Blogging in Ledyard since 2005

I've been blogging here at Simply Ledyard since 2005, well before the time that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter became an easy way to reach the Ledyard Community. I've never been a prolific blogger as far as number of words in a post. I personally find Facebook an easier way to share information quickly especially in a group.  As a result, I've been spending less time here and I've struggled with actually abandoning the whole blog idea. 

For quite awhile, I've been intrigued with the idea of making this blog site more of a Ledyard Resource. I've found the biggest drawback with my Ledyard Community Forum group on Facebook is with over 5000 members the information moves quickly down the newsfeed and as much as I try, people don't or won't use the search feature. 

Over the next few weeks, I will be doing some updating and work on the resource idea. Hopefully we both will like the end result.  - Linda

 

 


Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats are published every two weeks and offer a simple look at Ledyard Real Estate.  Inventory remains low but there has been a jump from 66 active listings to 80 active listings in the past two weeks. Pending sales are steady but August is a notoriously quiet month. Low inventory is generally a predictor of rising prices but Ledyard has seen only a slight uptick to date over last year's $225,500 median sales price. 

Quick Stats


Ledyard Photo Friday

Wednesday would have been the last day for the Loko Yoko Food Truck at the Ledyard Farmers' Market. Sadly due to inclement weather, we didn't get to say goodbye. Yoko Loko were only able to sign up for the first half of the season due to their work schedules. Yes, these hard working guys work a full time job in addition to the food truck!  Market volunteers and visitors became really fond of the food and personable crew of Yoko Loko. We are going to miss them and hope to visit them in Gales Ferry on Saturdays at Kartway again real soon! They go before Planning and Zoning with their Site Plan on August 9th.  Yes, you need a site plan to park a food truck in Ledyard. 

 

Yoko Loko

Photo by Barry Watrous of Ledyard


The Ledyard Food Pantry

Want to donate to the Ledyard Food Pantry? Thank you. Our donation boxes are located at Ledyard Town Hall, Village Market Checkout, Holmberg Orchards, Gales Ferry Landing, Parke's Place and Holdridge Farm and Garden. During Farmers'Market Season, you can leave your donations in the donation bin at the Market Tent. You can also bring your donations directly to the pantry (across from Valentino's) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9-11 and Thursday from 4-6.

Or...Donate from the warmth of your living room from our Amazon Wish List

For information about using the food pantry, holiday and emergency assistance,  click HERE

Donate Pantry


Ledyard Meeting Calendar

For a quick look at the Ledyard meeting calendar visit www.LedyardCT.org and click to Community Calendar.

Minutes  and meeting agendas of the Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commissions can be accessed by going to the meeting portal. Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those very few held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

Board of Education meetings can be found at www.Ledyard.net 

Town Hall


Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats are published every two weeks and offer a simple look at Ledyard Real Estate.  Inventory remains low and pending sales steady. Low inventory generally is a predictor of rising prices but Ledyard has seen only a slight uptick to date over last year's $225,500 median sales price. 

Quick Stats


Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats are published every two weeks and offer a simple look at Ledyard Real Estate.  Inventory has dropped again, this time to 60 residential listings, a level not experienced since the peak market of the 2005-2007 era.  Low inventory generally is a predictor of rising prices but Ledyard has seen only a slight uptick to date over last year's $225,500 median sales price. 

Quick Stats


Ledyard Christmas in July

Enjoy Christmas Cookies, Entertainment and even Santa! July 22nd 1-3PM at Pop's Premium Ice Cream

Food Pantry inventory is traditionally low during the summer as most donations arrive over the holidays. Additionally, summer is the end of reduced school meal programs for children of our pantry guests. You can participate by choosing one or more of the non-perishable food items from the list below and bring them to our Christmas in July Event and receive a free topping from Pop's! 

if you are unable to attend, you may bring your donations on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 9-11AM or Thursday from 4-6PM. Or our donation boxes are located at Ledyard Town Hall, Village Market Checkout, Holmberg Orchards, Gales Ferry Landing, Parke's Place and Holdridge Farm and Garden.

Here is our current wish list:

Pasta sauce
Chicken/beef broth
​Ramen noodles
​Progresso soup (Chicken or Beef)
Pasta meals
Canned meat and tuna
​Oil
Sugar
Mayo
Relish​
Barbecue sauce
Cake and Brownie mixes
Frostings
Kids cereal
Rice A Roni
Salad ​d​ressings
Pudding and Jello
Kid snacks
Raisens
Boxed pasta

Paper products, household products and personal care items are always welcome!

Prefer to donate from your couch? Amazon wish list link:
http://a.co/8kiBAlB

Christmas in July


Ledyard Backpack Program

School is out but it won't be long before the stores will be promoting Back to School Supplies! The Town of Ledyard will be providing backpacks and school supplies to those children whose parents are eligible to receive assistance. If you can help, backpacks can be chosen from this Amazon Wish List. http://a.co/fdfBWNV

Any questions? Please contact the Social Services Coordinator at 860-464-3222

Backpack


Ledyard Meeting Schedule

For a quick look at the Ledyard meeting calendar visit www.LedyardCT.org and click to Community Calendar.

Minutes  and meeting agendas of the Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commissions can be accessed by going to the meeting portal. Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

The third meeting week of June has a full schedule including the regular Library Commission Meeting on Monday at 7:30PM. The Permanent Building Committee also meets on Monday at 5:00PM at the Board of Education office. This is the best place for updates on the Town's school projects. 

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

Town Hall


Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats are published every two weeks and offer a simple look at Ledyard Real Estate.  Inventory has dropped to 63 residential listings, a level not experienced since the peak market of the 2005-2007 era.  Low inventory generally is a predictor of rising prices but Ledyard has seen only a slight uptick to date over last year's $225,500 median sales price. 

Quick Stats