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Larry Siddall of Amherst went to Cuba and brought back a card that includes a photo of a green and white Chevy with the big fins, as well as street and water scenes. He wrote, “Friendly people, good food, interesting architecture, little traffic, great music, hot weather.” He did not bring back a cigar.

Elisa Campbell of Amherst dropped off a card of the Antietam battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md. She went to the 150th anniversary observance of the battle, which she said was very informative and moving.

While in Virginia I drove past signs for the Manassas (Bull Run) and New Market battlefields.

Jackie Tuthill of Amherst mailed me a card reminding me of her photo exhibit “Through the Seasons,” which is up through October at the Lathrop Communities Gallery in Easthampton. The reception is Oct. 14 from 4 to 5 p.m.

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Claude Tellier of Amherst gave me a flier about the 10th annual dinner to benefit the Cambodian Water Project, which will be held Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Valley Co-housing Community Room. Claude went to Cambodia last year to see how the funds were used. He recently presented a slide show at the Amherst Club, which donated $300 to pay for a well to provide safe drinking water to a rural village. Another option is a clay vessel filled with sand to purify water. There are simple low-cost solutions. To make reservations for the dinner call 256-1721.

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Amherst Community Theater sent a letter asking for help with its production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” which will be performed next January, as well as donations to provide free tickets for low-income families. If you can help, send a check payable to FACT (Friends of Amherst Community Theater) to 25 Columbia Drive, Amherst. The show takes 15,000 hours of volunteer time. Many thanks to all those who do take the time to give us a good time.

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This is the season for harvest suppers. I missed the one in Pelham that features a splendid pie auction since I was out of town. The South Congregational Church on Fiddler’s Green in South Amherst is hosting a supper with homemade applesauce and homemade pies Oct. 13 with sittings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Take-out is available. For reservations call 253-7204 or 253-2977.

Check the listings for all the suppers available in the region.

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