Weekly Newsletter - July 24th, 2019
Coffee with the President,

Summer sure did heat up this past weekend, Tri-Staters! How did you beat the heat? Share your experience with us on   Instagram and  Facebook ! some of our hashtags: #tristatetraveling #ctmany #tscgo

On Friday we went to the  hottest place on earth,   Lime Rock Park ! It is always amazing to be that close to the cars, drivers, engineers and mechanics, but you pay for it in sweat: that paddock gets HOT! I took a bit of down time on Saturday to watch The Open on TV in the air conditioned comfort of my living room, some pretty amazing golf going on in Ireland! Sunday was another hot one, perfect for all the brave souls in the 1st Annual Corn Hole Tournament, part of   Canaan Railroad Days, held at  Great Falls Brewing Co to benefit Falls Village Day Care! There was a beautiful breeze all afternoon, and spirits were high as the 25 or so teams went head-to-head for cash and prizes. There were about a dozen custom sets of boards, wrapped in vinyl with sponsor logos, so cool! 

Next up, it’s another busy weekend in the Tri-State region! On Sat, we have the  14th Annual Traditional New England Clam Bake, put on every year by the tireless volunteers of  The Jane Lloyd Fund.  These men and women work hard to fill the fund, driving their mission of "Helping Cancer Patients day-to-day". Tickets for the clam bake fare are sold in advance, but you can swing in, buy a burger and a dog, and say hey to the gang, hangout and sing a song, and enjoy the beautiful venue at  Salisbury Winter Sports Association .
On Sunday, hope you got your tickets for the Farmer to Chef Brunch, put on every year by North East Community Center. TSC proudly sponsored this event, which this year honors the amazing Sadlons of Millerton, visionaries behind  The Moviehouse and so many great Millerton NY projects. We hope NECC will raise the money they need to continue their great work throughout our region. 

Well, there is so much more to add, but it is up to you, gentle reader, to scroll on down to the finish line and pick your destinations! Wherever you end up, let us know! Follow us on  Instagram and  Facebook and post away! We love hearing from you!
See you all out and about!

Jean A. Saliter
Design, Photo/Video, Social Media and Web 
facebook.com/ JeanSaliter         
860.248.5585
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, President
Please Welcome New Member
Norbrook Farm Brewery, LLC
John Auclair
204 Stillman Hill Rd
Colebrook, CT 06021
(860) 909-1016
This Week's Renewed Members
Habitat for Humanity of NW CT
Bob Whalen, Ex. Director
326 Main St., 2nd Floor
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 435-4747
Dana Lemay
Life Coach + Massage Therapist
419 Lime Rock Rd
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 318-1229
Little Guild of St. Francis
Abigail Cusick-Ex. Director
285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike
West Cornwall, CT 06796
(860) 672-6346
Harney & Sons the Store
Brigitte Harney
1 Railroad Plaza
Millerton, NY 12546
(518) 789-2121
J. Keith Nolan, PC
Attorney At Law
122 Route 44 East,      
 Millerton, NY 12546
(518) 789-3600
Thank YOU to All of our Members,
We truly appreciate your continued support
Save the Date for our next Business After Hours-

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Hosted by:
National Iron Bank ,
with food provided by: NEO's Restaurant




CALLING ALL THE WONDERFUL TAG SALE VOLUNTEERS!
Moving items from This 'n' That from Habitat to The Mars Center at Hotchkiss begins on 

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 at 9:00 am,
We begin at This 'n' That!
 
We can use as many volunteers as possible to help in loading and unloading trucks - both at This 'n' That and at the destination - the Mars Athletic Center at the Hotchkiss School!

We hope to commence work doing actual set-up starting on July 27th, and will be needing your help right up through the Event (August 9th, 10th and 11th) and after to bring things back to This 'n' That (but, since everything will likely sell, perhaps we won't need too much help at the end....) FINGERS CROSSED!!!

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

PLEASE HELP US WITH OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!

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.

THANK YOU!
Beat the Heat - Visit Your Friendly
Neighborhood Wine Cellar 😎
Beat the Heat This Summer - Visit Your Friendly Neighborhood Wine Cellar.
We'll have lots of chilled bottles to help you cool off.
It's Time For Summertide! It may not bring your heat index down but it is guaranteed to make you feel better!!








On Saturday, July 27, from 1-4 pm . The Sharon Historical Society will be holding Living History Day. Kids of all ages can play a variety of historic games and participate in crafts that bring to life what it was like to be a kid in Sharon in the 1800’s. There will also be a scavenger hunt meant to teach kids about Sharon history. The event is free and open to the public. Sharon Historical Society is located at 18 Main St., Sharon, CT. For more information, visit  sharonhist.org .
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 .
 
Schedule:
 
Breastfeeding Week Brunch
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 10 a.m. to noon
Birthing Center upstairs floor
To register: Call 860-364-4124
The annual World Breastfeeding Week Brunch at Sharon Hospital welcomes mothers for a complimentary lunch, chair massage and celebration of their unique breastfeeding journey. This event is hosted by the birthing center staff, in conjunction with the hospital’s breastfeeding support group. Mothers who delivered at Sharon within the past year are welcome. Registered is requested.
 
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.
Sharon Hospital earns “A” in Leapfrog patient safety report
Sharon, Conn. –  Sharon Hospital was one of four Connecticut hospitals to earn an “A” in the spring Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The top grade represents the hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.
“Our commitment to healthcare starts with an emphasis on patient safety and quality of care,” said Denise George, president of Sharon Hospital. “This recognition demonstrates the dedication of our entire staff, who ensure our patients receive outstanding care close to home.”
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assigns A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide to provide a comprehensive picture of patient safety based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
The grades are issued by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.
“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.” 
Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient-safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.
To see Sharon Hospital’s full grade, and to access tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit  hospitalsafetygrade.org .
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We received a request for help from the Fishes and Loaves Pantry in Canaan. They are very low in supply and need your help to restock their shelves.

This weekend while you are doing your weekly grocery shopping
please consider picking up one or more of the
following items to donate to the Fishes and Loaves Pantry.
Thank you for your support of the Northwestern CT Community!
2019 ANNUAL HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS ANNOUNCED
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.
🎯 EHRE Newsletter:
Traditional New England Clambake
Saturday, July 27th, 2019 from 2:00pm-8:00pm on Satre Hill, home of the Salisbury Winter Sports Associations ski jumps. Clambake tickets are advance sale only. Don’t miss out, purchase your tickets now:  click here. The Kiln is the heart and soul of the Clambake. Clambake ingredients are prepared on a hand-built kiln of stone, wood, and seaweed. This one-of-a-kind kiln creates an enormous fire…
NEW SUMMER MENUS
Check out our Summer lunch + dinner menus, featuring delicious new dishes like Panzanella Salad, Lobster Roll + Arctic Char.

Click on the link below to view our full menus: 
New Summer Menus + National Tequila Day!
National Tequila Day
Wednesday, July 24

Celebrate with $8 Drink Specials All Day!

Paloma: tequila, lime + grapefruit soda
Margarita: tequila, Cointreau, lime juice + agave
Tequila Sunrise: tequila, orange juice + grenadine
National Wine + Cheese Day
Thursday, July 25

Complimentary cheese plate when you buy a bottle of wine
Cheers!
2019 ANNUAL HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS ANNOUNCED
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.
A REVIEW OF OUR CURRENT SHOW, "A SENSE OF PLACE" FEATURED IN  THE LAKEVILLE JOURNAL 'S COMPASS , WRITTEN BY EMILY GATES.

"'A Sense of Place' Between Here and New York City" featured in Lakeville Journal's Compass, written by Emily Gates

Expressionistic landscapes and urban scenes are among the highlights of the noteworthy Helen Cantrell show currently on view at The White Gallery in Lakeville. The show’s straightforward title, “A Sense of Place,” feels just right for the images assembled here. Nimbly, and sometimes unpredictably, Cantrell seems to have captured whatever might have been before her at any given moment: whether she was in Venice or Bridgeport, looking out on a snow-covered landscape or the angular, mid-century lines of a suburban home.

“A Sense of Place” runs through August 18th at The White Gallery, 342 Main Street, Lakeville, CT. For further information, visit  www.thewhitegalleryart.com  or call 860 -435-1029. 
Burger & Brew Night and the Return of Taco & Tequila Thursdays
Tonight is the new Burger & Brew Night
$18 Burger, Fries and any Draft or Bottled beer .
This Thursday (tomorrow) marks the Return of Taco & Tequila Thursdays.
THE STORIES WE TELL
SUMMER BOOK SIGNING

It takes a while to settle into the slower rhythms of summer—when lolling in a hammock, a good book in hand and a glass of lemonade by your side can be the most compelling thing in your day. Perhaps that is the reason so many book events are planned for August.

Each year, the Hotchkiss Library in Sharon meets this need by opening the month with its much-anticipated book signing.
Author: Stephen Yonych
How Digital Marketing changed the B2B Customer Experience
It’s the great debate: Has the use of Digital Marketing such as email, texting, and social media changed the customer experience for the worse or for the better? For the most part, we are in “Camp Better”.  Continue Reading
Scoville Events: Brahms at Music Mountain, Salisbury Farmers Market, Nature Photography, Roxana Robinson
52 Main Live Music for July
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
Sat  7/27  Mark Yard
Smart Strategy Helped Ryan Briscoe Win At His Home Track With Teammate Westbrook In The No. 67 Ford GT
Briscoe Celebrates Win At His Home Track
With Family & Friends Watching On
Teammates Ryan Briscoe (pictured above), an Australian-born Connecticut resident, and Richard Westbrook of Great Britain, in the No. 67 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT took the win at the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on July 20, 2019.
 
"It feels so good to have just won here at Lime Rock, a home race for me with my family here," Briscoe said. "It's such a difficult circuit and the conditions were just brutal with the heat."

Despite the enhanced temperatures on the track, the No. 67 Ford GT won by a seven second gap due, in part, to a surprising third pit stop strategy that allowed the drivers to get the edge over the No. 912 Porsche GT team, ending their five-win streak. READ THE FULL STORY
What's Going, What's Staying, What's New & Special Events
Don't Miss the Summer Movie Concert of the Year!

GRATEFUL DEAD
Meet up at the Movies 2019!
Thursday, August 1, 7 PM

48 Main Street, Millerton, NY  518-789-0022
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Summer Community Events
at Noble Horizons


  Ongoing Free Weekly Tai Chi and Chair Zumba Classes Through the Summer
Stay in shape at Noble Horizons this summer! Join Mark Liebergall’s free weekly Tai Chi class on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 am and PJ Birriel’s Chair Zumba on Fridays from 10:30 -11:00 am. Registration is necessary and may be completed at  www.noblehorizons.org  or 860-435-9851.
The Weekly E-mail Newsletter of Trinity Lime Rock - July 17th, 2019
LEFT: We had Morning Prayer last Sunday while Pastor Heidi was occupied as Chaplain of the wilderness group at Camp Washington, so lay people ran the service. Above is Alexis Dorf, who was the Officiant. More Photos are  HERE .
John Harney
ASSOCIATE BROKER
860 921 7910 |  860 921 7910
jharney@wpsir.com   |  
19 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
Sharon Hospital