The Lehrer Report: March 17, 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Garden report: It’s the season for real outdoor garden reports. Daffodil and daylily shoots are up a few inches in the bed adjacent to the house. Daffodil shoots are up in front of the Jones Library. Merrilyn Cushing reports snowdrops in bloom in her yard and daffodil buds, but none open.

However, I am writing this before the Tuesday storm. The predictions of snow and rain vary on geography and elevation. The shoots will probably be fine.

Count the days — spring begins March 20!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Green is so appropriate this time of year. Holyoke will hold a big parade on Sunday.


My friend Joan Logan and I went to the high school musicals for years until she died. I now go alone. After every show, she would approach the directors and say, “What a triumph.” I now can echo that. ARHS presented “Amelie” last week and it was a triumph. The talent, energy and enthusiasm of those on and off stage was splendid.

Thank you to all those who participated in presenting such a wonderful evening. The audience was on its feet before the curtain closed for a well-deserved standing ovation.

Thank you also to the person who made the rice crispy treats available at the refreshment table. It made my breakfast.


The Amherst Woman’s Club, of which I am a member, is holding its annual flower show Saturday March 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse on Triangle Street. Tickets are $5. The event includes refreshments and a floral arrangement demonstration. I will be in the kitchen making coffee and tea.


Save the date: Kay Weinberg of the Friends of the Amherst Senior Center sent me an email about a day trip to see the Wadsworth Atheneum and either the Mark Twain House or the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Hartford on Saturday May 6. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. and is back by 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $129 and has to be paid when you make the reservation, she said. No refunds will be given for cancellations. Full details will be at the Senior Center.


Correction: Pi is 3.14 and Pi Day is 3/14. I used the wrong numbers. Pizza is also pie so I may eat a savory pie rather than sweet one on Tuesday.


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