May 26, 2022

Community Calendar

Jan
15
Sat
‘Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective’ Opens at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jan
17
Mon
Martin Luther King Day: Lyme & OL Town Halls Closed
Jan 17 all-day
Unveiling of Mural Created by PARJE in Norwich
Jan 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Registration/Rehearsal for Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus Spring Program @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Centerbrook
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
18
Tue
Lyme Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Jan 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
OL Board of Selectmen’s Special Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Jan
19
Wed
LWVSECT Hosts Virtual Climate Presentation @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NIANTIC — 1/17 UPDATE — We have been advised that this event will now be held by Zoom only.

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 at 7 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut (LWVSECT) will host a presentation on the subject of climate. The event will be held at Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave, Niantic (use the upper level parking lot) and all are welcome

The Program will also be accessible via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85793934144pwd=TktDbGlyeFhhZFpzTH F2b05PbkNFZz09

The presenter will be LWVSECT member Emily Polakowski, who was a League delegate to the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) held in November 2021 in  Glasgow, Scotland, and a member of the LWVSECT.

Vaccination and masks are  required for entry.

Polakowski will talk about her attendance at the U.N. Climate Summit (COP 26)  in Glasgow where she represented the League of Women Voters – U.S. as an  observer delegate to the event.

Her talk will cover the set-up of the conference and she will:

  • offer a brief history of  climate negotiations
  • provide background climate information and terms
  • share what she learned from events that she attended at the conference
  • discuss what actions  one can take today to help limit climate change on a local and national level.

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the event.

The League of Women Voters has been celebrating its 100th anniversary in  2021 and looks forward to continuing its non-partisan, political, educational mission  on subjects of import to all.

The League welcomes men and women as members of its organization.

Visit this link for further information about the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut.

Jan
20
Thu
Presentation on “Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut” @ Lyme Public Library
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
22
Sat
‘Propagating Pollinator Plants from Seed’ Presentation via Zoom @ Virtual via Zoom
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jan
23
Sun
Conversation on MLK’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham, Ala. Jail’ @ Saint Ann's Episcopal Church
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan
24
Mon
Old Lyme Annual Town Meeting @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
26
Wed
Presentation on CT’s ‘Great’ and ‘Buried’ Rivers @ Old Lyme PGN Library & virtual
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Taking a trip down the Hog River — Connecticut’s only buried river.

OLD LYME — Did you know Connecticut has a ‘Buried River’? It is the Hog River, which was buried under the City of Hartford in the 1940’s.

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy a conversation with Dick Shriver, publisher of the local Estuary magazine, and Elizabeth Normen, publisher of Connecticut Explored, and also the author of “My Ride Down the Hog River,” which is published in Estuary’s winter issue.  

They will discuss stories about the environmental history of the state’s iconic “Great River,” and, in contrast, the little, buried Hog River.

Register here for a link to this virtual program. All are welcome and the program is free.

Stop by the library and pick-up free, complimentary winter issues of Connecticut  Explored and/or Estuary magazine.

Special LOL Schools Board of Education Meeting @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
27
Thu
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Groton @ Groton Municipal Building
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Photo by CDC on Unsplash.

GROTON/LYME/OLD LYME — Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics TODAY, Thursday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St. and at the Jennings School, 50 Mercer St., New London,

The Moderna vaccine and a limited supply of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available for anyone who is 18 years or older and needs a first or second dose or is eligible for a booster dose. No appointment, insurance, or ID is needed.

The following vaccination clinics are currently scheduled in the district:

  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 3-5 p.m., Ages 18+: Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Moderna or limited supply J&J
  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Ages 5-11 and 18+: Jennings School, 50 Mercer Street, New London, Pfizer 5-11, Moderna or limited supply J&J 18+
  • Saturday, Jan. 29, 12-4 p.m., Ages 5+: McDonald’s, 406 Colman Street, New London, Pfizer 5+, Moderna or J&J 18+

The current booster recommendations are:

For individuals who received the Moderna vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot:

  • Severely immunocompromised at 1 month or more after their initial series.
  • Everyone 18+ at 5 months or more after their initial series.

For individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot:

  • Severely immunocompromised at 1 month or more after their initial series.
  • Everyone 12+ at 5 months or more after their initial series.

For individuals who received the J&J vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Mixing & Matching (heterologous series): Both the FDA and CDC support individuals to receive a booster dose that is a different vaccine type than they originally received for their primary series if they choose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Visit www.LLHD.org or follow LLHD on social media for additional clinic announcements!

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.

LLHD’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.”

Rep. Carney Hosts Virtual Pre-Session Legislative Update
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in New London @ Jennings School
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Photo by CDC on Unsplash.

GROTON/LYME/OLD LYME — Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics TODAY, Thursday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St. and at the Jennings School, 50 Mercer St., New London,

The Moderna vaccine and a limited supply of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available for anyone who is 18 years or older and needs a first or second dose or is eligible for a booster dose. No appointment, insurance, or ID is needed.

The following vaccination clinics are currently scheduled in the district:

  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 3-5 p.m., Ages 18+: Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Moderna or limited supply J&J
  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Ages 5-11 and 18+: Jennings School, 50 Mercer Street, New London, Pfizer 5-11, Moderna or limited supply J&J 18+
  • Saturday, Jan. 29, 12-4 p.m., Ages 5+: McDonald’s, 406 Colman Street, New London, Pfizer 5+, Moderna or J&J 18+

The current booster recommendations are:

For individuals who received the Moderna vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot:

  • Severely immunocompromised at 1 month or more after their initial series.
  • Everyone 18+ at 5 months or more after their initial series.

For individuals who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot:

  • Severely immunocompromised at 1 month or more after their initial series.
  • Everyone 12+ at 5 months or more after their initial series.

For individuals who received the J&J vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Mixing & Matching (heterologous series): Both the FDA and CDC support individuals to receive a booster dose that is a different vaccine type than they originally received for their primary series if they choose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

Visit www.LLHD.org or follow LLHD on social media for additional clinic announcements!

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.

LLHD’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.”

Jan
30
Sun
Open House at The Country School @ The Country School
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
2
Wed
Old Lyme American Rescue Plan Committee Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lyme Library Racial Equity Book Club Hosts ‘Meet the Author’ Special Event @ Virtual
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

LYME — Lyme Public Library hosts best-selling author Kate Clifford Larson via Zoom this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

She will discuss her new book Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, which explores the life and work of Fannie Lou Hamer, who rose from humble beginnings in the Mississippi Delta to become one of the most powerful voices in the American civil rights movement.

The special event is co-sponsored with the Bigelow Library in Clinton, Mass. Register to receive the Zoom meeting invitation at programreg@lymepl.org

Public Forum on LOL Schools Budget @ BOE Conference Room at Center School & Virtual
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
5
Sat
Fill-a-Bag Book Sale @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Feb
6
Sun
Essex Winter Series Concert Featuring Patricia Schuman @ Valley Regional High School,
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Feb
7
Mon
Lyme Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Feb 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Old Lyme Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lower CT River Council of Governments (RiverCOG) Zoom Meeting on Affordable Housing @ Virtual
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
9
Wed
Old Lyme Affordable Housing Commission Special Meeting @ Virtual
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sweethearts at Sea: A Love Story in the Age of Whaling @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sweethearts at Sea: A Love Story in the Age of Whaling, Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.

Historian Amanda Goodheart Parks PhD will present the story of whaling captain John Marble and his wife Elizabeth from Fall River, Massachusetts, who defied 19th-century social customs by sailing together aboard whaleships.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Contact the library at (860) 434-2272 or lymepl.org for details.

Feb
10
Thu
Future Halls Rd. Overlay District: Zoom Presentation @ Virtual
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
11
Fri
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm