News and Notes:
Join us in honoring Bill Murphy’s 60 years teaching at Hanover High!
In a sweet and powerful moment on Thursday afternoon, the Hanover High School community honored Bill Murphy for his 60 (SIXTY!) years as a teacher. Former students sent in heartwarming messages of gratitude and congratulations. If you see Bill/Mr. Murphy/Murph, give him a hug! (You know, if you’re vaccinated.)
Celebrating this month …
Agriculture – Showcasing the hard work of our local farmers. We celebrate the past, present and future of agriculture in our community. We have so many skilled and dedicated women, men – and children – dedicated to raising crops, animals, flowers, and more, benefitting our health, well-being, economy, and the earth. Watch for stories, photos, and activities throughout the month! If you appreciate or are involved in local agriculture, and would like folks to know more, please email email@example.com.
Pride Month – Love is Love. “Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity.” The Presidential proclamation on pride month is a powerful statement, and it provides some context of the struggles, achievements, and much work to do together. We embrace, with pride, our LGBTQ+ family, friends, and neighbors, and all who struggle to live and love as they choose. Upper Valley Rainbow Connection is working to establish a resource center for the LGBTQIA community. Please contact us to share stories or resources in support of Pride month, and always let us know how CCL might help you or someone you know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-795-0603.
Weekly health and well-being tips, resources, and recipes …
Monday’s Menu. Click here to read this week’s recipe, Curry Cashew Chickpea Quinoa Salad, from Anna Pippin, MSHN. Anna says, Loaded with flavor, veggies, herbs, and curry maple glazed cashews! This fun and filling salad is high in protein and fiber and would be a fantastic side dish or main meal. Click here to see all the Monday’s Menu recipes.
Wellness Wednesday. Click here for this week’s post, “Ready for a new beginning?” by Angela Santavicca This week Angela provides pointers on how to get out of our ‘busyholic’ life and start living the life we’d imagined. See all the Wellness Wednesday posts here.
If you have a wellness tip or a healthful recipe you would like to share, please contact email@example.com.
Happy Feet Clinic. Click here for details. Contact Debbie Whitaker firstname.lastname@example.org 802-727-0284 for more information or to schedule an appointment. All are welcome!
“Heads Up Virtual Roundtable – The Silver Lining: What’s Next for Seniors”
On Friday, May 28th, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Centers of Health and Aging hosted a panel to discuss creative ways for seniors to stay engaged, plans to resume in-person programs and activities, and addressed mental health struggles seniors faced due to the pandemic and social isolation. Here’s a link to the recording on the DH Youtube channel.
The panel featured Johanna Beliveau, DNP, MBA, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer at Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH), Lori Fortini, MEd, Program Leader, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging, and Bernie Seifert, LICSW, Director of Adult Services, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Hampshire.
Osher Summer Lecture Series by Zoom – What’s Next? Finding a Way Forward
The United States is at a critical crossroad. As we emerge from a devastating pandemic and recession, our democracy is once again being tested. Six scholars will examine the multiplicity of challenges including how to restore the American Dream amid a technological and global revolution, how to peacefully integrate an increasingly diverse population, how to minimize climate damage, and above all, how to restore trust in government that works for all the people. Thursdays, July 15 – August 19, 9-11am. Click here to view OSHER’s Summer Lecture Series information and registration. Note: There is a fee to register. Contact CCL at 795-0603, if the fee would prevent you from joining. We can help.
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Reach out when you or someone you care about needs a hand. If you could use information, help, a listening ear or ways to make someone else feel really good, contact us at 603-795-0603 or help@CCLyme.org. You’ll reach a friendly voice, a little (or a lot of) help, and creative, safe ways to be involved.
We partner with organizations and generous volunteers to connect you with just the right resources and opportunities to get involved, in Lyme and in nearby communities: Vaccination support. Trusted “handy” helpers for small jobs (reasonable rates or at no cost). Volunteers for deliveries, errands, technology support, and more. Food. Jenks Fund help with special “little things” to ease your mind or lift the spirits. You name it. And you can join in, in so many ways.
You can find events and fun activities to enjoy, following Covid-safe protocols. Check out the Lyme Events Calendar, the Valley News Calendar, or the Aging Resource Center for ideas.
This week, don’t miss:
- Saturday (6/5) 9am-noon: Lyme One Day Electronics Recycling Event. Please click the link for details.
- Saturday (6/5) 9am-3pm: Bargain Barn Opening Day! at Lyme House, the small white building next to the horsesheds by the Lyme Congregational Church.
- Tuesday (6/8) at 10:30am: Our Hour Zoom Gathering. From lovely conversations about May Flowers and Mothers, we turn our thoughts to Fathers and Farms (all the ways women, men and whole families grow plants and animals to enrich our lives), themes of June. Please bring your stories, poems, thoughts, feelings, memories, and hopes to share. Contact Debbie Whitaker firstname.lastname@example.org , 802-727-0284 to let us know you’ll join us. Click the event link for Zoom info.
- Tuesday (6/8) at 1pm: Lyme Food Pantry Fresh Produce and Staples Pick-up or Delivery at Lyme Congregational Church. Farmers market style fresh produce from Willing Hands, Pete & Gerry’s Eggs, and local bakers. All who ask can receive a box of non-perishable items. Gift cards for other groceries and prepared meals are also available. Boxes of food may be ordered ahead, and if we’re asked for something special we’ll do our best to make it available. There is plenty. Contact us at 795-0603 or email@example.com.
Save the Date:
- Wednesday (6/16) at 4:30pm: “Farms & Fathers” Gathering, outside at the Lyme Center Academy Building.
- Thursday (6/17): Lyme School 8th Grade Graduation. Watch school news for details.
- Friday (6/18): Lyme School Last Day of School
- Saturday (9/25): The Lyme Health & Wellness Fair. Planning is just underway!