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No time like present to plan for happy, healthy 2019

We hope you all have enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and would like to extend our warmest wishes to you all for a very happy and healthy 2019.

Santa has come and gone, and a new year will soon be upon us. There is no time like the present to begin planning for a happy and healthy year in 2019. As part of our goal to be the most healthy, active community in Nova Scotia, we here at the Town of Amherst are happy to provide you with many resources to help get you outside and help you to stay active during the winter months.

We also hope to continue to brighten your nights and increase evening winter activities as we continue to illuminate Victoria Square and the downtown outdoor skating surface with our beautiful winter decorative lighting for all to enjoy.

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Skate, walk during the holidays at the Amherst Stadium

Amherst is in full swing with Holiday Spirit, which means time off to spend with your family and friends.

Why not spend it at the Amherst Stadium and our free public holiday skates while being active. Help us become the most healthy active community in Nova Scotia.

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Holiday spirit infuses Amherst

Amherst is in full swing with Holiday Spirit, with only 20 days until Christmas.

We hope everyone got out to enjoy our Holiday light up, parade and the Tree for Boston send off this year.  With a record number of Floats registered, it made for a wonderful parade.

“A” big congratulation goes out to all the float winners and a thank you to all who put so much work and time into participating in our parade this year.

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Staying active keeps you healthy

Staying active is one of the best ways to keep your heart and lungs healthy.

With the early snow this year and cooler temperatures setting in, the stadium indoor walking track is getting lots use from walkers daily. With the pressures of the busy holiday season building, walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, strengthen bones and muscles, improve your mood and help relieve stress. 

Join our adult walking club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., at the Amherst Stadium.  Come enjoy the free walking track and meet some new people! 

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Deck the halls, houses and flowerbeds

The festive season has officially been kicked off in Amherst!

The Holiday Light-Up has taken place, Santa has visited us on his parade float, the Tree for Boston has come and gone and Amherst is a whole lot brighter this holiday season thanks this year’s decorative lighting addition along Albion and South Albion.

Now is the time to deck the halls with boughs of holly, fir, and pine! Fa la la! Whatever your choice may be to decorate your homes with, did you know that evergreen boughs also add valuable winter protection to your flower beds? Not only do they help to protect your plants from over exposure to road salt, they also provide a nice blanket for the plants underneath to help limit the amount of freezing and thawing that your garden may see over the winter months.

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