The Dreamers – Andy Pappas and Jay Gionet. Two men with a Bold Vision.

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Volunteers Who Make The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Possible

The power of a dream is incalculable. East Lyme’s dream of providing more access to the town’s waterfront, began in 1866, over 139 years ago, when the residents of East Lyme  met to discuss the possibility of constructing a town wharf into Niantic Bay. In her book, The East Lyme Handbook, the late Olive Chendali, the Town Historian, described what …

Introduction To The Volunteers Behind The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Volunteers Who Make The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation Possible

In April 2020, as I began to understand the import of the Virus, I decided to write a “history” of the East Lyme Boardwalk.  I wanted to cover the founders, the volunteers, the non-boardwalk projects of the East Lyme Public Trust Foundation, and more.  I hope you will find this series informative. June M. Hoye Publicity Chair- East Lyme Public …

Submariners celebrated on the Niantic Bay Boardwalk -From Rota, Spain to Niantic, CT.

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

In 1970, John Ort of Waterford and four other submariners arrived in Groton to serve on the USS Thomas Jefferson, which was homeported in Rota, Spain. These five submariners not only served together in Rota, Spain, but also lived together, off base, when they returned, every three months to Groton.  Having met in their 20’s, they have kept these “ties …

Harbingers of spring- Tree Planting Time in two new areas of East Lyme

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

In the middle of February, we long to see that first robin at McCook Park, the first pussy willow bud at the inner harbor walkway to Cini Park, and the first crocus peeking from the snow at the gardens at the Hole-in-the-Wall.   Now, participants can contribute to these signs of spring with some new plantings. The Promise of Tomorrow’s Trees, …

East Lyme Public Trust Holds Annual Meeting

East Lyme Public Trust Foundation News

On November 18, 2019, the East Lyme Public Trust held its annual meeting at which the present officers were re-elected.  By unanimous vote the group voted in for another term: President-Jessica Todd, Vice-President-Ted Norris, Secretary- Ann Chekal, and Treasurer- Kathy Cassidy.  Others again voted on to the Executive Council were Carol Marelli, Joe Legg, June Hoye, and Jim Gallagher. Ms. …