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The Lehrer Report for Feb. 9, 2018

  • Phyllis LEHRER


Thursday, February 08, 2018

Joan and Allen Hanson of Shutesbury sent me a stunning postcard of Glaciar Perito Moreno in Argentina. They were in Patagonia, where they and friends went from Santiago, Chile, across the Andes into Argentina. This glacier is not retreating, they said. They hiked in the mountains of Torres del Paine in Southern Chile. Their comment: “Breathtaking beauty with fine weather except for some gale force winds in places.”

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Dana Carnegie, my Orchard Valley neighbor, said the Girl Scouts have troop openings in kindergarten and first, fourth and eighth grades. For information call 506-749-3612 or visit gscwm.org. Dana is communication director for the Scouts.

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Joyce Thatcher of Amherst sent me good news that her daughter Camille Blumberg made the Dean’s List at SUNY Cortland for the second time. She learned enough as a gymnast at Hampshire Gymnastics that she is coaching when not studying, according to her mother. The years spent at Cedar Ranch in Hadley as well as with Kathy Roberts at Muddy Brook Farm in Amherst helps with her therapeutic recreation major, Joyce wrote.

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The Amherst Historical Society will present its annual Conch Shell Award Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Jones Library to retired Town Planner Jonathon Tucker, who integrated his love of local history with his professional career. The Founder’s Day celebration includes a talk, ” Reigning Fashion: Victoria and the Queen,” by Lynne Zacek. The event is free and open to the public.

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Jim and Nina Scott of Amherst sent an email about the Legislators Forum sponsored by Five College Learning in Retirement that will be held Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Forbes Library, Northampton. Area legislators will speak followed by a question and answer session. It’s free and open to the public.

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