Thursday, December 12, 2019

Florence Bank Customers' Choice Community Grants

Florence Bank is donating $100,000 to local non-profit organizations in it's Annual Customers' Choice Community Grants Program, and you decide who gets the money! Florence Bank customers click here to vote for the Amherst Regional Public Schools PGO (ARPS PGO), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization consisting of the PGOs for Crocker Farm, Wildwood, the Amherst Middle School, & the Amherst High School.  Be sure to vote before December 31st to make your vote count.

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AFD Toys for Tots collection

Amherst Fire Stations – Holiday Toy Collection Sites

toysfortotsFrom now until December 15th, the Amherst Fire Department will be a collection site for the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program. The Central Fire Station located at 68 North Pleasant Street and the North Station, located at 603 East Pleasant Street will accept new, unwrapped toys between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
Members of the Marine Corps will then distribute the toys to children in our area. Without this program, many children would go without gifts this holiday season. 
Thank you, 
-Amherst Fire Chief Tim Nelson
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

LSSE needs your input

Amherst Leisure Services & Supplemental Education (LSSE) is working on a new strategic plan! The plan will be based on a shared community vision that sets priorities and prepares us for the future.

If you live in or around Amherst, we want to hear from you about which community recreation and education programs you value most, and how we can better meet you and your family's needs. This survey is for anybody in the greater Amherst area who is interested in athletics, fitness or education programs. It doesn't matter if you've participated in programs or activities offered by LSSE in the past. 

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete, and is completely anonymous. Please fill it out for yourself and your household, including any children under the age of 18. Youth ages 18 and up are encouraged to fill out their own survey.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Amherst Historical Society’s 4th Annual Ski Sale

SKI AND WINTER GEAR SALE: 2-Day Pop Up Ski Shop new and used gear on Friday, January 3rd, 5-8:30 pm and Saturday, January 4, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, at the Pacific (Masonic) Lodge, located at 99 Main Street, Amherst.  Fourth Annual Ski Sale offers great discounts for the beginner skater to the expert skier, all in adult and youth sizes. Experts will be on hand to help with sizing and selection. All proceeds benefit for the Amherst Historical Society. Questions, email Bonnie at
CONSIGN YOUR GENTLY USED WINTER GEAR- Equipment accepted only on Thursday, January 2, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Pacific Lodge, 99 Main Street, Amherst. Outgrown your skis or winter gear? Bring in your gently used gear to sell on consignment during the 2-Day Pop Up Ski Shop.  The seller sets the price and if sold, receives forty percent of the sale price for their used equipment. Donations also accepted. Contact Bonnie at for more details.
Want to have first look at the merchandise? Contact Bonnie about volunteering to help unload ski gear on January 2nd.
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lighting of the Merry Maple - an Amherst Tradition!

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fire Station Open House

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Storytelling with Mia Cabana, Jones Library’s Head of Youth Services at Amherst Books

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wagon Rides at Town Common with Muddy Brook Farm

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Lighting of the Merry Maple

5:15 PM
UMass Minuteman Marching Band & Santa Arrive

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Visit with Santa at the Amherst History Museum

Not a school-sponsored event