Refreshing a facade

Old Lyme — Painters with Pinkos Contracting of East Haven on Tuesday strip off paint from the facade of Saint Ann's Episcopal Church.

The painting and replacement of windows on the original 1956 church building is the beginning of a second phase of a capital campaign-funded project. Phase one updated the entryway of the church with an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramp. Phase two will include both interior and exterior painting and replacement of the windows, as well as renovations and improvements to public rooms and offices.

The three-year capital campaign was led by parishioners Newton Merrill and Laura Lee Miller-Bowes and raised nearly $1.5 million. The completion of the first phase was marked June 23 with a jubilee celebration.

The Rev. Dr. Anita Louise Schell, rector of Saint Ann's, says the next phase will be completed after the congregation completes planning for how best to improve the spaces to accommodate the myriad of programs they host.

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