Weekly Newsletter - July 22, 2020
Coffee with the President
As with many charity sporting events, this year's 25th Annual Murphy Open could not take place in it's traditional form. A few stalwart supporters got their foursomes together and played a round of golf in Murph's memory. These players and sponsors enjoyed various outings at different venues throughout the month, and all wrote checks to the Murphy Open or directly to the Jane Lloyd Fund . At the end of June, the Murphy Open was able to write a check to the Jane Lloyd Fund for $1,000.
From left to right appear Jean Saliter, Murphy Open Chair, Tanya Tedder, Caroline Burchfield and Donna Lloyd Stoetzner of the Jane Lloyd Fund. Social distancing was not going to be an obstacle for this feel good story! The group gathered on a Sunday morning at the SWSA ski jumps, the would be site of the annual JLF New England Clam Bake.
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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

Our beautiful region of small businesses is slowly and safely reopening. It is important to adhere to all guidelines and rules, for employers and customers alike! Each state is now in Phase Two. Please check these resources often for further information specific to reopening:

Please send your news and updates and photos to newsletter.tsc.news@gmail.com to announce your safety measures, new hours, services or products!
Dear Map Friends,

Hello! Good morning!
I am so pleased to say the NW CT maps got to my warehouse last evening.  Madonna and I ( in masks) will begin delivery today, and we will continue daily until done. It will take a few days at least.
Please email or call/text my cell if you have specific directions about delivery 413-441-1702.  Our service rep for Berkshire Brochure Display, Becky and Richard will also have the new maps. 
My sincere thank you to all that participated!  It is a good map and shows our villages and what is open.  We do have visitors and will for the summer/fall.

Good health to all and stay well! See you very soon!  Best wishes! Mary
Mary T. Hart, owner
Office 413-298-3999
While supply lasts. All items limited to stock on hand.
In Gratitude
During the pandemic our eighth anniversary passed unnoticed and uncelebrated. There were more consequential events occurring in the world.
That said, I want to take this opportunity to express gratitude for all the aspirations of BerkshireStyle, for the amazing people with whom I work, for our readers, our advertisers and for those whom we serve.
Our mission is to celebrate the Berkshires and surrounding communities. We are storytellers and seek to inspire and enhance the rural experience, to promote and serve area businesses.
Every day I am newly excited about all that is available here...

Helmut Newton: The Bad & The Beautiful
Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, Catherine Deneuve
Director: Gero von Boehm
Helmut Newton was one of the masters of image making and a trailblazing art and fashion photographer whose reputation endures today, even after his death in 2006 after a car crash.
The film tracks the artist’s life through five decades, from his beginnings in Berlin to New York, Paris, Monte Carlo and Rome, and features rare home videos, behind-the-scenes archival footage, and countless photographs.
Even though many summer camps are closed this year, curious young minds still have an opportunity to learn about and experience nature. Audubon is offering five weeks of Virtual Summer Camp, from July 21 through August 20. Discover the fascinating world of everything from birds to butterflies to beavers in this engaging online program, led and designed by expert Audubon educators. Details for this exciting program include:
  • Ages: For children in kindergarten through sixth grade
  • Schedule: Three 90-minute sessions per week (from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
  • Flexible Options: Register by the week or for individual specific days
  • Fees: $40 per week or $15 per session
  • Technology Requirements: Mac, Windows PC, or a mobile device with a webcam, stable internet connection, and access to Zoom video conferencing
The Library Is Open by Appointment

We are excited to see you again!. 

We are booking separate appointments for the children’s floor and main floor.  We will be welcoming one person at time, upstairs or downstairs, for a half hour time slot. If you wish to use both floors, please let us know when making your appointment. Call us at 860-435-2838 or email at  scovlibn@biblio.org  to book an appointment.

The lunch specials at Provisions this week are particularly special this week. Plus, our everyday menu includes fresh breakfast breads, salads, sandwiches and drinks, including all sorts of coffees, hot or iced! (Espresso drinks are back!) And don't forget to pick up a delicious dinner entree to go.
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Reason for Hope
So many cancelations, so many fundraising opportunities lost, so much uncertainty. But here in the sports-related fundraiser world there is now reason for optimism. Even as many events have canceled (and continue to) and the daily dose of Covid-19 news looks bleak, some charities are still hopeful that they can pull off their events.
Two weeks ago I offered an unhappy list of event cancelations. Today, here is a list of events that are either on the calendar or are hoping to be.

Ancrum Fire Co. Golf Tournament,  August 9th at Undermountain Golf Course
Northwest CT United Way/Charlie Ormsby Golf Tournament,   on hold
UNICO Golf Tournament,  moved to Oct 5th at Torrington Country Club
James Ducillo Canaan Exchange Club Golf Tournament, possibly in late August
Amenia Fire Co. Golf Tournament, September 12th at Undermountain Golf Course
SWSA Golf Tournament and Pig Roast,  September 19th at Undermountain Golf Course
Fore the Children Golf Tournament,  August 31st at Torrington Country Club
Ice Bucket Challenge, tentatively in October...
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