The Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association received a $500 Community Support Grant from the Town of Amherst on Feb. 9.
The grant was presented to the association’s executive director Elizabeth Cooke-Sumbu by Amherst Mayor David Kogon, who noted the grant will be used to support My Soul, a dinner and dance the association is holding in Amherst on Feb. 24 as part of the African Heritage Month celebrations.
Do you know an individual or team who has achieved a gold medal performance at a provincial or higher award/recognition, or any sport officials that have officiated at a provincial level or higher championship between April, 2017 and March, 2018? The Town of Amherst would like to recognize their achievements at a formal presentation ceremony hosted by Mayor and Council.
If the last "romantic date" you had involved binge-watching Netflix in your yoga pants, it's time to shake things up. Lucky for you, Amherst Winter Carnival is next week, and the schedule is packed with great ideas. Here are the top 10 cupid-approved winter date plans for you and your love:
Mayor David Kogon has declared Feb. 11-17 Family Violence Prevention Week in Amherst.
“Ending the silence surrounding family violence is vital,” Kogon said, as Dawn Ferris, Autumn House executive-director, looked on.
“We in Amherst promote living in a healthy community, but if you are being abused that is not a healthy situation. Anything the town can do to get people talking about family violence, that will encourage people to come forward so they can get help through organizations like Autumn House, is very important to all of the citizens of this community.”