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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Reflections on a Summer of Listening A Guest Blog by Mariah Lang This summer I worked on the We Have Each Other project with CommunityCare of Lyme. The project is loosely based on the Lyme Historians' oral history of Lyme, We Had Each Other. For We Have Each Other, we want to hear how folks are doing now. Though I grew up here, I went into the job not knowing much about this community, and I left with an understanding of life in Lyme now, and life in Lyme past, that will stay with me for years to come. For this project, we started by speaking with the older generation of Lyme. CCL’s hope was to create programming around needs and ideas, as well as to understand the important perspective on life in Lyme. So, I cold called my way through a list of community members, and a [...]
September 18, 2017 Happy Fall, from CommunityCare! Summer flew by…and Fall brings more exciting and interesting things for our life in Lyme. It’s the evening of September 10th, and as the sun sets, the Academy Building field is full of kids. A wonderful multi-generational group of old and new friends are gathered under the tent provided by Those Guys, finishing up the last of a varied and delicious collection of pot luck offerings at the Back to School Pot Picnic. Over 40 people attended, and we are very grateful for those that took time from a busy schedule to join us. I haven't used this message to highlight regular calendar items. Please do check the calendar in this newsletter and the (beautiful!) Lyme Events Calendar. Also watch for occasional posts to the Lyme Listserv. August and Early September in Review: [...]
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 [...]