Eversource along with Asplundh Tree contractors will be working in various parts of town for the next several months on several utility enhancement projects including tree trimming and some tree removal. The areas of town with the most activity include sections of; Exeter Rd, Trumbull Hwy, Goshen Hill Rd, Bender Rd, Gates Rd, Jordan Ln, Old Route 89 and Rafferty Rd.
Residents please be careful when passing through Work Zones and if residents plan on picking any wood left behind please be mindful of your safety while doing so.
Free strawberry shortcake at the Lebanon Farmers Market, Saturday, July 1st from 9 am to noon in front of Town Hall!
Summer Music on the Green has been postponed to June 28th.
The 18th Annual Summer Dancefest is scheduled for Saturday, July 8th. Click here for details.
The 102nd Army Band will perform a free concert on Lebanon Green on Saturday, July 29th at 7 PM. Click here for details.
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.