The Milky Way, thanks to Orchard Hill

The Milky Way, thanks to Orchard Hill

Editor of the Reformer:

I was over Orchard Hill in Alstead, N.H., on Aug. 23, way up in the hills, for a pizza night benefit for Brattleboro Time Trade. It was outdoors, a wood-fired oven, grandparents watching children scampering through the gardens, hot jazz by some kids with peach fuzz on their chins. A great scene.

By the time we finished the dishes it was 10 p.m., I stumbled outside to find my car, and without a flashlight all one could see by was starlight. When eyes finally grew accustomed I looked up and splayed out above was the Milky Way like I don't think I've ever seen it on the East Coast, shining down in all her grandeur and glory. It was breathtaking, timeless in an almost painful sort of way. Thanks, Orchard Hill Breadworks, for dedicating one night a week to the region's non-profits. Thanks, Jazz Kids, for you amazing chops.

Tad Montgomery, Brattleboro, Aug. 24


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