October 3, 2022

Community Calendar

Sidewalk Sale at The Bowerbird @ The Bowerbird
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Bowerbird is holding a Sidewalk Sale Friday 8/5 and Saturday 8/6 from 10am-5pm.

Outside the store on the sidewalks, there will be select merchandise and one-of-a-kind items on sale up to 75% off.

Inside the store there will be select seasonal merchandise marked up to 25% off.

First Friday in Chester: Night Art Stroll
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sidewalk Sale at ‘The Bowerbird’ @ The Bowerbird
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Bowerbird is holding a Sidewalk Sale Friday 8/5 and Saturday 8/6 from 10am-5pm.

Outside the store on the sidewalks, there will be select merchandise and one-of-a-kind items on sale up to 75% off.

Inside the store there will be select seasonal merchandise marked up to 25% off.

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser at Sound View @ Shoreline Community Center
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

PASTA DINNER:  August 6, Saturday, doors open from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  Enjoy delicious pasta, meatballs, fresh salad, bread, desserts, and coffee.  All you can eat!

Walk-ins welcome.

Admission adults $12, children under 8 years $6.  Tickets available at door or call Val 860-434-7859.

Sponsored by Sound View Beach Association, Inc.

Concert by OL Town Band & Ice Cream Social @ Old Lyme Town Green
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CT Primary Day @ Lyme Town Hall for Lyme residents, LOLMS for OL residents
Aug 9 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Beach Blanket Bingo @ White Sand Beach, Old Lyme
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

OLD LYME — Play Beach Blanket Bingo Wednesday evening, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at White Sand Beach.

This event is hosted by Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB).

Bring your beach blanket, chairs and bug spray. No food will be served.

This event is open to all Lyme and Old Lyme families.

Check the LYSB website by 4 p.m. today for possible weather cancellation.

Blood Drive in Old Lyme @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Opening Reception for Lyme Academy of Fine Arts Student Exhibition @ Niantic Bay Gallery of Fine Art
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The signature work of the 2022 Lyme Academy Student Exhibition is this portrait study titled, ‘Katie’ by AnneMarie Johnson.

NIANTIC/OLD LYME — Niantic Bay Gallery of Fine Art is hosting an exhibit of work by Lyme Academy of Fine Arts students, featuring academic drawings from current students and a painting by instructor Edmond Rochat.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome and there is no fee for admission.

This is a special opportunity to view and purchase the work of students.

The opening reception in downtown Niantic will feature an evening of both fine art and refreshments.

The Niantic Bay Gallery of Fine Art is located behind the Arthur Murray Dance Center at 291 Main St Unit C in Niantic, Conn.

Ice Cream Social at Lyme Public Hall @ Lyme Public Hall
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Photo by Dovile Ramoskaite on Unsplash.

LYME — The traditional Ice Cream Social at the Lyme Public Hall is being held Saturday evening, Aug. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

For $10, you can savor a slice of homemade pie made by talented community bakers, along with a generous scoop of premium ice cream from local favorite Salem Valley Farms.

Enjoy these treats, meet some friendly neighbors and tap your toes to the music of Dan & Dave from Java Groove in the air-conditioned Public Hall — what better way to spend a summer evening?

This event is sponsored by the Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives, Inc.

It is a throwback to the early 20th century when the Hall sponsored many such gatherings for the community.

The Lyme Public Hall is located at 249 Hamburg Rd. (Rte. 156) in Lyme, Conn. For more information, visit www.lymepublichall.org

The Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of Lyme’s history, culture, and community through the preservation and use of the historic hall, its archives and historical programs.

OLHS Hosts Authors’ Presentation: ‘Rum Runners, Governors, Beachcombers & Socialists’ @ Old Lyme Historical Society building
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Birds of Prey at LYSB
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn About OL Land Trust Properties @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hamburg Fair @ Hamburg Fairgrounds
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Opening Reception for ‘Point of View’ & ‘True Blue’ at LAA @ Lyme Art Association
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

One of the signature works in ‘Point of View’ is ‘Good Night’ (above) in oil by Elected Artist Christopher Zhang. The show is currently on view at the Lyme Art Association.

OLD LYME — On Friday, Aug. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., Lyme Art Association (LAA) will host an Opening Reception for two new shows, which opened Aug. 12. All are welcome.

The first is Point of View, the 101st Annual Elected Artists Show, which showcases the ‘best of the best’ in representational art from LAA’s Elected Artists.

These are the Association’s most accomplished artists and also torch-bearers for the American representational tradition. They follow directly in the footsteps of the original Lyme Art Colony artists, who hung their tonalist and impressionist works on the walls of the local library back in 1901.

‘To the Summit’ in oil by Blanche Serban is featured in the ‘True Blue’ show on view at the LAA.

The second exhibition is True Blue. Considered beneficial to the mind and body, the color blue elicits a sense of tranquility and healing. The LAA challenged its Associated Artists to submit work where blue is the predominant or most significant color in their piece.  This ode to blue will be both pleasing and intriguing for visitors.

Both shows are on view through Sept. 22, 2022 and sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank. Admission is free with donations appreciated.

The gallery is open at 90 Lyme St. in Old Lyme from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, and by appointment.  The Lyme Art Association is located in the Old Lyme Historic District in a building designed by Lyme Colony artist and architect, Charles Adams Platt.

The LAA was founded 1914 by the American Impressionists and continues the tradition of exhibiting and selling representational artwork by its members and invited artists, as well as offering art instruction and lectures to the community.

For more information on exhibits, purchase of art, art classes, or becoming a member, visit www.lymeartassociation.org or call 860-434-7802.

Free ‘Opera in the Park’ Presented by Salt Marsh Opera @ Old Saybrook Town Green
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

OLD SAYBROOK — Join Salt Marsh Opera on Friday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. for a free concert at the Old Saybrook Town Green. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 20.

The concert will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Arrive early for the best seating. This event is suitable for all ages.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, settle in, and enjoy these three performers:




Editor’s Note: The Old Saybrook Town Green is adjacent to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on Main Street in Old Saybrook, Conn. Click for directions.
Hamburg Fair @ Hamburg Fairgrounds
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Lyme, OL DTC Summer Picnic @ Lyme Public Hall
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Senator Richard Blumenthal attends a Democrat fundraiser. Photo submitted by Lyme DTC.

LYME — On Saturday, Aug. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Lyme and Old Lyme Democratic Town Committees (DTCs) host their 2022 Summer Picnic at Lyme Public Hall, a short walk from the Hamburg Fair. All Democrats and Democratic supporters are welcome.

Senator Richard Blumenthal will be attending as the honored guest.

There will be picnic goodies galore to enjoy, as well as opportunities to mingle with friends, neighbors and local DTC members.

Parking for the event will be available in the parking lot of the Lyme First Congregational Church or the Subaru dealership (the $6 fee benefits the church and the local Boy Scouts.)

A $25.00 donation for the picnic is suggested. Find donation information to the Lyme DTC and Old Lyme DTC at these links.

Hamburg Fair @ Hamburg Fairgrounds
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Opening Day for LOL Schools @ All LOL Schools
Aug 25 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
CANCELED: Author Presentation by Ken Dooley of his New Book, ‘Dooley Noted’ @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Presentation on Old Lyme Regional Wastewater System @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Old Lyme First Selectman Timothy Griswold (File photo)

OLD LYME — Old Lyme First Selectman Timothy Griswold gave LymeLine.com an update Wednesday via e-mail on the presentation scheduled Saturday on the Old Lyme Regional Wastewater System. The event will be held at 10 a.m. in the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School.

Griswold advised that it will be hosted by the heads of the three private beach associations and Sound View Beach Association, and the chairs of the respective Water Pollution Control Authorities (WPCA).

Griswold stressed that this informational meeting is, “an update for beach residents and others.”

He added, “We think an update before seasonal residents head back home is a wise thing.”

Griswold also clarified that, “A number of distinguished guests [Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, State Senator Paul Formica (R-20th), State Rep. Devin Carney (R-23rd)] have been invited but only State Sen. Formica has responded – he will attend via phone. The US Senators have worked on trying to secure funding.”

Griswold reported previously in his Aug. 19 newsletter to residents that State Rep. Devin Carney (R-23rd) is unable to attend.

Questions regarding the project can be submitted in advance to chairman@oldcolonybeach.org for review by the committee. A panel will then select questions to be answered at the meeting and at the end of the presentation, the selected questions will be answered.

There will be no open Q&A after the presentation.

Griswold commented, “This is a very complex and expensive project. It includes not only sewers but storm water drainage and road repaving. The sewer shared assets went out to bid twice and, due to the very high cost, had to be rejected. We believe additional outside funding must become available for the entire project to be viable.”

The meeting will start with the introduction of the four WPCA entities involved with the project.

Then the following guests will make comments:

    • State Senator Paul Formica (R-20th) — by phone
    • Old Lyme First Selectman Timothy Griswold (R)

The next agenda item will be a PowerPoint presentation regarding the project.

The final item will be a review of the selected questions regarding the project, which were submitted in advance. questions.

To attend this session virtually, visit https://oldlymect.webex.com/oldlymect/j.php?MTID=m7bb8ab96d52e54ddb27ed079eb689dfc or dial +1-408-418-9388 and enter access code: 2343 721 4416.

Opening Reception for ‘Amphora’ at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
International Overdose Awareness Day, Hand-Out of Free Naloxone Kits in OL @ In front of OL Town Hall
Aug 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

OLD LYME  — On Wednesday, Aug. 31, the Lyme-Old Lyme Prevention Coalition (LOLPC) is collaborating with Ledge Light Health District, Alliance for Living, NLC CARES Team, and the Old Lyme Ambulance Company to recognize Overdose Awareness Day.

At 11 a.m. in front of the Old Lyme Town Hall, LOLPC volunteers will be on hand to teach residents how to recognize and respond to an overdose, obtain a free Naloxone kit, and learn more about community resources, including an important new initiative launching in Old Lyme.

Data has proven that overdose is rising dramatically every year.

According to the CDC, deaths from fentanyl poisoning are fastest growing among 14- to 23-year-olds. The presence of fentanyl both in counterfeit pills and in illicit street drugs poses a grave threat to the safety of teens and adults alike.

Editor’s Note: The ‘Partnership to End Addiction’ launched this new Fentanyl Resource Hub recently: https://drugfree.org/fentanyl-poisoning

Intake for King’s Rummage Sale @ Christ The King Church
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Special Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
August 31, 2022
6 p.m.


Discussion and possible action on PreK-8 Facilities Project.

Intake for King’s Rummage Sale @ Ch
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Intake for King’s Rummage Sale @ Christ The King Church
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
First Friday in Chester
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Intake for King’s Rummage Sale @ Christ The King Church
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm