Tree-Cycle Event a Big Success

On Sunday, Jan. 11, community members came to Norwood-Fontbonne Academy to recycle their Christmas trees. We collected about 125 trees that were chipped for mulch rather than ending up in a landfill.

We would like to thank the following people who helped make this event, organized by Green in Chestnut Hill (GRinCH), such a big success: Norwood-Fontbonne Academy for donating the use of their parking lot, Bartlett Tree Service, our volunteers, and especially all of the community members who came to recycle their trees.

All of the generous donations go toward GRinCH’s Green Warrior Student Grant Program.

Thank you!

Amy Edelman, President

Green in Chestnut Hill (GRinCH)

Turtle column provides laughs

I like or love all of Jim Harris’ columns, except for one years ago that I criticized to no end! I think Jim has forgiven me. But I loved, or more than loved – I “lurved” (my invention, I think) – Jim’s turtle column (“What do you do when you’re attacked by your son’s pet?” Jan. 8), especially the part about how he’d better listen to his son as it sure beats his complaining or asking for stuff. Thanks for giving me something to laugh at when I am not in a laughing mood.

Alice Farber


Buddy just found a home

Buddy, the cat, who lives next to Valley Green Inn and whom you wrote about recently, has found a home! A Chestnut Hill family (husband, wife, and “cat whisperer” daughter) have come forward and have offered him a home.

Although I have yet to visit, they live on Norwood Street and have a large fenced yard, a creek and an open, wild space behind their house.

They have seen Buddy when they walk in the park, and have been drawn to him. They are very kind, caring and responsible people, and I feel very good about them.

Because Buddy would initially have to be crated, I unfortunately think it can’t happen till the weather warms up. He is doing well, and I’ll keep him as healthy as I can during the winter.

Thanks to all of you for your caring and help! And a special thanks to Len Lear for the article. I don’t know yet if that is what alerted them to Buddy’s situation, or if it was the flyer near the Inn, but in any case, it generated interest and compassion for Buddy!

Kezia Lechner

Chestnut Hill