The Lehrer Report: July 5, 2024

Published: 07-05-2024 7:38 PM

Garden report: The Stokes aster, the pink and cranberry day lilies have bloomed.

I ate a Sungold tomato and snap peas. I have many green tomatoes.

Some critter took a bite of the zucchini and nibbled the beet leaves.

Everyone had been raving about the hydrangea blooms this year. They are so prolific and lush. The color is stunning.

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Leverett will celebrate its 250th birthday with a parade through town Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m. with 53 group , according to an email from Kari Ridge.

Edie Field, Leverett’s historian, will be riding in an antique convertible. The anniversary program iss dedicated to Edie.

The chicken barbecue at the school sold out. But come at 12:30 p.m. to enjoy music by DJ Brian Boyles, ice cream from Flayvors of Cook Farm, and a special anniversary IPA beer brewed by Drew Starkweather, owner of Progression Brewing.

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Diane Dubuque Wright of Fairfax, Vermont, sent an email about the ARHS Class of 1970 reunion that will be held Sept. 21 at the Hadley Men’s Club. Tickets are $34.68. She credited John Barron and Jeff Main for getting donations.The reunion includes the classes of 1968, 1971 and 1972. You can call her at 802-370-5926.

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Carolyn Walker said in recent Gazette article that she was in the orchestra when Annie Baker had a lead in the 1999 ARHS musical “Guys and Dolls.” Baker played Miss Adelaide while Diana Lemley played Sister Sarah. Andrew Macintosh played Sky Master and Greg Miller played Nathan Detroit.

Natalya Weinstein-Roberts was the concert master. She is still performing and will be in next week’s paper about her annual Zoe and Clyde performance.

Wendy Kohler produced the show and my friend Louise Reilly was the costumer. Debbie Westmoreland, who just retired from the district, designed the program.

How do I know this? I have the program.

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Linda Marston and Dennie Bromery of Amherst sent email photos of a double rainbow and stunning sunset from their trip to Humarock, Marshfield/Scituate.

The Sweeting family of Amherst sent me an email photo of a postcard when they were in Japan. I now have the postcard in hand. It’s just as beautiful as the photo.

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The League of Women Voters, of which I am a member, is now collecting books July 5-15 for its annual book sale. Bring donations to the Fort River Elementary School gym. Please don’t donate moldy, smelly or tattered books or magazines. There is a limit of five boxes a day. Thank you.

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