EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND APPEAL REISSUED

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

 

 

                                           EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND APPEAL

The Board of Selectmen issued this appeal last year. Unfortunately, the economic climate has not improved to any great extent. With this in mind, the Board feels it is appropriate to reissue its request for assistance.

The on- going economic downturn is making itself felt more than ever these days in Lyme. Our Social Services Coordinator Kathy Tisdale is experiencing new, record levels of requests for assistance with necessities such as home heating oil, utility bills and food.

Traditionally, these requests are dealt with in a number of ways including a discretionary account at her disposal which is funded solely by private donations. Its primary function is to provide help for people who for whatever reason cannot qualify for the usual programs for relief. The Town of Lyme does not allocate any taxpayer dollars to a budget line item for this purpose, relying exclusively on the periodic generosity of individuals and civic organizations to meet what has heretofore been a limited demand for public assistance.

 

Relentless pressure on her limited funds has severely diminished her capacity to deal with continued and increasing requests for assistance in Lyme. The Board of Selectmen wishes to take this opportunity to make the community aware of this situation and encourage those with an inclination to do so to help replenish the account.

 

Donations may be sent to the attention of Kathy Tisdale at the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Rd., Lyme, CT 06371. Checks should be made payable to the Emergency Assistance Fund.

 

Thanks to all for your time and consideration.

 

Respectfully,

The Lyme Board of Selectmen

TOWN OF LYME FLU CLINIC – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Seasonal Flu Clinic to be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme for Lyme residents age 50 years and over and persons age 18-49 years with a chronic medical condition.  No insurance or Medicare required.  No set fee – donations appreciated.  Please wear a short sleeved garment.  To schedule a visit for residents who are homebound, please call 860.434.7808.

JOIN THE BUZZ AT LOLEF’S FIRST ANNUAL TRIVIA BEE

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The Lyme Old Lyme Education Foundation is pleased to announce its first Annual Trivia Bee to be held Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Lyme Old Lyme Middle School.

Billed as the most “bee dazzling” fund raiser in The Lymes, The Adult Trivia Bee invites teams of four, comprised of  members from local businesses, community organizations and neighborhoods.Each team will be given a list of trivia topics in advance of the event. Teams are encouraged, but not required, to choose a fun name and dress in costume. The evening will be hosted by the Foundation and emcee’d by Kevin Hogan of Channel 3 News.

The winning team from each round will then participate in a championship round with the winner to be awarded the coveted Honey Cup conveying the distinction of being LOL’s Triva Bee Champion. There will be prizes for best costume and team name as well.

Admission is free and fans are encouraged to attend and root for their favority teams in person. Refreshments, local honey and raffle tickets will also be available for purchase.

The Lyme Old Lyme Education Foundation supports innovative educational initiatives in both our schools and communities.Thanks to community support, LOLEF has donated over 100-thousand dollars to such endeavors since its inception. This year alone, the Foundation has awarded almost $40,000 in funding to the Regional District 18 school system as well as Community Education projects. The LOLEF relies heavily on the success of  fundraisers such as the Triva Bee to sustain the viability of its grants program.

Businesses and organizations are invited to either enter or sponsor a team made up of teachers and or students from our local schools. If you would like to participate, or become a corporate sponsor, please contact Nicole Wholean at (860) 434-6678. There is a registration fee of $200.00 per team and the entry deadline is October 15, 2012. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Foundation’s web page-www.lolef.org.

LYMES’ SENIOR CENTER SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The Lymes’ Senior Center has released the following list of upcoming special events.

September 8th     Lyme Veterans Committee Ham and bean Dinner     5:00 PM

September 19th  Mah Jongg Starts in Lobby                                                    11:00 AM

September 19th  High Hat Tea Party and Luncheon                                       Noon

September 26th  Pizza Day Luncheon                                                                   Noon

October 3rd           Senior Club Meeting/Music Entertainment                     1:00 PM

October 4th            Lyme Flu Clinic/No Charge, Donations Accepted        9:00 AM

October 17th          Senior Club Fall Luncheon @ Hideaway                           Noon

October 17th          Lions Club Low Vision Clinic                                                  1:00 PM

October 27th          VFW Haloween Pig Roast                                                         6:00 PM

November 3rd        VNA Health Day @ Christ the King Church                      8:00 AM

Park and Rec Fall Soccer for Grade Pre-K through Grade 5

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Lyme Park and Rec Fall Soccer Registration Form:

http://townlyme.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/PR_soccer-registration-2012.pdf

Lyme Park and Rec Fall Soccer Flyer:

http://townlyme.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/PR_soccer-flyer-2012.pdf

Park and Rec Creative Art Classes for Grades K-5

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

http://townlyme.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/PR_art-flyer-2012.pdf