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The Lehrer Report: Nov. 18, 2022


Monday, November 21, 2022

Thursday, Nov. 24 is Thanksgiving Day, that’s next week! What happened to October?

Best wishes to everyone. Take the time to enjoy family and friends. Remember those who are in need. This is the season when the mail includes requests for donations to help those in need. If you can help, do so.

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Indoor garden report: The Thanksgiving cactus has buds that may open this week. If they are staggered some may still be in bloom for Thanksgiving. The flowers are in the pink range.

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The Sleigh Bell Fair will be held at the South Amherst Congregational Church on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to an email from Gay Pistel of Amherst, who is organizing the event. While there will be no stuffed animals, the Fair includes an art auction, a raffle, handmade crafts, clothing, baked treats and white elephant items.

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Cakewalk sent a postcard of Big Bear Lake in California. He has 275 miles to go on his Pacific Coast Trail walk, but may not finish. “I’ve walked the last 20 miles through snow and the last two nights were in the teens. The storm right now is brutal, 2.5 day event of wind, rain and snow. I’m just a few days late to get through the San Jacinto high peaks. I’m pretty upset right now.”

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The Jones Library is collecting nonperishable food for the Amherst Survival Center until Dec. 22. The collection box is in the lobby. Pasta, peanut butter, tuna, beans and cereal are welcome.

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The Amherst Woman’s Club, of which I am a member, is presenting a concert with pianists Estela Olevsky and Deborah Gilwood on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Clubhouse at 35 Triangle St. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are available at the door. The program is a fundraiser for the scholarship fund.

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Arcadia Players will present a concert Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Arthur Kinney Renaissance Center on East Pleasant Street. Soprano Elizabeth Hungerford and Arcadia Artistic Director Andrew Arceci, viola da gamba, will perform. The concert is free and open to the public. Masks are suggested.

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