Stories and Photos of Life in Lyme
This page brings it all together: stories and photos about our people, events and other news of note in town. It’s essentially a community “blog”, designed to evolve and expand to be interesting and helpful to you. Every post appears on this main page, with the newest on top. In the right hand column are links to the events calendar and photo galleries, and below that, categories allow you to explore topics of interest or more quickly find what you are looking for.
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The Lyme Town Band entertained paddlers and those along the banks during the Orford-to-Lyme portion of the Source to the Sea Jump in Journey, organized by the Connecticut River Conservancy. The Conservancy is dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Connecticut River -- New England's longest. The 400-mile, two-week river paddling adventure began at the Connecticut's source in Pittsburgh, New Hampshire, and ends where the river flows into Long Island Sound. NHPR is following the Source to the Sea and sent a crew to film a segment that included the band. Listen to the NHPR Story.
Whoa—What a start to the summer! Lots to share, but of great importance is the sincere thank you to all the Lyme Highway Department and Emergency Services teams who worked many, many wet & wild hours during the July 1st storm. Thanks also to Judy Russell at the Library and Jeff Valence at the school who made themselves and their facilities available as needed. Goings-on since our last visit: Independence Day Celebration. Some of the fun before the storm. The storm overwhelmed what was a spectacular showing of community teamwork and American spirit. I want to recognize the hard work and flexibility both in planning the parade, activities, and meal and in making sure a whole lot of that was enjoyed, despite the locations changing and events being cut short. I was proud to be a part of it on behalf of CCL and am so thankful [...]
Lyme's own Converse Free Library hosted another fabulous Stuffie Sleepover, July 12-13. 36 stuffies came to play, and they had quite a party! Click on the link to check out the slideshow of the event ... http://lymenhlibrary.org/2017-stuffie-sleepover-slideshow/ A few fun photos of the evening: We love our library! What a great place for kids, grown-ups of all ages, and even stuffies to spend quality time this summer. Click here for the library's website to see all the latest.
Sean King in the House! A guest blog by James Graham My family and I were excited to meet and break bread with New York Daily News reporter and civil rights activist Shaun King last Friday at the Richard Anthony Risio Center for Play and Practice in Thetford. Former Lyme resident, Carolyn Bardos, who runs the center, invited Shaun King to give the talk that took place at Thetford Academy. She also invited me to play music along with my son Ramon, Tuck Stocking, Thomas Chapin, and Maria Squire. We were all invited to a potluck after the event where we met Shaun King's beautiful family and enjoyed stimulating discussion amidst the joyful din of children unleashed. The author, Maria Squire, Tuck Stocking, Thomas Chapin, and Ramon Graham perform before Shaun King's talk in Thetford. Shaun King is an important civil rights leader of our time. His [...]
Do you have garden bounty to share? From the perennially clever and energetic program VegiCare founders ... Hello Lyme Gardeners Great and all! Thanks to all to the upBEET Lymies who donated their vegetables last week. Your generosity LEAVES us with a HARVEST of gratitude and we are aMAIZEd. No one can SQUASH the enthusiasm this town has for caring and VegiCare has MUSHROOMED! Here’s another apPEEL … WHAT: Drop off produce, herbs on Mondays only from 8-4 WHERE: Horse shed with the “VegiCare” sign WHEN: Mondays only, July 17-First Frost (end of September) WHY: To promote healthy eating & good nutrition HOW: Donated vegetables are delivered by our VEGGIE VALETS Thank you in advance. We promise to cart your cauliflower, funnel your fennel, escort your escarole, launch your lettuce, run your radishes, channel your chard, take your tomatoes, carry your corn, lug your leeks and tote your tarragon to Lyme neighbors. [...]
CommunityCare of Lyme is seeking both listeners and storytellers (individuals sharing their experiences) for We Have Each Other, a new project gathering and celebrating stories of the people of Lyme. There is an art and science to listening well! CCL is offering the first in a series of listener training programs: Listener Training 101 Friday, July 21st, 2:30-4:30pm at the CCL Office in the Lyme Center Academy Building Cayla Dyer, Lead Organizer with United Valley Interfaith Project (UVIP), will lead an interactive training in Listening: the Art and Science of Interviewing. This training is helpful for those capturing stories for We Have Each Other, and is broadly applicable to story capture and interviews of all kinds. We will be sharing experiences, tips and techniques. If you are an experienced interviewer, your participation is welcome and encouraged. Participants may also help with future Listening Training. [...]