Oct 26, 2017
The Rotary Club received Amherst Media's 2017 Jean Haggerty Award for its longstanding history of service in the Amherst community. The award was presented Wednesday, Oct. 25th, at the 42nd Annual Meeting of Amherst Media in its College Street studios. The Jean Haggerty Award recognizes those people or organizations with a longstanding commitment to bettering their community. Steven Brewer, president of Amherst Media, presented the award to Rob Stern, president of The Rotary Club of Amherst.
Oct 20, 2017
Statement from Amherst School Committee Chair Phoebe Hazzard on the Selection of the School Building Committee to Overseethe Fort River School Building and Site Feasibility Study.
Oct 11, 2017
Classic Arts Showcase is currently unavailable. We are working with them on new distribution methods. We expect the service to be restored in a few weeks. The broadcast is available online at www.classicartsshowcase.org/ We apologize for the interruption.
Oct 11, 2017
Sign up today for the Amherst Committee for a Better Chance's 46th Annual Fall Foliage Walk/Run this Saturday, October 14, 2017. This Family Style Walk/Competitive Run is an Amherst tradition, bringing together hundreds of walkers, runners, foliage lovers and children to admire the diverse colors of New England fall foliage while participating and raising money to support the diversity within our own communities. For more info, or to register visit the link. https://www.amherstabetterchance.org/fallfoliagewalkrun/
Oct 5, 2017
Puerto Rican poet and performer, Magdalena Gómez, presents a live two-hour performance reading from Puerto Rican literature with unscripted intimate, personal commentary as a fundraiser for long-term Puerto Rican relief efforts. The live presentation will be accessible on Facebook, Friday, October 6, from 11am-1pm at facebook.com/amherstmedia
Sep 26, 2017
See what an internship at Amherst Media looks like through the eyes and experiences of interns who are doing it. Directed, shot, and edited by Amherst Media interns, this short film reveals the range of possibilities for anyone seeking to hone their skills in all forms of media production from video to podcasting to social journalism and more.
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.
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.