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The Lehrer Report: April 5, 2024

04-04-2024 6:24 PM

Garden report: The forsythia branches bloomed in my house and a crocus bloomed in the front yard.***Monday, April 8 is bound to be cloudy and rainy. Why? Because the solar eclipse is scheduled. How many astronomical events have we missed because of...

The Lehrer Report: Feb. 9, 2024

02-08-2024 8:43 PM

Happy New Year greetings to all our Chinese friends and neighbors. It’s the Year of the Dragon.***Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. Happy Galentine’s Day to friends everywhere.Celebrate by doing something nice for someone and eat chocolate!***The...

The Lehrer Report: Feb. 2, 2024

02-03-2024 11:00 AM

Happy Groundhog Day, which is Friday, Feb. 2.When you think about it, having a critter from underground predict the arrival of spring is weird but a great tourist attraction. I just read in the paper that Massachusetts has its own groundhog, Ms. G....

The Lehrer Report: Jan. 19, 2024

01-17-2024 7:09 PM

A friend told me that the days begin to lengthen after Dec. 28. It’s about a minute a day. Therefore, we have about 15 more minutes of daylight so far, more if you reading this column on Saturday.***Bravo to all the cast, crew and volunteers who put...

The Lehrer Report: Jan 12, 2024

01-11-2024 11:14 AM

Monday, Jan. 15 is a holiday — the Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Town offices, schools, libraries and banks will be closed.***A program, “Celebrating the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” will be held Monday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. in...

The Lehrer Report: Jan. 5, 2024

01-05-2024 9:02 PM

Not my garden report: A friend showed me pictures of primrose in bloom in his backyard. This is December. I have also seen iris shoots sprouted in some beds around town.I have yet to wear my boots or my heavy winter coat with the hood and fleece...

The Lehrer Report: Dec. 29, 2023

01-02-2024 10:29 AM

Happy New Year to all our friends and neighbors. May it be a healthy year for all.***Every year I bought a Letts Pocketbook Calendar from Hastings. They are made in England had gold metal tabs at two corners and a ribbon to mark the pages. I don’t...

The Lehrer Report: Dec. 22, 2023

12-26-2023 10:53 AM

Merry Christmas to all our Christian friends and neighbors.Happy Kwanzaa to all our African American friends and neighbors. *** Kwanzaa will be celebrated, Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bangs Center. The event is sponsored by the Amherst...

The Lehrer Report: Dec. 15, 2023

12-15-2023 10:58 AM

Condolences to the family and friends of John Spinetti, who founded the Amherst Farmers Market over 50 years ago. When the market was in the parking lot, John had the first spot on the left as you entered from Pleasant Street. While he was know for...

The Lehrer Report: Dec. 8, 2023

12-09-2023 1:12 PM

Fauna report: A deer ran in front of my car Wednesday night at about 6 p.m. on West Street, right before the traffic light on East Hadley Road. It was just feet in front of my car. All I saw were legs leaping. My jaw and heart dropped at the...

The Lehrer Report: Dec. 1, 2023

11-29-2023 8:41 PM

Garden report: The wave petunia is still OK in my garage as of Nov. 27.***Chanukah greetings to all our Jewish friends and neighbors. The holiday begins at sundown Dec. 7 and runs until Dec. 15.***Susan Mulholland of Leverett sent me an email...

The Lehrer Report: Nov. 24, 2023

11-22-2023 6:06 PM

Garden report: The geranium I brought inside is blooming. The wave petunia that I put in the garage was still blooming Monday.***This weekend offers many activities for people to get out and get together.The annual Merry Maple festival will be held...

The Lehrer Report: Sept. 15, 2023

09-14-2023 10:49 AM

New year greetings to all our Jewish friends and neighbors. The new year begins at sundown on Sept. 15.***Garden report: The sunflower has a very heavy, large yellow head that is bending the stalk. It needs to be staked, but the stake has to be very...

The Lehrer Report: Sept. 8, 2023

09-06-2023 7:05 PM

Garden report: I am devastated. The sugar snap peas that were several inches high have disappeared! The plants were eaten by a creature — don’t know which one.I have more seeds but reluctant to replant and be disappointed again. However, the cucumbers...

The Lehrer Report: Sept. 1, 2023

08-31-2023 5:20 PM

Monday, Sept. 4 is Labor Day. Public buildings, schools and libraries are closed. The stores will be open. This is a the unofficial last summer weekend to get together with friends and family. Of course there are always opportunities to get together,...

The Lehrer Report: Aug. 25, 2023

08-25-2023 7:09 PM

Garden report: The leaves on the lilac bush have black spots. It is very sad looking. The blight was caused by the excessive rain. From what I have read, the bush should be OK next year. I hope so. The lilacs have such a wonderful aroma and I would...

The Lehrer Report: Aug. 18, 2023

08-21-2023 8:05 PM

Garden report: The radishes I planted last week have all popped up. I made two batches of refrigerator pickles. I used my cucumbers, my dill and onion. I add salt, the only item that is not grown in my garden. Both batches were shared with friends. I...

The Lehrer Report: Aug. 11, 2023

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...

The Lehrer Report: Aug. 4, 2023

08-02-2023 6:15 PM

Garden report: The marigolds have bloomed. The next crop of radishes, lettuce and green beans have been planted. I eat a tomato a day.***Gallery A3 will hold its eighth juried show, “Undercurrents — Art that Reveals the Underseen,” from Aug. 3  to...

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