Weekly Newsletter - January 23rd, 2019
Coffee with the President,

Good Morning Tri-State Chamber! And it IS good, isn't it? We've rounded the bend, emerged from the darkness and the depths of winter to find a spoil of sunshine and a few drops of rain (we hope just a few). It is light out at 5pm these days, that is an improvement! Sunrises and sunsets have been outrageous displays of drama in the skies! Terrific bookends on productive days of January for all, I hope!
*Sublte/not subtle reminder: Thursday at 5:30 sharp, Annual Meeting at Noble Horizons, see you all there for the budget/business/vote etc, then hold on to your hat, hope you all bring your appetite! Let's all raise a glass to the new year for TSC!
We have many great events coming up in our Tri-State region, please scroll below to catch up on it all. Do you have something you want to promote here? It's easy! Just email your pdf, jpeg, png, tiff, screen shot or press release to  newsletter.tsc.news@gmail.com  by Sunday at noon, and your announcement will be included in that Wednesday's edition. Like I said, easy.
I hope I see everyone on Thursday evening, we have so much to celebrate! Also, there is work to do: commerce is a living, breathing thing, and we mustn't rest a moment! In closing, here are some quotes I love from  brainyquote.com  and a photo of frost on my studio window. Too cool for school! 
"What's so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you're constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that." Billy Crystal
"Each project, I suffer like I'm starting over again in life. There's a lot of healthy insecurity that fuels this stuff." Frank Gehry
"I used to be Snow White, but I drifted." Mae West

Jean A. Saliter
Events, Design, Photography 
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, President
Thank YOU to All of our Members,
We truly appreciate your continued support
Itching to Start Planning your Garden?

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Keep informed and
The Planted Garden
You are invited to the
Grand Opening of the
New Murphy Boyz Intergalactic Headquarters...
The Garaje Mahal!
Join us for light snacks and a champagne toast to celebrate!


Where: The Murphy Residence
110 Richards Road
Litchfield, CT 06759

When: Friday February 1, 2019

Time: 4-6 PM

Please let us know if you can make it!!

Wednesday - Sunday: 8-5
Closed: Monday, Tuesday
💕💕  Gift Baskets for your Valentine

The Interlaken will be hosting a number of Sunday Brunch Fundraisers to benefit select local charities throughout the winter. 

On Sunday, February 3rd the Brunch will benefit WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES, INC (WSS). Founded in 1981, WSS is a Domestic Violence Agency serving the Northwest corner of Connecticut and nearby New York and Massachusetts. This organization works with clients who have experienced emotional, physical, psychological or sexual violence at the hands of someone they love. All WSS services are free of charge.     

The brunch buffet menu includes waffles, made-to-order omelettes, sliced ham, bacon, sausage, spinach quiche, muffins, juice, coffee and tea. Cost is $19.95 adults; $10 for children 10 and under and children under 4 are free (plus tax & gratuity).         

Interlaken will donate $500 to WSS and also offer WSS staff and volunteers a 40% discount. The Benefit Brunch runs from 11 am to 1 pm and reservations are suggested for those who don’t want to wait!. Please come to support Women’s Support Services! For reservations, call 860-435-9878.

Watch for more news on future Brunch Fundraisers. It’s a great way for our community to say thank-you and support our wonderful volunteer organizations. 
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Dear Map Friends,

Happy new Year! It's hard to believe 2019 is upon us!   This is our 25 th  year of publishing visitor maps, and the 12 th  year for your local map.  

25 years ago at my kitchen table I never dreamed Miles of Smiles would eventually publish and distribute almost half a million maps of 5 different territories. 

"Get on the 2019 Map".  Be a part of this great local map.   Prices are the same. Our rate sheet is attached.  In fact, we have only 2 boxes of 2018 maps left in the warehouse.
The 12th edition needs to go to press end of March.     We will print 58,000 Maps.  We distribute into over 200 locations.  
Please just  email back, or call   me with your renewal or any questions. 

Renew   NOW   to ensure  YOUR   place on the best, easiest to use Visitor Map.   I will also be reaching out shortly. Click here to download the contract!
Best regards and thank you for 12 successful years, 
Mary Hart - 
Ring in a healthy, prosperous Lunar New Year with USANA’s Commemorative HealthPak™. This exclusive  Lunar New Year pack  supports your foundational health as it builds innate protection for healthy cells. With a premium selection of core supplements in daily AM and PM packets, optimizing your health has never been more convenient. Carry on the spirit of good fortune when you unwrap this vibrant red and gold HealthPak™ and receive a free USANA ® Digestive Enzyme supplement with purchase.* Read more!

Contact your local USANA representative.
Jo Loi at (860) 435-2319
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Lakeville, CT – January 16, 2019 – Salisbury Bank is pleased to announce that it has completed another successful “Fill-the-Basket” food drive aiming to benefit local food pantries.

Fourteen branch offices located in Berkshire County, MA, Litchfield County, CT and Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties in NY collected food throughout the months of November and December. Together we were able to fill 82.5 baskets (over 1,600 items!). Branches also received cash donations totaling $175. All items collected, including monetary contributions, were donated directly to local food pantries serving each area. Read more!
Concerto delle Donne—The Consort of Ladies
Revolutionary Italian Vocal Music of the Late Renaissance
For its winter concert, Crescendo presents a solo vocal concert celebrating a unique 16 th century ensemble of professional female musicians. Performances will take place at 6 pm on February 16 at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, MA, and at 4 pm on February 17 at Trinity Church in Lakeville.
In 1580, in Ferrara, Italy, the Concerto delle Donne performed formal concerts for members of the inner circle of the Ferrara court as well as important visitors. The singers were renowned for their technical and artistic virtuosity. Most likely the first of their gender as women performing together, they revolutionized the role of women in professional music. The ensemble’s founding has been called the most important event in secular Italian music in the late 16 th century. As word spread of their work, other similar groups were founded in the powerful courts of the Medici and Orsini. 
Author: Jennifer Ives-Groebl
Selling your home? What you can and can't take with you
If you are planning to list your own home for sale or will be buying a new home, you may be wondering what should be left behind. There are two ways to find out what is included.

The first option is to read the purchase agreement. This document details everything that is included with the home and special clauses on what may be removed that would under normal circumstances be left behind - a special plant or tree may be removed due to sentimental value that would normally be included as part of landscaping.
2018 Year In Review Housing Results Are In
2018 began with virtually every market our company serves experiencing sales decreases in single family home sales versus the first quarter the prior year, a notable trend considering it had been several years since we observed a similar phenomenon. Yet the year painted a more positive picture by the time it reached its conclusion. Many of our markets climbed ahead of 2017 by year’s end, while others trailed only slightly behind. When declines occurred, they were modest. Our Westchester and Fairfield County markets saw modest decreases in unit sales and dollar volume, while the Connecticut Shoreline saw minimal decreases in unit sales even as dollar volume improved. Litchfield and Berkshire Counties experienced sales growth and the Farmington Valley was flat with steady sales. Please read our 2018 Year in Review Market Watch for our full analysis. Read More!
John Harney
860 921 7910 |  860 921 7910
jharney@wpsir.com   |  
19 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
Broadway Divas bring Sold Out show to the
Sharon Playhouse


The Songs of Kander & Ebb

Jana Robbins (Gypsy, I Love My Wife, The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife) and Haley Swindal (Jekyll and Hyde, White Christmas, Sweeney Todd) bring WE JUST MOVE ON!, their critically acclaimed sold out salute to Kander & Ebb to the Sharon Playhouse before a return engagement at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below Supper Club.
This scintillating evening of song and story features hits from Broadway shows that include Cabaret, Chicago & Zorba...Maybe This Time, Life Is, How Lucky Can You Get, All That Jazz, A Quiet Thing & more!
As Artistic Director Alan M-L Wager says, “We are thrilled to offer our audiences the chance to enjoy these terrifically talented ladies in this once in a lifetime production. We’ve transformed our Bok Gallery into a Cabaret Club complete with front row tables as well as traditional seating.” 
The evening is presented as part of the Sharon Playhouse Cocktails & Cabaret series and includes libations, light hors d'oeuvres and the show. 
Saturday, January 26, 2019
5:30pm Cocktails &
Hors D’oeuvre   6:30pm Performance
Box Office:  860.364.7469 ext 100

Haley Swindal
Jana Robbins
Mary Poppins to the rescue!
When you'd like to take a vacation, run to the gym or enjoy a quiet dinner, I'm happy to facilitate. I look forward to meeting you and your family. 
Era of Elegance: Edith Wharton at The Mount

For additional information 860-435-2838
Contact: Lawrence Davis-Hollander, Adult Program Coordinator  ldh@roadrunner.com
Claudia Cayne, Library Director cecayne@gmail.com

WHO: Anne Schuyler,Director of Visitor Services at The Mount
WHAT: The elegance of Edith Wharton’s House and Gardens
W HEN: Saturday January 26 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Scoville Memorial Library
Era of Elegance: Edith Wharton at The Mount: A Great American House with Gardens Designed by a Great American Writer

February Events at Scoville : The Lakeville Crucifix Calligraphy, Reptiles, CT's 169 Towns, Sleep Medicine, Elegant Dining, Facebook Marketing and more...
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The Sharon Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the next exhibit in Gallery SHS, the 9th Annual Northlight Art Center Student Show which runs from January 19, 2019 until March 8, 2019. The public is invited to attend the artists' opening reception on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 5-7PM. 
Curators’ Tour of “Sharon Cures: Centuries of Medicine in One Small Town” on January 26, 2019
Sharon, CT:   On Saturday, January 26 at 2 pm the Sharon Historical Society & Museum will host a free public guided tour of their new three room exhibit entitled  "Sharon Cures: Centuries of Medicine in One Small Town"  with Co-Curators Marge Smith and Susan Shepard. Read more!
The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 12-4, Saturday from 10-2 and by appointment. For more information and directions email director@sharonhist.org , call (860) 364-5688 or visit  www.sharonhist.org .
New Oral History Exhibit - at The Berkshire Museum 
Please join us for the Opening: 
Friday, February 1 at 6:00 PM
NAACP Oral History Project Exhibit

On View February 1 - April 30, 2019 
The Berkshire Museum
1350 West St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Gallery Opens:
5:30 PM
Opening Reception:
6:00 PM
This exhibit is a collaboration between the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College and the Berkshire County Branch of the NAACP and documents the stories of individual African Americans
in the Berkshires....     
PHOTO: Margaret Hart, the first student of color to graduate from North Adams State College, first African American teacher in Pittsfield. Photo, courtesy MCLA. 
Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration
Thursday, February 7, 7 PM
Internship Opportunities at HVRHS Career Experience Program Unpaid Experiential Learning Program (UELP)
The Unpaid Experiential Learning Program is a CT State-sponsored and sanctioned unpaid internship
program for high school students under the age of 18. It allows them to hold unpaid internships in for-profit organizations in the community that have a significant educational benefit.

The U.S.Department of Labor and the courts have created strict criteria for legally permitting an unpaid internship in a for-profit entity. (This applies to college internships as well.) The UELP Program helps to ensure those criteria are met and creates the platform for a work-based educational experience for high school students. Non-profit and civic organizations are exempt from this criteria. The DOL does not want to inhibit volunteer or civic engagement in the community. Read More!
Help Wanted:  Young HVRHS Career Experience Internship Program seeks internship opportunities at local organizations.

HVRHS Career Experience Program is seeking to create job shadow and internship opportunities in both for-profit and non-profit organizations in the local community.

While one-day job shadows are a perfect vehicle to introduce a student to a job or career, internships are a longer-term way for our students to build skills, connect to curriculum, and establish connections in the local community with caring adults working in all kinds of careers. Read more!
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  

January Music & Events:
1/26  Raffi Froundjian
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