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AAUW Southern NH Branch News 

11th Annual Amherst Candidates Night 2023

      On Monday, February 13, 2023 the Southern New Hampshire Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) held the Eleventh Annual Amherst Candidates Night via Zoom, 7 pm to 9 pm. All candidates who have filed seeking to be elected to an Amherst town or school position were invited. The Zoom link is now available on social media platforms and on the town and school websites. This is an opportunity for voters to hear the positions of candidates. 

      Questions were requested to be emailed in advance or during the Zoom meeting to We appreciate your thoughtful and insightful questions.  The chat feature was not used on Zoom for this event.

      This event was recorded and can be viewed on Amherst Community Access Television,

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Amherst Town & School Positions


1 Selectman - 3 years

1 Town Clerk - 3 years

1 Cemetery Trustee - 3 years

2 Library Trustees -3 years

2 Planning Board members - 3 years

1 Planning Board member - 1 year

1 Trustee of the Trust Funds - 3 years

1 Zoning Board of Adjustment member - 3 Years



2 School Board Members - 3 years 

1 School District Moderator - 3 years

1 School District Clerk - 3 years

1 School District Treasurer - 3 years



2 School Board Members from Amherst - 3 years

1 School District Moderator - 3 years


      AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. In addition to Candidates Night, the Southern NH Branch provides scholarships for young women who are pursuing college degrees. AAUW is a non-partisan non-political organization that never endorses candidates or specific parties.

      Questions about the event contact Liz Overholt at or 603-673-5171. For more information about AAUW contact Membership Chair Ingrid Michaelis at For a membership application e-mail A graduate holding an associate degree, an RN, a baccalaureate, or a higher degree from a regionally accredited institution is eligible and welcome.

Amherst Garden Club’s Garden Tips for March 2023

Garden Tips for the Month of March:

  • When spring bulbs start to show, remove the mulch around them and fertilize with 10-10-10 fertilizer and super phosphate, mixed half and half. 

  • Start vegetables, herbs and flower seeds according to the timeline on the package directions.  Seed starting requires adequate heat, light, moisture, and good air circulation to be successful. 

  • Take soil samples to be tested by your local Cooperative Extension service. Instructions and forms are available online. 

  • Prune summer- and fall-blooming woody vines and shrubs while they are still dormant.  Prune only those that bloom on new wood, such as panicle and smooth hydrangeas, Rose of Sharon, and potentilla.

The Amherst Garden Club’s mission is to promote the love of gardening, civic landscaping a­­­nd environmental responsibility within the community.  In accordance with this mission, a few gardening tips are shared each month from the “Amherst Garden Club’s Regional Gardening Throughout the Year Calendar.” The calendar is available for purchase at the Amherst Garden Center, 305 Route 101, Amherst.    

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