October 1, 2022

Eastern CT Symphony Hosts ‘Conduct Us’ Event in New London, Tomorrow

On Sunday, try your hand at conducting an orchestra! Photo by Kazua Ota on Unsplash.

NEW LONDON — On Sunday, Oct. 2 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., members of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) will be located at Hygienic Arts waiting to perform — all they need is a conductor!

The general public will have a chance to conduct In the Hall of the Mountain King, Blue Danube WaltzToreador Song from Carmen, Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld, and William Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger Theme.)

An open invitation is offered to step up to the podium and try your hand at conducting the orchestra. The ECSO Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada will be there to give guidance and encouragement to volunteer maestros.

Hygienic Art is located at 79 Bank St. in New London. This unique experience is free and open to the public in the outdoor Frank Loomis Palmer Amphitheater.

Pack a lunch or enjoy takeout from the many eateries on Bank Street and come enjoy a wonderful fall afternoon with the ECSO. Families and children are welcome and encouraged.

“Conduct Us” started when the ECSO participated in the international Make Music Day movement, which brings free, community-wide, outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide.

Founded in 1946 by Norwegian immigrant, Victor Norman, the ECSO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the eastern Connecticut region, including New London, Norwich, Waterford, Groton, Mystic, Old Lyme, and East Lyme.

Recent concerts in Norwich, Willimantic, and Stonington reflect their renewed dedication to serving a broader area.

The ECSO’s mission is to inspire, educate, and connect its communities through live orchestral music.

Visit www.ectsymphony.com for more information and follow ECSO on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) @ectsymphony.

‘Twinkle Point’ Wee Faerie Village Opens Today at Florence Griswold Museum with Superhero Visits

The Botanical Gardens by Bettina Rowlands of Broad Brook, Conn. is one of the whimsical Wee Faerie Houses on display.

OLD LYME — Since 2009 over 175,000 visitors have immersed themselves in the spirit of imagination and whimsy that comes from visiting at least two dozen faerie-sized installations across the Museum’s campus on a perfect autumn day, and this year will be no exception.

This year’s theme is Twinkle Point, an amusement park tailored for fairy folk. Artists and faerie aficionados have worked for months on roller coasters, carousels, arcades, and shops – everything one finds at an amusement park – only tiny.

The exhibition is open from Saturday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 30.

This Jungle Themed River Ride by Jessica Zeedyk of Cromwell is sure to delight visitors to the 2022 Wee Faerie Village.

The 27 creative installations, including those made by six schools and four new participants, are sure to have visitors in awe of their craftsmanship and whimsy. 

The Museum will also offer a full roster of faerie-related programs and special events, as follows:

Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11am to 2pm
Superhero Saturday at Twinkle Point
This event is free with Museum admission.
Come meet Captain America and Black Panther, superheroes keeping the park at Twinkle Point safe, serene, and awesome. Pose for photos and get hi-fives from these super friends of the Wee Faeries.

Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11am to 2pm
Painting Demonstration
This event is free with Museum admission.
Enjoy a plein air painting demonstration by Impressionist artist Dmitri Wright, one of Connecticut’s leading teaching artists in the contemporary Impressionist style. Ask questions and learn about the process from an accomplished local artist.

Peek if you dare inside the Haunted House by Dee Dee Charnok of Essex!

Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10:30am-12:30pm and 1-3pm.
Mind-Blowing Balloon Art
This event is free with Museum admission.
Come meet April, the balloon twisting artist who can conjure anything from her palette of colorful balloons. Ask for a wand, a sword, or a cartoon character, and watch it appear before your very eyes.

Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11am to 4pm
Ahoy! Ahoy! Pirate Day at Twinkle Point
This event is free with Museum admission.
Come meet the Free Men of the Sea, arrr-fully good re-enactors who bring the myths and history of pirates and privateers to life. Flintlock pistol demonstrations on the hour beginning at 12 noon. 

Sunday, Oct. 16 from noon to 3pm
Splish! Splash! A Day at Mermaid Cove
This event is free with Museum admission.
Twinkle Point unveils its latest “living” sculpture of a mermaid to adorn Mermaid Cove. Marvel at the remarkable stillness of this mermaid before she disappears once again to her watery depths.

See what you can see in the House of Mirrors by Michele Mergy of Old Lyme and Dawn Bisharat of Madison, Conn.!

Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11am to 4pm
Maggie’s Magical Potions & Tea Shop
This event is free with Museum admission.
Learn about the many herbs that have magical healing powers and taste some delicious blends of tea. Make your own blend as well as purchase delicious baked goods.

Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11am to 2pm
BOO-HA-HA! Awesome Halloween Magic
This event is free with Museum admission.
Enjoy magic and spooky jokes with Joe Howard, entertainer extraordinaire—stilt walking, magic, and comedy to delight all ages.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 11am to 4pm
Halloween at Twinkle Point
This event is free with Museum admission.
Dress up in costumes and visit the Education Center for treats.

Join a Meadow Walk with CT DEEP Wildlife Biologist in Lyme’s Jewett Preserve, Tomorrow

Pete Picone (center, kneeling) leads a walk in Jewett Preserve in Lyme. File photo by Wendolyn Hill.

LYME — On Sunday, Oct. 2, join Pete Picone, Connecticut DEEP wildlife biologist and native habitat expert, for a tour of the meadow and surrounding shrubland in Jewett Preserve.

The meadow walk, which is co-sponsored by the Lyme Land Trust, Lyme Pollinator Pathway and the Town of Lyme, will start at 1:30 p.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.

Meet at the Jewett Preserve in Lyme, Conn. Park in the lot on McIntosh Rd, about 1/4 mile from the intersection with Rte. 156. 

During the tour,  Picone will make recommendations for nurturing the vegetation that provides habitat for wildlife. Learn about which plants are beneficial for pollinators, and how to manage invasives. His guidance can be applied to enhancing habitat in your own back yard.

Registration is required at openspace@townlyme.org.    

Lyme Art Association hosts ‘Palate to Palette’ Signature Fall Fundraiser, Oct. 20; Combines Tastings, Silent Art Auction

OLD LYME — The Lyme Art Association is hosting its signature fundraising gala, Palate to Palette, on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at their galleries in Old Lyme.

This fun event features sumptuous fine food from top regional restaurants and caterers, and a silent auction of brand-new artwork specially created by LAA member artists, and a live auction of works by some of the organization’s most recognized artists.

All proceeds help support the Lyme Art Association’s exhibitions and special projects, and ensure that this wonderful community of artists and art lovers continues to thrive.

Tickets are $75 per person. To purchase tickets, visit: https://lymeartassociation.org/palate-to-palette-2022/

Old Lyme’s PGN Library to Host Bulb, Plant Swap Today

OLD LYME — Today, Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library hosts its first Annual Community Plant & Bulb Swap.

Fall is the perfect time to divide your perennials and bulbs, so pot or bag the ones you have to swap and then label them. But note that you do not need to have plants to swap to participate.

A Master Gardener will be available to answer questions

It is requested that no invasive plants are brought to swap.

This event, which is co-sponsored by Duck River Garden Club of Old Lyme, will be held rain or shine either on the Library Lawn or in the Community Room as the weather dictates.

Old Lyme Soccer: Girls Win, Boys Draw with Portland

Senior Alexis Fenton, center with ball, scored the winning goal for Old Lyme in the Wildcats 2-1 victory over Portland. All photos by A. Fenton.

OLD LYME — Both Old Lyme soccer teams played at home Thursday and both ended the day undefeated.

The Old Lyme boys tied 1-1 with Liam Celic scoring the only goal for the Wildcats with an assist from David Evers. Cole Bates scored the lone goal for Portland from the penalty spot.

Jonah Lathrop had two saves for the ‘Cats while Eric Medvecky made eight.

The Old Lyme boys are now 3-1-3 overall and 3-1-2 in the Shoreline.

Sydney Goulding, #5, scored the first goal for Old Lyme.

On the adjoining field, the Old Lyme girls pulled off a win to defeat Portland 2-1. Sydney Goulding scored the first goal for the ‘Cats unassisted, but Portland equalized to make the half-time score at 1-1.

Senior Alexis Fenton scored the winning goal for Old Lyme with a header, assisted by Callie Bass.

Calla Gilson (in green), who stepped in for the injured regular goalie Olivia Kelly, made some important saves for Old Lyme.

Calla Gilson, who stepped into the goalie spot for the injured sophomore Olivia Kelly, made six saves for Old Lyme.

Letter from CT River Gateway Commission to Old Lyme Planning Commission Regarding Proposed Development at 16 neck Rd.

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Letter from Old Lyme Open Space Commission to OL Planning Commission Regarding Proposed Development at16 Neck Rd.

Open Space Commission – 16 Neck Road_ Old Lyme

Community Connections Host Networking Luncheon in Old Lyme, Today: Includes Talk by Rachel Edwards on Importance of Social Media

‘Dreamscapes’ CEO Rachel Edwards

OLD LYME — On Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 12 to 1:30 p.m., Lyme-Old Lyme Community Connections hosts a Networking Luncheon & Discussion at the Old Lyme Country Club.

The guest speaker will be Old Lyme resident Rachel Edwards, CEO of dreamscapes marketing + design of Essex, who will give a valuable and topical presentation titled, “Making Your Organization’s Social Media Content Matter.”

Edwards will discuss social media trends for 2022 heading into 2023, and important topics for local non-profit  organizations such as:

  • What type of content should you be posting?
  • Which platforms matter and for what?
  • How do you gain the most visibility and what are some of the best practices when posting on these platforms.
  • Should you be posting on individual platforms or using a posting platform to schedule your posts?

Edwards will also touch on the importance of having a paid social media marketing campaign to enhance your organic posts.

A Q & A session, roundtable discussions and networking will follow the presentation.

The cost is $25 and all are welcome. Registration is preferred for planning purposes but walk-ins are always welcome.
Register for the event via one of these options:

Checks can be mailed in advance payable to: Community Connections, PO Box 589, Old Lyme, CT 06371, or bring payment to the door (with advance reservations.)

Community Connections is a forum to discuss community issues and interests, and offer opportunities for collaboration among organizations serving Lyme and Old Lyme.

For more information, visit www.LOLCommunityConnections.org

Old Lyme Committee’s Survey on Vision for Sound View Area Open for Final Week, All Welcome to Respond

An August 2022 aerial view of Shore Road in Old Lyme looking west. Photo by Baxter Real Estate Media.

OLD LYME —  Old Lyme’s year-round and seasonal residents as well as business owners are being asked to participate in a survey to build a vision for the Shoreline Gateway area of the town. The survey, which is available at this link and also in paper form, is being conducted by the Old Lyme (OL) Shoreline Gateway Committee.

The committee was formed in February 2022 when the OL Economic Development Commission recommended its creation to the OL Board of Selectmen.

The survey will be used by the Committee to build a vision — and potentially a master plan – for the “gateway” to the town’s beach communities, a key area for its summer business season.

The Shoreline Gateway is defined as Old Lyme’s Shore Rd. (Rte. 156) from Otter Rock Rd. to Breen Ave., plus Hartford Ave. 

The Gateway area is currently a mix of single family residences and summer cottages, as well as small businesses. There are currently a number of commercial properties for sale, including some in blighted conditions.

The committee is solely focused on the commercially-zoned properties, including those in the Sound View Village District on Hartford Ave.

The survey asks year-round and seasonal OL residents, and business owners about their experiences and perceptions of the Gateway area as well as their vision for its future.

“This is an opportunity for people to have their opinions heard, and to help reach a consensus that will meet the future needs of the town’s residents, businesses, and the local environment,” said OL Selectwoman Martha Shoemaker, who co-chairs the committee with OL Selectman Matthew Ward.

She continued, “We are building an inclusive process as we preserve this important and historical area while positioning it for future generations to enjoy.” 

Asked by LymeLine whether there could be confusion on the committee’s mission due to its focus o commercially-zoned properties in an area that includes residential housing, Shoemaker agreed, “The zoning for the area is confusing as it allows for some mixed use.” She continued, “We are also hoping to incorporate the Sound View Village District into the area at the top of Hartford Avenue from Cross Lane to the Police Station.  Even in that small stretch we have some residential properties.”

Shoemaker noted, “Now that we have Eric Knapp, Land Use Coordinator, on board at Town Hall we can look at zoning issues within these areas,” stressing, “We do not want the residents on the south side of 156 (Shore Rd.) to think that we are thinking of changing their current zoning codes – that stays as is.”

When it was created, the board of selectmen appointed a variety of interested community members to the committee including beach association members, and townspeople with expertise in areas such as zoning, community beautification, small business development, and housing.

The committee began meeting in April 2022 and, in addition to its development of the community survey, has begun to assess the area’s current zoning and has looked at improvements made by other beachside communities.

The Shoreline Gateway Survey closes Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.

For more information, contact the Selectman’s Office at 860-434-1605 or visit this link

Editor’s Notes: i) Printed copies of the survey will be available at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7. The online survey is at this link.

ii) This article is based on a press release issued by the Old Lyme Shoreline Gateway Committee.

View Award-Winning Documentary ‘Chasing Childhood’ via Zoom, Tonight; Join Post-Movie Virtual Discussion with Leading Psychologist

OLD LYME — Is it possible to reduce childhood anxiety, stress, and the race for perfection?

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at  7 p.m., Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) presents a ‘Community Screening (via Zoom) and Discussion’ of the award-winning documentary, Chasing Childhood.

Join LYSB and Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Parent-Teacher Organizations for a virtual screening of the movie followed by a discussion with well-known psychologist Alicia Farrell.

Register at this link to receive the Zoom information in order to view the documentary and join the post-movie discussion. All are welcome.

For more information, call 860-434-7208.

COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster Clinic Offered Today, 12-2pm, at Lymes’ Senior Center; No Appointment, Fee, ID, Insurance Required

LYME/OLD LYME — In partnership with the Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and the Lymes’ Senior Center, Ledge Light Health District will host a COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster Clinic today, Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Lymes’ Senior Center.

Only the Moderna vaccine (primary series and booster) will be available at this clinic, which is for individuals 18 years or older.

The updated booster from Moderna is designed to help protect against multiple COVID-19 variants. Everyone 18 and up is eligible to receive the updated Moderna booster as long as it has been two months since your last COVID vaccination.

The clinic is free; no appointment is necessary. No insurance or ID is necessary. Bring your CDC vaccination card if you have one.

Visit www.LLHD.org or follow @LedgeLightHD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional clinic announcements, including for pediatric clinics.

Ledge Light Health District serves as the local health department for East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Stonington and Waterford, Connecticut. As a health district, formed under Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-241, LLHD is a special unit of government, allowing member municipalities to provide comprehensive public health services to residents in a more efficient manner by consolidating the services within one organization.

Ledge Light Health District ’s mission statement – to prevent disease, illness and injury; to protect and nurture our environment; and to promote improved health and prosperity for all residents – describes in more detail their slogan of “promoting healthy communities.”

Saint Ann’s in Old Lyme Hosts Presentation by Sikh Community This Afternoon

A view of the beautiful gardens at Guru Ram Das Ashram & Gurdwara in Millis, Mass.

OLD LYME — On Sunday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m., Saint Ann’s of Old Lyme hosts a presentation by the Sikh community of the Guru Ram Das Ashram & Gurdwara, the New England regional center for Sikh Dharma and Kundalini Yoga in Millis, Mass. This is the first program in the fall session.

Guru Ram Das Ashram & Gurdwara is a spiritual community, whose foundation rests on service and the practice of yoga and meditation. They host daily classes, workshops, and retreats in yoga, meditation, and healing.

In their Yoga Center each morning, they hold yoga and meditation practice, sadhana. In their Gurdwara, they practice kirtan chanting, as well as hold weekly worship services.

Founded in Boston in 1970, the Guru Ram Das Ashram & Gurdwara Ashram offers a spacious, peaceful, 20-acre home to guests and residential community members, and is open to the public.

Open to all ages, the Sept. 25 program will include an introduction to both Sikhism and to kirtan and will be presented by Gwir Llewellyn, Abhai Raj Singh Llewellyn, Jagan Nath Khalsa and Avtar Kaur Khalsa at no charge to the public.

Boys Soccer: Wildcats Pull Off 3-1 Win Over Haddam-Killingworth

OLD LYME — Playing at home on Friday, Sept. 23, the Old Lyme boys soundly defeated Haddam Killingworth 3-1.
Mason Bussman, Aidan Kerrigan and Luke Celic scored for Old Lyme with assists from Anders Silberberg and Lucas Dasilva.
Ryan Lususa scored unassisted for H-K.
Jonah Lathrop with in the Old Lyme goal and made nine saves while Jack Straka made 12 saves for H-K.
Old Lyme is now 3-0-3 overall and 3-0-2 in the Shoreline Championship.

Lyme-Old Lyme Food Share Garden Hosts Open House This Morning; All Welcome

OLD LYME — On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Lyme-Old Lyme Food Share Garden (LOLFSG) is celebrating a successful, inaugural growing season by hosting the 2nd Annual LOLFSG Open House at the garden from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

All are welcome to drop by and learn more about the garden and how volunteers can help with many different aspects of the work involved.

The garden is located at Town Woods Park in Old Lyme behind the Field House and playground.

The LOLFSG recently celebrated another milestone when the garden reached a total donation threshold of more than 2,000 pounds of produce in its first growing season.

Jim Ward, LOLFSG President, commented, “This incredible accomplishment is due to the dedication of volunteers and community support.”

Ward noted that the realistic LOLFSG goal for the 2023 season is to double production and is already looking forward to a “Two-Ton Tuesday.”

‘Entertainment Extravaganza’ Sale at Phoebe’s BookCellar in Old Lyme EXTENDED, Today 9-1

Photo by Katt Yukawa on Unsplash.

OLD LYME — UPDATED 9/23 at 2:45pm: We have just heard that the BookCellar at the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library has extended its ‘Entertainment Extravaganza’ Sale in the Library’s Community Room into tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All puzzles will be on sale for $2 each as well as overstocked DVDs and CDs will be sold at three for $1.

Claudia Condon, a volunteer at the BookCellar told LymeLine, “We are hoping folks take advantage of these fabulous prices to stock up for the fall and winter months.”

Lyme Resident Joe Fitzgerald Plays ‘The Side Door’ in Old Lyme with His Quartet, Tonight

On Saturday evening, Lyme resident Joe Fitzgerald plays at The Side Door in Old Lyme with his Quartet.

OLD LYME/LYME — On Saturday, Sept. 24, Lyme resident Joe Fitzgerald will bring his Quartet to The Side Door at the Old Lyme Inn. Official start time for the concert is 8:30 p.m.

The Joe Fitzgerald Quartet comprises Fitzgerald on bass, Kenny Wessel on guitar, Frank Carlberg on piano and Anthony Pinciotti on drums.

Fitzgerald has been in the thick of the New York jazz world for the last few decades, performing, recording and touring internationally with many prominent artists including John Abercrombie, Donald Brown,  Dominique Eade, Lee Konitz, Datevik Hovanesian, Bruce Barth , Ted Curson , Kenny Wessel and countless others.

He is very much looking forward to this return to The Side Door. Visit this link to purchase tickets.

Guitarist and composer, Kenny Wessel has worked in projects playing jazz, ranging from straight-ahead to free music, and continues to explore world music, investigating points of intersection between jazz and North Indian music. He has toured and recorded with Ornette Coleman for over 12 years as a member of Prime Time.

He is currently on the faculties of Western Connecticut State University and the New York Jazz Workshop. For more info, visit www.kenwessel.com, or to contact Kenny, kw@kenwessel.com.

Originally a native of Helsinki, Finland, Frank Carlberg has carved himself quite a niche in the New York jazz community. As a leader, Frank’s groups include the Frank Carlberg’s Word Circus, the Tivoli Trio and The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble.

In addition to his playing and composing activities Carlberg also serves on the faculty at New England Conservatory. He is also a partner in Red Piano Records, an artist run cooperative label.

Anthony Pinciotti is a dynamic, innovative drummer well versed in jazz, rock, and world music. Based in New York City, he performs and tours extensively with many of the most vital and forward-looking musicians on the scene today.

For more information about The Side Door, visit this link.

Death Announced of Lois Janeen Lutender; Former Co-owner of ‘The Hideaway’, Mother of Laurie Walker of Old Lyme

Lois Janeen Lutender

OLD LYME — Lois Janeen Lutender, 86, passed on September 19, 2022. She was born June 5, 1936, in Duluth, Minnesota to Freda and George Christiansen. She married her loving husband Carl Lutender on July 2, 1960, and they celebrated 55 years of marriage before his passing in 2016.

Lois graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota in 1958, majoring in music which was a lifelong joy. After college, she made a courageous move to Connecticut for a music teaching position.

Together with her husband, they raised five children and owned several restaurants across the shoreline. In 1990, they opened and managed The Hideaway Restaurant in Old Lyme until their retirement in 2006, and moved to Sarasota, Fla.

They treasured their time together, seldom apart, and cherished similar passions including travel, music, and live performances.

She moved back to Connecticut in 2019.

Her greatest joy was being a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her children, all of whom graduated from Lyme-Old Lyme High School:- Laurie and her husband Michael Walker of Old Lyme, Keith Lutender of Sarasota, Fla., Lynn and her husband David Bocian of Hilton Head, S.C., Gail and her husband Bob Hartin of Oceanside, Calif., and five grandchildren, Andrew Walker, Gary Bocian, Jack Bocian, Samuel Bocian, and Riley Hartin.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her dear son Gary, and sister, Shirley Lachowski.

She will be laid to rest in the Eight Mile River Cemetery with her beloved husband and the light of her life – her son, Gary.

Donations in her memory may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now.

Fulton Theroux Funeral Home in Old Lyme is entrusted with her care with a private burial.

Old Lyme Boys Soccer Roundup: One Big Win Followed by Two Defeats

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Old Saybrook Puts Three Goals Past Old Lyme

Playing away at Old Saybrook, Old Lyme failed to find the net. Old Saybrook’s goals were scored by Kevin DeCapua, Bradley Kulmann and Cameron DeAngelo.

Jonah Lathrop made 15 saves in goal for Old Lyme.

In net for Old Saybrook was London Sweeney with eight saves

Old Lyme is now respectively 2-0-2 in the Shoreline and 2-0-3 in the State Tournaments.

Friday, Sept. 16
Old Lyme Loses to East Hampton 4-1 

OLD LYME — Mason Bussman scored the only goal for Old Lyme with an assist from Rowan Hovey.

Goals for East Hampton were notched by Collin Marshall (two), Joshua Landon and Brennon Johnson. Marshall was also credited with an assist.

Jonah Lathrop was in goal for Old Lyme and made 10 saves. while Thomas Fenton made three saves in goal for East Hampton.

Old Lyme is now respectively 2-0-1 in the Shoreline and 2-0-2 in the State Tournaments.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
Old Lyme Crushes North Branford 9-1 

NORTH BRANFORD — Playing on North Branford’s home field, Old Lyme pummeled North Branford with nine goals. These were scored by Rowan Hovey, Anders Silberberg, Mason Bussman (two), Lucas Dasilva (two), Liam Celic, Ian Maeby, and Alis Bicic.

Making assists for the Wildcats were Colman Curtiss-Reardon (two), Aidan Kerrigan and John Buckley.

Brock Sargent was the lone scorer for North Branford.

Jonah Lathrop and Oliver Wyman shared goal duty for Old Lyme during the game.

Old Lyme is now respectively 2-0-0 in the Shoreline and 2-0-1 in the State Tournaments.

Lyme Academy Offers Fall Information Session, Tonight

Co-Artistic Director Amaya Gurpide gives an introduction to portrait drawing to students at Lyme Academy. Photo by Andrew Paez.

OLD LYME — Lyme Academy of Fine Arts invites both aspiring and experienced artists of all ages to participate in a free information session on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interested students will have the opportunity to tour the campus and studio spaces, and to learn more about the new art class offerings for 2022-2023, including the Studio Immersion and Young Masters Afterschool Programs.

In addition, live drawing demonstrations by Academy members will provide a glimpse into the high level of instruction that students receive at the Academy.

The session will also include an opportunity to meet the faculty, including Lyme resident and acclaimed artist Rick Lacey, Director of Youth Programs, and Edmond Rochat, new Director of Continuing Education and Principal Anatomy Instructor at Lyme Academy.

A registration table will be on site to facilitate enrollment in all ongoing and upcoming classes.

De Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials and Curiosities, newly opened on the Academy campus, will be open during the event.

Registration for the Information Session is appreciated for planning purposes but not required. To register for the Information Session, visit this link.

The mission of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is to teach the foundational skills of drawing, painting, and sculpture in the figurative tradition. By its commitment to training students in these skills and an engagement with contemporary discourse, the Academy will empower a new generation of artists.

Through its programs and related ventures, including the opening of de Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials and Curiosities on its historic campus, the Academy is committed to enriching the cultural life of the community. Learn more by visiting www.lymeacademy.edu.