CCL Weekly Update – 7/18/2020
Greetings, dear family!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend, with some cool air mixed in there somewhere. Keep hydrated; don’t overdo! This kind of heat bears attention. Call 795-0603 if you need a place to get cool. Always call 911 in case of emergency.
As I caught up with the week’s messages, I took a little extra time to read even those I knew weren’t really for me or something I was particularly interested in. I was intrigued and reminded of the goodness that’s been happening in and around our Lyme:
A new family member kitty, on the run for 8 weeks, was finally corralled, thanks to the significant efforts of the neighborhood families.
The long-awaited message came through, that our local and wonderful Super Acres blueberry patch was finally open for business … a new diversion in these corona-aware days.
Kathy Sherrieb and the Lyme Food Pantry team continue their kind and friendly efforts to reach those at risk of food insecurities – some for the first time – while shopping is difficult for safety reasons or because of reduced incomes due to the virus. Contact 795-0603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighbors shared information updates and tips about the upcoming elections, which will have unprecedented changes in procedures because of the current health concerns. Your support and patience will always be appreciated!
Individuals and an interesting mix of organizations shared ideas for safe, fun gatherings (a dance party!) and summer camp options for kids and families.
Kids for Hire and the Lyme Summer Helpers list (click here to be added to the list) offer options to help get projects or chores done. Contact 795-0603 or email@example.com for names of summer helpers with the skills and time you need.
And, oh my, our local restaurants are going above and beyond to offer safe and delicious meals! Please treat yourself and support these hard-working families. Please call me if you are unable financially to enjoy a restaurant meal. The Jenks Fund would be delighted to make a special meal possible for you.
These are just a few of the good examples of neighbors caring about neighbors. Despite our busyness, we continue our unspoken promise to be there for each other.
As always, there are some great activity and event options listed after my message. For more, take a look at the Lyme Events Calendar online, being updated with new events all the time. Note that River Road is closed on Monday the 20th, 8am-3pm.
There’s a saying: “Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and you love you no matter what.”
We are this “family”. Thank you for this. I hope you have a lovely week, and that you continue to be blessed with acceptance, love and care.
Coming up this next week:
More and more is opening up for us to enjoy – both out “in the world” and from home. As you start getting out and about, please be thoughtful about how to keep yourself and others safe and healthy. Wear a mask when you are in public. Continue to keep a safe distance. Stay home if you are sick at all. Check out the growing listing of events on the Lyme Events Calendar online. We invite you to let us know about other things you think we should share. Following are just a few highlights.
Willing Hands Produce and Food Pantry Package Pick-up*, 1pm at the Lyme Food Pantry Lyme School drive up. We will also deliver. Please pre-order at 795-0603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Pardon My Garden” at the home of Jim Kennedy*, 4-7 pm in Hanover. Lyme Gardeners host weekly, safe opportunities to view special gardens in Lyme and nearby towns.
Lyme Sound Off against Covid!, 7pm.
Pre-ordered Food Package Pick-up* 3pm at the Lyme Food Pantry Lyme School drive up. We will also deliver. Please pre-order at 795-0603 or email@example.com.
Virtual Bible Study – Justice and Witness, 4pm. All are welcome to join the conversation.
Fairlee’s Free Food Friday Produce Shelf,* 10am-2pm (or as long as it lasts) on the Fairlee Town Common.
Drive by Pig Roast, 5-7pm at First Baptist Church of Lyme. BBQ pork, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw & a dessert. $10.
Norwich Farmers Market* open 9am-1pm.
*NOTE: For any event that’s not online, please be prepared with a mask and clean hands or clean gloves.