Weekly Newsletter - April 10th, 2019
Coffee with the President,

Elon Musk talks about having a "feedback loop", where you are mentally reviewing and tweaking and improving what it is you do. It is the stuff nightmares are made of, and/or why we can't sleep at night! Let's expand on his concept and see what we can do. Yes, WE:

A feedback loop! Of course! I won't ask "what's in your feedback loop?" Instead I will ask: Who is your Feedback Loop? Is it your bosses? Your coworkers? Your family? Do you have more than one Feedback Loop? I know I have no fewer than seven, off the top of my head, and I get so much out of them! I can bounce ideas off my Loop, we can strategize new ideas to maximize an effort, we can also commiserate or celebrate depending on the outcome! Because of my Loops, I do not recall a commiserating session in a long time.

"No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself." Denis Waitley

I am not qualified to speak about coaches, mentors, guides or gurus, but I could go on all day about my Loops! Sometimes we take a quick walk to the lake and back, my Loop and me. From time to time another Loop might like to come to the studio to decompress and listen to jazz. I have a Loop in Paris with whom I Facetime from my pajamas, en francais! 
The point is, the concept of a "feedback loop" will only work if you are indeed getting feedback, not just going over 'it' again and again in your own mind. We are all human, we need to connect on a human level, we need to ask the tough questions and be honest with the answers. If a project or proposal didn't go well, let's look at why, together, and figure out how to do better next time! If we sold a contract or finished building a boat, let's celebrate and physically pat each other's backs, we deserve it! Feedback among friends, colleagues and family is so important, try to make the time for it, and maybe make it a regular part of your routine. You'll be glad you did, as it will quiet that inner mental loop.

Finally, to learn more about this and other topics, or to find a different place to meet/walk/catch a show, visit our fine list of Libraries and Schools:

Jean A. Saliter
Events, Design, Photography 
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, President
Please Welcome New Members
Lone Oak Campsites
Jacolyn Brown
360 Norfolk Rd
East Canaan, CT 06024
(860) 824-7051
Cornwall Contemporary
Peter Cusack
19 Water Street
Torrington, CT 06790
(646) 842-2683
This Weeks Renewed Members
Lime Rock Park * NEW SPONSOR *
Marlane White
60 White Hollow Rd
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-5000
Falls Village Children's Theater
Laurie Wadsworth
103 Main Street
Falls Village, CT 06031
(860) 824-0303
Harney & Sons Tea Corporation
Michael Harney
5723 Route 22
Millerton, NY 12546
(518) 789-2100
Salisbury Bank & Trust Company
Kevin Cantele
5 Bissell Street
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 824-9801
Taro's Restaurant
Peter Delcantaro
18 Main St.
Millerton, NY 12546
(518) 789-6630
Peter Hathaway
56 South Center Street
Millerton, NY 12546
(518) 592-1818
Crescendo, Inc.
Christine Gevert
484 Lime Rock Rd
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-4866
William Clark
11 Farnum Rd
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-2561
Thank YOU to All of our Members,
We truly appreciate your continued support
Fairview Hospital
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA: The public is invited to a presentation of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Organizational Analysis of the Southern Berkshire Region on Tuesday April 16 th at 6 PM at the Great Barrington Fire Department, 37 State Road, Gt Barrington. This is the final report of a project that is a collaborative community effort to address rural emergency medical services capacity. Click to read full newsletter.
Morgan's New Look Is Here...
And the result is so dramatic that we have planned a two week long celebration! We hope you will join us for some or all of these special events:
HAPPY HOURS | April 13th–25th
Join us for Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm for drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Each day we will be offering a special beer and cocktail menu and you'll have a chance to meet and chat with the Interlaken team. 
Morgan's Restaurant will re-open for business on April 12th, serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Our hours are Noon-3pm daily, and 5-9 Monday through Saturday and 5-8 on Sunday. A continental breakfast for hotel guests is served Monday through Friday in the Vineyard Room. Weekend a la carte breakfast is served in Morgan's from 7 to 10 am on Saturday and Sunday, and is open to hotel guests and the public.

 Friends don't let friends live without Style. 
Heroes of Horticulture
🎯  EHRE Newsletter: Summer Camp Sampler
The Berkshire Region is renowned for its beautiful landscape and talented community. Summer Camps throughout the area reflect this creative passion and offer a multitude of options to immerse yourself in that which you love or expand your interests and find new talents. “Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” Opportunity abounds to adventure throughout the Litchfield Hills, Hudson Valley, and Southern Berkshires this summer Click here 
Annual Members' Meeting and
Carol Ascher to talk at the Sheffield Historical Society
Connecticut Mission of Mercy (CTMOM) 
Free Dental Clinic

Connecticut Mission of Mercy, often referred to as CTMOM, is a free, two-day dental clinic that provides free dental care to under-served and uninsured Connecticut residents. Access to dental care is imperative to maintaining good overall health and CTMOM has been providing free dental care to those that would otherwise go without for more than 10

What: The 2019 CT Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic
When: April 13 & 14
What Time: Clinic doors open at 8:00 AM
Where: Windham Middle School (123 Quarry Street, Willimantic, CT 06226)

Going without dental care is detrimental to oral and overall health and can result in gum disease and increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack and stroke. In 2018, the CTMOM dental clinic provided free dental care to more than 700 patients and donated more than $500,000 in dental services.

The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach (CDFO) in collaboration with the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) began offering free dental care through the Mission of Mercy project in 2008. To learn more and for information on how to volunteer or donate to this important event visit  http://www.cfdo.org/ctmom.html .
April & Easter at Monte's
Sharon Hospital
Health Quest community events:
Medication Take Back Day and
Get Fit Spring 2019 Challenge

Click on each image below to read as a PDF.
Author: Christine Bascetta-Gath
Senior Living Facilities: Will Supply Meet Demand?
It seems like more and more senior living facilities and 55+ communities are being built and filling up as quickly as the owners announce availability. Not too long ago, senior living facilities along with skilled nursing and assisted living centers focused solely on providing health services for those at an advanced age. However, it's become so much more than that over the years and senior living facilities are becoming the new norm. The Baby Boomers are exiting the workforce, selling their homes, and heading into their Golden Years. They, and their children, are looking for simple and safe community of their peers. The type of facility they choose is usually based on quality of their health, proximity to family, and their budget. Continue Reading
Litchfield Bancorp Honored As Community Hero
  Litchfield, CT – Litchfield Bancorp is proud to announce that they were selected as one of 18 community banks and credit unions throughout New England as a Community Hero by American Business Media, publisher of Banking New England and Centerpoint magazines.. Litchfield Bancorp was chosen for going above and beyond to help aid the community. 
RESCHEDULED: Make Friends with Your Tech: Now April 27 @Scoville
Make Friends with Your Tech: Learn to Overcome Your Fears and Use Your Personal Devices Like a Teenager by Michael Jay, Technology Consultant

Many people think they need an advanced degree to do anything beyond the basics with their smartphones or computers. Or, they see teenagers using their tech, and assume that youngsters must be smarter or quicker than themselves. And some older users fear that a single wrong step with their iPhone could set erase every photo that every family member has ever taken…

Colleen MacMillan Photography

I’m looking for entrepreneurs and small business owners who need photos of themselves to promote their business and grow their personal brand.

I’ve recently ventured in to Personal Brand Photography and completed a course in it. I’m looking to work with 2 people at a significantly discounted rate to practice everything I learned and make sure my workflow is running smoothly. 
Together we’ll design a custom photoshoot that perfectly reflects your brand and story. You will receive 3 months worth of custom images for daily social media posting or to use anywhere you do business online. The discounted price for this is $500, which is WAY lower than I will be charging when I fully launch this new aspect of my business. 

If you know someone who would love to get one of these spots, please send this post to them. If YOU are interested, send me an email and I’ll get you booked. They are on a first-come, first-served basis and will be officially booked once payment has been received. 
Thank you!


Survive the Drive's  
Annual Defensive Driver Training Clinic 
June 28th, 2019 
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT
Call by April 7th to receive a 
High School Graduate Discount
16 years old with a learners permit and 50 hours of driving experience required

LAKEVILLE, Conn.—Lime Rock Park, the historic motorsports and entertainment destination nestled among the hills of beautiful Northwest Connecticut, is gearing up for an impressive 2019 season, including three major events. Tickets are currently on sale at advance pricing. Each of the three events will offer traditional racing matched with new features to excite long-time fans and newcomers alike. Read more!
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We are very excited to inform you that The Charlie Ormsby Memorial Golf Classic is partnering with the United Way of Northwest Connecticut to organize one golf tournament to be held on  Monday, May 20th, 2019  at the Torrington Country Club!!
 The proceeds from this event will be shared among the  United Way of Northwest Connecticut's 2019 Campaign  and  The Charlie Ormsby Golf Clinic for Children  which will be held over the summer at the Torrington Country Club.

United Way of Northwest Connecticut |  Website
Trade Secrets Tickets are on Sale!
Rare Plant & Garden Antiques Sale
Saturday, May 18, 2018
Early Buying — Begins at 8 am (includes breakfast)   Cost: $125
Regular Buying — Begins at 10 am   Cost: $50
Late Bloomer* — Begins at 1 pm    Cost: $25
*Late Bloomer tickets will only be sold the day of the sale event
Event ends at 3 pm

Garden Tours – Advance purchase only
Sunday, May 19, 2018
Garden Tour (4 gardens)  10 am to 4 pm  Cost: $75
PC: Anne Day

Click the boxes below to purchase tickets!**
**Please be aware tickets to the Sale and tickets to the Gardens need to be added to the cart through the separate links. Once they are in the cart you can check out as normal. If you have any questions please call (860) 364-1080, and ask for Louisa or Kelly.
Greetings Community Members!

We're in the process of building the Housatonic  2019 White Oak  yearbook. Please consider supporting the yearbook by placing an ad for your business. Ads range in price from $35 to $320 and are in full color. If you've placed an ad with us in recent years, you have the option of using the same ad. We're here to answer questions and assist! You can create your ad using the link and following the steps outlined below. If you prefer, we're also happy to create the ad for you. Just let us know, and we'll contact you for images and/or text, and we'll take care of the rest. Details and prices are below.  

  Ad details
  • Files must have .jpeg, .jpg, or .png extensions. If necessary, we can convert the file for you.
  • Photos/images must have a resolution of 300dpi or higher. 
  • Ad & Shout Out deadline is May 1, 2019.
  • Pricing: $320 Full Page 9" x 6.8", $170 Half Page 6.8" x 4.5", $95 Quarter Page 3.33" x 4.5", $55 Eighth Page 3.33" x 2.17", $35 Sixteenth Page 1.58" x 2.17".
  • Ads are full color.
How to pay for the ad and/or create the ad using the website:
  1. Go to this link to create and place your ad (You can also order a yearbook here.)
  2. Use school code 14109. Confirm that you are on the page for: Housatonic Valley Regional HS.
  3. Click on "Buy a Yearbook Ad for your student or your business".
  4. Select the Size/Price you prefer.
  5. Choose "Buy this Item for": Student OR Business.
  6. Type the name of your Student or Business in the pop-up window and click "Search".
  7. Select your Student or Business name if it appears. If your name doesn't appear, click "Add Business/Student Name".
  8. On the next pop-up window, add the full name for your Student or Business, and again select "Add Business/Student Name".
  9. Another pop-up window will confirm that your name has been added. Click "OK".
  10. Click on the green button "Ad type selection". (This is where you will choose either to have us create the ad -- OR -- create the ad yourself.)
  11. A pop-up window will ask you to select: "I want to use School Ad Creation" (in which you pay online for your ad. Then you email your photos and text to us, we create your ad for you, and we submit the ad to you for approval.) OR  "I want to use Online Ad Creation" (in which you create, submit, and pay for your ad online).
  12. Click "Next" in the lower right corner.
  13. At any time, if you'd like to edit your selections, click on the yellow pencil icon.
  14. If you chose "I want to use School Ad Creation", select "Check Out" and complete payment for your ad (then email us your images and text and we'll take care of the rest). If you chose "I want to use Online Ad Creation", follow the prompts to select a layout template, upload images and text, create your ad, and submit payment.

For Tech Support while using the online ad creator, contact Herff Jones Technical Support at  877.362.7750  
52 Main Live Music for April
Come where it's fun!! Tasty tapas, delicious weekly specials, inventive cocktails and LIVE MUSIC every Saturday Night @ 9pm. Never a cover! 52 Main Street, Millerton, NY  
4/13 Mark Yard
4/20 Steven Dunn
4/27 James Patrick
The Press Room- March 2019

Our public relations team has a strong track record of securing editorial coverage for our listings, agents and firm in key online and print media outlets locally, nationally and internationally. We achieve thousands of press placements annually, generating widespread exposure and interest in our properties and company to the benefit of all listings company-wide. Read more!
John Harney
860 921 7910 |  860 921 7910
jharney@wpsir.com   |  
19 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
Litchfield Bancorp Cash Mobs Going Strong

To be held at Lakeville Wine & Spirits in Lakeville, CT

Lakeville, CT (April 18, 2019) – Litchfield Bancorp is continuing the momentum of their ongoing series of local Cash Mob events in 2019. The latest Mob will be held at Lakeville Wine & Spirits in Lakeville, Connecticut. During each event, one local business will be “mobbed” by Litchfield Bancorp employees in an effort to show their support of local businesses by shopping local. The event is open to the public and customers are encouraged to mention that they are “Cash Mobsters” to obtain a special offer from Litchfield Bancorp as well . Read More!
What's Going, What's Staying, What's New & Special Events!

NEW! Hotel Mumbai, The Aftermath, The Human Element, Rembrandt & The Life of Brian!

48 Main Street, Millerton, NY  518-789-0022
FilmWorks Forum & Townscape of Millerton & Northeast, in collaboration with Millerton’s Climate Smart Communities
Initiative present a FREE community screening + Q&A
Sunday, April 14, 11:00 a.m.
MILLERTON, NY---On Sunday, April 14, 2019 the Moviehouse, FilmWorks Forum together with Townscape of Millerton & Northeast, and in collaboration with Millerton’s Climate Smart Communities Initiative, will present THE HUMAN ELEMENT - an important documentary from the producers of CHASING ICE, THE COVE and RACING EXTINCTION about how our human activity impacts the earth. Read More!
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Keith Moon Presents: The Life and Times of Gorbachev 
On Wednesdays from March 27-May 15, 2-3 pm , Noble Horizons will host Hotchkiss School instructor Keith Moon whose annual Russian book series will feature  Gorbachev: His Life and Times.   Written by Pultizer Prize-winning author, William Taubman., the book was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and was called "masterly...essential reading," by the New York Times.  
Moon holds a B.A. in Russian language and literature from Dartmouth College, an A.M. in Russian area studies from Harvard University and has taught history, Russian, Spanish and English at the Hotchkiss School for over 25 years.  Please register for the free class at  www.noblehorizons.org  or call 860-435- 9851.
Master Aging!
Make the years ahead of you your best years! If you are 55 or over and would like to navigate a longer, healthier life while improving your financial security and over all well-being, sign up for the National Council on Aging’s free Aging Mastery Program (and complimentary lunch) at Noble Horizons on Thursdays March 28-May 30, from 10:30-noon . A remarkable 98% of AMP participants across the country report an improved quality of life after completing the class and 99% described it as FUN! There is no fee to enroll, but the program is limited to the first 25 registrants.
Class members will receive engaging materials and enjoy expert speakers, interactive activities, group discussion, peer support and small rewards to achieve measurable results. Each week a professional will share their expertise on topics that include improving sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, fall prevention, sustaining an exercise program and community engagement.  Registration is required at  www.noblehorizons.org  or 860-435-9851. 
The Weekly E-mail Newsletter of Trinity Lime Rock

We have exciting job opportunities in Morgan's in our brand new space this spring. We are looking for energetic, friendly, upbeat, flexible and professional men and women to fill new bartender, server and cook positions. Experience is preferred. Send an email telling us about yourself and your work experience to:  executivechef@interlakeninn.com
Sharon Hospital