The Lehrer Report for July 7, 2017


Thursday, July 06, 2017

What a joyful experience to see mama robin feeding her three babies in my rhododendron bush. Their mouths are open wide and she provides a piece of worm to each. I will not make a video of such a delightful scene since I will respect their privacy. Once they learn to fly I will finally be able to trim the shrub.

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Proud mama and grandma Janine Roberts of Leverett sent me this news:

Natalya Weinstein, Leverett native and daughter of Jerry Weinstein and Janine Roberts, will be playing July 16 at 4 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church with her husband John Miller. Their band (Blue Grass and Americana music) is Zoe and Cloyd (www.zoeandcloyd.com) Their daughter Cadence (age 2) has begun to perform, “playing” her fiddle. Her fingering is not so good but her bowing is in perfect rhythm! Their new CD is “Eyes Brand New.”

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Nancy Eddy and Rhoda Honigberg of Amherst sent a postcard from Stockholm after visiting Oslo, Copenhagen and Hamburg. The region has charm, beauty and chocolate, they wrote. They made their own chocolate bars in a chocolate factory.

Marlene Merzbach of Hadley sent a card of the Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta, which she visited along with a tour of the CNN studio and two baseball games in the new stadium.

She wrote that the weather was rainy and humid.

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Estela Olevsky of Amherst reports that the Mohawk Trails concert series had a very good opening last weekend. She will be playing July 8 with a trio and July 15 with cellist Matt Haimovitz. The Chiara Quartet performs July 7. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. In the Federated Church in Charlemont.

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Garden report: A tomato plant has three golf-ball size tomatoes on it. The volunteer squash plant has a blossom. After it flowers I will be able to tell if it summer or winter squash.

Phyllis Lehrer can be reached at phyllehrer@gmail.com.