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Michael Kudish Aug. 27th Talk A Success

Eventhough it had a strange title – From Hemlocks to Knotweed – Dr. Kudish had a full house for his well-received talk on the history of hemlocks and some newer discoveries about their habitat. And believe it or not, he also had some interesting railroad facts for the crowd as well. When it comes to his two passions of trees and trains he has a lot to give his audiences!

September 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

presentation by

Moe “storm” lemire

Executive Director, Pine Hill Community Center

Storm’s Appalachian Trail Journey: Railroad Style

After 168 days, 2189.10 miles, 14 states, and three pairs of boots, Storm (Moe’s trail name) successfully
completed his life-changing, thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. Simply put, he walked from Georgia to Maine. It was both the most difficult thing he has ever attempted
We are taking orders for our October 15th Guest Speaker John Ham’s new book “Along the Old West Shore: Weehauken to Buffalo” which will be available mid-September. Don’t miss out on this limited-edition volume which is the only book ever published about the entirety of the New York Central’s West Shore Railroad.
and one of the most rewarding experiences he has ever had. On the journey Storm met amazing people, experienced trail magic and tested and expanded his horizons. He created an online
community where he was able to bring family, friends and even
complete strangers along on the hike with stories, videos and
photos from the journey in real time. Now he will share some of these experiences with us along with his encounters with some of the railroad ROWs, bridges, trains, etc. he found along the way.

A small reception will be held after the lecture and Storm (Moe) will answer questions and provide some tips for would-be hikers.


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Calan, September 24

Info about this performance held in the ESRM Phoenicia Station Waiting Room can be found at flyingcatmusic.com