Monthly Archives: January 2018

Tortilla Soup Heats Up the JCC

by Sandra Lynne Schmutzler A few years back, a group of friends were discussing the best foodie flicks. My friend Vickie V. recommended the movie Tortilla Soup, and I’m so glad that she did. It’s become one of my favorites. And now I’d like to invite you to watch Tortilla Soup on Sunday, January 21, at 1...
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Representative Ron Kind Skypes with Amherst 7th Graders

The 7th Graders of Amherst Middle School had the opportunity to pick the brain of one of the nation’s lawmakers just 60 minutes after the Congressional Republicans delivered their first major legislative accomplishment as the new Tax Bill passed the House of Representatives with a narrow 224-201 margin on December 20. Representative Ron Kind (D), carved...
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Portage County Executive Candidates Respond to Questions

A primary for the office of Portage County Executive will be held on February 20, to narrow the field of candidates from three to two. We recently asked the three candidates to answer a few questions to help us get to know them better. Jami Gerbert, Chris Holman, and Matt Jacowski all responded thoughtfully and...
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All Those Years Ago – January 2018

by Eleonore Hebal Using past issues of the Amherst Advocate, Tomorrow River Times, and Our Community Spirit for research, here’s a look at what was happening in the Amherst area 100, 75, 50, 25, and 10 years ago this month. At times, the language and grammar may seem odd, but we have left it the way...
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