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Friends of the Jones Libraries Holiday Book Fair: Nov. 17 & 18

Published on November 7, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

Thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs will be available at bargain prices at the annual Friends of the Jones Libraries Holiday Book Fair Nov. 17 and 18 at the Jones Library in Amherst. This year, the sale will start with a special Friends Only night on Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., when only members of […]

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ARMS Online Store Is Open

Published on November 3, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

The ARMS online Amherst merchandise store opened for business on Nov. 1. The store will be open for a limited time only, so please visit to get your Amherst apparel and accessories. There’s some new stuff for fall, including sweatpants and knit hats, as well as old favorites, from T-shirts and sweatshirts to scarves and caps. […]

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Enrollment Working Group Survey

Published on November 3, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

Dear Crocker Farm Families, A subgroup of the Enrollment Working Group—a group of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members that is in the process of researching educational options for the Amherst Public School district—is exploring world language opportunities for our students, with a focus on the potential for our district to start a K-6 magnet […]

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Working the Amherst Housing Puzzle: A Community Problem Solving Forum: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. 

Published on October 19, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

    During the past 10-15 years, Amherst has lost an estimated 800 households with children under 18, according to US Census data.  Significant numbers of homeless individuals are served each year by local service providers, but rarely placed in housing. Barriers to developing new affordable housing in Amherst for both individuals and families often appear […]

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El gran gusto tradicional Argentino en

Published on September 22, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

As a traditional mom, I’ve always cooked for my family on the steps of my mother’s & grandmother’s fine cooking. The joyful detail and time my mother adds to every step of the product selection and preparation, and the real wholesome cooking experience was always a fascinating adventure for me—a very tasty journey for a […]

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Scholarships @ The Center

Published on September 20, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

  The Center’s fall program includes a new class, “Ballet Foundations,”  designed for students in grades 3-6 who have little or no previous ballet experience. There are a limited number of scholarships for interested students. The class begins Sept 19, and will meet each week from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at The Center Dance Studio in Amherst, 321 Main Street. Enrollment […]

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Amherst Historical Society Flea Market: Sept. 30

Published on September 15, 2017 by Farah Ameen Community News

Both vendors and buyers are wanted for the Eclectic Flea Market of Treasures and Crafts, a special one-day event to benefit The Amherst Historical Society! The Flea Market will be open for business from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 30 at the Simeon Strong House at 67 Amity Street, Amherst. A 10×12 vendor space in a prime downtown […]

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