August 7, 2022

Community Calendar

Jan
1
Sat
New Year’s Day Hikes with Lyme Land Trust (Choice of Six) @ Various Preserves in Lyme
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jan
5
Wed
Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room & virtual
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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
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
30
Sun
Open House at The Country School @ The Country School
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
2
Wed
Public Forum on LOL Schools Budget @ BOE Conference Room at Center School & Virtual
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
10
Thu
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
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
LOLHS Musical ‘The Addams Family School Edition’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme High School Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar
2
Wed
Regular Region 18 Board of Education Meeting @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

OLD LYME — The agenda for the Regular Meeting on March 2 is as follows:

LIVE STREAM OF MEETING:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF2_W7yYtFwx067Ici9776Q/live

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes

1. Regular Meeting and Special Meeting of February 2, 2022

III. Visitors 

  1. Report from Student Representatives 
  2. Public Comment 

While in person public comment is still acceptable, those wishing to make public comment virtually  may use the following Zoom link: https://region18.zoom.us/j/87635839590; Meeting ID: 876 3583 9590;  +16465588656,,83527766795# US (New York). Those choosing this option will be required to follow  the same expectations for those making public comment in person. After being recognized by the  chairperson, participants must state their name and place of residence before making their comments  to the Board. 

  1. Correspondence 
  2. Administrative Reports 
  3. Superintendent’s Report 
  4. Business Manager’s Report 
  5. Educational Presentation 
  6. Curriculum Update 

VII. Chair and Committee Reports (Facilities, Finance, Communications, Policy, LEARN, LOL Prevention  Coalition) 

VIII. New Business 

  1. Approval of New Hire 
  2. Healthy Food Certification 
  3. Policy 3260 Disposal of Obsolete or Surplus Equipment/Materials
  4. Tuition Student Requests for 2022-2023 at LOLHS and Center School 
  5. Old Business 
  6. Closing of LOLHS Project 
  7. Executive Session 
  8. Adjournment
Mar
31
Thu
LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
1
Fri
LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
2
Sat
LOLHS Car Wash to Benefit Safe Grad @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come have your car washed and support the Safe Grad 2022 event!

OLD LYME — Today, Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS) students are holding a car wash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of LOL Middle School.

No appointment is required. All are welcome.

A $25 donation is suggested. All donations will benefit the Safe Grad event held on the night of graduation for LOLHS Seniors.

The car wash is being coordinated by LOLHS Senior Nick Adeletti.

LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
3
Sun
LOLMS Presents ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ Matinee @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The most memorable word from Mary Poppins Jr. is spelled out during the performances at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, which continue this evening and over the weekend.

OLD LYME — Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School (LOLMS) presents Mary Poppins Jr. Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the LOLMS auditorium.

Use the QR code below to order tickets or visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/62956

There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, April 3,  at 1 p.m.

Apr
4
Mon
LOL Schools District Budget Hearing @ Board of Education Conference Room at Center School
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
7
Thu
LYSB Youth Art Show Opening @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
‘Season of the Osprey’ Filmmaker to Give Zoom Presentation @ Virtual
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Apr
9
Sat
Youth Art Show on View at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This work by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Senior Elle Myers titled, ‘Coming to the surface,’ is the signature piece for this year’s Youth Art Show. It was awarded a Gold Key at the recent CT Scholastic Awards.

OLD LYME — Lyme Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)’s annual Youth Art Show, which is now in its 36th year, celebrates the artistic achievements of K through 12 students, who attend Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools. The show includes many pieces that have recently won impressive awards in state and local competitions.

The show is a collaboration between LYSB, LOL Schools, and Lyme Academy  of Fine Arts. The show features drawings, paintings, graphic, and ceramic arts and is held in the Academy’s Sill House Gallery.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Grades K to 5, followed immediately by one for Grades 6 to 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the next two days, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9, and also on Saturday, April 16.

All are welcome and admission is free.

The Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

For more information, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org.

Apr
10
Sun
Lyme Land Trust Presents Talk on Old Growth Forest Network @ Lyme Public Hall
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Johnston Preserve in Lyme was designated a future Old Growth Forest in 2021.

LYME — On Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m., the Lyme Land Trust hosts a presentation about the Old Growth Forest Network with Professor Joan Maloof at Lyme Public Hall.

Professor Maloof, who is Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, founded the Old Growth Forest Network in order to preserve, protect and promote the country’s few remaining stands of old-growth forests.

This program is of particular importance to regional residents as the Town of Lyme now plays an important role in the United States’ biospheric health as a holder of one of three such designated forests in the state of Connecticut. Lyme’s Johnston Preserve was designated a future Old Growth Forest in 2021.

Joan Maloof is the author of Treepedia: A Brief Compendium of Arboreal LoreThe Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the WoodsNature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests, and Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest and other publications.

Books will not be available for purchase at the talk, but if attendees bring your pre-purchased book(s), Joan Maloof will sign the book(s) after the talk. All books are available from the usual outlets, such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble or by ordering from your local bookstore.

To register for this event, email Education@lymelandtrust.org with subject: “Old Growth Forest.”

This program is made possible be a generous co-sponsoring project between estuary magazine, the Friends of the Lyme Public Library, and the Lyme Land Trust in collaboration with the Town of Lyme.

Apr
15
Fri
Youth Art Show on View at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This work by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Senior Elle Myers titled, ‘Coming to the surface,’ is the signature piece for this year’s Youth Art Show. It was awarded a Gold Key at the recent CT Scholastic Awards.

OLD LYME — Lyme Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)’s annual Youth Art Show, which is now in its 36th year, celebrates the artistic achievements of K through 12 students, who attend Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools. The show includes many pieces that have recently won impressive awards in state and local competitions.

The show is a collaboration between LYSB, LOL Schools, and Lyme Academy  of Fine Arts. The show features drawings, paintings, graphic, and ceramic arts and is held in the Academy’s Sill House Gallery.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Grades K to 5, followed immediately by one for Grades 6 to 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the next two days, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9, and also on Saturday, April 16.

All are welcome and admission is free.

The Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

For more information, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org.

Apr
16
Sat
Youth Art Show on View at Lyme Academy @ Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This work by Lyme-Old Lyme High School Senior Elle Myers titled, ‘Coming to the surface,’ is the signature piece for this year’s Youth Art Show. It was awarded a Gold Key at the recent CT Scholastic Awards.

OLD LYME — Lyme Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)’s annual Youth Art Show, which is now in its 36th year, celebrates the artistic achievements of K through 12 students, who attend Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools. The show includes many pieces that have recently won impressive awards in state and local competitions.

The show is a collaboration between LYSB, LOL Schools, and Lyme Academy  of Fine Arts. The show features drawings, paintings, graphic, and ceramic arts and is held in the Academy’s Sill House Gallery.

The show opens on Thursday, April 7, with a reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for Grades K to 5, followed immediately by one for Grades 6 to 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The show will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the next two days, Friday April 8, and Saturday April 9, and also on Saturday, April 16.

All are welcome and admission is free.

The Sill House Gallery at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is located at 84 Lyme St. in Old Lyme.

For more information, contact Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau at 860-434-7208 or visit www.lysb.org.

Apr
22
Fri
Earth Day Live Video Screening of ‘Spring Emergence’ via Zoom
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

LYME — In celebration of Earth Day today, Lyme Land Trust is offering a live video screening tonight at 7 p.m. via Zoom of Spring Emergence: An Exploration of Wildflowers in Pleasant Valley and Jewett Preserves.

This new, 27-minute video is the third in a series of preserve explorations with charismatic naturalist Mike Zarfos.

Zarfos, the writer, and Sue Cope, the video editor, will be live for a brief introduction to the video and then, after the viewing, for a live Q & A.

All are welcome to join the presentation. Preregister by sending an email to sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org to obtain the Zoom link.

Apr
23
Sat
Earth Day Walk of the Johnston Preserve in Lyme @ Johnston Preserve on Rte. 82
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Take an Earth Day walk through the Johnston Preserve in Lyme on Saturday. Photo by Wendy Hill.

On Saturday, April 23, Lyme Land Trust offers an Earth Day Walk of the Johnston Preserve led by forest ecologist Anthony Irving. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until around 11:30 a.m.

The Town of Lyme’s 250-acre Johnston Preserve was designated a future Old Growth Forest by the Old Growth Forest Network (OGFN) in 2021

This walk is co-sponsored by the Town of Lyme. Meet at the Johnston Preserve on Rte. 82 in Lyme.

There is no charge and all are welcome, but registration is required at openspace@townlyme.org.

Apr
25
Mon
RLA Virtual Meeting to Discuss Public Comment on No Wake Buoys @ Virtual
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Rogers Lake Authority is holding a virtual meeting tonight, April 25, with a single agenda item of reviewing public comment concerning the controversial topic of No Wake Buoys.

To join the meeting, use the following meeting link: https://oldlymect.webex.com/oldlymect/j.php?MTID=m4be2068d5a47f0384c11fe3ab1950ae6

To join by phone, call: 1-408-418-9388 and enter Access Code: 2332 517 5949.

The Rogers Lake West Shores Association is holding a viewing party of the meeting at the Rogers Lake Clubhouse this evening at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Editor’s Note: Read a related Open Letter to the Lyme, Old Lyme Boards of Selectmen:- Actions of Rogers Lake Authority Spark Concern, Anger published April 21, on LymeLine.com.

Apr
27
Wed
‘Unveiling’ Ceremony for Old Lyme ‘Welcome’ Mural at LOLMS @ Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


OLD LYME —
 On Wednesday, April 27, the newly-created ‘Welcome’ mural at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School will be unveiled to the community at a ceremony in the school’s auditorium beginning at 1:30 p.m. and lasting around 30 minutes.

All are welcome to attend the ceremony and view the mural after its ‘unveiling.’

The mural is part of the Sister Murals Project sponsored by Public Art for Racial Justice Education (PARJE), which was officially launched March 1, 2021. The primary mission of PARJE is to utilize the broad appeal of art and education to confront racial injustice.

One mural has already been unveiled in Norwich and now murals are being worked on concurrently in Old Lyme and New London.

The lead artists for the Old Lyme mural is Jasmine Oyola-Blumenthal, pictured left, who is an alumna of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

The Old Lyme Sister Mural is being installed inside Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, adjacent to the gymnasium.

In addition to her role as lead artist, Oyola-Blumenthal has worked with school faculty to develop student workshops, which coordinate with the project.

Oyola-Blumenthal and her counterpart, Marvin Espy, in New London were selected from a field of nearly 20 applicants.

In her application, Oyola-Blumenthal referred to the ability of art to inspire people to talk to one another, commenting, “Art is a neutral vessel that can bring forth conversations that can be uncomfortable and promote opportunities to open dialogue on racial justice and education.”

May
2
Mon
LOL Schools Budget Meeting @ Center School BOE Conference Room
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm