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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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 [...]
The CCL Jenks Fund The CommunityCare of Lyme Board of Directors is pleased to announce the establishment of the CCL Jenks Fund, in memory of Jim Jenks and Ethan Jenks, and in honor of Patty Jenks. The fund, inspired by the kind and generous spirits of Jim and Ethan, will enable CCL’s Director, currently Patty, to provide small amounts of financial support to address urgent needs of individuals and familiesPayments will not be made directly to individuals. Donations may be made online or directly to the CCL Jenks Fund by cash or check delivered to the CCL offices or mailed to PO Box 127, Lyme, NH. James Lee Jenks (1952-2019) Ethan Sherman Thomas Jenks (1992-2019)
Ethan Sherman Thomas Jenks (1992-2019) Lyme – and the many communities that were fortunate to be home to Ethan – lost a special son in March. A warm-hearted friend, talented musician and chef, and loving son, he will be dearly missed. His obituary in the Valley News tells Ethan's story. Our hearts go out to all of Ethan's family and loved ones, especially his mother, Sherman Phillips. CommunityCare of Lyme is delighted to honor Ethan's warm and generous spirit with the creation of The CCL Jenks Fund to help neighbors in need.