LOLHS Graduate Chelsea Evankow To Speak on Peace Corps Experience

On Friday, Dec. 27, at 3:00 p.m., at the Lyme Public Library:  A presentation by Chelsea Evankow, a 2014 graduate of LOLHS and current Peace Corps volunteer serving in Zambia, Africa. She has been living and teaching in a rural village for the past 15 months and will return there for an additional year to complete her assignment.  Her primary responsibilities include teaching English to grades 5-8 and building teacher-to-teacher capacity. Chelsea will share her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in relation to challenges, successes and daily life.

Volunteers Needed for Nov. 23 Roadside Clean-Up

On Saturday, Nov. 23, at 9:00 a.m., volunteers will meet at the Hadlyme Country Market to pick up litter along Route 82, from Shagbark to Baker Lane.  The clean-up is sponsored by the Town of Lyme Open Space Office, Hadlyme Public Hall, the North School Society, Friends of Whalebone Cove, the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Hadlyme Hall Garden Club. To see the flyer, click here.

High Hopes Holiday Market on Nov. 17

On Sunday, Nov.  17, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., High Hopes Therapeutic Riding will hold its 9th Annual Holiday Market featuring 60 artisan vendors, food trucks, beer and wine tastings, crafts and games for children, raffles and other contests.  Admission is free with a donation to the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries.  Free parking is available onsite, subject to weather. For more information, go here.

Ceremonial Stonework Presentation on Nov. 15

On Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m., the Lyme Open Space Coordinator and the Lyme Land Conservation Trust have arranged a presentation by photographer Markham Starr entitled “Ceremonial Stonework: The Enduring Native American Presence on the Land” at the Lyme Public Hall.  Starr’s slide presentation will take the audience on an extended walk through the woods to see the ceremonial stonework left behind by the indigenous population that inhabited New England for 12,000 years. Attendees will be invited to a walk to see some of this stonework in local preserves on Saturday, Nov. 16, or Sunday, Nov. 17. For more information, contact Wendy Hill at

Nature Walk for Families with Young Children on Nov. 17

On Sunday, Nov. 17, at 1:00 p.m., the Lyme Open Space Coordinator and the Lyme Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) are offering a free nature walk in the Banningwood Preserve, led by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Education Director Kim Hargrave. The walk will help young children explore rock outcroppings, notice seasonal changes and search out creatures getting ready for winter. Reserve your family’s spot by emailing  See the flyer here.

Annual Lyme Artists Sale on Nov. 1-2

On Friday, Nov. 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Lyme Public Hall will hold its annual Lyme Artists Sale.  The 10 Lyme artists whose works will be featured for sale this year include:

  • Betsey Copp, pottery;
  • Steven Evankow, stone bird baths;
  • Angie Falstrom, watercolors;
  • Don Gerber, woodturning;
  • Georgiana Goodwin, garments, pillows and reverse-painted mirrors;
  • Ann Lightfoot, jewelry;
  • Diana Lord, oil paintings; 
  • Jodi Muench, botanicals;
  • Lina Tuck, felted bags;
  • Tina West, handknitting; and
  • Ben Kegley, wood crafts. 

Best Chowder Dinner on Nov. 9

On Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Lyme Public Hall will hold its annual Best Chowder Dinner, featuring homemade clam and corn chowders, coleslaw, breads and desserts. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children age 7 to 12; children six and under eat free. All proceeds benefit the Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives.  To see the flyer for the event, click here.