Lisa Wise will speak at the Amherst Garden Club ZOOM meeting, October 1st.

Amherst Garden Club Presents: Gardening in a Changing World

      AMHERST – What impact does climate change have on plants and our gardens? Climate adaptation expert Lisa Wise will provide an overview of climate change and share actions we can take to both slow climate change and adapt to the impacts, with a focus on activities in our own gardens and backyards. You will learn about relevant resources and opportunities to engage in local community science and stewardship efforts.

      Lisa Wise is the Climate Adaptation Program Manager with NH Sea Grant Extension. She works with New Hampshire communities to build awareness of and resilience to the impacts of a changing climate. Lisa works on projects with the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, conducts programming with coastal communities, and is a member of the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup. Recent climate adaptation programming has focused on outreach to conservation commissions about how they can address climate change impacts on natural resources, a Climate in the Classroom program, public engagement in municipal planning related to climate, and more. Prior to joining Extension in January 2017, Lisa worked on projects with Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Great Bay 2020 partners, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative, and Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet). She completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of New Hampshire, focused on environmental conservation studies and coastal ecosystem management.

      During the COVID-19 pandemic, the garden club has been meeting online. The meeting will take place Thursday, October 1 on Zoom. The business meeting will start at 9:15 am, followed by Lisa’s presentation from 10:30-11:30. Contact the garden club at if you would like to attend any portion of the meeting.

Votes for Women: Two Events to Honor Passage of the 19th Amendment

      AMHERST – This year is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The Amherst Heritage Commission has planned two near-term town events for this special celebration.

      Because the 19th amendment became the law of the land on August 26, 1920, we illuminated the Amherst Town Hall on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from dusk to 12:00 midnight with the colors of the women’s suffrage movement of purple and gold.

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:00PM, via ZOOM, the Amherst Heritage Commission and the Amherst Town Library will sponsor Liz Tentarelli, a well respected speaker on New Hampshire heritage, who will guide us on a journey on the long campaign for women’s right to vote, from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players in New Hampshire and the nation? What issues and obstacles did they face? How did suffragettes benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Who was left out when women got the right to vote? She will be using historic photos and documents that will enlighten all.

      This presentation is part of the year long 100th Anniversary Celebration of the ratification and passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Please plan to log in and understand this struggle of “Forward Into Light”.  Any questions can be addressed to Will Ludt, Chair, Amherst Heritage Commission, 603-801-0507 or Sarah Leonardi, Amherst Town Library.

Cub Scout Pack 613 Welcoming Boys and Girls!

      Amherst / Mont Vernon Cub Scout Pack 613, a family pack welcoming both boys and girls, is looking for new members to grow our unit. If you have a son or daughter in K-5th grade who is interested in cub scouts, please join us to start your adventure! Does your child enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, community service, and racing cars? These are just some of the fun activities we have planned for the year. While the Scouts are having fun doing things they enjoy, they also learn new things, discover and master new skills, gain self-confidence, and develop strong friendships. 

      On Sept. 16 the leaders of Pack 613 will be holding a virtual information night for potential new families to ask questions and learn more about scouting in Amherst and Mont Vernon. RSVP for the event at The online link will be shared only with the families who RSVP prior to the event.

Registration can be done online at Please email us if you have any questions or would like more information






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