The Curious Giraffe Show, a series hosted by Dorothy Cresswell, retired elementary school teacher and music educator, aims to get kids thinking about important issues in today's society. In these episodes, they sing about a number topics ranging from water safety tips; including the importance of staying hydrated, wearing sunscreen when sunny, always swimming with a buddy to even more societal issues such as the importance of acceptance of all different lifestyles from one's own family.
On August 3rd, the Arts Night Plus event is taking place. Amherst residents and visitors are invited to search for tiny canvas artworks throughout downtown Amherst. These artworks will be spread around town at various Arts Night Plus venues on Wednesday, August 2nd. Photos of the artwork with their respective location clues will be posted on the Amherst Arts Night Plus Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Amherst School committee is hosting community listening sessions on Aug 8th and Sept 14 6PM to gather input from the members of the community about the Fort River feasability study, the School Building Committee process and other elementary school building issues.
In order to allow more time to have community hearings over the decision whether or not to construct a new school building committee for the Fort River School site on South End Street, and to merge Wildwood and Fort River Elemantary schools together, the School Community voted to delay this decision.
It was with sadness that we learned of the passing of Brian "Mac" MacNamara. While we will miss him, we are honored to have been part of recognizing the man and his contributions to our community. Last year, Mac sat down in our studio to share his memories and insights. The video also includes recognitions of his impacts by friends and former students at an event honoring Mac held at Rafters.
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On June 29th, from 6-8PM in the Woodbury room of Jones Library, the Amherst Select Board, Planning Board, and Town Manager will host a community forum to identify and discuss issues related to the town center.