Mayor David Kogon has proclaimed Nov. 19-23 as Municipal Awareness Week in the Town of Amherst.
“Municipal government plays a vital role in providing services that enhance the quality of life for its citizens,” Kogon said, while signing the proclamation on Nov. 16. “Dedicated mayors, wardens, councillors and staff are essential for an active community. Active communities also require citizen involvement in order to be successful.
The recipients of the first-ever ‘A’ Fresh Start Community Initiative picked up their grants recently at Amherst town hall.
The Amherst Area Heritage Trust, received a cheque for $1,200, for its project – an Evening of Art and War.
The event, held in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Highlanders Museum, is being held at the Col. James Layton Ralston Armoury on Nov. 16 following Amherst’s annual Christmas Light Up.
With a promise to “Remember Them,” Amherst Mayor David Kogon, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 10 Amherst President Roy Porter and North Nova Scotia Highlander Museum Curator Ray Coulson dedicated the new North Nova Scotia Highlander Memorial Mural on Nov. 10.
Located on the side of town hall, at the corner of Laplanche and East Victoria streets, the mural is a replica of a mural erected on a building at the corner of Havelock and Ratchford streets 13 years ago by the North Nova Scotia Highlander Memory Club and the Amherst Downtown Revitalization Society.
The original mural, like the new one, honours the memory of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, an infantry regiment that was formed in Amherst at the start of the Second World War, landed in France on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and fought with distinction across Europe until the end of the war in May 1945.