Weekly Newsletter - October 30, 2019
Coffee with the President,

Anyone else out there getting a little blue? It has been such a beautiful fall season, and the colors are now coming to an end, and the gray skies are being bullies, and then there is the dreaded Daylight Savings Time coming up this Sunday morning. Oh joy. Here comes "going to work and going home in the dark" season. Here comes the cold, the wind, the snow, the ice, and also those clear blue sky, sun so low it blinds you, crisp and clear air days! Remember the humidity, the bugs and the allergies? Ha!

Winter is a pivotal season in NATURE, as many living things in our southern New England and Eastern New York State regions require a period of dormancy to thrive. You know what? Maybe we humans need a bit of hibernation, too. Down time is important, and rare during the go-go-go months of summer. Why not take advantage of this indoor time, and put it to work for you? Here is a list of how I prep for winter:
Clean the windows! - After a summer of bugs and a fall of leaves, this is PIVOTAL. Maybe you don't do them all, but start with the one or two you are near the most in the winter. There is nothing that saddens me more on a 10 degree January day than the regret of not having cleaned a window that past fall.

Make a nook! - Is it a book nook? A Netflix nook? Nap nook? Find a window that streams sun in the winter, and set yourself up for success there. Bring the knitting, the books, and the blankets. Hide snacks under the pillows you are right now dreaming about buying (HINT: Small Business Saturday is coming right up!)... Or maybe for the winter you just re-orient you daily workspace to take advantage of a little more natural light. These are all small suggestions with big impact.
Park farther away! - When we are out and about, ahead of a storm, or after it has been safely cleared, we do tend to drive as close as we can to our destination doorway, because, brr! Well, no, wrong attitude: stop feeling sorry for yourself. If you are medically cleared to do so, why not park farther away? Get a few bonus steps in getting there! Your heart will thank you, you will have warmed yourself up sufficiently depending on your pace, and how about that fresh air? So nice in the dead of winter!
Anyhoo, my two cents on how to beat the pre-winter blues. I wish you all the very best of health and happiness, Tri-Staters!

Photograph was taken by yours truly, in Ellsworth CT, during a fluke October snow squall in 2015. Whipping winds and giant clumps of heavy, wet snow descended upon myself and this glorious sumac!

Jean A. Saliter
Design, Photo/Video, Social Media and Web
Tri-State Chamber of Commerce, President
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Thank YOU to All of our Members,
We truly appreciate your continued support
Sharon Audubon Center for Kids’ Day Postponed to November 3
Sharon, Conn. — October 25, 2019 —  Due to the unfavorable weather forecast, Audubon Kids’ Day has been rescheduled from Sunday, October 27 to Sunday, November 3 .
Please mark your calendar and plan to join the fun at the Audubon Kids’ Day event on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Sharon Audubon Center located on Route 4 in Sharon, Connecticut. This fun autumn event, geared towards young children and their families, features carnival-type games, kids’ crafts, live animals, a hay bale maze, hay wagon shuttles, professional face painting, a large leaf pit for jumping, balloon twisting, and snacks, including fresh delicious apple cider donuts from Great Cape Baking Co. Children are encouraged to come in costume and join in the costume parade around the center grounds at 2:30 p.m. before ending the day with a live bat program with “the Bat Lady” Gerri Griswold.
This event is sponsored in part by the Armand Oppenheimer Environmental Fund, Northwest Realty, Sharon Dental Associates, and Sharon Hospital, and is ideal for children Pre-K thru 3rd grade. Admission is only $20 per carload at the gate.
For more information, contact the Sharon Audubon Center at 860-364-0520 or visit our website at  sharon.audubon.org/audubon-kids-day .

O ur Thanksgiving Harvester's Package includes:
  • Overnight Accommodations for Two Nights (Wednesday & Thursday or Thursday and Friday) in your choice of a Sunnyside, Countryside, Woodside (bring your furry relative and we will waive the pet fee), or Main Building room (sorry, suites are excluded from this amazing offer)
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet, Advance Reservations Required
  • Late Night Turkey Sandwiches and Pie! (Thursday night only) Chefs Daire & Jim’s Leftovers will not last! 
  • Cider Cocktails on Arrival
  • Breakfast Buffet each morning
  • Friday afternoon Flag Football Game! Burn off that PIE!
$679 inclusive of all taxes and service fees (Based on Double Occupancy)
Veteran's Day Deal
For our Retired or Active Military
Stay Sunday, November 10 th  in any Main Building Room at $99 + tax. Deluxe continental breakfast available, complimentary on Monday.
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Lakeville, CT – October 24, 2019 – As food prices continue to rise, it is more important than ever to get involved in helping to make a difference by supporting local food pantries.

As part of the ongoing commitment to enrich the lives of its neighbors, Salisbury Bank has begun its twelfth annual Fill-the-Basket food drive to help local food pantries feed those in need. Starting November 1 st , 2019, all fourteen branches of the Bank, located in Berkshire, Litchfield, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties, will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items and household supplies. Cash donations will also be accepted. All donated items as well as the monetary contributions collected will be donated directly to local food pantries serving each area. Read More>>
Live Music and New Fall Programming!
Starting next week, an all new weekly lineup!
October Essential: Your Real Estate and Lifestyle Concierge
John Harney
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19 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
T asty tapas, delicious weekly specials, inventive cocktails and LIVE MUSIC every Saturday Night @ 9pm. And, don't forget our Sunday Brunch.  

Spooktacular Rocktober Line-Up:
11/2  Last of the Marsupials 
52 Main Halloween Party!       
Come in Costume!    Drink Specials 9-12
Nov 9th Maplebrook School students out collecting donations in the local communities.
Author: Laura Berendsohn
Fundraising Tips to Help Boost your
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Many nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, struggle with finding fundraising ideas that will make a big impact, but don't require an army to pull off or huge overhead. It's no secret that nonprofits rely on effective fundraising to fulfill their missions, that's why it's vital for these organizations to build lasting relationships with donors. Often times, nonprofit organizations, executive directors, and board members need some quick fundraising ideas to get some funds in the door to cover operational costs, start a longer-term campaign, get through a mid-campaign slump, or for an emergency situation. Fundraisers need to be engaging enough to get people involved and get them involved quickly. Continue Reading
Your Trinity Update for October 23, 2019

==Dinner Honoring the Dorfs==
Please mark your calendar for Friday, November 1, at 6PM for a potluck dinner in honor of Al and Alexis Dorf and their 20+ years of service to Trinity as they relocate to New Hampshire.

==Next Misa at Trinity==
For those whose native language is Spanish, for those whose main language is not Spanish but who feel comfortable worshiping in Spanish, and for those who do not speak Spanish but would like to experience the Holy Eucharist in Spanish, Trinity Lime Rock holds a Misa en Español  each month.  The next Misa at La Congregaci ó n Latina de la Trinidad will be this Saturday, November 2, at 7 PM --  La Fiesta de Todos los Santos. Our Priest Missioner, the Rev. John Carter (also known as Padre Juan), will be the preacher and celebrant. ¡Todos están bienvenidos!
All are welcome!
What's Going, What's Staying, What's New & Special Events!
The Moviehouse - 48 Main Street, Millerton, NY 12546 - 518-789-0022
Great Scoville Events coming up very soon: Calligraphy, Civility Lost, Medical Industrial Complex, White Supremacy, Jerome Robbins

There was a time, not so very long ago, that New Englanders’ diets were tasty but predictable—a steady diet of meat and potatoes, occasionally leavened with a little seafood. But the increasingly mobile world population has brought a demand for more cosmopolitan fare. 
We may not be able to sip lattes at a Parisian bistro or gaze at elegant gateaux, croissants and eclairs through the sparkling windows of a Left Bank patisserie but we can taste the real thing by traveling no farther than Great Barrington MA. Read more

Sharon Hospital announces fall community programs
Sharon, Conn. — October 8, 2019 —  Sharon Hospital will host several community programs this fall on the hospital campus, 50 Hospital Hill Road.
Programs range from prevention health talks and support groups to childbirth education, and from quitting smoking to weekly exercise for older adults aimed at preventing arthritis.
Due to limited seats, registration is requested for most offerings. To learn more about Sharon’s community programs, visit  healthquest.org/events .