The Lehrer Report for Sept. 8, 2017


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sonia Nieto of Amherst will receive the James Squire Award from the National Council of Teachers of English in November. She is cited for her outstanding service. She had a transforming influence and made a lasting intellectual contribution to the profession, according to the letter announcing her award. She taught at the University of Massachusetts.

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Fernando Molina of Amherst is having an exhibit of his photography, “A Nature’s Song,” at the Jones Library this month. The opening reception of is on Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. His wife, Lillian , is the daughter of Glen and Nellie Gordon of Amherst.

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Beth Goren of Amherst won her 5th prize from the Dancing Poetry contest. Her poem will be read this month at the San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor, according to an email she sent. She wrote that she traveled AMTRAK three straight days each way to celebrate a wedding among friends who built, “an amazing log home above a wild river just south of Glacier Nat’l Park in the 70s. The icing on the cake of this trip? A private plane ride back to Amtrak from the family’s newest home-built the boonies of East Oregon.”

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The History Bite Series at the Strong House begins its fall season Sept. 8 at 12:15 p.m. with Howell Chickering speaking on, ” Edward Hitchcock ‘a Mountain Mania or How the Mountains Got Their Names.” The series continues every other Friday and is free. The series is sponsored by the Amherst Historical Society.

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