The Lehrer Report: Aug. 11, 2023

Published: 08-14-2023 7:19 PM

Garden report: The lavender and marigolds have bloomed. However, the marigold leaves are lace, don’t know what’s eating them.

The lettuce seeds never germinated so I planted radish seeds in that space. I harvested basil and peppermint stalks to dry. I will plant sugar snap peas for a fall crop.

I will process tomatoes either make sauce or cut and freeze pieces.


Help! The Meals on Wheels program at the Bangs Center needs drivers. One day of delivery had to be canceled since there were no drivers. One day a week, or a month or serving as a back up would be greatly appreciated. Contact volunteer coordinator Julia MacFadzen at: or 413-259-3060 to help. Thanks.


Community Safety Day that was postponed because of the weather will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Mill River Recreation Area.

The Senior Center, Fire and Police departments, CRESS and others will be there for an event geared toward promoting public safety awareness for all ages. The program includes Touch-A-Truck, fire safety demonstrations, scam prevention, K-9s, jaws of life presentation, face-painting, balloon art, car and car seat checks, food, live DJ and more, according to an email from Senior Center Director Hailey Bolton.

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The Amherst Community Band, directed by Tim Anderson, will perform Friday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Sweetser Park with a Disney Musical Cavalcade. The program is free but donations are welcome. Bring chairs or a blanket.


The Arcadia Players will perform a summer special program, Saturday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m. at South Church on the South Amherst Common. “The Italians take Britain: Geminani and Barsante” features soprano Hailey Fuqua and a string ensemble led by director Andrew Aceci. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered


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