This is not the official swearing in photo of the Ledyard Town Council and Ledyard Board of Education. This was taken after all the formalities and official business. It didn’t take much convincing to get this group to join in the festivities. I thought it was a perfect photo for Ledyard Photo Friday.
As Ledyard Mayor John Rodolico’s 4 year term comes to an end, I had the privilege as Chairman of the Town Council to present a proclamation for his 30 years of dedication to the Town of Ledyard.
“Those of us who witnessed his work will attest that John A. Rodolico is motivated by the highest ideals of public service. The citizens of Ledyard have benefitted and will remain grateful for his years of service, commitment, integrity and perseverance during a period of growth and change and are fortunate to have been and continue to be served by his qualities of leadership.”
As you can imagine I’ve taken a whole lot of photos during the fall season, the prettiest time of year in Ledyard. This is one of my favorites taken in the Putnam Bank Parking Lot off Chapman Lane in Gales Ferry. I was driving north on Route 12 and as soon as I saw this spectacular stand of trees I knew I had to return. Who knew my photograph was going to end up looking like a water color?
It has been a very long time since I posted a photo for Ledyard Photo Friday. Too long. I’m not sure why I stopped posting photos on Friday but I think it might be something similar to writer’s block. The good news is that photo Friday is officially back!
Ledyard’s 2015 Municipal Elections are behind us and most of the candidate signs have been removed. As candidates, our signs are sometimes stolen or run over. During this election cycle several of mine blew away during a particularly windy evening. I have no explanation for this sign that remained standing after an apparent shark attack.
Linda Davis is a real estate broker, blogger, politician and a wannabe photographer who is sadly still using the point and shoot mode of her camera.
The Town of Ledyard's website is going through a makeover and that includes the addition of a bunch of new photos. I asked the members of the Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook to submit their Ledyard photos which may end up on the Town's website. I offered a sweet treat to the person who’s photo I liked best. Linda Taylor-Macrino submitted a number of photos including this one taken in Gales Ferry Village. It is my favorite because the forsythia reminded me that although it is in the 30’s as I write this, spring isn’t too far off.
Ledyard Photo Friday is back! Although I post photos on many different days, Friday is the day to feature one that sums up the best of Ledyard for the week. This one was posted by Melissa MacHutta Cliett on the Ledyard Forum on Facebook. I think it captures what we are all feeling here in Eastern CT Besides being snow weary, I’m not sure what we would do with anymore of the white stuff as we are running out of places to put it and we haven’t had weather warm enough to start melting it.
For the record, I’ve measured over 55 inches on my back deck in Gales Ferry. 25 inches would be much more typical.
October is my favorite time of year for Ledyard Photo Friday but just when I think the leaf peeping is over and we are past our peak, I see another stand of photo worthy trees. I was driving up Route 12 and found these in the parking lot behind Putnam Bank.
Ledyard is almost at the peak of fall colors. I have a few favorite trees around town and this is the one closest to home. I call it simply The Harvard Tree since it is found on the Harvard training facility property on Military Highway.
The Ledyard Fair is just around the corner so I thought it would be a good day to share some photos from the past few years. This year, the Ledyard Fair will be held on September 5, 6 and 7th.
After eight years of service Ledyard Patrol Canine Ringo retires with recognition from the Mayor for his many successful searches involving suspects and numerous drug related crimes.
“The working Dog Team of Officer Dan Gangon and Canine Ringo were extremely instrumental in the success Ledyard’s Community Policing Program with their many demonstrations to various community organizations and schools.”
Ringo began enjoying his retirement from the Ledyard Police Department on July 1st at the home of Officer Gagnon.
Some Ledyard Town Council meetings are more fun than others.