Weekly Newsletter - December 4, 2019
Coffee with the President,

So excited to see the first snow of the season here in our Tri-State region! Right in time to decorate the Trees! Trees! Trees! up and down Main Streets in Lakeville, Salisbury and Canaan! Please enjoy the sight of illuminated holiday evergreens from our popular and growing  Adopt-A-Tree  program! Every year our board members Sue Dickinson and Marie Castagna work hard organizing this massive undertaking, from mailing appeal letters to stringing lights and beyond, thank you! To all in the community reading this who have a tree, please snap a pic and send to  jeansaliter2013@gmail.com  or post directly on our page  Facebook.com/tristatechamber  or send to us on  instagram

Don’t forget, our ultimate tree lighting, carol -singing, Santa sighting, Parade of Lights-ing  Hometown Holidays  at the White Hart In this Sun 12/8, starting at 4:30 pm.

LAST CALL for Holiday Party Raffle Basket donations! Don't you want YOUR business to be in the big raffle basket? Help the Tri-State Chamber sweeten the pot this year with a gift certificate for YOUR BUSINESS' goods or services! Deadline to donate is this Friday, Dec 6th! Contact Mary at 480.399.4998

Jean A. Saliter
Design, Photo/Video, Social Media and Web
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, President
RSVP is required to attend this event so we have an accurate headcount.
Author: Steve Yonych
Telemarketers: How to spot them and how they get your number
With the invent of email, instant messaging, texting and video chat, it's become the social norm to ASK permission to call someone - especially in business. So why does it seem like our phones are ringing more and more? Well, odds are it's a telemarketer and they're getting sneakier and sneakier - calling from "local" phone numbers to get you to answer. Telemarketing isn't necessarily illegal, but it's certainly annoying. Why is it happening and what can you do about it? Continue Reading
Surprising Expenses You Don't Expect When Planning for Retirement
When it comes to planning for retirement, the process seems pretty simple: contribute to your IRA or 401(k), put extra savings aside each month, and reduce your spending as much as possible as you get closer to retirement. Once you retire, you should be able to rely on a combination of your investments, Social Security, your savings and Medicare to cover your needs. However, many people find themselves facing surprise expenses that they didn't expect or plan for - or ones they probably should have considered prior to retiring. Continue Reading
Susan Dickinson
What's Going, What's Staying, What's New & Special Events!
Get a Head Start on Your Holiday Shopping!
The Moviehouse - 48 Main Street, Millerton, NY 12546 -
Join the Conversation!
Dear Friends,
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
It may surprise you to know that ticket & concessions revenue only covers only a small portion of an independent theater's operating costs. We rely on your membership contributions to help us continue to provide the breadth and quality of programming that has become our hallmark. We are one of very few regional independent theaters that bring the performing Arts by way of Met Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, National Theatre Live and Exhibition on Screen to audiences outside of larger metropolitan areas. We also strive to discover and present thought provoking independent films and documentaries, often inviting filmmakers and experts after the film to lead us in engaging and valuable discussion which serves to broaden our understanding and enhance our cinema experience.
The Holiday season is when we all traditionally reach out to our friends and neighbors and so this year we invite you to join our Moviehouse community and add your voice to the conversation.
- Carol Sadlon
It's not just about Film. It's about Community.
Scoville December Events: Dana Cowin, ex-Food and Wine Editor on the Food Movement, lots of Holiday Children's Programs

Evolution of Food Culture

WHO: Dana Cowin, longtime former Editor in Chief of Food & Wine

WHAT: Cowin’s History of the Modern food movement
WHEN: Saturday December 7 4:00 pm      
WHERE: Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury CT
WHY: Understanding the causes and effect of the  American food culture

Dana Cowin’s View of The Evolution of Food Culture from Star Chef to Activism, presented by Dana Cowin

SALISBURY  Thirty years ago it was almost impossible to buy an heirloom tomato or turkey, or source local food at a nearby farmers market. The food movement grew out of a renewed interest in the land, farming, cooking and food. While there were a few food shows and star chefs the gourmet passion for food wasn’t a full blown  movement and was largely confined to “continental cooking”. Yet in last few decades there has been an explosion of cuisines new and reinvented, restaurants, chefs, farms, products, cookbooks and more.
Take Part in a 120-year Birding Tradition
on December 15
Sharon, Conn. — November 27, 2019 —  Join Audubon and fellow bird-lovers for a wonderful and impactful birding tradition! Each year for the last 120 years, small groups of birders have ventured out for the sole purpose of counting birds during the Christmas Bird Count (CBC).

Sharon Audubon Center's free CBC event, known as the Trixie Strauss Christmas Bird Count, will take place on Sunday, December 15, 2019.  It is a 24-hour count period (from 12:01 a.m. to midnight) with most of the birding taking place from sunrise to sunset. The count area is a 15-mile circle (with its center at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut), which encompasses some excellent birding areas in Sharon, Salisbury, and Falls Village, Connecticut as well as Amenia and North East, New York. Read more>>
In an age when so many children are awash in toys and “devices,” the wonderful aspect of buying gifts for sports-minded youngsters is the number of options available. With just a tiny bit of thought, you’re sure to hit upon an ideal present this holiday season, making you more of a hero than you already are to your child or grandchild. Read more Click to read our full newsletter.
2020 Season At Lime Rock Park To Feature Five Major Racing Events, Kicking Off With New Touring Car Festival On May 8-9
LAKEVILLE, Conn.— Lime Rock Park , the historic motorsports and entertainment destination nestled among the hills of bucolic Northwest Connecticut, is gearing up for an impressive 2020 season, including five major events. 

New in 2020 will be the first-ever  Touring Car Festival  featuring TC America and Pirelli GT4 America SprintX, both managed by SRO Motorsports America.This exciting, two-day event will kick off Lime Rock’s season with practice and qualifying held on Friday, May 8, and racing on Saturday, May 9. 


On Saturday December 7th at 7:00 PM, The Salisbury Association will present their popular annual Christmas Concert. The performance will be held at the historic Academy Building, 24 Main Street in Salisbury, CT.

The concert will feature Judith Dansker- oboe & recorders, Christopher Morringiello- lute ,Marcia young- Soprano and Renaissance Harp and Alicia DePaolo, soprano. They will perform works from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Periods and Music of the Season.

Tickets are $ 30.00 and includes a Victorian Dessert Buffet. Reservations may be made by calling The Salisbury Association: 860-435-0566. Space is limited- make reservations early! Read More>>
Kids to Table With Dafna Mizrahi
Food Network Chef, Dafna Mizrahi, shares her passion for making healthy lifestyle choices by creating healthy meals and snacks!
Sign Up Today
Limited to 20 Young Chefs, kidstotable@gmail.com
Sessions 12/09 - 02/24 (10 Monday classes)
Cost - $250, Apron & Hat - $20, Make checks payable to:
Fun to Table, Inc., 117 Killearn Road Millbrook, NY 12545
3330 Route 343 Amenia, NY 12501
Chefs Ages 2 to 5 years – 12 PM to 1 PM, Chefs Ages 6 to 10 years – 4 PM to 5:15 PM,
Chefs Ages 11 to 15 years – 5:45 PM to 7 PM
Your Trinity Update for November 27, 2019

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John Harney
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19 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068