What’s up rec?
What “A” great summer 2018 has turned out to be!
We would like to wish all the students and teachers heading back to school this week a great school year!
And while summer is beginning to wind down, we are still blessed daily by the beautiful sunshine and warm days.
Vegetable gardens are providing bountiful harvests and flowers throughout the town are still in full bloom. Consistent watering is the key to keeping your garden continually producing healthy and plump fruits and vegetables and to keep those flowers a blooming.
During days of high humidity and wind, watering should take place in the early morning and some may even require a nightly watering depending on the day and exposure of your gardens and planters.
As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, this makes for the perfect time for planting perennials, trees, and shrubs.
Recently, the Communities in Bloom Amherst committee awarded four property owners throughout the town, who deserved to receive an “A” for their outstanding efforts in helping to improve the appearance of Amherst by maintaining and working hard to keep their properties neat and tidy.
The property owners were selected by the Communities in Bloom Amherst committee members and we acknowledge the following on their hard work and dedication in making Amherst a better, tidier place to live: Fred and Sally Jones of Lamy Street, Glenn and Marilyn MacDonald of Spring Street, Jane LaChance of Terrace Street, and Mike and Debra Bentley of West Pleasant Street.
It is because of people such as these that Amherst is such a beautiful place and we hope that by encouraging others through doing, Amherst will continue to be a blooming success.
Communities in Bloom is about enhancing communities, not only through horticulture but also through environmental stewardship.
On Thursday, Sept. 13, we will be receiving a visit from a Communities in Bloom judge and will be showcasing all that Amherst has to offer.
From our parks and greenspaces, to our commercial and residential community, as well as showcasing our environmental stewardship efforts in helping to make Amherst, a greener and tidier community.
We hope the community at large will join with us in welcoming this judge to evaluate our community and will help with our continued efforts to tidy up and improve our beautiful town.
Amherst will be partnering with TD Bank for its fifth year to help build upon our urban forest by planting native trees and shrubs within our parks and greenspaces.
The annual event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.
We will be meeting at EB Chandler School at 28 Dickey St. and will divide into groups to plant 30 trees and multiple shrubs throughout the town.
So, grab your shovel, come on down and let’s dig in to help make Amherst “A” great place to live, work, and play!
Mark your calendars for A Fest, which will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 16 in celebration of all the great things Amherst has to offer with lots of exciting things happening throughout the town.
Bring out your family for a fun date night at Dickey Park on Friday, Sept. 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. It will be a great family evening with live music, a corn boil, road hockey with the Ramblers, and an outdoor movie night.
Family fun day will take place at Dickey Park on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be fun for all ages including live music, a hay maze, laser tag and inflatables, petting zoo, a walking challenge and much more.
Stay tuned for more information regarding these events and more by following us on Facebook at Amherst Recreation Department, Town of Amherst, or by visiting our website at amherst.ca.
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