June 24, 2022

Community Calendar

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
Feb
12
Sat
Lyme Library Cookbook Club @ Lyme Public Library
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Library Cookbook Club, Saturday, Feb. 12, at 1-3 p.m.

Share your culinary creations at the Cookbook Club at the Lyme Public Library.

This month, choose a recipe from the Lyme Public Library’s Dot Orr collection of cookbooks, which will be available at the library’s circulation desk, so you can make and share edible delights with your fellow participants in the Library’s Community Room.

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

LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Musical Masterworks Concert @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
13
Sun
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast Hosted by LOL Lions @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Cafteria
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club Hosts Annual Pancake Breakfast

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 13, the L-OL Lions Club will offer its annual pancake breakfast to the public, which has been interrupted only once, in 2021, in 30 plus years by the pandemic.

Lyme-Old Lyme High School Cafeteria is the place, and all ages are welcome.

The All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Menu includes pancakes (plain, blueberry, chocolate chip), eggs, sausage, hash browns, a fruit cup, juice, coffee and tea.

There will be door prizes on display, and a 50-50 raffle!  The Robotics team “Technoticks” will be entertaining old and young alike.

Please buy tickets at the door.  Age 2 and under eat FREE. Children 3-12 are $8, Adults are $12, and Seniors 60+ are $10.  All funds raised go toward our Lions scholarships for graduating seniors.

Everyone wear a mask, please!
For more information, contact Bev Lewis (860) 460-5908.
Musical Masterworks Concert @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Feb
15
Tue
Old Lyme Affordable Housing Plan Online Community Workshop @ Virtual
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OLD LYME — On Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., the Old Lyme Affordable Housing Commission (OL AHC) and the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) will host an on-line community workshop to discuss the work in progress toward preparing a state-mandated Affordable Housing Plan for Old Lyme.

All Old Lyme residents are encouraged to attend.

The state of housing in Old Lyme and the most recent thinking on a housing strategy to meet current and future needs will be presented.

The OL AHC urges all residents to join, and add their voices to the discussion. Pre-registration is not required.

The connection information for this virtual meeting has been updated as follows:

To join the meeting from your computer, visit: https://oldlymect.webex.com/oldlymect/j.php?MTID=m829e255197f825a697f4a1404be6b776

To join the meeting by telephone: dial 408-418-9388 and enter access code 2349 906 5054

If you had already registered for the previously posted Zoom meeting, you are requested to ignore those instructions and use the Webex connection information above instead.

Feb
16
Wed
Blood Drive @ First Congregational Church of Old Lyme
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb
17
Thu
LAA Virtual Art Lecture #3: A Nation Divided, A Nation Restored @ Lyme Art Association
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
20
Sun
Essex Winter Series Concert @ Valley Regional High School,
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm