Annual Native Plant Sale

The CT River Coastal Conservation District’s annual, fund-raising Native Plant Sale is underway, offering a wide variety of native shrubs, ground covers, evergreen tree seedlings, flowering perennials, ferns, grasses and culinary herbs.  Proceeds are used to support conservation, environmental education and technical assistance programs.   To pre-order native plants from the online store, go here.  To download the sales brochure and order form, go here.

Lymes’ Senior Center To Present Art Exhibition

The Shoreline Artists’ Workshop and the Lymes’ Senior Center’s art classes, under the instruction of Sharon Schmiedel, will present an exhibition at the Old Lyme Town Hall during the months of March and April.  Exquisite pieces of work will reflect a variety of visual media and styles. All pieces will be for sale, with a portion of any proceeds donated to the senior center.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the town hall in Old Lyme. 

Parks & Rec Winter Basketball Program Starts Jan. 19

The Winter Basketball Program starts Saturday, January 19, at the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School gym.  Sessions will be held as follows:

  • Kindergarten – 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Grades 1-2 – 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Grades 3-5 – 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All equipment will be at the gym ready for use. Team shirts and schedules will be handed out the first day. For more information, please contact Don Bugbee at

Lyme Forest Block Wildlife Presentation on Jan. 16

The Lyme Forest Block Conservation Project is hosting a free event on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7:00 p.m., with wildlife biologist Jenny Dickson.  Dickson will discuss the economic and ecological benefits of birds and other wildlife in the Lyme Forest Block.  The event will be held in the Community Room of the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library at 2 Library Lane in Old Lyme.  For more information, click here.

Yale Professor To Address Rogers Lake Authority

Professor David Post of Yale University will be making a presentation at the Wednesday, Jan. 9, meeting of the Rogers Lake Authority.  Post and his research associates have been studying Rogers Lake for more than 15 years and will discuss the impact that alewives (a species of herring found in the lake) have on water quality and bass fishing.  For more information, click here.