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    How to Protect Yourself Internet Cons & Scams

    How to Protect Yourself Internet Cons & Scams sponsored by Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service will be held here at the center on June 27th at 1:00pm. Please call and reserve your space today! 860-434-1658

    Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony

    Join us for our Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony on June 26th at 1:00pm which will be held outside (weather permitting). Refreshments will be served.

    “What to Watch Out for While Enjoying the Outdoors”

    Join us for a Snack & Learn “What to Watch Out for While Enjoying the Outdoors” on June 20th at 12:45pm with Critical Skills. Ice Cream will be served. Please call (860)434-1605 ext. 240 to register. Summer is coming and it’s a great time to get outdoors! Come join Doug Lo Presti and Colleen Atkinson, EMTs, for a discussion on how to avoid/treat common summer-related injuries and illnesses such as bites, stings, heat emergencies and also learn how a person can get hypothermia in the middle of summer.

    Town of Old Lyme Renters Rebate

    Town of Old Lyme & Lyme Renters’ Rebate for the elderly & disabled.

    Who can apply: Residents 65 years or older as of 12/31/17, or totally and permanently disabled residents as of 12/31/17, who paid rent (partial or full year) in Connecticut in 2017.

    Income Guidelines: Up to $35,300 for singles; $43,000 for married couples Application Dates: April 2 – October 1, 2018 What You Need to Apply: Copy of 2017 income tax, if filed Rent receipts from 2017 Verification of utility bills paid in 2017 (electricity, propane/oil, water) Copies of all 2017 income (wages, SSA-1099, pension, interest, etc.) Rebates of up to $700 for singles and $900 for married couples. Sponsored by the State of CT, Office of Policy and Management. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, Contact Old Lyme Social Services at 860-434-1605 ext. 228 (if you live in Old Lyme) or Town of Lyme Assessor’s Office at (860)434-7733 (if you live in Lyme)

    Over Here & Over There: Songs From And About The Great War

    Join us for a special musical program Over Here & Over There: Songs From And About The Great War (WWI) on June 13th at 1:00pm. In honor of the Centennial of the United States’ active involvement in World War I (1917), Tom Callinan, designated Connecticut’s 1st Official State Troubadour in 1991, has developed a program of diverse songs from and about World War I. Interspersed with the music, and through the prism of history, Mr. Callinan weaves a narrative regarding some of the contributing factors, which made “The War To End All Wars” the first modern war. Prior to President Wilson’s request to Congress for a Declaration Of War in 1917, the slaughter had dragged on for nearly 3 years, killing many millions of combatants and civilians. Although the United States had adopted an official position of isolationism, it maintained transatlantic trade with our allies in Europe. However, with continued German U-Boat attacks on merchant and passenger shipping and other factors at home and abroad, the veil of neutrality inevitably fell, and the United States committed her nation’s blood and treasure to the fray – initially with a volunteer military, and then a draft. The songs in Tom’s program represent a mixture of moods: patriotic songs that accompanied the troops marching off to war, full of exuberance and bravado; popular songs from the music halls, and Tin Pan Alley; songs of farewell; others that dealt with the loss of innocence, resulting from the soldiers’ time spent overseas; the most popular anti-war song of the period; and contemporary, retrospective songs. Among the latter group is Tom’s original composition, “Searching for Great-Uncle Jerry”, written in honor of his late greatuncle Jeremiah J. Coleman, who was killed in action in France in 1918.
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