News and Notes:
Celebrating this month …
Agriculture – Showcasing the hard work of our local farmers and gardeners. We celebrate the past, present and future of agriculture in our community. We have so many skilled and dedicated women, men, and children raising crops, animals, flowers, and more, benefitting our health, well-being, economy, and the earth. Watch for stories, photos, and activities throughout the month!
- From the VegiCare team: “LETTUCE be mindful, here’s a HEADS up! … please plant an extra row or two, to share your bounty with many or few.” The season starts on July 5th, with Monday drop off of vegetables and fruit to share. A team of volunteers delivers the harvest to grateful neighbors. Growers and deliverers are always welcome! Contact Mimi (firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-381-2074) or Dayle (email@example.com, 802-359-4346) with questions or to share your veggies or thyme.
If you appreciate or are involved in local agriculture, and would like folks to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pride Month – Love is Love. Here are two events this week, celebrating inclusion for all:
Please contact us to share stories or resources in support of Pride month, and always let us know how CCL might help you or someone you know. Email email@example.com or call 603-795-0603.
Weekly health and well-being tips, resources, and recipes …
Monday’s Menu. Click here to read this week’s recipe, Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies, from Anna Pippin, MSHN. Anna says, “These are nutritious, soft and chewy oatmeal cookies with a delicious strawberry twist! These are easy to make and have no refined sugars. They will make a great snack or treat!” Click here to see all the Monday’s Menu recipes.
Wellness Wednesday. Click here for this week’s post, “Reef Safe and UV Smart” submitted by Shelby Wood. Based on headlines about the Great Barrier Reef this week, we look at and explore how our choice of sunscreen impacts the environment, and how we can make simple choices to take care of our bodies while being good stewards of the earth. See all the Wellness Wednesday posts here.
If you have a wellness tip or a healthful recipe you would like to share, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. This post includes all the details.
We celebrate retiring Lyme Parish Nurse, Kari Allen!
Kari has worked tirelessly, with such love and skill, attending to the health and well-being of everyone who needed her. With love and gratitude, we wish Kari all the blessings in her next adventures. We are delighted that she and her huge heart will continue to be involved in Lyme! New Lyme Parish Nurse Kathy Watson has joined the team. She can be reached in the same ways: email email@example.com, or call the church at 603-795-2850.
We are here. Every day. 603-795-0603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 help@CCLyme.org. 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.
There is a LOT going on out there! Check out the Lyme Events Calendar (a selection of events from lots of calendars), the Valley News Calendar (especially for all kinds of arts in the area, but lots more), Lyme organizations (see several links at the end of this message) or the Aging Resource Center for ideas.
Lyme is happening!
We are pleased to pass on news shared by Lyme organizations about their summer plans. Click on the links for details …
- VegiCare. The season begins July 5th, with Monday drop-offs of gardeners’ bounty and love-filled produce deliveries to Lyme neighbors. Plant your extra row now!
- Crossroads Academy. Weekly summer programs. New topics each week. Remember that the Pearl Dimick Fund offers summer camp scholarships. The Jenks Fund can also help.
This next week, don’t miss:
- Tuesday (6/29) at 1pm: Lyme Food Pantry Fresh Produce and Staples Pick-up or Delivery at Lyme Congregational Church. Farmers market style fresh produce from Willing Hands, Pete & Gerry’s Eggs, and local bakers. All who ask can receive a box of non-perishable items. Gift cards for other groceries and prepared meals are also 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 email@example.com.
- Sunday (7/4): Independence Day. Here are opportunities of note: Orford-Fairlee celebration: Food Trucks, Parade (11am), Take-out Chicken BBQ (noon), Pie & Ice Cream, Beer on Tap, Music (5pm), Lake Morey Fireworks (dusk). Town of Hartford celebration: Food Vendors, Music, Family Entertainment, Fireworks. Events start at 7 p.m. Fireworks at Dusk. We understand things are brewing, and we’ll look to share more next week.
Save the Date:
- Monday (7/12): Lawn Party Luncheon on the River. 12:30pm at Teccas’ home in Orford. Co-hosted by CommunityCare of Lyme and the Orford Senior Center. Lyme and Orford community members all welcome! Meal prepared by neighbors. Donations welcome. To RSVP or offer help, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 795-0603. Please share with neighbors who won’t see this note.
- Wednesday (7/21): Community Meal – Welcome Home! 5:30pm on the Lyme Common.
Come and welcome over 50 new Lyme neighbors! Everyone is invited to bring something you enjoy sharing for the meal. Lyme organizations will be there to share what they’re doing and how you might get involved, as post-pandemic plans are taking shape. It will be safe, informal, and fun! More to come. Email email@example.com or call 795-0603, if you’d like to be involved.
- Saturday (9/25): The Lyme Health & Wellness Fair, on the Common. Planning is underway! Please reach out to Shelby@cclyme.org if you’d like to learn more or be a part of it.
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.