Stories and Photos of Life in Lyme
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This is the first post in a new occasional blog by longtime Lyme resident, Nancy Copeland. About an hour's drive north of Lyme NH are the beautiful and majestic White Mountains of NH. Franconia State Park offers an abundance of outdoor summer fun including hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, and scenic nature walks and drives. This past Saturday, a group of Lymies gathered at 6am in town and caravanned north to Franconia State Park and the 9-mile Franconia Ridge Loop hike. This is one of the most scenic above-treeline hikes in New England. It does require some physical stamina and proper hiking gear. We headed up the Bridal Path in the early morning, as the mist was beginning to rise and the summit ridge began to expose itself. [...]
The month of May was packed full of various busyness, and from start to finish all were great successes, linking people with people, accomplishing great things in our villages and moving forward in an effort to keep lifting up each other in the spirit of camaraderie and good will. Thank you all for that! The Month in Review Celeste, Martha, Nancy, and Vicki -- Some of the "Wild Mountain Mamas" helping out on the Day of Service. Starting off with a major bang was the enormous success of the May 6th Lyme Day of Service. With much of the work spearheaded by a dynamic team – Sue Hanlon, Kathy McGowan, Erin Wetherell and Sarah Shipton – and held in conjunction with the Conservation Commission’s Green-up Day, many, [...]
Congratulations to all graduates and their families! What a couple of weeks for Lyme families and friends, with celebrations at all levels: 8th graders moving on from the Lyme School and Cardigan Mountain School high school graduates from Hanover High, Thetford Academy, St. Johnsbury Academy and more many completing college and graduate degrees Your hard work, passionate dedication, honed skills, thoughtful friendship, and responsible citizenship honor Lyme and make your friends, families, and loved ones proud. We would love to post more graduation photos -- of whole classes, groups, or individual students and their families -- and any thoughts you may have about graduation season. If you'd like to share something, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with any words you would like to include. [...]
CCL held and Open House on Monday, May 5th, 5-7pm in our new office in the Lyme Center Academy Building. We enjoyed refreshments, visiting with new and long-time friends of CCL, and hearing both encouraging gratitude and helpful suggestions for our work together.
Aging in Place, Norwich and the Norwich Congregational Church presented “Healing the Body, Healing the Soul: Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Health Care”, in memory of Dennis McCullough, MD. Dennis was passionate about community-based care, pioneered the approach of "Slow Medicine", and was great inspiration for Lyme's Aging in Place initiative. The evening's program featured a reading by Pamela Harrison and a panel discussion with Rev. Frank Macht, Director of Chaplaincy, DHMC Dr. Joseph O’Donnell, MD, Geisel School of Medicine Elizabeth B. McGrath, DNP, APRN, Oncology, DHMC Moderator: Laurie Harding, MS, RN, Upper Valley Community Nursing Project A Reception with further conversation and refreshments followed.
Wow, Lyme! You know how to show up. Saturday, May 6th, 2017 is a day to remember. Jeff Valence and Tami Dowd put on an extraordinary breakfast of eggs, french toast, sausage, and bacon, with maple syrup provided by Kingland Farms. Many volunteers were on-site bright and early to set up and clean up. Workers hit the road under not-so-nice skies that cleared by late morning. Almost 100 volunteers spread out to Green Up nearly every road in Lyme. 60 women, men, and children volunteered to help with over 30 projects requested by Lyme neighbors and community organizations. In memory of Al Hewitt, 10 Guys chopped and delivered several cords of wood to warm hearts and (come wintertime) homes of grateful individuals and families. Sue Hanlon, Kathy McGowan, Sarah Shipton, and Erin Wetherell [...]