The Lehrer Report for Nov. 24, 2017

  • Phyllis LEHRER

Friday, November 24, 2017

Garden report: I had a tomato last week. I brought in green ones when I cleared the beds and they turned red. The marigolds, cosmos, zinnias, New England asters and geraniums are still blooming.

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The Block Party was a big success. I had my picture taken with Northwestern District Attorney Dave Sullivan. Mary Carey, former Gazette reporter who now works for the DA’s office, took the picture.

I won a pass to the Amherst Cinema and picked up a few pencils.

    Here are the requests for column inclusion from friends and groups I saw there:
  • The ABC (A Better Chance) walk and run is Oct. 14 starting at 10:30 a.m. On the Town Common. Food and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The central Fire Station is holding an open house Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s a wonderful photo opportunity for little kids steering a fire truck.
  • The Amherst Historical Society is sponsoring Mabel Loomis Todd’s Amherst Oct. 14 from 1-5 p.m. with a bus tour guided by Dr. Julie Dobrow. Tickets are available at amhersthistory.org.
  • Shelter Sunday is Oct. 15. If you are able, make a donation when volunteers come to your door. Thanks.Family Outreach of Amherst is holding Warm up the Night Oct. 19 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lord Jeff. Lots of food and music. Tickets: chd.org/familyoutreach.
  • The Amherst Woman’s Club, of which I am a member, is sponsoring a talk and slide show on a Northampton witch Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the club house on Triangle Street. For tickets call 548-9134. Refreshments will be served.
  • LSSE is having its annual Halloween Party Oct. 29 beginning at noon with Trick or Treating at downtown stores, a parade, pumpkin decorating contest and games and food at the Bangs Center.
  • The Roger Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award will be presented Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. at Valentine Hall, Amherst College. Stephen Lott, Fort River third grade teacher, is the recipient. For tickets, email Paul Wiley at pwiley@romneyassociates.com.

I saw Roger recently; he is teaching math at STCC and loving it.

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If you are a patron of Stop & Shop, register to have the Amherst Regional Schools as your charity designee. The company gives checks at the end of the school year based on purchases of those registered. It’s free and doesn’t add to your grocery bill. Thanks.

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