The Lehrer Report: June 6, 2019

Friday, June 07, 2019

Garden report: the columbine and peony have bloomed. The whole row of green beans has sprouted, but I see at most four carrots.

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Hannah Desmond Warren, the daughter of Mark Warren and Katherine Desmond of Amherst, graduated from the School of Public Health at the University of California Berkeley with a Masters of Public Health degree. She was a graduate of Beloit College in 2013 and an ARHS graduate in 2009. “We are so very proud! ” her parents wrote in an email.

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David Sharken wrote in an email that I misread the Puffer’s Pond flyer. The restaurants cited in last week’s column will allow volunteers to set up tables asking for donations and sell merchandise. They won’t be donating a portion of sales. However, it’s still nice to have breakfast and lunch at local restaurants.

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The annual Family Outreach of Amherst fundraiser Light up the Night will be held June 14 at a downtown backyard. The event includes dinner, music, and a silent and live auction.

For tickets, call Nik Krauchi at 548-1272 or email nkrauchi@chd.org.

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The Amherst ABC (A Better Chance) program is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a gala evening June 15 at 6 p.m. at the UMass Campus Center. For tickets, email mail@amherstabetterchance.org. I will be there.

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I will also be at the Taste of Amherst that runs on the Town Common from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday. Lots of good food, entertainment, and a chance to see neighbors and friends.

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Helen MacMellon, the Senior Center program director, told me she needs volunteers for the UMass Meals on Wheels program. If yo can do it once a week or more often, let her know. Call 259-3062.

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