To the Editor;
Boundaries of downtown Amherst need to be spelled out
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- Gwen Kerr
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:22:39
Last year, a group of people interested in the beautiful fibre-related artwork that is produced here in Amherst and surrounding areas (rug hooking, quilting, felting, spinning, etc) decided to put together a festival to show off their work and hold workshops to teach others how to create their own pieces. It was small, but was a tremendous success, so this year's festival will be even bigger and better.
There is a website that will give you some more information www.fibreartsfestival.com
I hope this helps!
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:21:49
The really funny thing about downtown Amherst is that one of the funeral homes has a fully functional crematorium right in the middle of the downtown core.
You know. Across from Bambino's. Next door to the German restaurant.
Planning? Good taste?
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:12:41
So Gwen, what is the Fibre arts Festival ?
- - January 18, 2010 at 12:01:47
Furthermore, the term Downtown Amherst was in use before there were malls in Amherst. And, if this business you speak of is truly mainly involved with Fibre Arts, it would have made sure is was included in Fibre Arts Festival some how.
- Big Bad
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:42:56
We're still no further ahead in trying to figure out what business Mr. MacKay is referring to that was left out of the promotional material...er, I beg your pardon, promotional FIBRE.
Anyone out there want to throw out some names for debate/speculation?
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:37:57
This site explains the festival. It all makes sense now.
- Gwen Kerr
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:37:03
I am on the Fibre Arts Festival committee which operates independently from DARS and can say that I don't have any idea what business you are referring to. We spent months lining up the Festival events and gathering the information for the brochure. We even extended the deadline a few times so that we could include as much information as possible. There is a Festival website that can accommodate any events that are organized late - if the business you refer to is planning to hold an event please ask them to contact the committee at email@example.com.
As for expanding the boundaries of downtown I agree. My husband and I operate the Regent B&B and we are not considered part of the downtown even though we are only a few blocks away. We recommend that all of our guest visit the downtown area and it would be nice to be included.
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:34:52
What is a Fibre Arts Festival? Is this something new for Amherst? All I can guess it is either something to do with cloth-making or else Bran Flakes.
- - January 18, 2010 at 11:34:50
whenever someone says they are going Downtown, it means, in my opinion as someone who was born and raised in Amherst, lower church st. victoria st between the train tracks and Victorian Motel, that general area. I would not consider Quik Mart or Home Hardware Down Town. And Frenchies is on the fringe of Down Town. Sometimes you are damed if you do and damed if you don't.