Happy Thanksgiving from Simply Ledyard

I know you were waiting for it!  I share this photo every year during Thanksgiving week. I took it seven years ago at the local Stop  & Shop on the day before Thanksgiving. It was hectic and I was really annoyed with myself that I had left a few things until the very last minute. Audra, who I don’t know, came around the corner and I literally laughed out loud. (LOL) Now I post this photo every year. I keep hoping I will meet Audra again either in Stop & Shop or on social media. I also hope I can retire this photo someday by finding another Thanksgiving one that makes me laugh. Maybe next year!

Who needs gravy, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie with your turkey when you can have beer?

Happy Thanksgiving no matter how you celebrate!

ThanksgivingBeer


The 10th Anniversary of Kelo v. City of New London

It’s been 10 years since the historic Supreme Court decision Kelo v. City of New London. It seems that New London won a round in the Supreme Court, lost in the court of public opinion, and then lost again when Pfizer decided to close its research and development headquarters. New London did get a slight reprieve when  General Dynamics agreed to purchase the Pfizer complex.

Feelings about the whole mess still simmer. I’ve been asked more than once for the use of my photo taken on Hamilton Street in New London not far from the Fort Trumbull neighborhood that was the setting of the controversy. The book, The Little Pink House, has been written.  I’m still waiting for the movie.

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Simply Ledyard is Under Construction

Under constructionIf things look different here at my Simply Ledyard blog, it’s because I’m long overdue for some updating. With spring just around the corner, it seems like a good time for a refresh. I’ve been blogging here for 10 years and I’m constantly tweaking but this time I’m making a major change to make my blog more user friendly on mobile devices. So for the next few days you may see some things out of place as I dismantle and rebuild.  - Linda 


Merry Christmas from Simply Ledyard!

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Santa photos and one I’ve shared for the past couple of years. I have two nice folks to thank for this wonderful photo taken at the Avery Point Light House in Groton. Dale Treadway, is a Gales Ferry resident and founding member of the Avery Point Light House Society. The society raises funds to help preserve and restore New England light houses including this one at Avery Point. Dale initially sent the photo to me. Ron Foster is the photographer who kindly gave me permission to use it here. You’ll find many of Ron’s light house photos at the group’s website.

Merry Christmas to those that celebrate the season!

 

Santa at Avery Point


Happy Thanksgiving from Simply Ledyard

I shot this photo six years ago at the local Stop and Shop on the day before Thanksgiving. It was hectic and I was bummed that I had left a few things until the last minute. Audra, who I don’t know, came around the corner and I literally laughed out loud. (LOL) Now I post this photo every year. I keep hoping I can retire this photo by finding another one that makes me laugh. Maybe next year!

Who needs gravy, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie with your turkey when you can have beer?

Happy Thanksgiving no matter how you celebrate!

ThanksgivingBeer


Photo Friday - Buttonwood Farms 2014

It seems only right to post just one more photo of Buttonwood Farms in Griswold especially since they just announced the result of this year’s Sunflower for Wishes event.  And what a result! 

“We'd like to thank everyone who helped make our 2014 Sunflowers for Wishes benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation such a success! Through your overwhelming support and generous donations we raised $113,232.00 Thank You!”

Moo - Buttonwood


Fourth of July Fireworks in Eastern CT

I’ve thought about being really ambitious and researching the locations of Fourth of July fireworks in Eastern CT but others have already done that hard work. Instead I decided to be the source of the source instead of the source.  Get it?

Below is a list of links with information about fireworks in the area:

Fireworks Displays Around CT 2014

Fireworks in New London County – a 2014 Guide

Connecticut Fireworks 2014

Where to Watch Fireworks in CT – Summer 2014

Connecticut Fourth of July Fireworks Shows, Displays and Celebrations 2014

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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.


Happy 9th Birthday to my Simply Ledyard Blog

I’ve been writing my Simply Ledyard blog for 9 years. Many blogs have come and gone during that time but  I’m still here in the blogosphere.  One of my favorite memories was when a person well known in the tech industry referred to my “little Ledyard blog” in a very positive way. I hope you have enjoyed reading my "little Ledyard blog" as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

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