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Where we live: Amherst


Road work is expected to begin Monday on John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.

The milling and paving will last about four to six weeks, according to Joseph Speth, the town’s interim highway superintendent.

Motorists should be prepared for lane restrictions and delays, especially between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, congratulations are in order for a couple of Amherst residents.

Alexandra Hare, of Snyder, is one of the recipients of the 2015 Women in Culinary Leadership Grant sponsored by the James Beard Foundation. Hare was one of eight women from around the United States selected to be part of the mentoring program for aspiring chefs and restaurateurs. She will complete a six-month, back-and front-of-house program overseen by restaurateurs Donnie Madia at his restaurant Nico Osteria in Chicago.

Grace Anne Lee, a student at Williamsville East High School, was announced as the high school winner of the composition competition sponsored by the Society of Chamber Music in Rochester. Her composition for string quartet will receive a cash award of $500, as well as a performance during the 2015-16 season of the Society for Chamber Music. Lee is a composer and cellist, who is taught by Stephen Shewan at East High School.

This week:

• The Sweet Home School Board is considering the possibility of offering a Veterans’ Tax Exemption. As part of the review process, the Board is holding a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Vergils Center of Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road.

• The Amherst-Williamsville Glen Park will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St.