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Friel – Militana

      Mr. and Mrs. Philip Friel of Amherst, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Julia, to Mr. Brian G. Militana. He is the son of Dr. Gary and Karen Militana of Cookeville, Tennessee.

      A January 2022 wedding is planned in Maine.


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Amherst Lions Club Eyeglass Collection Box at Transfer Station 
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L-R: IPP and club’s scout liaison Reed Flowers, PDG Charlie Vars, Dima Wilkes, Troop 22 Scout Master Matt Harrison

      AMHERST – Dima Wilkes of BSA Troop 22, as a portion of his eagle scout project, designed and built an eyeglass collection box to be placed at the Town of Amherst’s transfer station.  He also setup collection centers at our local schools and library and posted information to increase public awareness of the importance of recycling eyeglasses. He collected almost 400 pairs of glasses.

      The glasses are taken to be cleaned and polished and sent to those who can’t afford them all over the world.  Demi carefully listened to our needs for a strong, long lasting, and convenient container to collect eyeglasses at the recycling section at the transfer Station.  We couldn’t be prouder of the job he did.

Scouts Hold Annual Event

      Amherst’s Pack 613 Scouts participated in their annual campout at Camp Carpenter in Manchester on October 2nd. Thirty families, including 41 scouts, attended the event.  Scouts worked on many adventures, including studying the night sky, building a fire, and planning and cooking desserts in a dutch oven.  A favorite part of the event for scouts was time spent around the campfire where dens performed skits and songs for one another.

      Our next big event is Scouting for Food on November 6th and November 13th.  Scouts will be collecting non-perishable food items for SHARE in Milford.  Watch for Scouts in your neighborhood on those dates.

      Does your child enjoy camping, hiking, archery, fishing, community service, and racing cars?  All interested children in kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join Cub Scouts at any time. Scouting is a year round program.  Den meetings are held once or twice a month, and Pack events occur monthly.  Please contact us with any questions at

Amherst Lions Club's

41st Annual Craft Fair and Silent Auction 

      AMHERST – It’s coming! The Amherst Lions Club’s 41st Annual Craft Fair will be held Saturday, December 4th, at Amherst Middle School from 9AM to 3 PM.  Our juried crafters will be welcoming you to shop for your holiday gifts and treasures.  As per usual, we are offering free parking, admission, and a shopping bag while they last.  Enjoy our Food Bar.  There will be a raffle of Items donated by the Crafters and a Scratch Ticket Tree.  We’ll also be offering free eye screening from 10-11AM.

      Our Silent Auction of local merchant’s items and a Raffle for a Scratch Ticket Tree will again be online, as last year’s online auction was a huge success.  It will run for 2 weeks starting on Sunday, 11/21 and ending the day of the Craft Fair at 2PM.  So, get ready to have lots of fun and help others in need.  All proceeds go to local charities. More information coming soon.

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