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2017-03-15 / Editorial

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KEATON DEPRIEST
Associate Editor

GET SAVVY — Last week, I detailed phone scams that are being used to con senior citizens out of money.

This week, I have information for seniors that is of a lighter subject: traveling.

Asbury Pointe and AAA are partnering to offer information about traveling trends in a four-part “Savvy Senior Travel Series.”

The first event in the series, “Alaska, Land of the Midnight Sun,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Theatre Room at Asbury Pointe, 50 Stahl Road, Getzville. Debby Hege, business development manager for Princess Cruise Lines, will discuss options for Alaskan cruises and land tours, including what to see, as well as benefits and discounts for veterans.

Additional sessions will be held Tuesday, July 25; Tuesday, Oct. 10; and Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Light refreshments will be offered at each session.

For more information or to register, call 810-7500.

CYCLING FUNDRAISER — With spring less than two weeks away, it may be time to get ready for bicycling season.

If I may make a recommendation that will allow you to make the necessary preparations, I will suggest participating in the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA Cycle Live event from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the branch, 150 Tech Drive, Amherst.

Cycle Live features a high-intensity cycling cardio workout accompanied by high-energy live music. The Amherst Rock Concert Orchestra will perform under the direction of Patrick O’Donnell. The cost to participate as a cycler is $25, with preregistration required by calling 839-2543. There is no fee for guests who want to visit the event to enjoy the music. Funds raised during the event will support YMCA’s outreach and impact throughout the community. For more information, visit www.ymcabn.org.

HAVE SOME BREAKFAST — A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at A.J. Jurek American Legion Post, 655 New Road between Smith Road and Millersport Highway. The breakfast costs $8 for adults and $4 for children less than 12 years old. There is no cost for children younger than 5 years old.

ORIENTATION — Amherst Central Schools will hold kindergarten orientation sessions for parents at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the elementary school buildings. Children who turn 5 years old on or before Friday, Dec. 1, are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2017-18 academic year. Parents are requested to contact Smallwood Elementary, 300 Smallwood Drive, at 362-2100 to make sure their child or children are in the district’s database. The contact number for Windermere Boulevard Elementary, 291 Windermere Blvd., is 362-4100.

SOCIAL MEDIA — In addition to providing our readers with news, sports, business and lifestyles pieces through our print editions, I wanted to remind everyone that The Bee is also on Facebook and Twitter.

You can follow the newspaper on Twitter by going to @TheAmherstBee. Breaking news stories and other links will also be shared on The Amherst Bee’s Facebook page. To follow us on the site, “like” our page.

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