Our Thanksgiving Storm
For those who may have not gotten out that day, these shots were taken on 28 November at 7:30 a.m. We only received 5" or so, but it was wet and heavy and created havoc with downed power lines, limbs and even a transformer fire in the village.
Looking south on Boston Post Rd at Middle Street
On BPR looking at Middle Street and the Flatiron.
Congregational Church or our Second Meetinghouse. (1774)
Third County Courthouse, now the Town Hall. (1823)
The Common. (1735)
Colonel Robert Means Mansion. (1785)
Cleaning up and plowing the Common. (1735)
On the Common
Nothing stops our DPW, even Thanksgiving Day!
Looking down School Street at the Congregational Church.
Jonathan White House. (c1818)
Congregational Church and the Common.
Soldiers Monument. (1871)
Congregational Chapel, now, one of two museums in the Village operated by the Historical Society of Amherst. Stop in for a visit sometime.(1858)
The corner of Church and Middle Streets.
Boston Post Road, near the Flatiron.
And the next day, 29 November, under bright blue skies, the Amherst "Turkey Trot"got underway.
Two races, one a 5 kilometer run/walk and a one mile "fun run" attracted nearly 130 participants as they wound there way through beautiful Amherst Village.
The flag dropped and the 5K race is off and running.
This is the 15th annual race organized by the Amherst Junior Womens Club.
Coming up Foundry Street and turning north on Boston Post Road.