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The Amherst News - - CUMBERLAND COUNTY -

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 send­off this year. And, with a record num­ber of floats reg­is­tered, it made for a won­der­ful pa­rade. “A” big con­grat­u­la­tions 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.

Did you know that the tree for Boston came from our very own Cum­ber­land County this year? And what do you think of the beau­ti­ful lights at Vic­to­ria Square and through­out the com­mu­nity? Plenty to be proud of.

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We know De­cem­ber will be very busy with ev­ery­one get­ting ready for Christ­mas, but we want to en­cour­age you to still get out and get ac­tive. Did you know that ex­er­cise in al­most any form can act as a stress re­liever? Be­ing ac­tive can boost your feel-good en­dor­phins and dis­tract you from daily wor­ries and stress…. and we have lots of ac­tiv­i­ties for you.

The Town of Amherst lends snow shoes and they can be picked up at the Amherst Sta­dium Recre­ation Of­fice, Four Fa­thers Li­brary, and The Cum­ber­land YMCA - free of charge. What a great way to en­joy our out­door tracks and trails dur­ing the win­ter.

We also have our hol­i­day skates, and swim­ming at the YMCA. Don’t for­get about our out­door skat­ing sur­face at the cor­ner of Vic­to­ria Street and Maple Av­enue, this will be open daily again this win­ter, weather per­mit­ting. We also have our in­door walk­ing track avail­able at the Amherst Sta­dium. This is a safe and easy way to keep up your walk­ing through­out the cold win­ter months.

Another way to stay ac­tive, is to stay so­cial, and get out to fun events and ac­tiv­i­ties our com­mu­nity has to of­fer. We are look­ing for­ward to our New Year’s Eve Fam­ily First Cel­e­bra­tion. Ring in the new year with us at the Amherst Sta­dium Dec. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. We will have live mu­sic, ice colour­ing, horse and wagon rides, and rooftop fire­works. All ac­tiv­i­ties are free of charge and to­bacco and al­co­hol free.

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Our next sched­uled reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at Amherst Town Hall. Meet­ing are open to the pub­lic. At­tend­ing these meet­ings is a great way to be in­volved in your com­mu­nity and to stay in­formed.

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Do you have an event you want us to share? We love to share, so con­tact us at amher­strecre­[email protected] with your in­for­ma­tion and we will spread the word.

Learn what is hap­pen­ing around the com­mu­nity by vis­it­ing amherst.ca for our free com­mu­nity events list­ing and fol­low us on Face­book and Twit­ter. If you have ques­tions, com­mu­nity events and in­for­ma­tion to share, email amher­strecre­[email protected] or call 902-667-6500.

Here is a taste of what’s hap­pen­ing around Amherst: Art Party “Merry Christ­mas to All!” - Dec. 6 Santa Pic­tures for Pooches – Dec. 8 The Nutcracker - Dec. 8 Christ­mas with Ray Legere & Acous­tic Hori­zon - Dec. 8 SLAMherst Metal Night Dec. 8 All is Bright Cen­tre­piece Work­shop - Dec. 10

2018 Amherst Cookie Crawl - Dec. 14

Go to the town’s web­site for more de­tails on these events.

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