OLD LYME -- The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme at 2 Ferry Rd. will host the always popular Elephants-in-Winter Sale on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All holiday items collected during the intake for the White Elephant Sale held this past July will be arranged throughout the Sheffield … [Read more...] about Popular ‘Elephants-in-Winter’ Sale in Old Lyme Church Continues Today
NEW CANAAN, CONN. -- Arthur Tappen Soper, 89, of New Canaan, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, at his home. Born in Manhattan to Leslie Bliss Soper and Talia Fairchild Soper, he resided in Bronxville, N.Y., Kusnacht, Switzerland, and Lyme, Conn., before moving to New Canaan in 2018. Tappen attended Trinity School in Manhattan, was a member of Lawrenceville … [Read more...] about Death Announced of Arthur Tappen Soper, 89, Formerly of Lyme, Conn.
OLD LYME: A total of 3,535 Old Lyme electors cast their votes in yesterday's municipal election. This total includes absentee ballots and people who both registered to vote yesterday and voted the same day. The candidates who have been elected are in bold in the listing below. A recount is predicted for the third seat on the Region 18 Board of Education between Alexander … [Read more...] about Full, Unofficial Results of Nov. 7 Election for Old Lyme
OLD LYME -- Benjamin A. "Bunny" Bourn, 98, of Old Lyme, died Oct. 10, 2023 ...He attended local schools and after high school enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He stormed Utah Beach on D-Day and fought in the Third Army through all five American Campaigns in France, Luxembourg, and Germany. His company liberated Buchenwald concentration camp in April 1945. He spoke … [Read more...] about Death Announced of Benjamin A. “Bunny” Bourn, 98, of Old Lyme; He Stormed Utah Beach on D-Day, His Company Liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp
The countdown has started for the Summer Olympic Games 2024 (or J.O. [Jeux Olympiques] 2024 as the French say) and the excitement is growing. The dates are July 26 through Aug. 11, and Aug. 28 through Sept. 8 for the Special Olympics . Paris will be the host of the events. The interface of an historical city like Paris with venues for sporting events should be magical while … [Read more...] about Letter From Paris: Let the Games Begin … in Paris … in 2024!
NEW LONDON: For the first time, the New London Currach Rowers presented a trophy at their annual Regatta to the champion team of their annual New London Regatta held Saturday, July 29. In addition to awarding medals to teams for separate races, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), John P. Holland Local Division, sponsored and presented a large trophy recognizing the team … [Read more...] about Currach Rowers Conclude Regatta With Award of Perpetual Trophy
The celebration: “Rock the Phoebe’s” joyful acknowledgement of the century and a quarter anniversary of the founding of Old Lyme’s Phoebe Griffin Noyes (PGN) Library in 1898 was scheduled for the evening of June 23. The funny things: A letter, signed by 23 members of the Greater Old Lyme community was sent to the library on May 25. This was then followed … [Read more...] about A View From My Porch: Some Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Celebration
OLD LYME/NEW LONDON -- Old Lyme resident and Suisman Shapiro Attorney Kyle Zrenda has been recognized as a “New Leader in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune’s 2023 New England Legal Awards. The first-ever New England Legal Awards has expanded the field to include attorneys and firms from beyond Connecticut, including many in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and other … [Read more...] about Old Lyme Resident, Atty. Kyle Zrenda Recognized as a ‘New Leader in the Law’ by CT Law Tribune
Leonard K. Creeron, 61 of Old Lyme, passed away on July 19, 2023, leaving behind his wife Jodi, of 38 years, and their dog, Cindy ... A celebration of life in Lenny's honor was held by close family and friends. Visit this link to read the full obituary published by Hartford Courant on Jul. 30, 2023. … [Read more...] about Death Announced of Leonard Creeron, 61, of Old Lyme, Husband of Jodi
OLD LYME -- Yesterday, the Old Lyme Fire Department (OLFD) escorted the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit into Old Lyme and residents and visitors cheerfully turned out on Lyme Street to celebrate its arrival. A huge flag was hung across Lyme St. to welcome the exhibit. The 9/11 Never Forget trailer was escorted from the NY/CT state line on I-95 North by cruisers … [Read more...] about Old Lyme Fire Dept., Police, Emergency Units Escort ‘9/11 Never Forget’ Mobile Exhibit Into Town
OLD LYME -- Bruce Michael Dooley Sr., 80, of Lone Pine Trail., died peacefully Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after a short illness surrounded by his loving family ... Visit this link to view the full obituary published by The Day on Jul. 6, 2023. … [Read more...] about Death of Bruce Michael Dooley Sr., 80, of Old Lyme Announced
To the Editor: Discounting the 400+ signatures on the pro-library petition by saying it is a mere fraction of Old Lyme’s population is merely social conservatives taking a swipe at those who did sign it and trying to say that the majority of townsfolk wish to have the library censored. This is a continuation of what the right wing group Moms for Liberty is doing and also … [Read more...] about Letter to the Editor: Starting “Public Outcry” About Certain Books Will Not “Squelch Teenagers/Tweens Interest” in Them, Will Likely Do Opposite
We have had a few cool nights recently, which is just wonderful since I can sleep with the windows open -- at least when the smoke from Canada blows away! I cannot remember the last time we had a real spring like we are experiencing this year, with plenty of gentle rain. This beneficial rain is wonderful for all the spring plant growth and such a … [Read more...] about Gardening Tips for June from ‘The English Lady’: “If a June Night Could Talk, it Would Probably Boast it Invented Romance”
To the Editor: Our community is amazing! The appeal for donations to help keep our Afghan family in Old Lyme has been incredibly successful. A local family has generously offered a home, at below market price, for the Popals to live in for up to two years. And so many here andbeyond gave generously to help subsidize housing for this family of seven. The Refugee … [Read more...] about Letter to the Editor: Sincere Thanks to Lyme-Old Lyme ‘Amazing Community’ for Great Generosity Supporting Afghan Refugee Family
OLD LYME -- Timothy Alan Greenwood, 61, of Hillside Road, died Monday, June 12, 2023, at his residence. Mr. Greenwood was born in New London, the son of Stanley and Lorraine Greenwood ...Mr. Greenwood is one of seven boys and is survived by his brothers, Robert in South Carolina, James in Virginia, Richard in New Hampshire, William in Connecticut, Kenneth in Utah, and Jack in … [Read more...] about Death Announced of Timothy Alan Greenwood, 61, of Old Lyme