The Lehrer Report for June 1, 2018

  • Phyllis LEHRER

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Garden report: The rhododendrons, crane bill geranium, columbines and iris have bloomed. I will wait a few days before I install the tomato cages and put mulch around the vegetables. Lettuce leaves are harvested daily. I have yet to mow around my willow tree. It is too wet and Sunday’s rain created a further delay.

I have seen a fox in the backyard a few times. However, the rabbit is still here. Neighbors saw a large bear and cub last week on Pondview Drive. Be cautious when walking after dark in the neighborhood.

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The annual Puffer’s Pond Breakfast is June 2 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Mill River Recreation Area. The event raises funds to clean and repair trails. Volunteers are also needed for the trial maintenance and clean the pond beach. If interested, call Marilyn at 549-1097 or email marilyn@kestreltrust.org.

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Save the date: The annual Light up the Night to benefit Family Outreach of Amherst will be held June 15 at 5:30 p.m. in a downtown residence. In the past 15 years, the event has raised over $600,000 for the organization that helps struggling families in need.

Call Family Outreach at 548-1272 for reservations.

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Katharine Oxman of Amherst has an exhibit of her still lifes, “A Room Within,” at the Julio Fine Art Gallery at Loyola University in Baltimore.

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Claire Hopley, of Leverett, sent me an email about a white elephant sale to benefit the Friends of Leverett Pond. The group is raising money to replace the failing dam. The sale is Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Leverett Arts and Crafts.

The picture she sent with the notice was of a white elephant.

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