To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Town Hall will host a historical exhibit of photos, letters and documents that tells the stories of the 28 Lyme residents who served our country during the war and the organizations here at home that supported them. Developed by the Lyme Public Hall and based on more than two years of research, the exhibit draws on material from the Lyme Local History Archives, the WWI Collection of the Connecticut State Library and local residents. The exhibit will be on view from Nov. 12 through December.
On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m., the Lyme Veterans Memorial Committee will hold a special Veterans Day Ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day – signifying the end of World War I – outside at the Lyme Veterans Memorial next to Lyme Town Hall. The ceremony will honor all those from Lyme who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces; and will start at 11:00 a.m., the exact time the Armistice was signed in 1918. Speakers will include New York University’s Rolf Wolfswinkel – a professor of modern history, WWI authority and Lyme resident – and First Selectman Steven Mattson. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Meeting Hall at Lyme Town Hall at the same address (480 Hamburg Road). All are welcome to attend.
The results of today’s elections in the Town of Lyme have been tallied. Voter turnout was 78.6% of registered voters. View the results here.
Lyme Town Hall and the Lyme Transfer Station will be closed Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day.
Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day. Polls will be open at Lyme Town Hall from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The Lyme Public Hall will hold its Annual Chowder Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu this year includes Connecticut clam chowder, corn chowder, newfangled coleslaw, cheddar cheese, delicious breads and homemade desserts. The cost is $15 for adults; $10 for children 7 to 12; and free for children 6 and under. The Hall is located at 249 Hamburg Road (Rt. 156) in Lyme. For more information, please send an email to email@example.com.
High Hopes will hold its annual Holiday Market on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring crafts and wares from more than 60 area artisans, and a wide selection of foods and beverages. Admission is free with a nonperishable food item for the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries. For full details, go here.
The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will hold a public hearing on Nov. 13 concerning the preliminary recommendation by the State that portions of the Lower Connecticut River, Bluff Point, Haley Farm State Park and adjacent areas of Long Island Sound be proposed to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for designation as a National Estuarine Research Reserve. The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Academic Building Auditorium at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, located at 1084 Shennecossett Road in Groton. For the complete details, go here.
The Lyme School PTO Cultural Awareness Committee will host a discussion for Lyme parents with Sam Drazin, executive director of Changing Perspectives, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lyme Consolidated School Library. The discussion is aimed at increasing disability awareness and promoting understanding, respect and acceptance of all people. For more details, see this flyer.
The Lyme Public Hall will hold its annual Lyme Artists Sale on Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The eight Lyme artists whose work will be featured this year include: Steven Evankow, stone bird baths; Angie Falstrom, watercolors; Judy Friday, paintings and hooked pillows; Don Gerber, woodturning; Ann Lightfoot, jewelry; Diana Lord, oil paintings; Lina Tuck, felted bags; and Tina West, hand knitting.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Angie Falstrom at 860-434-3194.