They are beautiful to look at but certainly create a lot of work when they fall. There seems to be much confusion about what to do with Ledyard leaves. If you don’t have a yard big enough to rake them out of sight, the Town of Ledyard does have two ways to help.
There is no charge to bring them to the town Transfer Station at 889 Colonel Ledyard Highway. If that is not an option for you, then the town will pick them up. The leaves Must be in biodegradable bags. The bags are available commercially or at Town Hall, Libraries, and Transfer Station. Leaves will be collected on Wednesday of each week. You must call for a pick-up.”
You’ll find more details on the bulky waste page of the Town of Ledyard website.
The anticipation started building yesterday when residents on the Facebook Ledyard Forum began asking for information about Santa’s arrival today . News quickly spread this morning that Santa and Mrs. Claus were on their way. Forum members were able to track Santa’s path as he traveled throughout neighborhoods in Ledyard and Gales Ferry.
For as long as I can remember, Santa arrives each year to our community with help from our fire departments. It is a grand tradition and one I look forward to each year, long after my son has grown up and moved from Ledyard.
Photo by Ginger Rae Morse
Photo by Andrea Carpenter - Trout
Photo by Paula Raffield Gonzales
I've put together some Calendar Kits for my Simply Ledyard friends including my favorite 81/2x11 refrigerator calendar that I have given away for years! I also have a REVISED magnetic Ledyard Public School Calendar and a calendar strip for your computer. To pick up any of these calendars, stop by RE/MAX Realty Group at our new location at 1641 Route 12 in Gales Ferry. (Next to what used to be Subway).
P.S. While supplies last!
I shot this photo three 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 came around the corner and I literally laughed out loud. (LOL) Now I post this photo every year. Who needs gravy, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie with your turkey when you can have beer?
Audra of Audge’s Mobile Pet was a good sport to let me take a photo of her!
Happy Thanksgiving no matter how you celebrate!
Ledyard Photo Friday is a day late but for a good reason. My computer crashed about a week ago, just as I was I headed to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Convention. My husband installed a new hard drive while I was gone and we’ve spent the last few days restoring software on my computer. Then I bought the new IPhone4s which needed to be configured with my apps. Being a glutton for punishment, I also downloaded the new ios5 software for my IPad. All of this was exhausting but I’m happy to say that everything seems to be up and running.
In celebration, I’ve decided to hold a pumpkin carving contest on my Ledyard Facebook Page.
Here are the rules:
1. You must live in Ledyard to enter.
2. You must submit your entry on my Ledyard Facebook Page between October 24 and midnight on October 30th. Only one entry per person.
3. The winner will be determined by the number of “likes” and will win a $30 gift certificate to Holmberg Orchards.
May the best pumpkin win!
There are still over 1700 people in Ledyard without power and a few of those had power at one point after the storm. How frustrating would that be? It must feel similar to aftershocks from an earthquake. You think it is all over and it isn’t. Today was the first day I didn’t have to queue in the McDonald’s line for coffee. I’m back and hoping for no aftershocks.
People are celebrating and reporting progress over at the Ledyard Facebook Page and also at the Ledyard Gales Ferry Community Forum. My favorite quote today came from Elizabeth Barber who said “I got power at nine last night after offering to marry the CL&P guy. It’s great that people are retaining their sense of humor!
It’s that dreaded time of year for those of us who heat our homes with oil to roll the dice and decide whether to lock in our oil prices for the season, buy in advance, or pay as we go. The subject is discussed at the dinner table, in the grocery stores, and at neighborhood gatherings. It is a gamble and no one wants to be on the end of an “I told you so.”
You won't get any advice from me. I've guessed right one year only to make the wrong decision a year later.
What to do? What to do? Read the rest of the story at the link above.