The first phase of paving Bascom Road has started. Reclamation, regrading then paving will happen before moving on to other end of road. Bascom Rd will remain open during these functions but expect delays or temporary closure at any time.
Kids Fun Day at the Farmers Market, Saturday, August 27th from 9 am - noon in front of Town Hall. Free balloons, Farmers Cow ice cream & honey sticks (one per child)!
Summer Dancefest on the Lebanon Green Saturday, August 27th from 4 - 10 pm. Live music, games and food! Fireworks at night!
History of Lebanon, CT
How Lebanon Got Its Name
The stands of white cedar in Cedar Swamp in the Goshen section of town reminded the Rev James Fitch of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon, which were used to build King Solomon's Temple. The Biblical Lebanon was a mountain with groves of tall cedars and the words 'cedar' and 'Lebanon' are closely identified with the Bible. Although the North American white cedar is not the same species as the true cedar of Lebanon, it was a fitting association for Puritans to make. Thus Fitch gave the name of Lebanon to the new plantation when settlement began. The General Court confirmed the name in 1697. Lebanon was the first town in the colony to receive a Biblical name.
Source: Alicia Wayland, Remembering Lebanon, 1700-2000 (2000), 3.