CCL Weekly Update – 4/29/2021

This Saturday is Lyme’s Day of Service and Green Up Day. Join in!  

The air feels lighter … be it the gentle lifting of restrictions, the spring weather, the happiness that comes from preparing to be helpful, the lovely and warm virtual poetry gathering Stephanie Carney and Shelby coordinated last evening  … whatever the reason, we so appreciate it!

This coming weekend is one that Lyme looks forward to each year: Lyme’s Day of Service. Since 2015, CommunityCare of Lyme has partnered with the Conservation Commission on the first Saturday of May to green up roads and offer service to our neighbors and community friends. After a “special” 2020, with service efforts worked out one-by-one since we couldn’t gather, we’re back with our fifth full-fledged day of neighbor service and road clean-up! 

Thanks in advance to so many of you for signing up to help. Click here for details and links, if you’d still like to sign up.

Before the pandemic, we started the day with a wonderful community breakfast hosted by the Lyme School and Dowds’ Country Inn. Given our current circumstances, CCL will host a “Good Morning, Volunteers” table, with take-away coffee and breakfast snacks and information for all joining in the community effort to spruce things up after our long winter.

You’ll find us outside at the Lyme School (where the buses stop), 7:30-11am. There will be coffee donated by Lyme Country Store, plus muffins from neighborly bakers, juices, and fruits to start the day. We’ll also have Green Up (blue) bags and information. If you haven’t had the chance to sign up for a project or a road to clean up, we’ll have lists of opportunities. If you’d like to help out the earth, bring along your own coffee mug.

We’d love to see you (and offer a snack) regardless of your plans for the day! If Saturday’s opportunities aren’t the right fit for you, come by to learn more about other ways or times to lend a hand. If you could use some help, come by if you can, call us if you can’t. We are here for you. 

As you continue your Spring cleaning and greening

You might look for ways to save yourself money and help Mother Nature keep on supporting our comfort (and our gardens). There are small steps we can all take to be more efficient with the energy we use. This website from NHSaves has some helpful ideas

If you could use a hand with your springtime efforts at home and missed our Day of Service offer to connect you with a neighborly volunteer, don’t hesitate to reach out! The offer stands. There are many friendly neighbors eager to offer a helping hand.

Keep watching the CCL postings for more interesting and fun events coming up. 

Wishing you all the best of health and happiness.

With Love,  Patty

603-795-0603 (CCL office)

Don’t forget: 

News and Notes:

Covid Vaccination 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.

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. Click here to read this week’s recipe, “Flourless Chickpea Blondies”, submitted by Anna Pippin, MSHN. Anna says, “These delicious blondies are naturally gluten free and made with 100% natural and wholesome ingredients! No flour, sugar, oil, or butter! Throw them together in 5 minutes and you will have a sweet treat in 30 minutes that the whole family will enjoy!Click here to see all the Monday’s Menu recipes.

Wellness Wednesday. Click here for this week’s post, “Volunteers: Heroes Among Us”, by Shelby Wood, CCL Manager of Program Development. See all the Wellness Wednesday posts at

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

National Humor Month. In case you missed this last post of April’s weekly jokes, here’s the link. It includes a printable calendar with the full month of jokes. It’s never too late for a giggle (or a groan)!

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 – new details

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.  (Community Care 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 location, and date of reservation.  Frank will reply with 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.  To confirm your booking, a 50% deposit check made out to Those Guys must be received by Frank Gould, PO Box 134, Lyme, NH 03768.  Please sign and send with your deposit check our tent usage policy form that will be emailed to you as an attachment.  Reservations are honored on a first come first served basis and finalized by receipt of your deposit check.

2021 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.

This post includes all the details. You might click the link and bookmark it for future reference.

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: 

Things are opening up! You can find events and fun activities to enjoy outside, following Covid-safe protocols. 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:

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!