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.
Thanks to Kathy Dunn who posted this photo (taken at Ledyard Center School) on the Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook. She kindly allowed me to share. Great find! I don't think anyone will be breaking any parking violations here.
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.
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.
You know winter is finally behind us when the daffodils start showing up in front of stone walls. It is a New England tradition and one we all look forward to seeing. It was a hard winter and they are even more welcome this year.