Weekly Newsletter - May 1st, 2019
Coffee with the President,

It's MAY DAY! Happy May everyone, and oh what a month it is! Right out of the gate this weekend (pun intended) we have Kentucky Derby parties, Cinco de Mayo where local restaurants pull out all the stops, Vive la Femme, Art Openings, Gospel Fest, and, and...that is all just THIS WEEKEND! Scroll below to find out more, and create your itinerary so you don't miss a thing! Don't forget to click on "View Entire Message" at the bottom, our newsletter is so packed, it needs to be opened in it's own window! Hey speaking of, our Open Rate for the month of April was above 40%, which is great for such a busy time of year, plus spring break, good job!
On another note, talking to all you small businesses out there, be careful this time of year! It was brought to my attention in May of 2018 that there was a little door-to-door scam going on soliciting donations for a fictional fundraiser. KNOW your causes! There are so many great non-profits and our community is so very generous. If you do not know who the solicitor is, ask questions! If you don't recognize the non-profit they represent, tell them to leave you literature and come back. A well organized and local fundraiser will not be in a big rush, so there should not be any pressure. Don't forget that these donations really add up, and you can be taking advantage of that by taking a tax deduction each year. Always ask for a confirmation or receipt of some kind, this should be no problem for the solicitor. Here is a list of our emergency service and non-profit members, visit them today and learn how you can help:

The Historic Sharon Burying Ground, Inc. 

Jean A. Saliter
Design, Photo/Video, Social Media and Web 
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, President
Dear Tri-State Chamber Newsletter Audience,

We the Board of Directors know that not everyone can make it to TSC meetings and events, and we understand. It seems, the faster and more convenient life becomes, the less time we all have, especially in business! We want to hear your thoughts on a few ideas, as we look ahead to a busy summer season, and even further ahead to 2020!
Please take a moment to read and answer the questions below, feeling free to briefly elaborate in the space provided. Your answers will help us gain a better understanding of what is important to your business or non-profit, positioning us to better serve our membership in the future. All answers are confidential, and a report will be generated by the numbers, which we will share with you. We will use this information to better serve our mission of "Connecting Commerce and Community".
Thank you in advance for taking time from your busy day.

Click the link below to take our brief survey.
This Weeks Renewed Members
Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.
Nancy Deming, Ex. Director
30a Salmon Kill Rd
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 435-0816
Studio Lakeville / Green Cafe
Leslie Eskstein
9 Sharon Rd
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 596-4580
One Eleven Group
Janet Carlson
6 Railroad Street
West Cornwall, CT 06796
(860) 672-0043
Thank YOU to All of our Members,
We truly appreciate your continued support

Wonderful food and drinks and Fabulous assortment of auction items..
over 80 baskets! Plus awesome vacation trips!!
Picantes, 227 Main St., Lakeville, CT - (860) 596-4225 - www.picanteslakeville.com
The Historic Sharon Burying Ground, Inc. 
PO Box 302
Sharon CT 06069
Media Contact: Marel Rogers ( marelrogers@yahoo.com )

The Historic Sharon Burying Ground will host an Open House on Saturday, May 11th from 1-4 PM at the Burying Ground Chapel. The Directors will give tours of the newly renovated Chapel and show those interested the Columbarium which is now in place. 

The Burying Ground is on Cemetery Road in Sharon. Parking is limited on the road, but more parking space is available within the Cemetery. 

For additional information, please contact Marel Rogers, 860-364-0635.
52 Main Live Music for May
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  

May is Mom's, Music, Cinco de Mayo, and More!

5/4 Paul Pesco & Co. LIVE
5/5 Sunday Brunch and Cinco De Mayo Specials
5/11 Josh Driver LIVE
5/12 Mother's Day Brunch Specials!
5/17 Dance Party (Stay Tuned)
5/17 The New Norm LIVE
5/23 7 Year Anniversary - 4-7pm Free Food and Drink Specials
5/25 Li Sabas & Co.
Spring is right around the corner!
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 May. If you have an event(s) you would like to see us share for June, please let me know. Have a wonderful month! 
John Harney
860 921 7910 |  860 921 7910
jharney@wpsir.com   |  
19 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
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Your Real Estate and Lifestyle Concierge

Morgan's New Spring Menus
Check out our Spring lunch + dinner menus, featuring delicious new dishes like Burrata and Grilled Jumbo Shrimp.

Click on the links below to view the full menu: 

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th
Join us for a very special Mother's Day Buffet!

Enjoy the Spring at Monte's!
Make sure to try our new Spring / Summer Cocktails like our Blackberry Jack Sour pictured above.
What's Going, What's Staying, What's New & Special Events!

NEW! Avengers Endgame, Teen Spirit & Peterloo!

48 Main Street, Millerton, NY  518-789-0022
Kickoff The Season At Lime Rock Park On Saturday, May 18
Free Event With Local Vendors, Food Trucks, Kids Activities & More

Come out to the Park on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 10am-3pm for the 2019  Season Kickoff Celebration . Sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, CPTV Kids and Wheels of Time Auto Restoration, this FREE event will offer something for everyone. Click to read full newsletter!
APRIL 25, 2019 (Newsworthy through May 17, 2019)

LAKEVILLE, Conn.— Lime Rock Park , the historic motorsports and entertainment destination nestled among the hills of beautiful Northwest Connecticut, will host a  Season Kickoff Celebration  on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The free community event is sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce , the  Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) Kids , and  Wheels of Time  in Pine Plains, N.Y.

“This celebration is all about supporting local charities, nonprofits and businesses, all while experiencing a fun-filled day for the entire family,” said Rebecca Lee, Lime Rock Park’s Sales and Marketing Manager. “You can relax on the hillside while watching the club cars on track, admiring the sports and classic cars on display, and enjoying the community marketplace with local food trucks, sundae making bar, local craft brews, goods from local vendors and artists, kids activities and more.”
The Weekly E-mail Newsletter of Trinity Lime Rock

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Lakeville, CT – April 17, 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 has become an important step in protecting yourself against this concern,” stated Amy Raymond, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer . “Salisbury Bank is pleased to kick-off the season at our Dover Plains branch to help you responsibly and safely dispose of sensitive documents.” Read more!
An Important Anniversary

 Friends don't let friends live without Style. 
Red Lion Inn Celebrates 50
🎯  EHRE Newsletter: Foraging 
Foraging: searching for wild food resources  New Englanders are known for their resourcefulness. Rummaging through the Litchfield Hills foraging for edible gems has become a local pastime. One of the first greens to reveal itself each spring is ramps – an onion/garlic-like plant whose chic locavore reputation has earned it a revered place on the menu of many local restaurants. Ramps thrive in damp, cool areas with a preference for…
Author: Jennifer Ives-Groebl
Foreclosure Sales -
How do they work?
When it comes to house hunting, you are bound to come across a foreclosure sale or two. It can be a great way to score a good deal on the home of your dreams, but it's important to know how the process works. A foreclosure is a house whose owners were unable to pay the mortgage or sell the property and now the real estate lender has assumed ownership and is trying to sell the property to recoup some of their costs. Many people think foreclosed properties are only going to be in a lower price range, but you'll find all kinds of homes in a variety of price ranges. Continue Reading
14 th  Colony Artists Opening and Exhibit
On Friday, May 3, from 5:00-7:00 pm, Noble Horizons invites you to an opening reception for the 14th Colony Artists annual exhibit and sale.
Founded in 2009, the 14th Colony Artists is a collective of more than 125 local artists from New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Its members include painters, photographers, sculptors, clay artists, installation artists, videographers and filmmakers. The exhibit is open on weekends, 11:00 am-4:00 pm, through June 9.

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
Trade Secrets Tickets are on Sale!
Rare Plant & Garden Antiques Sale
Saturday, May 18, 2019
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, 2019
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.
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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
Sharon Hospital