The Hidden Pleasures of the Town of Amherst.

Everyone thinks that the town of Amherst is extremely small. It is small to a certain extent, but there are so many hidden gems out there that students, staff and faculty have yet to discover in Amherst and the surrounding area; especially, all of the amazing hidden places to eat. This week one of my fellow interns, Nicole, took me and the rest of the summer interns to this amazing ice cream place called Flayvors; it’s just about a 7 minute drive from campus and boy is it worth that 7 minute drive.

Milking It

[Yogurt] The cow had been on their property less than 24 hours when it happened. “I was out there looking at her, and then I see four little hoofs coming out the back end,” says Paul Lacinski ’89. “I didn’t have any idea what to do.”

Scoping out the Competition

I got up bright and early on Saturday morning for a summer intern field trip… to Williams.  Yep that’s right, we were gearing up for a 2-hour drive to Williamstown, the home of our rival.  A plan that we have this summer is to visit all of the schools in the 5-College Consortium to see how they do info sessions and tours and we thought “Why not throw Williams into the mix?  Let’s see how they do it out there in cow country” (just kidding, kind of…).  So far we’ve visited Smith and this weekend was dedicated to our expedition to Williams College.