Landaff Gardens: Japanese Beetles

by Florence Webb If the lacy leaf on the left makes your stomach drop in familiar dismay, you may have Japanese Beetles in your garden.  They adore raspberry plants including ripe berries, Rugosa roses, green beans, and are particularly fond of asiatic lilies. You’ve surely seen the standard advice to pick them off and drown…

Landaff Fire Dept Hosts Training Burn

The Landaff and Lisbon Fire Departments conducted a training exercise on Sunday May 22.  The two departments burned the Blanchette house at the corner of Mill Brook and Center Hill Road.  The structure was donated for training by the property’s new owner. The burn provided exposure to new firefighters and skill development for experienced ones, including establishment of water…

Morgan Weyhrauch studies Landaff

Last January, a student named Morgan Weyhrauch wrote to the Ledger asking for information about Landaff.  She said: “Since I go to school in Minnesota and can’t visit personally, would you be willing to print my letter in your paper so that your readers could write to me? I would really appreciate hearing from them.…

Landaff Blue School 1957

First row from left:  Billy Hill, ??, ??, Wayne Mardin Second row from left:  Virginia Young (on crutches), Marion Young, Thurita Towle, Lewis Mardin, Richard Leavitt, Roger Leavitt, Florence Rynkiewich, Rodney Lyndes Third row from left:  Eloise Young, Sandra Poor, Sandra Towle, Nancy Davis, Wendell Young, Jeanie Robinson, Lillian Kidder, Angie Patten, Jerry Titus, Judy Robinson, Marie Mardin…

Blue School Students, 1958

First row:  Bonor, David Poor, Alice Murray, Susan Erb, Ernie Lyndes, Doug Erb, Randy McGuire, David Phillips Second row:  Gerald Bonor, John Towle, Gwen Stebbins, Rocky McGuire,  Sheila Stebbins, Thurita Towle, Billy Hill, Rodney Lyndes, Richard Leavitt Third row:  Eloise Young, Virginia Young, Sandi Poor, Lewis Mardin, Judy Robinson, Roger Leavitt, Wayne Mardin (hidden), Jerry Titus, Mrs Bedard, Sandra…