Sara Greenstein

Meet Your Neighbor


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Meet Sara Greenstein, Hal Sheeler and Morgan Swan

Sara Greenstein

Crafts Avenue, West Lebanon

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How long have you lived in Lebanon?

I have lived in Lebanon for 9 years.

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

If I had treasure to bury I would have to hide it somewhere in Groton State Park.

What three items would you put in a time capsule to be opened in the year 2117?

A smartphone, a CD of top 40 for 2017, and a bag of fall leaves of all colors

Who would you like to see in concert?

Elton John

What’s your hidden talent?

I like to color match and do interior decorating.

Where do you take out-of-town friends when they visit Lebanon?

Up to Ben and Jerry’s, Montshire Museum, Lake Sunapee, Alpaca Farm up near Groton, Vermont.

What are you most looking forward to about spring?

Warmer temperatures and spending more time outside 

What is your morning ritual like?

I get up, shower, get dressed, wake my daughter up, and we both make our lunches for the day, and then I kiss the kid goodbye and head out the door for work. Up at 5 and out the door no later than 6:15 a.m., usually by 6.

What’s your favorite Lebanon business?

The new Cambodian restaurant Phnom Phen.

Or Yama restaurant.

Who is your role model?

Maya Angelou

What is your favorite movie from childhood?

Gremlins

What is your motto in life?

“I am me; take me or leave me.”

If I gave you $1,000, what would you spend it on?

My daughter and her cheer team

What’s your favorite spring weekend activity?

My favorite spring activity would be barbecues.

If you were a super hero, what powers would you have?

I would want the power to heal

What songs are on your current playlist?

Very odd play list: everything from Earth, Wind and Fire to Ariana Grande and some reggae mixed in with some jazz and neo soul.

Hal Sheeler

Hal Sheeler

Foliage View Road, Lebanon

How long have you lived in Lebanon?

Started teaching at Lebanon High School in 1993. Moved from Wilmot to Lebanon in 2003.

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

Under the weeping cherry tree.

What three items would you put in a time capsule to be opened in the year 2117?

Programs from concerts and musicals, family pictures, a Chang beer label.

Who would you like to see in concert?

Bryn Terfel

What’s your hidden talent?

If I told you it wouldn’t be hidden any more. Actually, I can’t find it. Don’t remember where I hid it.

Where do you take out-of-town friends when they visit Lebanon?

Lebanon Opera House, Hood Museum, Montshire Museum

What are you most looking forward to about spring?

Dancing sprouting things

What is your morning ritual like?

Two cups of coffee, a piece of toast, news headlines.

What’s your favorite Lebanon business?

Salt hill

Who is your role model?

Poets, laughers, singers, musicians, truth tellers, the unassuming, those who listen.

What is your favorite movie from childhood?

Bambi

What is your motto in life?

People first.

If I gave you $1,000, what would you spend it on?

An easily accessible heated tree house.

What’s your favorite spring weekend activity?

Usually working (real estate), but then pruning and planting, spray-painting the garden “Gold Men,” and cleaning up the meditation garden.

If you were a super hero, what powers would you have?

Healing

What songs are on your current playlist?

Jazz, opera, folk, and a mishmash of all genres

 

Morgan Swan

Morgan Swan

Crafts Avenue, West Lebanon

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

Either Gilman Island or one of those small islands just south of Wilder Dam. In my opinion, treasure should always be buried on an island.

What three items would you put in a time capsule to be opened in the year 2117?

A family photo album, a bottle of Lagavulin, and a map to the treasure I buried on Gilman Island.

Who would you like to see in concert?

U2. I had a chance to go to their Zooropa tour in college, but didn’t do it. At the time, one of my friends said, “They’re like the Beatles of our generation!” That might be a bit of a stretch, but I do wish now that I had gone along for the ride.

What’s your hidden talent?

I suppose it depends upon who you ask. My kids think my ability to make a coin disappear from my hand and reappear in their ears is pretty amazing.

Where do you take out-of-town friends when they visit?

We really like Poverty Lane Orchards in the fall for apple picking. My brother and two of his children visited us this last year and it was the first time any of them had ever done that sort of thing.

What are you most looking forward to about spring?

Seeing whether the landscaping we did this last fall will actually keep the water out of the basement or not. And opening all the windows and letting the fresh spring air into our home.

What is your morning ritual like?

A familiar one for many people, I would guess: a long period of coaxing everyone out of bed, followed by a hurried breakfast, followed by my last-minute dash to catch the Advance Transit shuttle to work.

What’s your favorite Lebanon business?

Right now, Phnom Penh Sandwich Station. Their signature sandwich and iced coffee are phenomenal.

Who is your role model?

My father. Early on in his career, he decided to give up what would now be a mid-six-figure salary as a physician in the US in order to establish and run a charity clinic for the poor in Asia for more than 30 years. He showed me what it meant to sacrifice in order to care for and love people regardless of their socio-economic status or political beliefs.

What is your motto in life?

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

If I gave you $1,000, what would you spend it on?

Honestly? Renovating our bathroom. Although before doing that, I’d pretend for just a moment that we were going to spend it on an island vacation.

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