Ledyard Business Network

thumbs_up_icon_800_7661I’ll be presenting a session on Social Media Trends during the Ledyard Business Network meeting on February 16th,  6:00-7:00PM in the SCRRRA Board Room at Gales Ferry Landing. (Behind CVS)

“The Ledyard Business Network is a simple, easy going group of Ledyard and Gales Ferry small business owners who come together monthly to meet, network or learn new skills at a workshop.

Being a part of the Ledyard Business Network is FREE. It is open to any person who owns or manages a business in Ledyard and Gales Ferry or any local business owners who are residents of Ledyard and Gales Ferry. Home based businesses are welcome to join!!

Members of the LBN host Networking Nights at their local business on week nights. These are very similar to a business after hours where you are encouraged to mingle, give your elevator speech and meet other business owners. These events are FREE to attend as long as you can tell everyone what you do!!”

Interested in attending?  Visit the group’s website to register.


Snow Plowing in Ledyard

With the potential of a snow storm this weekend, I asked members of the Ledyard Forum on Facebook who they call for snow removal in the Ledyard area.  Here are their responses:

 

Dave Tetlow  860- 460-2088

Acres of Care Landscaping L.L.C.  860-886-3443

Eagle Quality Landscaping   860-464-1717

H&H Landscaping 860-705-5093

Rocky’s Landscaping   860-215-6424

Spano’s Landscaping  860- 917-0855

Joshua McKeon  860-501-8403

Zack Spicer  860-917-4873

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The Old Gales Ferry School

A recent comment in the Day newspaper about Ledyard’s School Building project still has me fuming. “Look at the mess in Gales Ferry with a rotting school still standing.”

Rotting school in Gales Ferry? I would invite anyone to visit the old Gales Ferry School at 7 Hurlbutt Road which houses SCRRRA and several other Ledyard businesses. A number of improvements have been made to the building using funds from the rent the town collects from tenants. It is generating income and far from rotting. And don’t forget that the town also sold a portion of the old Gales Ferry School property to house a CVS.

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New Ledyard Restaurant Opening Monday

Ledyard Family Restaurant and Buffet is opening on Monday morning at 6:00AM. I got a sneak peek this morning for breakfast and the enthusiasm and excitement was being to build for the big day.  I had a great omelet with fresh fruit and look forward to trying out the salad bar and quick coffee takeout next week. You can find out about all the cool happenings and take a look at their menu by visiting their Facebook Page.

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About the author:  Linda Davis has been a licensed real estate agent in Ledyard CT for over 35 years. She has a long history of community service and currently serves as Chairman/Deputy Mayor of  the Ledyard Town Council. Linda can help with homes for sale in Ledyard as well as homes for sale in Eastern CT including, Groton, Mystic, Stonington, Norwich, Montville, New London, East Lyme, or Waterford. 

Ledyard Photo Friday - RIP Buster

Buster was a long time resident of Alice Acres Farm in Gales Ferry. He passed on this week and will be missed by the community including all the children that stopped by say hello while enjoying the ice cream at Cows and Cones. I took this photo several years ago. It has always been one of my favorites and even has graced the Town of Ledyard’s website.

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Apples and Peaches in Ledyard Oh my!

Peach season in New England is one of my favorite times of year. We are fortunate in Ledyard to have a few local places to satisfy our peach tooth. I bought my first peach supply of the season from Gales Ferry Horticulture on Route 12 who get their crop from Whittle’s farm in Mystic. Now my peaches come from Holmberg Orchards in Gales Ferry who offer them in their store, as well as Pick Your Own Peaches in their fields. If you can’t get enough, they also have fresh baked peach pies. I happen to love baking and my very favorite recipe for using ripe peaches is Peach Pound Cake. Finally, if you are looking for an adult peach beverage, don’t miss Holmberg Orchards Harmony Peach Wine.

While peach season is winding down, another season begins as the first crop of Holmberg Apples arrived a couple of weeks ago. Even though I generally bake my own goodies, I make an exception for Holmberg Apple Crisp. It really is famous!

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A Trader Joe’s in Eastern Connecticut?

There is a new Trader Joe’s store coming to Connecticut but unfortunately it will be located in Stamford. Based on my experience in visiting lots of Trader Joe’s stores around CT and Rhode Island, I’d guess that a store in Ledyard is unlikely. We just don’t have the type of mall they seem to gravitate to. However, there are locations nearby that would seem like good options including Mystic/Stonington, Waterford or even Lisbon.

My regular readers know my love for Trader Joe’s and a few months ago, I even shared my shopping list here. I was shopping at the Warwick RI Trader Joe’s today and a gentleman offered his opinion that Warwick ended up with a Trader Joe’s because of people in the area sending lots of emails. I went to the TJ’s website and found a place to send a location request. Join me in filling out the form and indicate your desire to locate a Trader Joe’s in Eastern CT rather than a specific small town. We can do this!

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