CCL Weekly Update – 7/11/2020
What’s it going to do out there? What are we going to do?
I started writing this, thinking we were in for some much needed, nourishing rain. Now it looks like we might get a few drops this weekend, but wait for next week for more substantial downpours. We could use a little break from the dryness of our gardens and the heat and humidity in the air. Of course, the rains present their own challenges as we try to plan, and in the form of damage if they’re too abundant.
So, how do we know what to do? That seems like a familiar refrain in these uncertain times. The good news is that we have choices – good ones in our beautiful corner of the world … whether you’re looking for engaging activities happening virtually; safe entertainment, recreation, or shopping options across the Upper Valley; help to get errands or needed work done; or just someone to reach out to for a chat.
As always, there are some great activity and event options listed after this message. For more, take a look at the Lyme Events Calendar online, being updated with new events all the time. The CCL Facebook Page is becoming more active, too. If you “Like” the page, it helps us spread the word about events and get helpful and sometimes inspiring posts to more people.
Also, check out the News & Notes page on the CCL Website. You’ll find:
- Information about Summer Camp options at Cedar Circle Farm and Crossroads Academy. Please note that the CCL Jenks Fund and the Pearl Dimick Fund can help pay for summer camp. Contact us at 603-795-0603 or email@example.com.
- Tips about how to Beat the Heat and help others stay cool and safe.
- Kids for Hire information – they’re rising 8th graders earning money for their class trip.
- Inspirations and celebrations shared by Lyme neighbors and friends. Explore! Let us know if you have something you’d like to share.
To complement Kids for Hire, CCL continues to collect names of Lyme Summer Helpers, so we can connect those who may find themselves seeking some work with those who may need some help. The list includes individual workers of all ages and small businesses looking for pay and those who wish to volunteer to help in the community during the next few months. Click here to be put on the Lyme Summer Helpers list. Contact us, and we’ll share names with the skills you need.
We have a few requests for you:
- Please look out for neighbors when the summer weather gets extreme.
- Encourage visitors who are in quarantine to reach out for masks or help with deliveries or other errands, so that they – and we all – can stay safe.
- Welcome new neighbors! We have several new families in town, and it’s trickier to get involved right now. Say hello and share some warm, Lyme love.
Thank you! Please have fun, and contact us if there is any way we might help you enjoy your summer more.
Coming up next week:
More and more is opening up for us to enjoy – both out “in the world” and from home. As you start getting 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.
Check out the growing listing of events on the Lyme Events Calendar online. We invite you to let us know about other things you think we should share. Following are just a few highlights.
- Monday (7/13):
VegiCare Drop-off, 8am-4pm at the horsesheds next to Lyme Congregational Church.
Parish Nurse virtual office hours, 2-5pm.
- Tuesday (7/14):
Our Hour – Physically Distanced, call 795-0603 by Monday, or reply to this email if you would like to get together.
Willing Hands Produce and Food Pantry Package Pick-up*, 1pm at the Lyme Food Pantry Lyme School drive up. We will also deliver. Please pre-order at 795-0603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday (7/16):
Pre-ordered Food Package Pick-up* 3pm at the Lyme Food Pantry Lyme School drive up. We will also deliver. Please pre-order at 795-0603 or email@example.com.
SPECIAL THIS WEEK ON THURSDAY: “Pardon My Garden” at the home of Jodie and Brian Rich *, 1-5 pm in Lyme. Lyme Gardeners host weekly, safe opportunities to view special gardens in Lyme and nearby towns.
Virtual Bible Study – Justice and Witness, 4pm. All are welcome to join the conversation.
- Friday (7/17):
Hazardous Waste Collection at Lebanon High School*. 9am-noon. Click on the link to see the new COVID-19 safety rules. (Also Saturday)
Fairlee’s Free Food Friday Produce Shelf,* 10am-2pm (or as long as it lasts) on the Fairlee Town Common.
- Saturday (7/18):
Hazardous Waste Collection at Lebanon High School*. 9am-noon. Click on the link to see the new COVID-19 safety rules. (Also Friday)
Norwich Farmers Market* open 9am-1pm.
*NOTE: For any event that’s not online, please be prepared with a mask and clean hands or clean gloves.
Save the Date:
- Friday (7/24):
Pig Roast – Take Out at First Baptist Church of Lyme
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