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2018-01-10 / Editorial

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KEATON DEPRIEST
Associate Editor

IT’S HISTORY — With the Buffalo Bills unfortunately out of the playoffs, you may be looking for something to occupy your Sunday afternoon this week.

If this is true, you may want to consider visiting the Williamsville Historical Society Museum, which will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville.

Guests of the event will be able to view displays, photos, maps, research material, uniforms and details about the Glen Amusement Park as well as learn other historical facts.

There is no fee to attend the event. The museum will be open the second Sunday of each month through June before it pauses for a summer break.

FOOD DONATIONS — Amherst Middle School will present “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” at 9:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the middle school, 55 Kings Highway.

Tickets to the event are $6 per person. All those attending the play are asked to bring one item for the Tiger’s Den Food Pantry at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

According to school officials, the initiative will help build the supplies at the food pantry and ties in with the yearlong Tiger Cares Program instituted in all the ACSD schools.

Items needed for the pantry include boxed cereal, juice, cereal bars, cookies, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, flour, sugar, cooking oils, rice, canned fruit and vegetables, and toilet paper.

FUN FUNDRAISING — In celebration of the Buffalo Bills playoff game on Sunday, students at St. Mary’s School in Swormville raised money for charity with a Buffalo Bills Jeans Day on Thursday.

Each child donated $1 to wear their favorite Buffalo Bills gear. According to school officials, students raised $215 for the Eric Wood Foundation.

The foundation’s primary focus is to provide seriously ill, special needs and physically challenged children throughout the Buffalo area with daily encouragement and life-changing experiences.

DROP IT OFF — Did you get a new television for Christmas and are wondering what to do with the old model? If so, Advanced Technology Recycling will accept your old televisions at no charge.

The business is located at 200 Fire Tower Drive, Tonawanda. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call ATR at 693-7779.

SOCIAL MEDIA — I want to remind everyone in the community who uses social media to “like” and follow The Amherst Bee on Facebook and Twitter.

The Amherst Bee regularly posts updates and breaking-news content to its social media pages and the website www.AmherstBee.com.

Our followers were among the first to know that town public schools were scheduled to close Friday due to the cold weather and wind chill warnings.

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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