CCL Weekly Update – 10/1/2020

Our Waiting Game

As I sit in the early hours at the waiting room at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, for a friend to be rid of concerns, I remember the early start to this day … how it was flooded with bright light from the waning moon, how the birds were waiting to start their day with the rise of the sun … how all creatures great and small spend much time waiting.

Waiting games aren’t always fun and often require more patience than we have. Or than we think we have.  Since March, we’ve been tasked with waiting for countless things we’ve not had to deal with before. Rearranged lives, waiting out the siege. Learning the art of mask wearing for hours, the restrictions placed on our life for everyone’s safety. The year has been provoking and full of waiting for something. Testing, vaccines, election results, school plans, church services, news that brings anything other than the angst and annoyances. 

Patience enhances civility. Impatience can bring misunderstandings and unintended consequences. If we can remember to take a few breaths … to regroup and remember it’s not just us affected by all these things, the reserves we have to be patient, forgiving and kind through this whole business will make things easier for all.

Sending good wishes for patience and peace this first day of October.

With Love,  Patty

603-795-0603 (CCL office)

Don’t forget: 

You are the reason we’re here.

If you’d like information, help, a listening ear or, maybe, ways to make someone else feel really good, contact us at 603-795-0603 or Groceries or meals. Deliveries or errands. Help around home. A little help problem-solving. You name it.

If you are a school family with concerns for your own or fellow families, we’d like to help. This quick form allows you to share your situation, needs you may have, and ways you may help others. Complete it if you like, or just reach out by email or phone. If you get caught on the wrong side of covid symptoms some morning and could use help figuring out how to get through the day or weeks, call 603-795-0603. Together, we’ll work through the pieces and come up with a way to make it work for you.

Please get your flu shot. 

It is very important that everyone receive a flu shot this season. In green in the “Don’t miss” section below are several flu vaccination clinics – at schools, community locations, and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Most are free. Some require proof of insurance. Check details for appointment requirements. See our post for more Flu Clinic information and options through October.

Coming up in this next week: 

As you are out and about, please be thoughtful about how to keep yourself and others safe and healthy. Wear a mask when you are in public. Continue to keep a safe distance. Stay home if you are sick at all. And please be kind, as you encourage others to practice safe behaviors. ❤️?.

Check out the growing listing of events on the Lyme Events Calendar online. Enjoy October Festivities at Cedar Circle Farm, including cider donuts on Fridays! There is harvest fun at farms and pumpkin patches across the Upper Valley. Please let us know about other things you think we should share. Following are just a few highlights.

Don’t miss:

  • Wednesday (10/7):
    Grab & Go Curbside Take Out Meals*, 12-12:30pm at the Upper Valley Senior Center. All Welcome. No age limit. $3 suggested cost per meal.
    Building Your Lifeplan Educational Series with Tim Caldwell. What kinds of planning are important to “take care of you and take care of tomorrow”? Two gatherings on October 7th (noon and 7pm) will be an overview of the decisions and plans that matter most, depending on what’s happening in your life. There will be lots of time for questions. Other weeks’ topics will be based on what matters most to participants.

*NOTE: For any event that’s not online, please be prepared with a mask and clean hands or clean gloves.

We are here for you.
When you seek information, help, or ways to help others, contact us.

The Lyme Community Help Line:
call 795-0603 or email

Lyme Food Pantry or prepared meals. Deliveries or errands. Help around home. You name it.

Click here to check out the Lyme Events Calendar
Things are happening!