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Image of Janis Astor del Valle
Sep 18, 2017
This Friday, September 22 at the Bing Arts Center is an intimate evening of performance and conversation with Janis Astor del Valle. Astor del Valle is an award-winning writer, performer and filmmaker whose work promotes discourse and fosters understanding of LGBTQ issues and cultural diversity. In Staying con la Gana, she combines spoken word and monologues to introduce a cast of characters who are all longing for something – or someone: parents missing their children, women pining for lovers and others, activists fighting for justice.
Sep 18, 2017
The Collective features two new episodes of American Chaos, including an interview with Amherst's own John Bonifaz, the Co-Founder and President of Free Speech For People, and an interview with Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Office for the Human Rights Foundation, about the campaign to smuggle flash drives into North Korea. 
Jonathan Tucker
Sep 5, 2017
Amherst Media extends a sincere appreciation to Jonathan Tucker for his 30+ years in the Amherst Planning Department.  We wish him a well deserved rest and enjoyment in the coming years.  Jonathan Tucker retired from his position as a senior planner after more than 30 years working for the town with a deep knowledge of Amherst history and the context of town zoning bylaws. Read the full Hampshire Gazette article by Scott Merzbach. 
Sep 5, 2017
Amherst Media interns Charlie Turner and NJ Park take a look at the daily life and struggles of Ashley, a traffic island panhandler in Hadley. This insightful short documentary explores the problem of homelessness in the Amherst area and includes interviews with homeless advocates. Read the full story and watch the video on The Collective.
Aug 22, 2017
Once again, Town Manager Paul Bockelman will be making a public appearance to engage with the citizens of Amherst to answer questions or hear complaints and compliments on how to improve the town and to see how things are going. The "Cuppa' Joe with Paul" is a regularly rotating event around the town and there are different guests appearing each time. This time around, Amherst Fire Chief Time Nelson will be there to speak as well. All are welcome to voice their ideas! 
Aug 14, 2017
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.
Jul 31, 2017
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.
Jul 31, 2017
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.
Brian "Mac" MacNamara
Jul 27, 2017
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. Click through to watch the video
Jun 21, 2017
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.

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