September 26, 2022

Community Calendar

The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farm
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
CT Historic Gardens Day @ Florence Griswold Museum
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Old Lyme Library Presents Author Discussion with David Handler (In Person) @ Old Lyme PGN Library
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

David Handler

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library hosts a very special event, Wednesday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. outdoors on the Library patio with New York Times best-selling author and Old Lyme resident David Handler.

Reserve your seat at this link for a discussion with the Edgar Award-winning author about his 12th and latest book in the Stewart Hoag mystery series.

This program is free and open to all, but you must reserve your seat in advance due to the limited availability of seating. If the weather is inclement, the event will take place the same evening via Zoom.

Set in Lyme and Old Lyme in the 1990s, The Man Who Wasn’t All There will transport you to local landmarks like Joshuatown Rd, Lyme Public Library and the PGN itself through the eyes of celebrity-ghostwriter ‘Hoagy’ and his faithful basset hound Lulu, as they set about solving a double murder.

‘Hoagy’ and Lulu firmly believed they had come to an idyllic Connecticut farmhouse for a few days’ rest and relaxation but nothing could have been further from the truth.

Soon they unwittingly find themselves caught up in a strange, complex mystery …

Handler will be available after the presentation to sign books purchased at the library. Books can be pre-ordered ($30) when reservations are made.

CANCELLED! Sounds on the Grounds Concert @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The final concert in this summer series will take place Thursday, July 1, and feature Midnight Anthem playing from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and Steve Dedman and Plywood Cowboy taking the stage from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farm
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sound View Independence Day Parade @ Hartford Ave., Sound View
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lyme’s Fourth of July Parade
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Rock ‘n’ Roll Mass at Christ The King @ Christ The King Church
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Rogers Lake Boat Parade @ Rogers Lake
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

There were flags a-plenty at last year’s Rogers Lake Boat Parade. We have a feeling there will be even more this year! (File photo)

LYME/OLD LYME — After the great success of last year’s inaugural Rogers Lake Boat Parade, another one is planned this year starting at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 4, from the Hains Park area.

Both motorized and non-motorized boats are invited to participate but all must be festively/patriotically decorated! In order to achieve a timely start, participants should arrive around 1:45 p.m.

Will Lady Liberty be at the Rogers Lake Boat Parade this year? File photo.

Once the parade has begin, all boats should follow the designated lead boat or join at your respective location.

The route will be one counter-clockwise lap around the lap.

Boats should stay within 100 ft. of the shore at ‘No Wake’ speed and no swimming in or near the parade is permitted.

Old Lyme Town Band Concert at Sound View @ Flagpole on Hartford Ave.
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
White Elephant Sale (CANCELLED) @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open House Hosted by Halls Rd. Improvement Committee @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farm
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Concert with Dan Stevens & Plywood Cowboy’s Steve Dedman @ Lyme Grange Fairgrounds
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dan Stevens, pictured above, will join Steve Dedman of Plywood Cowboy and The new Fusion Quartet on Saturday for a free concert at the Lyme Grange Fairgrounds.

LYME — This Saturday, July 10, a free, front-porch style concert will be held at the Lyme Grange Fair Grounds at 1 Sterling City Rd. in Lyme, Connecticut starting at 6 p.m.

Local favorites Steve Dedman of Plywood Cowboy and Ramblin’ Dan Stevens will trade songs and stories from the road.  The New Fusion Quartet, a group of young musicians from Lyme-Old Lyme High School, will open the evening.

All are welcome. Bring family, friends and your own picnic and seating.  No alcohol is allowed on the fair grounds.

The event is sponsored by the Lyme Public Hall and Local History Archives to celebrate community.

The Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives, Inc. (LPH&LHA ) 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, archives and historical programs. The LPH&LHA thanks Ramblin’ Dan and the Lyme Grange for their enthusiastic support for this community gathering.

More information at

Lyme Land Trust Hosts Outdoor ‘Sound Bath’ @ Diana’s Field in Banningwood Preserve,
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Sound Bath will be held at Diana’s Field in Banningwood Preserve. Photo by Sue Cope.

LYME — Join the Lyme Land Trust for a Sound Bath, Sunday, July 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Diana’s Field in Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town St., Lyme.

A Sound Bath is an exhilarating event that brings a feeling of peace and rejuvenation. This Sound bath concert is presented by Rooted Endurance.

Sound Bath is a relaxation technique and meditative experience whereby participants ‘bathe’ in the sound waves produced by the complex harmonics of the human voice as well as instruments such as chimes, gongs and singing bowls.

Sean and Colleen Alexander, of Rooted Endurance, provide a multifaceted sound immersion performance that invites a delightful exploration of your internal self.

Create space for self-healing, sound massage, contemplative listening, relaxation, and rejuvenation; move prana (life force) through the body; deliver a deep, energetic reboot to the nervous system; and allow you to let go of everything that is not supporting you.

The results are waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation of the mind and body.

You are welcome to bring your own water, mat, light blanket or sheet, and pillow and eye covers for this enjoyable experience. Bring a picnic to enjoy after the concert.

A suggested donation of $10 minimum will be collected on the day of the event, with all proceeds to benefit The Lyme Land Trust.

Registration not required.

For more information, visit the Rooted Endurance website at email

Beach Blanket Bingo @ White Sand Beach
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Connections @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farm
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Movie Night at Sound View
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

JULY 17, Saturday – MOVIE NIGHT FOR ADULTS at 7:30 pm at the Shoreline Community Center, 39 Hartford Avenue, Sound View, Old Lyme.  Bring your own beverages and snacks.  Join us for a fun evening!  No charge for movie.  Donations accepted.

For info, call Gail 860-434-6426 or 860-463-6906.

Sound View Concert: Souls on Fire @ Hartford Ave., Sound View
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Olympic Games Opening Ceremony @ Tokyo
Jul 23 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
First Heat for US Men’s Eight in Tokyo Olympics @ Tokyo
Jul 23 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Farmer’s Market at Tiffany Farms @ Tiffany Farm
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
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.