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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 merry and bright for this holiday season.

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, did you know evergreen boughs also add valuable winter protection to your flower beds?

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Don't forget to stay active this holiday season

Tis the season to be JOLLY!!

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget to keep ACTIVE.  All our trails, green spaces and parks are open for activity. 

If the cooler weather is slowing you down a little, take advantage of our walking track at the Amherst Stadium. Open daily on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends. 

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Remaining active, it's a great way to beat the cold

November is here! The weather may be getting colder, but we still want to encourage you to get out and get active Amherst!  

We hope you all enjoyed some fun activities over Halloween, and what a great Halloween it was, with so many great events for all ages to enjoy. From Spirt Walks to Zombie Walks, what an awesome community we have!

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Holiday season kicking off with light up, parade

With six weeks until Christmas, Amherst will be kicking off the holidays this weekend with craft sales, a downtown holiday light up, a Christmas Parade and shopping! 

The annual downtown Holiday Christmas Light Up is Friday evening, Nov. 15, in Victoria Square. Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy live music by Steve Wells and hot chocolate. Join Mayor David Kogon in counting down the light up at 6:30pm.

Then make your way into the First Baptist Church and sing along with the Amherst Regional High School band starting at 7pm. 

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Lots to do as the days grow chillier

With a few frosts behind us and more soon to come, the leaves are slowly beginning to fall and the flowers are quickly fading.

 Fall provides us with the perfect temperatures for working outside in the garden, prepping our beds for a long winter’s rest. If you haven’t had the chance to get your bulbs planted, please don’t fret, you still have plenty of time to get your spring bulbs in the ground before the deep frost sets in.

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