Massive Turnout for Thriving ‘Community Connections’ Networking Celebration at Lyme Academy

Lyme Academy of Great Arts Chairman Michael Duffy addresses the friends at Wednesday’s networking function hosted by Community Connections at the Academy. All shots by Suzanne Thompson.

Outdated LYME — It was a glorious afternoon on Wednesday when around 70 neighborhood members gathered on the lawns at Lyme Academy of Fantastic Arts in Aged Lyme for the initially ‘post-COVID’ celebration hosted by Local community Connections.

Attendees relished catching up with outdated pals after a lot more than a yr of semi-seclusion owing to the pandemic.

Neighborhood non-earnings leaders and volunteers alongside with a selection of community leaders mingled outside under a warm sun.

Old Lyme 1st Selectman Tim Griswold (in purple shirt) chatted with the publisher of ‘estuary’ magazine Dick Shriver. Maryam Elahi, President & CEO of Group Basis of Eastern CT (in black and white hat), also joined the discussion.

Representatives of Lyme Academy took the option to give shows describing designs for the upcoming of the establishment. Their vision is just one of a lively institution returning to the mission of its founder and also getting to be after yet again an active participant in the group.

Recently-appointed Lyme Academy Creative Director Jordan Sokol addressed the company. The new Govt Director of the Academy, Mora Rowe, is seated to his right.

There was enthusiastic participation in the shows …

Attendees responded keenly to the shows.

… and alternatives to tour the grounds of the Academy.

Evan Griswold and Laurie Walker assisted at the celebration.

Refreshments, together with wine and delicious Benko Box treats from Carlson’s Landing, have been served …

Pollinate Aged Lyme! Co-Chair Cheryl Poirier (middle) chatted with buddies.

Discussions ongoing …

Lyme-Old Lyme’s Foods Share Yard President Jim Ward (centre, smiling) related with other nearby volunteers.

There was tons of listening …

Very long-time board member of the Outdated Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library Ned Perkins (in pink shirt) fortunately mentioned the success of the library’s new renovations.

… to a assortment of speakers …

Tina Birkic (in eco-friendly), who chairs Community Connections, welcomed all the visitors.

… and the party was deemed a massive results by the organizers and guests alike. Tina Birkic, Group Connections Chair, concluded, ” It was a wonderful, sunny day. We ended up incredibly pleased so quite a few individuals had been capable to show up at and reconnect at these a beautiful spot.”

Previous Lyme Open up Area Fee member Greg Futoma chatted with other non-income leaders.

Editor’s Observe: Many thanks to Pollinate Previous Lyme! Co-Chair and Location 18 Board of Training member Suzanne Thompson for all the photos.

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