Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times
Nord Middle School students visited Amherst Manor on Thursday to spend time with residents of the North Lake Street nursing home. Together they made paper wreaths and gathered around a brilliantly-lit Christmas tree to enjoy the holiday spirit, sharing company and conversation. The sixth-graders were all part of the Friends of Rachel Club, which emphasizes kindness and compassion. In past years, Nord children visited the Golden Acres Nursing Home. That was not an option this holiday season after the home’s closure by county commissioners last month.