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.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for George & Rosemary Moore Trail – with Guided Tours

Join us for the opening and ribbon cutting of the George & Rosemary Moore Trail on Saturday, December 1, at 10:00 a.m., at the Mount Archer Woods Parking Lot on Mount Archer Road in Lyme. The new trail, named to honor George and Rosemary Moore’s 14 years of service towards land preservation in Lyme, uses existing trails to provide a seven-mile scenic loop in the River to Ridgetop Preserves. Come for the ceremony only or join in a walk afterwards.

There will be a choice of three guided walks to choose from. All will start at the Mt. Archer Parking Lot. Bring water. Snacks will be provided. (Walk details may change.)

  • Walk 1 – The entire seven-mile trail loop. Bring a picnic lunch. This could take four or more hours depending upon the speed of the group.
  • Walk 2 – Just the northern half (about four miles). This could take about three hours. Bring a lunch if you wish.
  • Walk 3 – The Mt. Archer Woods, to the ruins and back (about 1 mile).

Reservations are requested for walkers: RSVP to and let us know which walk you wish to join.

Holiday Decoration Workshop at the Lyme Public Hall

Join the Lyme Public Hall Association and the Lyme Garden Club at the Public Hall on Saturday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m. for an afternoon of holiday wreath and swag making. Members of the Garden Club will be on hand to guide you through the process. Refreshments will be available and there will be projects for children age five and older.  

There is no charge for this program, but please pre-register by Monday, November 26, to attend.  To register or for more information, please contact or call 860-526-8886.

“Enhancing Wildlife Habitat” Presentation at Town Hall

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Audubon CT are offering a special presentation at Town Hall focused on how to enhance local wildlife habitat for songbirds, wild turkeys and beneficial insects.  DEEP wildlife biologist Peter Picone will share his knowledge and insights on creating and improving wildlife habitat in your surroundings, and discuss the role that valuable native plants can play in creating a better environment.  The event is free and open to the public.  Residents are encouraged to RSVP for the presentation using this form:

The presentation is part of a year-long Audubon CT project called the “Lyme Forest Block” designed to educate landowners in six area towns about forest birds and how to better manage their woodlands for them – especially the Wood Thrush and the Cerulean Warbler.  For more information on the Nov. 13 presentation or the Lyme Forest Block project, please email


Lyme Town Hall To Host WWI History Exhibit

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.

Veterans Day Ceremony To Honor Lyme Veterans & Current Members of the Armed Forces

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.