members
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approx 4" x 5" work best.

Thank you everyone!
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