May 10, 2011
Dear Friends of Amherst Media I am asking for your help and support in letting Senator Rosenberg and Representative Story know that Massachusetts Senate Bill 1687, commonly referred to as the "Verizon Bill" by those in Community Access, penalizes and threatens local control during review process of all new contracts. Please take a moment to read the attached letters (download them via the links below), one for each elected official. Your voice can help ensure towns like Amherst have sufficient time needed during negotiations.
There's still time to participate in a focus group - and win an iPod Nano or 32-inch flatscreen television
May 5, 2011
Upcoming Survey / Focus Group Sessions: *Wednesday, May 11th 6:00-8:00pm *Thursday, May 12th 11:00-1:00pm *Tuesday, May 17th 11:00-1:00pm *Wednesday, May 18th 10:00-12:00(noon) Call Wendy at 413.259.3306 to reserve your seat at the table. Take part in sustaining local public media. Photo Credit: Amherst Bulletin / Gazette 2011
May 2, 2011
The College Towne Classik is a 5 mile run or 5k run or walk through scenic Amherst, MA. *Professionally timed *Professionally Photographed *Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers in each age group. *After race gathering at Rafters. All proceeds from the College Towne Classik will benefit the Jimmy Fund as well as the Amherst Police Relief Association. More Information at:www.raftersroadrace.com
Apr 25, 2011
Registration is open for the International Conference "The Future of US-Chinese media Communication and Public Diplomacy in a Post-Crisis World" 23-25 August 2011, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. This conference attempts to assess the future of US-Chinese relations from a number of inter-related perspectives. An underlying assumption being that a gradual change in economic and financial power will also lead to changes in 'soft' power like media communication, public relations, public opinion, public diplomacy and (new and old) media consumption.
Apr 25, 2011
Don't let Photoshop Essentials pass you by . . . . A couple of seats are still available for this terrific course, taught in a small-class environment, on state of the art equipment, with the expertise and teaching cred. of Adobe Certified expert Tom Prutisto. Review and Register here:http://amherstmedia.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=27 or call (413) 259-3300 for more information.
Apr 22, 2011
The Amherst Redevelopment Authority and ACP Visioning & Planning Ltd. will hold a community visioning exercise for the Gateway Corridor project. All meetings will be held at the Large Activity Room of the Bangs Community Center in downtown Amherst. On the evenings (6:00-9:00 p.m.) of April 28, 29 and 30 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
Apr 15, 2011
Spring has arrived and with it the joy of taking in local area street performers. On this particular Friday night my three year old is in awe of the "big boys" who are wailing out some classics on the guitar (Walden Marshall, age 11) and bucket drum (Jonathan Marshall, age 7). Performing to the smiles and singing along of a gathering crowd these two brothers from Chesterfield appear right at home, with their instruments, in front of Thornes Marketplace in Northampton.