Weekly Feature

2017-11-08 / Editorial

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Associate Editor

REMEMBRANCE — In light of the recent violent tragedies that have occurred in the nation, it is becoming more important for us to treat each other with compassion and empathy.

One such way of doing so is by attending the Transgender Day of Remembrance candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. The Day of Remembrance will memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice in the past year. The day was created in memory of Rita Hester, who was murdered in November 1998 in San Francisco. Her murder is still unsolved.

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.

News on social media will be especially useful to our readers this week as we will be posting outcomes of contested political races to our pages.

A full report of election results will also be found at www.AmherstBee.com.

NO PARKING — The Bee wants to remind vehicle owners in the community of the overnight parking ban.

According to the Amherst Police Department, the standing or parking of vehicles is prohibited on all streets and highways within the town from 1 to 7 a.m. each night.

The ban, which began Nov. 1, will be in effect until Sunday, April 1, 2018.

MAIL DELIVERY — Bee readers should know that in observance of Veterans Day, all U.S. Post Offices will be closed, and there will be no residential or business deliveries on Saturday, Nov. 11.

All operations, including United State Postal Service retail outlets, will have normal business hours on Friday, Nov. 10. For more information, visit www.usps.com.

SHOPPING NIGHT — Carousel Clothing and Collectibles, 6094 Main St., will hold a Ladies’ Night shopping event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, to benefit Calvary Episcopal Church.

The store features items such as jewelry, soaps, candles, gourmet foods, local honey, new and gently used women’s clothing, and other accessories.

Fifteen percent of all purchase proceeds will benefit the church.

For more information, call 634-5959 or search for the business on Facebook.

GET A GIFT — The Volunteers in-Partnership at Elderwood at Williamsville, 200 Bassett Road, Amherst, will host its annual holiday bazaar from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.

The event will feature a variety of handmade items, vendors, baked goods, jewelry and gently used holiday items for the home. Proceeds from the event will benefit resident programming.

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