The Lehrer Report for September 21, 2018

  • Phyllis LEHRER

Thursday, September 20, 2018

It’s official. As of Sept. 20, autumn has begin. However, the Halloween candy has been in the stores since Labor Day.

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Garden report: the New England asters have bloomed. I picked the last of the tomatoes and froze them. Now I have to weed the raised beds. I cover them with leaves, which decompose over the winter and add some extra nutrition to the soil.

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Betsy and David Mullins of Amherst hand delivered a postcard from with seven views of Budapest. I recognized many since I had been there. I never went to the spa that was pictured.

They were in a group of 12 that traveled with Overseas Adventures and visited the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Prague, Bratislava and Budapest were gorgeous, they wrote.

Ann Kieser of Amherst visited the fiords in Norway, which she said were incredible. She will drop off a card later.

Lyndy Cavanaugh of Amherst visited New Zealand, which she said was spectacular. She will give me a card later as well.

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Jeremy Starr, the son of Andrew and Amy Starr and grandson of Norton and Irene Starr, was sporting a purple Amherst baseball cap in an email photo sent by his father, who grew up in Amherst. Jeremy was on some play equipment. However, the visor covered his face so I could not see how adorable he is. Andrew titled the email, “Amherst cap in the Midwest. ” They all live in Kansas now.

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Congratulations to the Jones family on their 60th anniversary in the real estate business. I remember going to a party for their 33rd anniversary. Unfortunately, I can’t remember why that number was chosen for a celebration. I will ask.

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The saying is “there is no free lunch.” However, there is a free breakfast. The Amherst Survival Center is hosting its third annual free Community Appreciation Breakfast Sept. 29 from 9-11 a.m. at the center, 138 Sunderland Road.

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The Amherst Historical Society is sponsoring its History Bites Series beginning Sept. 21 at 12:15 p.m. at the Strong House. The topic is “Methodist Church History in Amherst” by Terry Tarr. The programs are free. Bring a bag lunch. The series continues every other Friday through Nov. 19.

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