Mandy Presser took the Observer along on her visit to the Andasibe National Park in Madagascar, but just as the camera was about to click, a local lemur jumped on her arm, and she dropped the paper in surprise. Lemurs are found only on Madagascar and neighboring islands. They are primates, like monkeys and people, and Mandy seems to have found a friendly one.
Finding something to read in South Korea is easy if you bring the Observer along. Here Karen Gleason, left, shows the paper to her daughter Catherine Gleason, who had been teaching there since last February. They’re standing in front of the Gyeonbokgung Palace in Seoul, where the plaza was crowded with visitors during Korean Thanksgiving.
Deciphering the Observer are five students in the A Isu Middle School in Seoul. Their teacher, Catherine Gleason of Suffield, had studied Korean as a second language before she taught English in Somers. Now she’s teaching English as a second language and showed her students her hometown news as a fine example.