LYME/OLD LYME -- On Sunday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., Lymes' Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) hosts the perennially popular LYSB Holiday Parties. Throughout Lyme and Old Lyme, neighbors will gather together at parties being held simultaneously to begin their holiday season. In its 27th year, the tradition continues with 32 parties being held this year, which will raise funds for … [Read more...] about This Evening, LYSB Hosts 32 Fundraising Holiday Parties Throughout Lyme & Old Lyme
OLD LYME -- Musical Masterworks' main concert series continues on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, when four new artists will be welcomed to the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. Joining Artistic Director Tessa Lark for the December performances will be Carmit Zori and Todd Phillips on violin, Robert Rinehart on viola, Julia Lichten and Tony Rymer on … [Read more...] about Musical Masterworks Presents Chamber Concert in Old Lyme This Afternoon
Editor's Note: This refugee family arrived safely in Old Lyme Thursday night. To the Editor: Our community has time and again displayed its generosity in time, funds and even housing as we continue our mission to help families, who have escaped danger, find safety in Connecticut. The Lyme-Old Lyme Refugee Resettlement Committee once again needs your help as it welcomes … [Read more...] about Letter to the Editor: New Refugee Family Arrives in Old Lyme, Babysitters & Drivers Needed—Can You Help?
LYME/OLD LYME -- The Lymes’ Senior Center is closed for remodeling, but many of its offerings will be available at new locations, and Town Nurse services are no exception. As of Monday, Oct. 2, Town Nurse Denise Piersa will hold office hours on Mondays in the Old Lyme Town Hall lobby at 52 Lyme St. in Old Lyme and Fridays at the Lyme Public Library at 482 Hamburg Rd. in … [Read more...] about Town Nurse Relocates During Senior Center Remodeling, Office Hours Added
LYME -- Robert David Webster of Lyme, [Conn.] died Nov. 16, 2023, at the age of 85. He had a long and distinguished law career at the firm of Pillsbury Winthrop (formerly Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts) as managing partner and head of the Financial Institutions group. In Lyme, he served on the boards of the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, Musical … [Read more...] about Death Announced of Robert Webster of Lyme; Long, Distinguished Law Career, Served on Numerous Local Boards; Service in OL Saturday
OLD LYME -- On Saturday, Dec. 9, Lyme Artisan's Guild hosts a Winter Market at Lilywork Tile Studio, 56 Lyme St. Old Lyme from 4 to 7 p.m. Find a selection of handcrafted items from more than 10 local artists and artisans. Items for sale include pottery, textiles, ornaments, woodwork, jewelry and more. All are welcome. … [Read more...] about Lyme Artisan’s Guild Hosts ‘Winter Market’ at Lilywork Tile Studio, Dec. 9
The Holdovers is a must-see, there is no other way to describe it. Paul Giamatti delivers alongside Da’Vine Joy Randolph and newcomer Dominic Sessa (who is certain to have an extensive career with this debut) in Alexander Payne’s newest film depicting the in-between period of life on campus for a boarding school during Christmas break. This film struck a personal note … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: Quite Simply, ‘The Holdovers’ is a Must-see
LYME -- On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, which in 1918 marked the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I – the Lyme Veterans Committee held a Veterans Day Ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Lyme Veterans Memorial next to Town Hall. The speaker was Trever … [Read more...] about Lyme Veterans Committee Holds Poignant Veterans Day Ceremony
LYME, CT. -- Newcomer Gavin Lodge (D) defeated Republican incumbent Mary Powell-St. Louis by 586 to 347 votes. None of the other seats in Lyme was contested. The Lyme Democratic Town Committee issued the following statement after the results had been announced: "Upon learning the results of today’s municipal election, Lyme Democratic Town Committee (DTC) Chairman John … [Read more...] about Democrat Lodge Wins Contested BOE Seat in Lyme Ousting Incumbent Powell-St. Louis
LYME-OLD LYME -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Lyme-Old Lyme Post 1467 has been recognized for outstanding contributions made by its members that has resulted in the Post being named a member of the 2022-2023 All-American VFW team. The All-American program exists to recognize exceptional leadership and teamwork, authentic accomplishments in membership growth and VFW … [Read more...] about Lyme-Old Lyme VFW Post 1467 Named to All-American Team, One of Only Seven in CT
Not Scorsese's Best Film, But Sure to be Showered with Awards While I do not consider Killers of the Flower Moon to be a “must see as soon as possible” movie, I definitely consider it “worth seeing.” To quote from an article in The Guardian by Greg Palast titled, Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon describes the struggles of the Osage people. Here’s why they are … [Read more...] about The Movie Man: Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Highlights Terrible Time in American History the US Would Prefer to Forget
OLD LYME --- Kenneth M. McKeever, 80, Marine, State Trooper, Attorney, died Oct. 16, 2023, at his home after a long illness. Ken was born in Brooklyn, New York, Feb. 25, 1943, the son of Henry J. McKeever and Serafina Spinelli. His mother died shortly after his birth while his father was in the Pacific during World War II. He was raised by various family members in New York … [Read more...] about Death Announced of Kenneth M. McKeever, 80, of Old Lyme: Marine, State Trooper, Longtime Town Attorney for Lyme
OLD LYME -- The annual Lyme-Old Lyme Food Share Garden (LOLFSG) Sponsor a Row campaign kicked off Oct. 1. The LOLFSG is extremely grateful to individuals, families, organizations and businesses, who sponsored the garden this season. Volunteers gave more than 800 hours, donated more than 2000 pounds of food to local food pantries, installed a pollinator … [Read more...] about Lyme-Old Lyme Food Share Garden Kicks Off Annual ‘Sponsor a Row’ Campaign
LYME -- With the upcoming Lyme town elections, residents are tuned in for an unusual reason: lack of contest. This year’s town elections for the Board of Selectpeople will be unopposed, with First Selectperson David Lahm running uncontested for the position. This is not the first time in Lyme’s recent history that this has been the case. According to Steve Mattson, … [Read more...] about Lyme’s Municipal Election Draws Attention This Year for Surprising Reason
The American Library Association (ALA) has proclaimed “Let Freedom Read!” as the theme for this this year’s “Banned Books Week,” which just ended this past Friday (Oct. 7.) This “View” is written to acknowledge the rationale for such a week, and reflect on why it is especially pertinent in 2023 Old Lyme. Stepping back, I said at the end of “Surfing with Gen. Alpha,” which I … [Read more...] about A View from My Porch: Children’s Literature for the intrepid — Let Freedom Read!