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The Lehrer Report for July 6, 2018

  • Phyllis LEHRER


Thursday, July 05, 2018

Garden report: the black-eyed Susans and daisies have bloomed.

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People ask if I have an air conditioner. I do; it’s in the garage. Last year I used a fan three times all summer. So far twice this summer. Since my house has only electric heat, I keep the thermostat at 50 degrees (except when I have company) in the winter. Therefore, it feels good to be warm.

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Nikki Beck sent me the schedule for the Ko Fest that runs July 6-Aug. 5 with the theme, Radical Acts. Performance are Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons at Amherst College.

Amherst College professor and Gazette columnist Ilan Stavans has written a solo piece that he will perform July 13-15.

For a complete schedule including workshops visit kofest.com.

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Carolyn Holstein, of Hadley, sent me an email about a trip, “Organs of Spain,” with visits to organs in Salamanca, Valladolid and Segovia from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1. Musician and keyboard performer Margaret Irwin Brandon is the tour director. For details, call 413-285-6881 or email mirwinbrandon@gmail.com.

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