The Lehrer Report for March 17, 2017


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our Irish friends and neighbors.

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Laura MacLeod of Amherst sent a postcard of the Cathedral Saint Pierre in Geneva, Switzerland. She wrote, in French, “C’est si Bon ici,” which means it is very good here, if my high school French holds. She said the cathedral and old town are wonderful.

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Mindy Domb, Amherst Survival Center Director, reminds me of the Empty Bowl fund raiser that will be held at the Pub March 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event features 16 soups from 12 restaurants, a raffle and several celebrity servers. Take out is available.

Tickets at Hastings and the Pub.

You get to keep your bowl. Saves the staff from washing dishes.

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March is the time parents look for summer programs for children. LSSE has a variety of camps and sports programs available as well as swimming lessons. Check out the recent brochure. It’s a good idea to book early since some dates fill up fast.

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The League of Women Voters (of which I am a member) is sponsoring a CivisFest March 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Regional Middle School. Teams will answer questions about American Institutions. There will be music, theater performances and free food. (I am bringing cheese and crackers.)

State Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose will be the emcee. It’s free.

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I forgot to mention last week how great the Amherst Regional High School production of “Anything Goes” was. The acting, costumes, music and set were superb. Opening night had some sound glitches but were resolved in later performances. It was a stellar production. Thanks to all the many people who made it possible.

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