Weekly Newsletter - January 2nd, 2019
Coffee with the President,

Welcome to our Tri-State Chamber community, New Year! Please allow me to introduce you to some of the hard working men and women who make up the cast of characters around here: We have bankers, attorneys and insurance professionals who work together and anchor our main streets in tidy colonial offices. We have small retailers and specialty shops dotted here, there and everywhere between delicious bakeries and restaurants. Visitors to our area are left wanting more, and often book overnight stays in one of the many hotels, inns or B&Bs nestled in the hill-and-dale of our rolling landscape.

There are many recreational activities to enjoy from boating to hiking to ski jumping and beyond. All of these happenings are promoted regularly by our terrific media resources, including print, radio and online sources. Some of these places and events can be a bit of a drive, but rest assured, we have automotive professionals like car dealerships and auto repair shops everywhere, there to keep you safe on your journey. Hey 2019, maybe you will like it here so much you will want to talk to one of our many real estate agents and brokers, and purchase a piece of our heaven for yourself. Many people do, since we have excellent schools all the way from daycare to college, as well as historic libraries, and solid careers available in manufacturing, the trades and entrepreneurship. If you do decide to buy, know that our region has a great pool of talented contractors for inside and outside your home, cable hook-up to house cleaning, flooring, kitchens, HVAC, lightning rods to landscaping and beyond. When all is said and done, don't forget to decorate the walls! Our area is home to many artists, galleries and designers to bring it all 'home'.

So now that you live on the calendar 2019, where will 2018 be living? May I suggest you take her to visit one of our many retirement communities for future planning? After a long year of hard and rainy work, she may be interested in some pampering at a day spa, a deep tissue massage or acupuncture, maybe she can get a new look at a hair salon; our tri-state region has all of that! And will you put this bee in her bonnet for us? We have many non-profits and emergency services looking for a few good volunteers! With all her newfound time, maybe 2018 would enjoy giving back...
Happy New Year all!

Jean A. Saliter
Events, Design, Photography  facebook.com/ Jean Saliter
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, President
Please Welcome New Member
Kuhn Associates Sustainability
Advisors, LLC
Robert W. Kuhn
344 Main Street, Suite 204
Lakeville, CT 06039
(860) 596-4532
Thank YOU to All of our Members,
We truly appreciate your continued support
My Sincerest apologies I forgot to say THANK YOU to the Salisbury Town Crew for ALL their help with putting up our tree's again this year!
Thank you so very much!
Please click the image above to enjoy a few moments of serenity during this joyous holiday season.
Warmest holiday wishes from Noble Horizons.
Habitat for Humanity of
Northwest Connecticut's 2018/2019 Newsletter
Please enjoy reading and sharing!
2018 was a very busy year! A complete rehabilitation, work continuing on an existing project, and the start of a new home - click on the image of the first page above to get all the details.


And don't forget about Burger & Brew Thursdays
$12 Beer, Burger & Fries all night long.
$10 Pitchers of Coors, and ask about our Drink Specials!

Come on down tonight for Date Night Wednesday at Monte's!

Half Priced Bottles of Wine all Night.
Wednesday Jan 2: Date Night (Half Priced Bottles of Wine) 
Thursday Jan 3: Burger & Brew ($12 for Burger, Beer & Fries) 
Friday Jan 4: DJPJ 9pm in the Bar 
Saturday Jan 5: Live Music during Happy Hour
Sunday Jan 6: Closed for Dinner
Jan 7-Feb 1: Closed for Winter Break
We Wish you great Love and Joy in 2019
and Pray for Peace

May the Spirit of the Season
Remain with us throughout the year!

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As we celebrate new beginnings
In Memoriam Paul Coughlin
In Celebration of Paul Coughlin

Mickie-Ann Budny
Saving for retirement? Here are some pitfalls to avoid
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Retirement Planning - I'm 50 and haven't started yet!
Author: Lisa Partrick
I f you've done any research about retirement planning, you know that it's NEVER too early to start. In fact, starting to save during your college years is slowly becoming the norm! But what do you do when years turn into decades and you still haven't started saving for your retirement? If you are in your 50s and haven't been able to build up the retirement fund, you'll need to get started and fast. Here are some tips to help you out! Continue Reading
Litchfield Bancorp welcomes Christine Bascetta-Gath as SVP, Commercial Lending Officer

Thomas Villanova, President & CEO of Litchfield Bancorp is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Bascetta-Gath as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer for the bank, as of December 10, 2018.

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces


The Sharon Historical Society & Museum announces the opening of the next exhibit in Gallery SHS,  the 9 th  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 19, 2019, from 5-7PM. Come enjoy a broad variety of artworks by students of all ages, including drawings, pastels, watercolors, acrylic and oil paintings, representing a wide range of subject matter. Most of the artworks will be available for purchase. The Sharon Historical Society & Museum is located at 18 Main Street in Sharon, CT. Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 4:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and by appointment. For more information and directions to Gallery SHS, call (860) 364-5688.  For additional information about the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, visit  www.sharonhist.org . Click to read full press release !
John Harney
860 921 7910 |  860 921 7910
jharney@wpsir.com   |  
19 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
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2018 Artful Season Review

Another good reason to visit us
this Holiday Season!
"Susan and Tino Galluzzo bring together artists who have shown at their White Gallery, some recently and some years ago, in their annual Artful Season show. Hung in both the downstairs and upstairs galleries, the show mixes good work with in-your-eye knockouts.
The standouts in the entry level gallery are from Helen Cantrell, Nancy Lazar and Avery Danziger. 
Cantrell, a retired typesetter who lives in Old Lyme, showed at the White years ago, then “disappeared,” as Tino Galluzzo says, only to contact him recently. Her “Connecticut Sunset” is a powerful, gestural picture of loose brushwork and intense color. On either side of the painting hang two of Cantrell’s well executed etchings, linear and sketchy, like “one-hand piano exercises,” she says.
Nancy Lazar’s “Surge and Shift with Cerulean” is a sinuous picture of movement that seems to writhe on the wall. Her variety of lines and emphases make the picture a living thing. But it is Avery Danziger’s “The Gay Girls Riding Club” that will surprise and delight you. Taken in Los Angeles in 1984, the image shows five Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, all men dressed in nuns’ habits, sitting at a bar table before a vocal performance they are about to give. The photo is alive with energy, surprise and paradox.
Elsewhere there is strong work from Zelina Blagden, Terri Moore, Janet Andre Block and Kate Stiassni."

Photograph: Avery Danziger, "The Gay Girls Riding Club," 28 X 38"

Through January 13, 2019
We look forward to seeing you!
Open Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 4PM .
Email or call 860-435-1029 for a private appointment."
Trinity Update

The Weekly E-mail Newsletter of Trinity Lime Rock
LEFT:  A partial panorama view from the second Holy Eucharist on Christmas Eve. Pastor Heidi is in the pulpit, you can see a portion of the choir in the chancel,and you can get a sense of how full the building was for that service from the partial view of the congregation. Photos of this service, the earlier family service, and links to some of the music are on  our website.  
CLICK HERE  to see them!
To read the full newsletter click here.

Left: Lessons and Carols -- the service about to begin. More photos of the day are on our website  --    CLICK HERE  to see them!
==Annual Meeting==
While the Annual Meeting, preceded by a pot luck brunch, won't occur until Sunday, January 20 (with a snow date of January 27) in Walker Hall, if you head an activity at Trinity, please write up your yearly summary and have it to Alexis Dorf no later than January 9.
The All-New Driven With Skip Barber Podcast Is
Now Available
LAKEVILLE, Conn.— Lime Rock Park , the historic motorsports and entertainment destination nestled among the hills of beautiful Northwest Connecticut, has launched the new podcast Driven With Skip Barber and the website  www.drivenwithskipbarber.com . In the podcast, Lime Rock Park President Skip Barber brings audiences an insider’s view of the motorsports world. 
“Our goal is to give racing and automotive fans an opportunity to hear many of the stories that are told around the track, providing them with a rare, behind-the-scenes look at this fast-paced world,” Barber said. 
Click here to read the full press release.
T he United States Postal Service will be having a Postage Price Change as of January 27, 2019
A link to a copy of the fact sheet on the Products that will be affected is below. If you have any questions regarding the changes please feel free to contact your local Post Office.