Weekly Newsletter - October 31st, 2018
Coffee with the President,

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." ~ Andy Warhol

Well, time is changing the weather, certainly. I am currently writing this on a gloomy Monday morning, and I can report I have not seen the sun for longer than 14 minutes at a time, since September. I believe the human species requires more ultraviolet exposure than that. All the darkness does kinda get you in the mood for Halloween, however! This weekend the clocks go back, reasons for which are up for debate. This practice might send Netflix subscriptions up and savings accounts down, but rest assured, there are plenty of fun social events coming our way before the new year: for starters we have a  Business After Hours  coming up Thursday Nov 15th at Hathaway's in Millerton, NY, see details below! Soon thereafter we want to see EVERY member business participate in  FREE Holiday Advertising!  Deadline and issue dates to be announced next week, please keep your eyes out! Next up is  Adopt-A-Tree 2018  when the Tri-State Chamber organizes all the lighted trees up and down Main Street in Lakeville and Salisbury! If you haven't already, call to order your tree, donate to the pot, or volunteer. This all-hands-on-deck effort is expanding to Main Street in Canaan this year, so we need all the help we can get. Please see the graphic below for all the details, tree orders are due by Nov 10th. Then it will be time for  Hometown Holidays  on Dec 2nd, which includes cookies, cocoa, caroling and Santa himself, all under one roof at the White Hart Inn! This annual event grows by leaps and bounds every year, and it is another opportunity to donate or volunteer: many cookies are needed for the many little people! Not a baker? Be an elf! We can always use more help directing children young and old around Salisbury's beautiful historic inn. Then of course it is time for the  Tri-State Chamber Holiday Party!  Save the date: Thursday Dec 13th, more details coming soon! 
Before we know it we will be at the annual meeting, the ski jumps, then the dead of winter and then spring again! See? Time does change things, along with a positive attitude!
See you all out and about, and as always I am only a call or click away,

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
Save the Date for our next Business After Hours -
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
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🎃 Treat Time at Hathaway's! 👻

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Lakeville, CT – October 24, 2018 Salisbury Bank and the Dutchess County Chapter of SCORE are joining together to offer a free seminar to discuss the steps in creating a Business Plan.

Presenter Al Hechler has been a SCORE mentor for nearly 10 years. He is a retired IBM Project Executive with skills in project management, business planning and marketing. Read more!
Please join us on Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Millerton, NY 12546
Halloween at Monte's
Save The Date
Saturday November 1st, 2018
Best Costume wins Dinner for 2!

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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  

November Music Line Up:
11/3    Mark Yard
11/10   Eddie & The New Norm
11/17   Ryan Lenik (1st Time Performer)
11/24   Paul Pesco
Wanda Houston

Salisbury Rotary Club- Meeting 10-30-18
Lynn Martorell Gumbert was the 10/30 luncheon speaker for the Salisbury Rotary Club, held at Noble Horizons. Lynn was a 2008 recipient of the Club’s Back-to-School Scholarship for which she expressed her appreciation noting it allowed her to become an esthetician (facials, manicures, pedicures, etc.), 37 years after graduating from high school! More recently, she has become a certified End of Life Doula and counsels individuals, families and friends dealing with end of life issues and questions. She referred to the surge in the elder population as the “Silver Tsunami.”

Gallery SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents “ Anything Goes! ”, a juried exhibition and sale of artworks by local artists. The exhibit runs from October 27 through December 14, 2018. An opening wine and hors d’oeuvres reception to which the public is invited free of charge will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. Artists were invited to submit works in any medium and depicting any subject. The limitless possibilities promise that the show will have something for every taste, style and pocketbook! Gallery SHS is located at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, 18 Main Street, Route 41, Sharon, CT. The gallery and museum are open Wednesday through Friday from 12-4, Saturday 10-2 and by appointment.
For more information and directions to Gallery SHS, call (860) 364-5688, email director@sharonhist.org or visit www.sharonhist.org .
We are proud to announce that Carol Ascher has received the NWCT Arts Council CultureMAX Heritage Professional award for her work on "A Chance for Land and Fresh Air: Russian Jewish Immigrants in Sharon and Amenia 1907 - 1940". 

The book and exhibit of the same name have brought the story of this Sharon community to a wider audience and ensured its place in the history of the town. The Sharon Historical Society and Museum is honored to have worked with Carol on the exhibit and to have published the book. Carol will receive the award at the NWCT Arts Council  CultureMAX  ceremony on Nov. 13 th .

The book is truly a wonderful read, and you can get more information about it or purchase a copy of it at our  WEBSITE  or at the historical society office. 

On November 10 and 11, Crescendo presents its fall choral program with music of rejoicing and remembrance. Featured British composers are the beloved 17 th  century composer Henry Purcell and 20 th  century Britain’s eminent composer Sir John Tavener. The music of the international prize-winning Connecticut-born composer Scott Perkins commemorates New England life, and includes music composed to poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Crescendo’s Chorus and Vocal Ensemble will be joined by soloists including the internationally-acclaimed countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, period brass including Baroque natural trumpets, strings, basso continuo and organ. The program includes two Requiems and two Jubilates of different eras and Tavener’s “A Song for Athene,” performed at the funeral of Diana, the Princess of Wales.
Concerts are Nov. 10, 6pm at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, and 4pm Nov. 11 at Trinity Church Lakeville. Tickets are $35 general; $60 premium, $10 students. For more information and tickets:  www.worldclassmusic.org .
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November 3, 2018 – February 6, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
The Lost Generation: WWI One Hundred Years Later
On November 3 at 11 am, Professor Hamish Lutris will present, “A Lost Generation," a commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the end of World War I.
The First World War not only caused death and destruction; its effect on culture meant the end of an era, and to many, the end of one of the great periods of European civilization. Lutris will discuss the war and its ending at the Versailles Conference, its after-shocks in the cultural, economic, and political spheres, and how it led to the next world war only twenty years later.  Registration.
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Join us for these upcoming Workshops at Berkshire Community College (main campus Pittsfield):

  • Ethical and Legal Issues and Quandaries in Oral History Practice
  • Thursday Nov. 8, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. 
Presented by Sarah-Jane Poindexter, of the Massachusetts State Records Advisory Board, Legal and ethical issues can complicate projects, and in many cases, there are simple solutions to these problems. Questions arise such as: What can you do if you have oral history interviews, tapes or digital recordings, without release forms? What can you do with interviews involving minors? Did an interviewee/narrator reveal a crime during the recording? Can you ethically put an oral history online that was recorded before the age of the internet? Are you struggling to find balance in both protecting the interviewee/narrator's privacy yet providing access to interviews?
  • Oral History and Social Justice 
  • Tuesday Nov. 13, afternoon time to be announced.
Presented by Alisa Del Tufo, of Groundswell, an oral history project about social justice, and Bennington College. Alisa Del Tufo, visiting professor at Bennington College, founding member of Groundswell, Oral History for Social Change, and founder of the Threshold Collaborative, will present a workshop on Oral History and Social Justice. The time of this workshop will be announced soon.
Registration is required for all workshops. Full Workshop details  HERE.

For more information or to register, call Judith Monachina, Director, Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College, at 413-236-1025, or send an email to jmonachina@berkshirecc.edu

The Or al History Workshops are a Partnership Program of the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College.  

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