Weekly Newsletter - August 8, 2019
Coffee with the President,

Tri-State Chamber businesses, non-profits and individuals, how are you all? Where are you all? Share your photos with us!
Ah! August, let's all get away, shall we? YES! I peeled away for a weekend in NYC and I have to say, it was THE BEST! Here are some photos (below), hopefully their captions line up, giving you a glimpse of what-all I did, heard, saw, ate, experienced!
All the best for AUGUST!

Jean A. Saliter
Design, Photo/Video, Social Media and Web 
facebook.com/ JeanSaliter         
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, President
Eggs Benedict
Museum of the Dog
Art Deco wall at The Peninsula Hotel
Central Park reflecting Skyline
Bryant Park canopy
This Week's Renewed Members
Taconic Kitchen, LLC
dba The Woodland
Robert Peters
192 Sharon Rd
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-0578
Thank YOU to All of our Members,
We truly appreciate your continued support

The Giant Tag Sale at the Mars Athletic Center at Hotchkiss begins on 

Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 6:00 pm!
The Preview Event - $10 admission!
Saturday, August 10th is FREE - 9 am to 3 pm.
Sunday, August 11th is the Bag Sale - anything that can fit in a bag that you purchase for $5!
Volunteers are still wanted to help with pricing, set-up and clean-up!  


Please consider participating in our major fundraising event for the year (and finding that treasure that you've always wanted...)!

If you're available, please click on the button below to forward an email to our office.


If you have any questions or need more information, please call This 'n' That from Habitat at 860-824-9839, or our office at 860-435-4747, or visit our website at  WWW.HABITATNWCT.ORG

Either click on the link below to send us an email, or call our office
at 860-435-4747 to sign-up over the phone. 

We're just like you. We're teachers, business executives, parents, retirees, students...you name it. But the one thing we all have in common is our dedication to the mission of providing affordable housing for all members of our community. 

The more volunteers we have, the bigger impact we can all make. Together. 

Sharon Hospital

Kent, Conn.    Sharon Hospital Medical Practice’s Kent location will gain a second primary care provider – expanding access to healthcare in the community.
Family medicine specialist Dr. Catalina Niculae will join Dr. Suzanne M. Lefebvre at the 64 Maple St., office, starting Aug. 12.
“I chose to practice in a small community like Kent because I want to make an impact in the community where I work, live and plan to raise a family of my own,” she said.
Niculae treats patients with a variety of conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
She believes a patient-centered approach, which encompasses the body, mind, spirit, and emotions, is key to guiding patients towards better health and wellness.
“I love family medicine because that is what life is all about – the family,” she said.
Niculae completed her family medicine residency through New York Medical College at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers. She is from Romania and speaks Romanian, Spanish and French.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking traveling, spending time outdoors and fostering animals for local animal shelters.
To schedule an appointment with Niculae, call 860-927-1133 (TTY: 800-842-9710). Learn more at  healthquest.org/SHMP .
Scoville September Events: White Hart: Grand Canyon, & Superbugs, Recipe for Business Success, Sharon Charde Poetry
Please join us at a festive late-summer brunch to celebrate our upcoming exhibition 

  Wild and Beautiful Creatures: The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon

Sunday, September 15
12:00-2:00 pm
at the Sharon home of
Wild Turkey" Plate 1 from   Alexandra & Frederick Peters
The Birds of America   The exhibition and associated programming are a 
by John James Audubon c ollaboration between the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, Tremaine Gallery of The Hotchkiss School and Sharon Audubon .

Invitation to follow. For information or to get brunch tickets,
visit   our website   or email  a udubon@sharonhist.org 

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors, AIG Private Client Group and Klemm Real Estate.

Author: Joy Sherwood
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Lakeville, CT August 8, 2019 – Join The White Gallery as they keep in the spirit of summer with the opening of, "A Summer State of Mind" on Saturday, August 24th with an opening artists’ reception from 5 – 7 pm. Gallery artists will be in attendance. This exhibit will run through October 27th, 2019.
“A Summer State of Mind” is celebrating the end of summer and the transition into fall. The show will feature new artwork from many returning gallery artists including Nancy Lazar, Avery Danziger, Natasha Karpinskia, Kate Stiassni, and David Dunlop as well as introducing Jeffrey Neumann, Nadia Block, and Hannah Jung.
Whether it is sculpture, painting, photography, or mixed media, this show has pieces for everyone to enjoy. 

"Because there are so many talented artists in Connecticut and the Northwest Corner, we have an opportunity to showcase a group of them in a show where there are no boundaries to what we curate. Some of these artists are well known to our community, and some are new, but the commonality is the quality, creativity, and sheer beauty of each of their pieces. Shows like this are a pleasure to hang!" said Tino Galluzzo owner and curator of The White Gallery in Lakeville, CT. 
The White Gallery has several events planned throughout the year including lectures, artist talks, and intimate concerts. Also, to view artwork and learn more about our gallery and artists visit The White Gallery online at ARTSY:  www.artsy.net/the-white-gallery.  

The White Gallery is located at 342 Main Street, Lakeville. For more information, visit  thewhitegalleryart.com  or call 860.435.1029. Make sure to follow us on social media for the latest on The White Gallery and the local art scene.  
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Lakeville, CT – August 1, 2019 - Salisbury Bank is continuing its initiative to fight against identity theft while building community goodwill by sponsoring a Free Shred Event and Food Drive.
“Identity theft continues to be a concern for individuals and businesses. Shredding documents with personal information is one way you can ensure that thieves don’t gain access to information that could be confidential,” stated Amy Raymond, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer at Salisbury Bank.
Each person may bring up to 4 boxes of paper (no binders please) for shredding by Legal Shred personnel and Salisbury Bank volunteers. The event will be held at the Millerton branch – 87 Main Street, Millerton, New York, on Saturday, August 17 th from 9 a.m. to Noon. Read more!
Be the hero that so many families need by supporting the Pilgrim House in Canaan that houses Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry.
Fishes and Loaves is located at The Pilgrim House, 30 Granite Avenue in Canaan and serves residents of Canaan, Falls Village
and Norfolk who struggle to feed their families.
Enter a garden, fairy, gnome, train or any kind of garden you would like into the Enchanted Garden Challenge!
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Location: Lawrence Field
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Ages 3 to 8 - Prize worth $50 (Provided by the Litchfield Bancorp)
Ages 9 to 17 – Prize worth $50
Ages 18 and over - $100
Registration Fee:   Ages 3 to 8 - $5
                              Ages 9 and over $10
Organization   $25
Please call Fran Chapell at the Canaan Child Care Center to register 860 824-0597.
Sponsored by The Cranford Club, Canaan Child Care Center,
Blue Hill Florist (Gifts and Café) and Litchfield Bancorp
The Weekly E-mail Newsletter of Trinity Lime Rock - July 31 2019
LEFT: Decisions, decisions.... More photos of the day, as well as TWO sermons, are now available on our website, which you can easily access by clicking  HERE.  
Welcome, August!  
Welcome to this month's edition of Litchfield County Insider -- fun things to do and see in Litchfield County. Please enjoy this calendar of events, one for each day in August. If you have an event(s) you would like to see us share for September, please let me know.
Have a wonderful month!  
All the best,
John Harney
John Harney
860 921 7910 |  860 921 7910
jharney@wpsir.com   |  
19 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
Find images, stories, press releases and more. View the  HISTORIC FESTIVAL MEDIA KIT
What's Going, What's Staying, What's New & Special Events
Opening Friday, August 9
The Farewell
Cast:  Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Zhao Shuzhen, Diana Lin, Yongbo Jiang
Writer/Director:  Lulu Wang

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken.
48 Main Street, Millerton, NY  518-789-0022
On October 9, 2019, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M², a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony. 
52 Main Live Music for August
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
8/10  Josh Driver
8/17  The Chazy Brothers
8/24  Jonathan Fritz
8/31   Jonny "G" and Friends

One of the hottest trends in bicycling, maybe the hottest, is motor-assisted or E-bikes. Where once you got an occasional glimpse of this mode of transportation, especially in cities, they are now becoming a common sight on the roadways of Berkshire and Litchfield counties... Read more... Click to read full newsletter.
Sharon Hospital
Sharon Hospital announces summer community programs

Sharon, Conn.  – Sharon Hospital will host several community education programs this summer on the hospital campus, 50 Hospital Hill Road.
Topics include mental-health training, quitting smoking, weekly exercise for older adults aimed at preventing arthritis and support for stroke survivors. Also, the maternity staff will present childbirth classes and a special breastfeeding brunch.
Due to limited seats, registration is requested for most offerings. To learn more about Sharon’s community programs, visit  healthquest.org/events .
Sharon Stork Club — new
Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m. to noon
Birthing Center ground floor lobby
To register: Call 860-364-4124
Once a month, the Sharon Birthing Suites offers the Sharon Stork Club — a prenatal educational program for pregnant women at any point in their pregnancy and their partners. Small group sizes allow time for individual attention to answer questions about childbirth, post-partum recovery and more. Maternity unit tours are offered after the sessions for anyone interested.
Mental Health First Aid training program
Saturday, August 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Board Conference Room 2
To register: Call 860-364-4493
The Mental Health First Aid training program aims to help communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. Participants will learn about common risk factors, warning signs of mental health issues, how to better assist someone experiencing a crisis, and offer answers to key questions such as “What do I do?” and “Where can someone find help?”
Community Exercise Program 
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Fridays, 1-2 p.m.
Cost: $7/session, $12/couple
Room 260N
To register: Call 860-364-4065
This class will help participants reduce pain and stiffness as well as increase overall muscle strength, coordination and endurance. A certified therapeutic recreation specialist trained by the Arthritis Foundation will help people manage arthritis symptoms, maintain mobility and safely improve fitness levels. Activities are appropriate for most and can be modified to match participant skill levels. Please come in sneakers and with water.
Stroke Support Group
Fridays, noon to 1 p.m.
Zelman Room
To register: Call 860-364-4065
Sharon Hospital provides ongoing support for stroke survivors of all ages. This group welcomes spouses and caregivers to join in the conversation. The group discusses a variety of topics with a focus on life after stroke. Guest speakers highlight specific areas of interest, including physical therapy, pet therapy, massage therapy and diet/nutrition.
4 Autumn Weekends of Free, Guided Tours
The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area announces the 18th annual autumn Heritage Walks on Saturday & Sunday – September 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 and 28 & 29.  71 free, guided interpretive tours will be offered throughout Berkshire County, MA, and Litchfield County, CT.
The public is invited to participate in these family-oriented, interpretive walks, offered in partnership with our region’s historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation organizations and the National Park Service. The Heritage Walks are the ideal opportunity to experience and learn about our region’s rich and varied local heritage!
Local historians, naturalists, and environmentalists will lead participants on explorations through historic estate gardens and town districts, behind-the-scenes cultural site tours, nature walks, trail hikes, and tours of many of the industrial-site ruins that were once thriving local industries. There will be Native-American and African-American history walks, a canoe paddling trip on the Housatonic River & a bike tour on scenic country roads. 
Detailed Heritage Walks brochures are available at libraries, post offices and stores throughout the region. The Walks schedule is also available on our website--    http://www.HousatonicHeritage.org/events/heritage-walks/  .  
Or, contact  programs@housatonicheritage.org  to request a brochure to be mailed to you.

View this year’s  Housatonic Heritage Walks Brochure  in PDF format.
Sharon Hospital