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.”
Rebecca Taylor named Amherst's business development officer
The Town of Amherst has a new business development officer.
Rebecca Taylor, the town’s current co-ordinator of marketing, culture and tourism, will take over the job on Feb. 26. She will be located in the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre on Ratchford Street.
Amherst town council helps with bus purchase
Cumberland County Transportation Services Society’s efforts to raise money for a new bus received a boost Jan. 22 when Amherst Mayor David Kogon presented the society’s chairman Bruce Cuco with $5,000 cheque.