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.

    Broadway Baritone: James Michael

    Broadway Baritone, James Michael will perform on June 6th at 1:00pm. James Michael is a world class baritone. His widely and critically acclaimed production of “Melodies of Memories and Miracles Broadway Classics” brings the sound of Broadway like no other. James has become one of the most sought after singer / entertainers in retirement communities across the country and is invited back numerous times during the year. James’s website is full of testimonials, video and more about his incredible journey back into music.

    Movie: The Post

    Newly Released Movie “The Post” will be shown in closed caption on June 5th at 12:45pm. Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — The Washington Post. With help from Editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light.