Ledyard Photo Friday - Ledyard's Best Pup

It is pretty obvious that the members of the Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook are pet lovers but I was overwhelmed with over 100 entries when I decided to do a Ledyard Best Pup photo contest. My friend Chris Griffith from Bonita Springs Florida was the judge along with her dog Dillon. I thought she would pick the winner and we would move on but I quickly realized that was an impossible task. We narrowed it down to 20 and then 5 and decided to let the forum decide from there. The winner will be announced tomorrow!

The winner will receive some sweet treats from me, a gift certificate from Bodacious Biscuits donated by C.H.A.I.N as well as a C.H.A.I.N. tee shirt  and a dog training class by Courteous Canine at the Gales Ferry Landing. In no particular order you have our 5 Top Pups.

Ledyard Dogs

Ledyard’s First Little Free Library

Mark Fields recently posted in the Ledyard Gales Ferry Community Forum  that he made his wife quite happy after building his Little Free Library pictured below. The project was inspired by The Little Free Library  website which describes the history of the organization started in 2009. According to the website:

By January of 2014, the total number of registered Little Free Libraries in the world was conservatively estimated to be nearly 15,000, with thousands more being built.

While they are waiting the official placard, Ledyard’s first Little Free library is now open on Arrowhead Drive in Algen Heights. Plenty of oohs and ahhs followed Mark’s post and I’m hopeful that others will be inspired to build a  library for their neighborhood. Let me know!  I’d love to feature your library next.

Ledyard Library 1

Library 2

Photo Friday - Ford's Lobster

Ford'sBefore lobster prices went crazy, we used to visit Ford’s Lobsters quite often to pick up some whole lobsters for the weekend. I had no idea Ford’s had opened up a restaurant so we decided to pay a visit there this week for my birthday lunch. I had heard in advance about the “Lobster Bomb” and was looking forward to it until I saw the price which I thought a bit steep for lunch even though I wasn’t paying. Instead, we each ordered lobster rolls and a cup of clam chowder. My favorite part of lunch was the chowder although the stop at Dairy Queen on the way home was a treat. I’m sure I’ll be back to Ford’s again to give the bomb a try.


Lobster Bomb

Ledyard Photo Friday - It's the Law.

One of the great things about a small town is the ability for an individual to make a difference. Jim Smith, a Ledyard resident and avid biker suggested on the Ledyard Facebook Forum that Ledyard put up signs to notify drivers of the law when it comes to passing bikers. Councilor Bill Saums took up his cause and Jim’s came to fruition this week. We have a no whining policy on the Ledyard Facebook Forum. Have a complaint - offer a solution. Thanks Jim!

Bike Signs

Ledyard Photo Friday - Found on Flicker

Finding information about Foxwood Resort Casino’s outdoor Ice Skating Rink was a bit challenging and I consider myself pretty good with Google. My research found that the rink opened during the winter of  2010-2011 but  never opened for the season last year. It reopened on December 5th 2013 with an expected closing date of February 23rd. With the cold weather we’ve had, I would think it should have been a good season but if I had trouble finding information about it, I wonder if others did as well.

Ledyard Ice Skating

Photo on Flickr by Wayne Schultz, mas90guru

Ledyard Photo Friday - Dentil Molding

When I walk into a house in Gales Ferry and see dentil molding, I am pretty confident the home was built by B&O Builders. Now retired, Bill Ballestrini and Jim Onorato were the masters when it came to custom moldings in their new construction homes. We just listed a lovely home on 5 Mount Vernon Drive in Gales Ferry built in 1982 and the dentil moldings were the giveaway of who the original builder was. 

Dining Room 2

Dentil Molding 5 Mount Vernon