It’s here – the season of change. Green leaves become yellow, red and orange and dazzle us as they flutter to the ground. Temperatures can vary from 70 degrees to below freezing, and all within the same day! Days become shorter and the nights are longer. There is so much I absolutely love about this season: cider, pumpkins, hay rides, hiking, fire places, church bazaars, cornucopias, pies, and the sight of corn stalks and hay bales.
It’s also a great season for family outings. Take a day trip to buy some cider. To make it an excursion, go to Clyde’s Cider Mill at 129 North Stonington Road, Mystic (860.536.3354). Clyde’s has the oldest steam powered cider mill in the US. It’s great fun for all ages and is open seven days a week, September- December.
Autumn is also a season of sharing. And for those of us who are financially able to help our neighbors in need – this is season to do it. Many of our neighbors have oil tanks and refrigerators almost empty. Children often don’t have money to buy lunch at school. Their parents can’t buy them warm coats. The 28 member agencies of the United Way of Southeastern CT, are doing all they can to ensure that this region takes care of its own in every way possible.
Our wonderful community can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner “together” by sharing. Please “Feed Your Neighbor” and – enjoy a glass of cider!
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
Board of Directors
09-10 Member – United Way of SECT