Happy Birthday Simply Ledyard!

Simply Ledyard is 10

This month I celebrate the 10th birthday of “Simply Ledyard”. Most of my readers here are local or former Ledyard residents. During that ten years we have been through the peaks and valleys of the Ledyard Real Estate Market, two hurricanes (Irene and Sandy), a few blizzards, job loses at Foxwoods and Pfizer, a new CVS (a really big deal for Ledyard), and some new restaurants. We’ve passed two referendums for building projects, a new police station and major school renovations. I’ve restructured my real estate business and in my spare time won a few local elections.

While all my real estate friends use the Word Press platform, I’ve stubbornly remained here at Type Pad. I moved “Simply Ledyard” to another blog platform for a couple years but found this place more like home and returned again in 2007.Someone with some clout in the Social Media world, once described “Simply Ledyard” as a “Sweet Little Blog.”  I plan to keep it that way.

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 is the administer of the popular Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook and also teaches and speaks on technology, mostly for beginners. 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 Birthday to my Ledyard Blog!

This month is the 8th birthday of this blog. “Simply Ledyard” has been through the peaks and valleys of the Ledyard Real Estate market, two hurricanes (Irene and Sandy), a few blizzards, job loses at Foxwoods and Pfizer, a new CVS (a really big deal for Ledyard), and some new restaurants. Some of the new restaurants didn’t make it to their first birthdays but others like Fireside in Gales Ferry have become a resident favorite. Last year, Valentino’s, another fan favorite, started delivering much to the delight of many. Holdridge Home and Garden celebrated their 100th birthday in 2012, while Holmberg Orchards added a winery.  In 2011, The Town of Ledyard held a year long 175th birthday bash.

While all my real estate friends use the Word Press platform, I’ve stubbornly remained here at Type Pad. Someone with some clout in the Social Media world, once described “Simply Ledyard” as a “Sweet Little Blog.”  I plan to keep it that way.

 

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From the Day - The Heart of Ledyard is Ledyard Center

Ledyard Center, at the juncture of two state highways, routes 117 and 214, is one of Ledyard's few commercial districts and the location of its Town Hall.

But this busy thoroughfare is so much more. It is the symbolic heart of Ledyard; created by an act of the state legislature in 1836 after breaking off from Groton. The town is named for Colonel William Ledyard, a commander of colonial forces who was slain in the Battle of Groton Heights in 1781.

After passing a mostly residential area on Route 117, Ledyard Center introduces itself to visitors once they set eyes on Bill Library and the Congregational Church atop a hill at the corner of Colonel Ledyard Highway.

Day reporter, Julianne Hanckel, does a great job of describing Ledyard Center.


Welcome to Ledyard!

“The Ledyard Economic Development Commission has completed installation of nine Ledyard and Gales Ferry signs near roads leading into Town Centers. To capture the theme that Ledyard is a "Town for All Seasons," a tree with the four seasons of foliage is depicted. A stone wall, which is typical of the Ledyard and Gales Ferry landscape, has also been incorporated into the design of the sign. The tree and stonewall have been colorfully sandblasted on a green background; all lettering is in gold leaf. Fabrication of the signs were made possible by donations from the Dime Savings Bank, Holdridge Farm Nursery, Citizen's Bank, the Mystic Pony Club, Andersen Oil, Dow Chemical, McGrattan/Walsh Family, and Lorenz Family -- representing the solid commitment of local businesses and groups to the Town.”  ... from the town of Ledyard website.

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