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The Lehrer Report: July 29, 2022


Monday, August 01, 2022

Garden report: I harvested two tomatoes, scallions and a large cucumber. I will make refrigerator pickles with the cucumber and add some scallions and dill from the garden. I had a hummingbird feeding on my zinnias. The really small size and speed of the bird amazes me.

Indoors, the trinity plant and walking iris bloomed, and the cactus is sending out new shoots.

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Reminder: Real estate taxes are due Aug. 1, which is Monday.

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The League of Women Voters Book Sale begins Friday, July 29 and continues July 30-31 at the Fort River Elementary School. It’s in person after two years. There are air filters and fans in the gym and the doors remain open.

The sale also continues Aug. 5-6. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Friday, when it’s open is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Full disclosure: I am a member of the League and I did sort some of the books, of which there are many.

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Amherst Senior Services Director Hayley Bolton sent me an email about the Poolside Movies series at Mill River Pool in North Amherst. “Jaws” will be shown Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. “Cocoon ” is on Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. The shows are free and people can either sit on the grass or swim in the pool while they watch.

Everyone is also invited to the free ice cream social every Friday at 1 p.m. One week, members of the Fire Department were present, and the Police Department was represented another week.

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The Amherst Community Band, conducted by Tim Anderson, will perform Saturday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Sweetser Park. The concert is free. Bring a blanket or chair.

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Some supermarkets are advertising $1.50 off a gallon of gas with their reward card. If you do the math you have to buy $1,500 worth of groceries within two months to accumulate the number of points. The points have an expiration date. Large families could achieve such a number.

It would work for me if the points didn’t expire, since it would take me over a year to spend that much.

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A North Amherst resident told me the Atkins Reservoir is down 4 feet.

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