Weekly Feature

2016-08-24 / Editorial

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Associate Editor


Howard R. Wolf, emeritus professor and senior fellow in the English Department at the University at Buffalo, has been awarded a short-term fellowship as a writer-in-residence at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. Wolf will prepare a collection of 14 related short stories for publication. All fellows are provided a studio in the woods where they can work in solitude.

GOOD GRIEF — The next meeting of Calvary Episcopal Church’s Good Grief group will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the church, 20 Milton St., at the corner of South Cayuga Street in Williamsville.

The program is provided to offer fellowship and support to anyone who has suffered any type of significant loss. The group will hold a discussion and readings that are relevant to grieving the loss of a loved one.

There is no cost to attend. For more information about the group, call 633-7800.

COLLECTION — The Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, is collecting new, unused pajamas and new children’s books for its Pajama Program. Pajamas may be sizes infant to 17 years. The collection will begin Thursday, Sept. 1, and will run through Monday, Oct. 31.

All items collected will be delivered to the Buffalo Chapter of the Pajama Program, which distributes the items through agencies in the area, including Cornerstone Manor, Baker Victory Services, Child and Family Services and the Salvation Army.

For more information, visit www.pajamaprogram.org or call the Senior Center at 636-3055.

FUN FUNDRAISING — The Tom Krickovich Memorial Cornhole Tournament will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Como Park, 2220 Como Park Blvd.

The event benefits the Tom Krickovich Memorial Fund, which provides scholarships to Lancaster High School scholar athletes and contributes to the Daemen College physician assistant program.

Registration for a team of two players costs $80, which includes T-shirts and lunch. To attend the event for lunch and a T-shirt, the cost is $18, or $10 for anyone who would like to have only lunch.

For more information or to register, visit www.TommyKMemorial.org.

FIND THE FAKE — One of The Bee’s most popular contests is the Find the Fake ads in the Classified section. The contest, which runs through Oct. 19 and 20, features a weekly $75 gift certificate from one of 16 area businesses.

Winners are chosen at random. Here’s an example of a recent “fake” ad: “Ready For occupancy in January 2017. Palatial home with sprawling gardens, fountains and pillars. Previous home to many ‘first’ rate families.”

See this week’s Classifieds to enter.

PRIMARY ELECTIONS — We will not publish any letters to the editor, guest columns, Bee Heards or political briefs on anyone involved in a primary election in the Sept. 7 and 8 editions.

The last editions for such items to be published are Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. The deadline for those editions is Friday, Aug. 26.

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