This past Tuesday afternoon, I went for a stroll on the Cambridge Greenway. What water there was in the Lamoille was as still as glass. One kayaker floated along. We swapped comments on the conditions. “Lovely day to be in the water.” “Beautiful.” And then I went to Aubuchon’s for bulbs to p…

There sure have been a lot of people working on their homes. Now, fall is here and they’ll be getting ready for the cold weather. The leaves have started to change colors, some really pretty reds already.

School opens for the year next week, and Cambridge Cares is still looking for donations of child-sized face masks for students who forget their own or for some reason can’t complete the day with the one they did bring (nosebleeds do happen). If you can help with this project, call Don Lange …

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The rains this past week certainly helped the gardens grow. While we welcome the cucumbers and green beans, along with the ripening tomatoes, the fresh crop of mosquitoes is less welcome. I seem to collect a new bite every time I step outside the door, even well oiled with repellent.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, I was busy making a zucchini cake to take to Prime Timers the next day. Everything was mixed together except for the zucchini, which I was in the process of grating when all of a sudden the lights went out. An approaching thunderstorm made it very dark. 

The Johnson Tree Board and the Johnson Arboretum moves ahead despite Covid, budget shortfalls, limitations on working together, delays in obtaining materials and other problems that have arisen in this difficult year.

Last week, I reported that the jackhammering on top of the reservoir hill should be ending soon. The good news is that it has, in fact, ended. While equipment is still working at the top of the hill, and several large truckloads of crushed rock were transported up the hill late last week, as…

I worked out in my flower gardens a couple of days last week. I have only one more garden to weed and then they will all be weed free for a few days. The weather was perfect for working outside, temperatures in the 70s and low 80s with low humidity. Beautiful!

Your news reporter has been away from home and away from the news, so, for a change, here’s an interesting piece of Johnson history instead. This is from “Johnson, Vermont,” written and published in 1931 by the Green Mountain Yearbook Association of Johnson. It’s an early promotion of Lamoil…

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