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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CommunityCare of Lyme is pleased to host a “watch party” and conversation at the Lyme Congregational Church on September 25th. Please note the new location, increasing the capacity for the event. Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal, will speak on “The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older” in Boston to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the founding of Beacon Hill Village. Doors will open at 4:30pm and the simulcast program will run 5-6pm. Conversation and refreshments will follow. The Village to Village Network is sponsoring the program, and Caldwell Law is supporting refreshments. There will be no charge to attend. Donations will be gratefully accepted to cover ongoing programming. Click here for the full event listing.
Summer Bucket List A Guest Blog by Jay Davis Our extended family experienced the Eclipse in the tiny town of Dubois in the Wyoming badlands. Our observation spot was wide open and stunning. My brother and I enjoyed a pre-eclipse run in the moonscape of the mountains. With totality approaching, we made pinhole viewers and played with the amazing light and shadows. (The cowboy pinhole picture turned out so well in the shadow ... the picture doesn't do it justice.) An unforgettable experience!
The summer is flying by ... with vacation and hard work, beautiful warm weather and rain, joy and great sadness. I am grateful to be experiencing it with you. Since our last visit: The "We Have Each Other" project continues. Mariah Lang has interviewed 6 individuals so far about the joys and jumbles of living in Lyme today. She will finish her internship with CCL in early August, but interviews will continue with different interviewers. If you’re interested in this project please contact Patty. It’s turned out to be a terrific exercise in learning about Lyme today (as opposed to 50 years ago) and will enable us to gain momentum in providing the support folks need now. Our sincerest appreciation to Mariah for sharing her summer with us. Her beautiful smile, upbeat and creative attitude have been a true pleasure. We [...]
Living Life in and around Lyme Nancy Copeland's Guest Blog So much local summer fun! Have a week like the one we just had ... Get over to Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford VT, and take a walk in their amazing flower gardens and pick your own bouquets. Take a day trip south to Cornish NH and tour St. Gaudens national historic park. Be sure to take a picnic and sit on the beautiful grounds as if you were part of the Cornish artist colony in the early 1990's. Travel a mile further south and you can drive across the Connecticut On The Windsor/Cornish covered bridge (the longest in the country). Take another day trip south to Windsor VT and have lunch at Harpoon Brewery. Then next door take a walk through The Path of Life and experience nature and various mazes, tree sculptures, and a labyrinth, all [...]
Here Today Gone Tomorrow The days of our lives are a passing memory, a beautiful flower that is here and then it is gone, a piece of flowing water we watch, contemplate, worry about, and then lose, just as surely as we have just lost the sweet, companionable, ever helpful and humorous body and presence of Tom Hughes. This Friday evening’s Facebook post goes out to Tom’s friends, family, and neighbors, and especially to his wife Maureen. Thinking back on last week, all the activity of my own Sunapee Fair effort, I can see this unexpected sad news, which I found out about while checking e-mail yesterday evening when I got home, looms way larger than the work and activity I have been wrapped up and focused on for weeks now. I knew Tom as a photographer, a helper, an ever present, humorous and kind, ever positive, encouraging, and [...]