What’s it going to do out there? What are we going to do?
I started writing this, thinking we were in for some much needed, nourishing rain. Now it looks like we might get a few drops this weekend, but wait for next week for more substantial downpours. We could use a little break from the dryness of our gardens and the heat and humidity in the air. Of course, the rains present their own challenges as we try to plan, and in the form of damage if they’re too abundant.
So, how do we know what to do? That seems like a familiar refrain in these uncertain times. The good news is that we have choices – good ones in our beautiful corner of the world … whether you’re looking for engaging activities happening virtually; safe entertainment, recreation, or shopping options across the Upper Valley; help to get errands or needed work done; or just someone to reach out to for a chat.
As always, there are some great activity and event options listed after this message. For more, take a look at the Lyme Events Calendar online, being updated with new events all the time. The CCL Facebook Page is becoming more active, too. If you “Like” the page, it helps us spread the word about events and get helpful and sometimes inspiring posts to more people.
Also, check out the News & Notes page on the CCL Website. You’ll find:
- Information about Summer Camp options at Cedar Circle Farm and Crossroads Academy. Please note that the CCL Jenks Fund and the Pearl Dimick Fund can help pay for summer camp. Contact us at 603-795-0603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tips about how to Beat the Heat and help others stay cool and safe.
- Kids for Hire information – they’re rising 8th graders earning money for their class trip.
- Inspirations and celebrations shared by Lyme neighbors and friends. Explore! Let us know if you have something you’d like to share.
To complement Kids for Hire, CCL continues to collect names of Lyme Summer Helpers, so we can connect those who may find themselves seeking some work with those who may need some help. The list includes individual workers of all ages and small businesses looking for pay and those who wish to volunteer to help in the community during the next few months. Click here to be put on the Lyme Summer Helpers list. Contact us, and we’ll share names with the skills you need.
We have a few requests for you:
- Please look out for neighbors when the summer weather gets extreme.
- Encourage visitors who are in quarantine to reach out for masks or help with deliveries or other errands, so that they – and we all – can stay safe.
- Welcome new neighbors! We have several new families in town, and it’s trickier to get involved right now. Say hello and share some warm, Lyme love.
Thank you! Please have fun, and contact us if there is any way we might help you enjoy your summer more.