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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Let's get to know each other better and share even more kindness and love in 2020. National news and local experience make it clear: we are facing challenging, and in many ways extreme, times, around the world and even here in Lyme. Highs are very high and lows are very low. Most of us experience a little of both, and some seem to get more than their fair share of one end of that spectrum. It is daunting, to say the least, that much of what we face seems so big and complicated: healthcare, education, our government, the environment, the economy ... and, yes, peace at home and around the world. Certainly, we need a lot from our leaders and our systems. But each of us also also has much to contribute, especially if we listen to one another and work together, doing the best we can with what we [...]
Kindness Calendar for December - Let's Do It! If you follow social media, you may find lots of suggestions for calendars that list small acts of kindness that can make a big impact. Here's one we like. It's from actionforhappiness.org, growing a movement based on the fact that happiness is contagious. We also invite you to venture to the Lyme Common and visit the CommunityCare of Lyme "Hugs for the Holidays" tree, adorned with ribbons that list kind acts you can share with friends and neighbors. And join in the many opportunities to gather during the next several weeks in Lyme. You can print out the Lyme Holiday Events Flyer for off-line reference. Join the movement for a happier and kinder world.
Celebrating Back-to-School on a Beautiful Day September 9, 2019 What a wonderful time, gathered on the lawn and under the tent behind the Lyme Center Academy Building on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon! Huge thanks to Those Guys for the festive tent and to so many for the wonderful contributions of food (including amazing sweets!). CommunityCare of Lyme is always pleased to host a warm, intergenerational event, sharing a meal and enjoying the outdoors together. The kids had a fabulous time enjoying the comfortable freedom of free, fun time together. The PTO received lots of donations and put together a well-stocked kids' clothing and accessories shop. There were many happy faces on both parents and children who had picked out special new clothes, shoes, and other special treasures. Check out some photos of the day, below! Happy Fall to All! [...]
A Gathering by the River What a fabulous afternoon, sharing lunch with over 60 friends and neighbors of all ages, from Lyme, Orford, and beyond! It was such a happy mix of guests, enjoying conversation and good food together -- just a joy to be a part of! There are so many people to thank, starting with the organizing team of Chris Bunten, Priscilla LaMott, and Martha Tecca. That was a big job, and great work to involve lots of others: Mark and Martha Teccas' spot by the river was a gorgeous setting for a relaxing meal. Those Guys of Lyme provided the tent -- a generous contribution, on a steamy hot day for the set-up and a race against the coming storm to take down the tent so it could be transferred to the Lyme Common for the Prouty SAG stop. The Orford-Fairlee Lions provided tables and chairs, [...]
Traditional festivities are on break, yet there are SO MANY ways to Celebrate Life in Lyme! A guest blog by Sarah Crockett Thanks to Those Guys for keeping our community traditions alive! I look forward to seeing my Lyme friends and eating delicious pancakes on the 4th! I would love to encourage you to gather with friends and family on July 6th to celebrate all the great things about living in Lyme and enjoying the great freedoms that come along with living in the United States of America. While we have many battles yet to fight to preserve our values of “liberty and justice for all”, I think that it is important to stop and be grateful for all that has been accomplished over the past 243 year since the founding of our nation. If you’re trying to think of activities to fill in you day next Saturday, as [...]
CCL Update – June 17, 2019 Hope, Joy, and Growth -- It's been quite a Spring! The weather was quite something in May and early June, with so much water and a chill in the air. Leaves and buds stayed tight a little longer than usual, with hope for the overdue light and warmth. Finally, a few days of sun allowed both nature and eager gardeners to get to work creating some New England Spring beauty. June 3rd Community Breakfast Café at the Lyme Center Vestry. At CommunityCare of Lyme, we've had our own weeks of somewhat quiet transition, as brighter, clearer days are emerging. We're energized by a burst of activity. The May Our Hour gathering included some new friends and lovely, rich conversation (plus healthy and tasty snacks). The Happy Feet foot clinic was a joy to host, as [...]