September 17, 2021


Family Event: Hula-Hooping at the Beach
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free, and open to all L/OL Families

A free family event with hula hoop tricks and entertainment.

Participants will learn basic waist hooping, tricks, on and off body moves. Custom made hula hoops will be available for use and we welcome all ages to participate. Musically fueled interactive Hoop Dancing (hula hooping) entertainment designed to inspire and ignite creative movement, dance, exercise, self expression and cooperative play.

Registration not required.

Visit or the LYSB Facebook page for possible weather cancellation.

Jazz Jam at Sound View @ Shoreline Community Center
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
‘Paddle & Pull’ in Whalebone Cove @ Whalebone Cove, Lyme
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LYME — A very large patch of invasive European water chestnut was discovered last week in a remote location in Whalebone Cove in Lyme that can only be reached by canoe or kayak at high tide.

On Friday, July 30, the Friends of Whalebone Cove (FOWC) are organizing a ‘Paddle & Pull’ volunteer work party to remove the water chestnut starting at 3 p.m. Anyone who has a kayak, canoe or boat is welcome to join the work party.

The Paddle & Pull will last about two hours. Meet at the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry Boat Launch (east shore),  Ferry Road (Rte. 148), Lyme, CT 06371.

Invasive European water chestnut is spreading in Whalebone Cove.

In the past several years, FOWC has managed to control the spread of European water chestnut in Whalebone Cove and seeks to prevent it from becoming established, because if that should happen, it will change the Cove’s ecology and destroy its natural habitat eco-systems on which species that live in the area rely to survive.

This invasive creates a canopy on the water surface that crowds out native plants and destroys habitat for turtles, fish, birds and other animals. It decreases the oxygen in the water that fish need to survive. Its rosettes cover entire coves and ponds impeding fishing, hunting, swimming and boating, while also killing native plants that birds and marine wildlife need for survival.

Once established, European water chestnut is difficult to control. It can, however, be eradicated and prevented from spreading by removing plants before they have a chance to drop their seeds, which usually starts in late August.

This type of water chestnut has invaded and taken over many other locations in the Connecticut River.

The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farm
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Old Lyme PGN Library Garden Book Sale & Educational Event, @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

OLD LYME — On Saturday, July 31, stop by the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library patio between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and peruse Phoebe’s Bookcellar’s special sale of lawn and garden books. While there, learn more about the Library’s plans to create a pollinator meadow and garden in collaboration with the Friends of the Library.

Pollinate Old Lyme will be onsite to help you think about what native plants you can plant soon to attract pollinators to your own garden.

Pollinator Pathway lawn medallions will be available for $10 each for display in your own pollinator paradise.

Hardscape materials will also be on sale with Belgium Block (11″ x 8″)  available at $5 each and Natural Cleft Bluestone, (48″ x 24″ and other assorted sizes) available at $20 each or 6 for $100.

Lymes’ Senior Center Board of Directors Host Special Meeting @ Lymes' Senior Center or virtual
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

A workshop to support the feasibility study of the Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Rd. in Old Lyme is planned on Wednesday.

LYME/OLD LYME — The Lymes’ Senior Center Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to join the meeting either in person at the Lymes’ Senior Center or virtually — see  instructions for the latter below.

The main purpose of the meeting is for Point One Architects to lead the second workshop related to the feasibility study for the expansion/renovations of the Center.  Workshop participants will include the board of directors and invited stakeholders.

All Covid-19 protocols will be met including social distancing and the wearing of masks.

The agenda is follows:

  1. Call to order /attendance of board and public
  2. Guests – Point One Architects

III. Minutes of June, 2021 meeting – tabled until next regular meeting

  1. Treasurer’s report – Tabled until next regular meeting
  2. Communications – Thank you note
  3. Committee Reports – none

VII. Old Business – none

VIII. New Business

  • Welcome Point One Architects for the second workshop for the feasibility study.  Participants include the Board of Directors and invited stakeholders to conduct this workshop agenda:
  1. Review Workshop I Results
  2. M.E.P. Findings (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing)
  3. Diagrams
  4. Pro’s and Con’s Discussion
  5. Public Comment –

X.  Adjournment – Any additional meetings needed before September 2021 will be called as special meetings.

Instructions for joining the meeting via Zoom:

Visit this link:
Meeting ID: 938 0873 6678
Passcode: 095877
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LYSB Hosts ‘Big Truck & Vehicle Fair’ @ LOLMS Driveway behind LYSB
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Clamber over fire-trucks like this one at LYSB’s ‘Big Truck & Vehicle Fair.’

OLD LYME — Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) hosts a ‘Big Truck & Vehicle Fair,’ Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School driveway behind LYSB. Attendees are requested to park at the high school or on Lyme Street.

This free, family event will feature emergency vehicles, construction trucks and more. It is being held in collaboration with the Old Lyme Police and Fire Departments.

Construction vehicles will be on display at Wednesday’s ‘Big Truck & Vehicle Fair.’

There will be opportunities to meet First Responders and explore all the vehicles on display. Musical entertainment will be offered along with Del’s Lemonade.

If readers are interested in participating with their own trucks, contact or 860-434-7208.

Sound View Concert: Red Satin Band @ Hartford Ave., Sound View
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
LAA Centennial Day: Wet Paint on Lyme Street @ Lyme St.
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

OLD LYME — Wet Paint on Lyme Street will place member artists throughout the Old Lyme village at their easels painting en plein air, thus evoking the early artists with whose presence the community was quite familiar. The artists will work at varying times during the day and then sell their paintings on the LAA lawn at 4:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to see many LAA artists painting in their own styles.

The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farm
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm