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Where we live: Amherst


Coming to Amherst by popular demand – pickleball.

The Town of Amherst is restriping two tennis courts at the Clearfield Recreation Center on Hopkins Road to use as pickleball courts. The courts are expected to be ready for play in a couple weeks, said Mary-Diana Pouli, executive director of the Youth & Recreation Department.

Pickleball – which is similar to tennis, but played on a badminton-size court – is billed as one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. and is particularly popular with senior citizens.

The town also is looking at building new pickleball courts at Paradise Park on Paradise Road, but is still exploring costs and potential funding, Pouli said.

Elsewhere, the Amherst Center for Senior Services will hold its annual open house from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at 370 John James Audubon Parkway.

The free event will include tours of the center, a meet and greet with staff, a continental breakfast and a question-and-answer session with the center’s social work.

This week:

• The Williamsville Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Village Hall, 5565 Main St. A work session will begin at 6 p.m.

• The Open Government Advisory Board meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main St., Williamsville.