Monday, March 22, 2010

TONIGHT! Sixth Grade Families Orientation at Middle School

We're to arrive at 6:45 for 7:00 start! Program scheduled for 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sixth grade families are reminded that the Middle School will be holding an orientation session this evening for parents/guardians, beginning at 7:00 pm. Please plan to attend so you can hear about all the great things in store for your rising 7th grader!

(yes, this is the one from Feb 24 where we got snowed out!)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

School Committee Candidates: Five Candidates, Two Seats, Two Votes

Thursday, March 11th, noon - 1 pm, Middle School: Amherst Regional Middle School (ARMS) Family-School Partnership hosts Brown Bag Lunch with all five candidates

Thursday, March 11th, 7 pm coffee, program begins promptly 7:30 pm - 9 pm, Middle School Auditorium: League of Women Voters Amherst asks all town-wide office candidates to respond to a series of questions, including some submitted by audience members. On ACTV live Channel 17 & repeats.

and more places on ACTV Channel 12 to listen/view the School Committee candidates:

"Student News Special" taped 03-04-10 starts broadcasting Monday March 8 at 7 pm.
(three candidates of five; *seven* questions -- which is way more than the LWV forum does)
& hopefully soon on demand

plus a 30-minute-per-candidate interview with Isaac BenEzra, Conversations, usually Wednesdays at 7 pm (the ACTV site doesn't yet list these specifically)

Candidate websites, listed in order they appear on the Tuesday March 23 Ballot:

Kathleen Dequence Anderson
Ernest J. Dalkas (no website found)
Robert A. Spence
Richard Blake Hood
Vincent J. O'Connor (no website found)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Nominate the Amherst Town Common as one of 1,000 Great Places in MA

The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) has established a website to accept nominations from the public for 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts.  All Great Places that are nominated must be open and available to the public. Only one 50-word nomination per person is accepted, and you have to give them an email address in order to nominate someplace.Nomination period closes April 1, 2010. The Commission will meet later that month to draw up a final list, which will be announced in May.

I nominated the Amherst Town Common under the last category, something like "Other" :-)