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Winterfest Amherst 2019: February 2-9

Published on 2019-01-28 by Farah Ameen Community News

Looking for free (for the most part) fun stuff to do with your friends and kids in early February? Check out all the great activities planned for Amherst’s 2019 Winterfest (Feb. 2-9): indoor mini-golf, sledding, skating, crafts, dancing, basketball…the list is endless. Hope to see some familiar faces at various events!

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Singing Supper Fundraiser at ARHS

Published on 2019-01-28 by Farah Ameen Community News

Come support the Amherst Regional High School Chorus by eating homemade lasagna and listening to them sing during their annual Lasagna Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 31! Seatings are at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and cost $6 for students/seniors and $12 for adults.

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Food Drive for Survival Center

Published on 2019-01-08 by Farah Ameen Community News

Orchestra teacher Heather O’Mara has organized a food drive for the Amherst Survival Center to take place at both the Crocker Farm orchestra concert (January 10, 6:30 p.m.) and the Wildwood orchestra concert (January 11, 6:30 p.m.). Non-perishable food items are welcome. Thank you

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Exploratory Day of the Arts

Published on 2019-01-07 by Farah Ameen Community News

Multi-Arts invites children to join in an exploratory day of the Arts on January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Children will work with professional artists exploring different types of art, dance, creating stories, mime, and more. A day of immersion in the arts is valued at $75, but families can pay by DONATION! For families of children […]

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Next Steps for Farm-to-School Program

Published on 2018-12-17 by Farah Ameen Community News, School News

  The district’s Farm-to-School work that began at the start of this school year is ready to move into the next phase. Expanding on the essential relationships with local farmers, strong in-house food services program, and school garden program, the aim is to work together toward the vision of “Building a stronger, healthier community through diversity, food access […]

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Third Annual 2-Day Ski & Winter Gear Sale

Published on 2018-12-02 by Farah Ameen Community News

Pre-Season Consignment Event for the Amherst Historical Society’s Third Annual 2-Day Ski & Winter Gear Sale Selling gently used ski equipment at the historical society’s two-day sale has grown so popular, we are hosting a special Pre-Season Consignment Event to accommodate everyone wanting to sell their gently used ski and winter gear. The Pre-Season Consignment Event is on Thursday, December 13, 2018, […]

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DOE Seeks Input on Proposed Charter School Expansion

Published on 2018-11-29 by Farah Ameen Community News

The Department of Education is seeking public input on the proposed expansion of the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley. The proposal would increase the maximum allowed enrollment to 952 students. Input can be sent to the Commissioner and Board of Education at charterschools@doe.mass.edu on or before Monday, December 3.  Thank you.

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