Little Bites of Ledyard

Bites of LedyardLittle Bites of Ledyard is my gathering place for events, news items and even an occasional opinion about anything Ledyard.

Scouting for Food - On October 31st watch out for those bright yellow Scouting for Food bags! The food will be collected on Saturday, November 7th. All of the food goes to our local food pantry.. Not every street is covered by the scouts, some are too dangerous to stop on, but Scout Leaders will be providing info about how you can still contribute. I will share that here next week.

From the Acorn, the Ledyard Historical Society Newsletter - More than 100 Ledyard residents served in the Union military services during the War between the States. Twenty-nine of them did not march home, their lives given on the battlefield. Their names are inscribed on the obelisk outside the Bill Library, a monument given by Ledyard Bill and dedicated on July 4, 1872, predating the library itself by a full two decades. At their Autumn meeting, on October 25th, Scott Buka will speak about those men, both casualties and survivors. The meeting will be held at the Bill Library Meeting Room, beginning at 2:00 PM. The Bill Library is located at 718 Colonel Ledyard Highway in Ledyard Center. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

The Ledyard Senior Center is holding their  biggest fundraiser of the year tomorrow (Saturday, October 24th) from 9:00AM –2:00PM! Many unique household items, yummy baked goods & perfect pies, cheeses, crafters, jewelry, vendors and so much more!

October is the silly season in Ledyard Politics!  I’m always happy when the election is over and signs go back into the basement. 


Ledyard Seniors Celebrate Arrival of New Van

From the Ledyard Senior Center:  On December 18, Ledyard Seniors had more to celebrate than Christmas with Santa. Their new van was commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Mayor Rodolico, Town Council Chairman Linda Davis, Town Councilor Mike France, Senior Commission Chairman Bob Schempf and Center Director Lauren Rapp.

“We’re thrilled to have this new handicapped accessible van as an addition to our fleet,” said Rapp, “We received a $40K grant from the state and the Town of Ledyard paid the balance. We’re excited! This new addition means more folks have access to the Center, which is an amazing fun-filled place.”

 

The Ledyard Senior Center offers daily transportation during the week for activities such as craft and exercise classes and lunch, along with rides to medical appointments and other necessities.

The telephone number of the Center is on the new bus, and Rapp hopes that folks take notice. There are many programs, classes, speakers and activities offered for residents age 60+ and the disabled at the Senior Center. The new van is ready to take you there.

 

Ledyard senior residents should register and make reservations in advance by calling the office Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM at 860-464-0478.

 

Photo courtesy of Charlie Fitzsimmons

Ledyard Senior Van


The Ledyard Senior Center Club Wednesday Lunches

With the Mayor on other Ledyard Town Business, I had the honor this week of presiding over the installation of the officers of the Ledyard Senior Club. The club holds lunches on Wednesdays which are catered and served by different groups and organizations in town. This Wednesday the final lunch before summer was catered by the Knights of Columbus and held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. I lost count but I think it was a 6 course meal!

Congratulations  to the following:  President - Jean Watrous; 1st VP - Alayne Treadway; 2VP -  Rose O’Lone; Treasurer - Tony Scarpa; Asst Treasurer - Elbert Watrous and Secretary - Phyllis Schrage. Thank you for your service to the senior community!

Senior Club lunches are scheduled throughout the year except for summer. For more information about activities and programs for Ledyard Seniors visit their page on the Ledyard Town Website.

Photos below by Dale Treadway.

 

Seniors one

Seniors two