CCL Weekly Update – 4/22/2021

Loving this temperamental Spring weather, aren’t you?

And speaking of Spring – wherever it is – we’re taking off on May 1st with Lyme’s Day of Service, whether Spring is on board or not! (Well, weather unpleasantness could lead to some project rescheduling.)

As we ease out of the year of change and angst, we also ease appropriately back into our more traditional hearts-open, hands-on approach to community service and neighborhood help.  

Lyme’s Day of Service is a complementary effort with Green-up Day, to work together dealing with the winter left-overs and doing an organized and effective clean-up for a fun Summer. There are simple components to this: those that are able and willing to provide service and those that are willing and able to accept the service. Projects such as freshening flower beds and post-winter lawns, cleaning windows and porches, stacking wood, and raking driveways, are looking forward to some volunteer love and a little muscle. In previous years, families and individual volunteers have found their service to be both fun and meaningful, sometimes forging long-term relationships with a neighbor they didn’t know before.

This year, since we can’t have the traditional breakfast around tables at the School, we’ll have a table outside with coffee, juice, and take-away breakfast treats, as well as information, directions, Green Up (blue) bags, and friendly smiles – which you’ll see in our eyes, since we’ll be wearing masks. We’ll ask you to do the same.

May 1st is next weekend! The fabulous organizing team – Sue Hanlon, Kathy McGowan, Lynn, McRae, and Shelby Wood – has been working hard to scope and define projects carefully. Now they’re reaching out in lots of ways to encourage participation. I hope you see lots of encouraging reminders about this event!

We currently have a terrific response to help with Green Up of roads. Thanks to all for that.

Our objective at this point is to make sure we have enough volunteers to help with the “home” efforts. There are still several opportunities to help with outdoor projects at various places around town. Click on this Service Project Sign-up link to see what’s needed for your time and talents. Although May 1st is “the day” we try to accomplish this, if it doesn’t work with your schedule but you’d like to participate, another day is always an option for scheduling! We’re appreciative of your help and flexible as needed.

Wishing you a terrific day of what we hope might be the last of the snow thunders.

Be well, keep masking, and thank you for your consideration and help with Lyme’s Day of Service!

With Love,  Patty

603-795-0603 (CCL office)

News and Notes:

Covid Vaccination and State Mask Mandate Updates.

If you haven’t yet, go to and register. You may also call 211. You will be sent a link and instructions to schedule your appointment. If your originally scheduled appointment doesn’t work for you, the new VINI scheduling system allows you to change to one that’s more convenient, without having to cancel your current appointment. At the end of May, state sites will be phased out, and vaccinations will be moving to private locations (pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, etc.) We encourage you to get signed up and take advantage of the vaccination-specific locations, while they’re available.

Quick note about your vaccination card: Keep it, and keep it safe! It is suggested that you make a copy or take a photo and keep it on your phone. Do not laminate it, as you may need it for future boosters or periodic vaccinations. More suggestions about safeguarding and sharing your record of vaccination to come.

Margaret Caudill-Slosberg (“EOC Lyme” on the Listserv) continues to keep us informed as the systems and conditions evolve. Watch for her emails. Call 603-795-0603 or email if you have questions or need any help getting – or getting to – your vaccination appointment.

Weekly health and well-being tips, resources, and recipes …

Monday’s Menu and Wellness Wednesday. Click here to read this week’s recipe, “Creamy White Beans with Kale and Wild Rice”, submitted by Anna Pippin, MSHN. Anna says, “This wholesome and nutritious dinner is a great weeknight meal. Easy to put together, full of flavor, creamy, filling, and loaded with plant-based protein and fiber.” Click here to see all the Monday’s Menu recipes.

Click here for this week’s post, “Time Well Spent? How to Effectively Manage the Most Valuable Resource”, by Laurie Veillette, PsyD and CCL Board Member. See all the Wellness Wednesday posts at

If you have a wellness tip or healthful recipe you would like to share, please contact

Happy Feet Clinic

Selected Thursdays, with new dates being added, at Lyme Congregational Church. Appointments are required. Home visits are also available. Susan Hanna Rose, RN, provides expert therapeutic foot care. Contact Debbie Whitaker , 802-727-0284 for more information and to schedule an appointment. All are welcome!

Lyme Scholarship Applications

College students from Lyme, or students having close ties to the Lyme community, may apply for Lyme scholarships for undergraduate study by requesting an application from Bill Murphy at or 795-2287, or 40 Preston Road. A common application is used by The Lyme Foundation’s William and Justine Griffith Fund, The Lyme Utility Club, The Nichols Family Scholarship Fund, The LCC Women’s Fellowship, The Alice B. Thayer Scholarship Fund, The Al Pomeroy Scholarship Fund and The Lyme Educational Assistance Fund. The deadline for submitting applications is May 25, 2021, and interviews will be held on June 21, 22, and 23 with grants being made shortly thereafter. Last year the committee was able to award over $36,000.

Those Guys Tent Rentals

Those Guys will once again be renting their tents for this coming outdoor season. As always, funds raised through this effort are distributed to community organizations. (CommunityCare of Lyme has benefited from this generosity!) Of course, all rentals will hinge on the continued improvement in the safety reached for outdoor gatherings vis-a-vis the pandemic. 

Tent rental reservations can be made by contacting Frank Gould via email,  Include your name, phone number, physical address, and date of reservation.  Frank will reply with the basic reservation details of set up and take down.  You will be contacted by the crew captain for your rental to confirm the date and arrange the time of your tent set up.  Bookings will require a 50% deposit no later than two weeks prior to the date of your event.  Checks are made out to Those Guys and mailed to Chris Ramsden, 122 Breck Hill Rd., Lyme, NH 03768.  Should an out of town request come in, it is to be understood that Lyme rentals have priority until May 15.

NEW Tent rental fees*
1 tent in Lyme ……………. $400
2 tents in Lyme …………….. $700
1 tent outside Lyme ………….. $500
2 tents outside Lyme ………… $800
*Note that fees have increased since they were announced earlier, to accommodate rising liability insurance costs.

We are here. Every day. 603-795-0603 or

Reach out when you or someone you care about needs a hand. If you could use information, help, a listening ear or ways to make someone else feel really good, contact us at 603-795-0603 or  You’ll reach a friendly voice, a little (or a lot of) help, and creative, safe ways to be involved. 

We partner with organizations and generous volunteers to connect you with just the right resources and opportunities to get involved, in Lyme and in nearby communities: Vaccination support. Trusted “handy” helpers for small jobs (reasonable rates or at no cost). Volunteers for deliveries, errands, technology support, and more. Food. Jenks Fund help with special “little things” to ease your mind or lift the spirits. You name it. And you can join in, in so many ways.

Coming up: 

You can find events and fun activities to enjoy virtually, outside, or following Covid-safe protocols, which still matter! Check out the Lyme Events Calendar, the Valley News Calendar, or the Aging Resource Center for ideas. The calendars include free and by-donation food and meals every week.

This week, don’t miss:

  • Tuesday (4/27) at 1pm: Lyme Food Pantry Fresh Produce and Staples Pick-up or Delivery at Lyme Congregational Church. All who ask can receive a box of non-perishable items and fresh produce from Willing Hands, Pete & Gerry’s Eggs, and the USDA. Gift cards for other groceries and prepared meals are available. Boxes of food may be ordered ahead, and if we’re asked for something special we’ll do our best to make it available. There is plenty. Contact us at 795-0603 or

Save the Date!

Check out the Lyme Events Calendar for a full listing of upcoming events selected for Lyme and neighboring communities.

Calendar information is gathered from multiple sources, including:

Lyme and other local listservs
Lyme Library Calendar
Lyme Community and Church Newsletter
Lyme School Events Listing
Town of Lyme Website
Daybreak Upper Valley daily newsletter Click to subscribe
Valley News online calendar

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center

Please share any additions or edits to calendar items, so that we can include them in the online calendar.

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

Connection to resources you need now to stay active, involved, and well.
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!