Network Amherst

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Phyllis LEHRER

Happy New Year 2017 to all our friends and neighbors. Remember to put up the new calendar, switch to the new date book and get ready for the tax season. Soon the people dressed as the Statue of Liberty will be waving to us from the corner.

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Barbara Aldrich of Hadley sent me a real letter. Her note said that her grandson, Joseph Woynar, the son of Julie and Mark Woynar of Amherst, graduated from naval boot camp at the Great Lakes Training Center.

He will have several weeks of special training and then be posted to his assignment aboard the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) in Boston. There he will conduct tours, stand watch and be an honor guard for two years.

Joe graduated from Amherst Regional High School last June.

If you are thinking of visiting the Constitution, call Barbara and she will tell you his shift and you can connect with him to get a personal home-town touch.

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The Amherst Senior Center is sponsoring the first annual "The Valley's Got Talent" talent show with cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250. The program will be held March 26 at Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College.

Those interested in participating need to audition. The date is Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bangs Center.

Contestants can apply at www.amherstma.gov/269/Senior-Center. For information call 813-7042.

This should be really exciting.