"Building Community Through a Shared Reading Experience"


Sandwich Reads Together 2019


Sandwich Reads Together 2019 has selected

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail 

by Ben Montgomery

as the eighth Community Wide Reading Program

Sandwich Reads Together learns about

‘Grandma Gatewood’s Walk’

Read the Good Age Blog post about "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" and the recent talk at the Sandwich town Hall by Sue Scheible here.


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sandwich walks together

'Grandma Gatewood' Nature Walk with naturalist Mary Beers
Saturday October 19, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
East Sandwich Game Farm

Join us for a walk at the East Sandwich Game Farm with Sandwich resident and Naturalist Mary Beers. Mary will lead participants along the trails in the Game Farm. She will highlight and identify plant and wildlife that flourish in this area. Meet at the parking lot at the Route 6A entrance to the East Sandwich Game Farm.

Free and open to the public. Mixed-age groups are encouraged. Ages 4 and up. Participants must be able to walk without assistance. Preregistration is necessary. Sign-up here.


Sam Ducharme

Sandwich Reads Together: Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme
Saturday October 26, 2019
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Room 2

Sam Ducharme set out on a backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest that he encountered.

See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.

The event is free and pre-registration can be done here.


trail magic

Sandwich Reads Together: screening of the documentary film 'Trail Magic' The Grandma Gatewood Story
Sunday October 27, 2019
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Room 2

This Emmy-Award nominated documentary film retells the story of Emma Gatewood who set the record in 1955 to be the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
Produced by Bette Lou Higgins along with Eden Valley Enterprises and FilmAffects. The film is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Ohio Historical Society's History Fund.

Directed by Peter Huston, Run-time: 50 minutes
Not Rated. Contains adult content regarding the domestic abuse Emma experienced in her marriage.

Enjoy some complimentary popcorn, trail mix along with the film.
Thank you for helping us plan by signing up in advance here.



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