Stories and Photos of Life in Lyme
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“The woods are lovely, dark and deep...” Guest Blog by Barbara Balch, as shared in the Lyme Community and Church newsletter November/December 2018 I thought of this line often as I rode up and down the trails at the Dartmouth Skiway beside my husband as he groomed the slopes, repairing and preparing them for morning and the first run skier. The groomer was nothing like the large fancy groomers you see today - it always astonished me that such a small, drafty and noisy machine left beautiful white ribbons flowing down the mountain in its wake as we chugged along, uphill and down. If the night was clear and cold the snow sparkled in the headlights, and the moon and stars sparkled above. A stormy night brought swirling flakes that often built up on the windshield faster than the wipers could disperse them, and we would stop, get out, [...]
All Hands on Dec-orating! It was a beautiful, sunny early winter day on the Lyme Common, as dozens of families and friends decorated many of the trees that will be part of the December 1st Tree Festival, the grand community event created by The Utility Club to fund scholarships for Lyme college students. CommunityCare of Lyme was pleased to provide a lunch of soup, chili, warm drinks and sweet treats, with the help of several generous cooks and bakers. It was a fun day, and a great way to spread the work -- and cheer -- across two weekends!
Change of operations for the Lyme Transfer Station We are pleased to announce a change of operations for the Lyme Transfer Station as of Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. Collection times will remain as they are currently, but the Transfer Station will operate on Saturday from 8:30-11:00 AM instead of Sunday. Wednesday summer hours remain 4-6 PM. Casella Waste Management will be our new provider utilizing their Zero-Sort process for recycling. The primary business drivers for this change are improved ergonomics for residents, improved percentage of materials recycled, and improved traffic flow within the Highway department work area. This new process will be in a trial period through August. What's the new process? Drive into Transfer Station as before and stop at the Casella Trash Truck, a Casella worker will take your trash in either Lyme green bags or $3 punch per bag. If you have C&D you should help the Casella operator unload into their truck. [...]
Hygiene 4 the Homeless A guest blog by graduating Lyme 8th graders: Mary Cook, Juliet Kelly, Iris Levey, Elsa Bolinger, Una DiGeorge, and Dylan Wilcox Can you imagine experiencing a normal bodily function as a threat to your dignity or having to choose between personal hygiene and a meal? No one should have to endure living this way. For homeless women, menstruation is an enormous challenge. By joining hands and raising our voices, we can create much-needed change in this world. As a final project for our eighth grade health class at the Lyme School, six of us created an organization called Hygiene 4 the Homeless (H4H), to raise awareness about the struggles that homeless women face dealing with menstruation, and the potential dangers that can arise when feminine hygiene products are not readily available. In creating Hygiene 4 the Homeless, we are fundraising and collecting supplies to deliver to local [...]
Local First Alliance recognizes Morty Bailey Vital Communities' Local First Alliance* has highlighted Lyme Green Heat in a recent member spotlight. Congratulations, Morty! When Lyme native Morton Bailey started his business, Lyme Green Heat, he was just a guy in a truck delivering bagged wood heating pellets to residential customers around the Upper Valley heating their homes with pellet stoves. Today this Local First Alliance business has grown to become the only bulk distributor of wood pellets in New Hampshire, serving commercial and residential customers with wood pellet boilers—central heating—throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and even into Massachusetts. Click here to read the full article. *The Local First Alliance engages businesses, organizations, and citizens to strengthen our local economy. Recognizing that regional prosperity grows from communities actively building economies that strengthen and sustain the places we love — the Local First Alliance works to promote, encourage, and support our local businesses.
Lyme School and wider community gather on the one month anniversary of Parkland. An invitation to come together At Town Meeting on Tuesday, Principal Jeff Valence invited the whole community to join in a special assembly at the school today Wednesday, March 14, at 10am, in memory of the lives lost in Parkland. This date and time was organized by youth across the country as a "school walkout" day. However, Principal Valence, with eloquence and passion we so respect, proposed and conducted something different. Here are some of the words he shared at Town Meeting: “…Rather than this day being an act of defiance, which it may have to be in some communities, I believe it can provide us a symbol of our common goals. My hope is to invite you to join me in front of the school from 10:00 - 10:17, where we can affirm to one another that our community fosters understanding and [...]