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2018-03-07 / Editorial

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KEATON DEPRIEST
Associate Editor

SAVE THE DATE — In just a couple of weeks, the spring season will be upon us. Hopefully the weather will turn warmer as we look forward to spending more time outdoors.

Other events to look forward to in the upcoming weeks include St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

The Amherst Gaelic League will host the 46th annual Irish American Appreciation Party to benefit the AGL Charity Fund from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. The party will honor the AGL’s 2018 Irish Person of the Year, Margaret “Peg” Overdorf.

Tickets to the AGL’s event are $50 and are available only by presale. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chris Flynn at cjflynn@roadrunner.com or at 913-7827.

Additionally, the Irishman Pub and Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville, will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day party under a tent in front of the restaurant beginning Friday, March 16. The tent will continue on the holiday, Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18.

SPRING FORWARD — The Bee reminds readers to turn their clocks ahead one hour before retiring on Saturday night. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. The time change is also a good opportunity to replace batteries in smoke detectors.

POTHOLE PREDICAMENTS — Residents can call the Amherst Highway Department at 631-7117 or email hdispatch@amherst.ny.us to report a pothole in need of repair on a Town of Amherst roadway.

According to town officials, located within Amherst are about 67 center lane miles of Erie County roadways that are maintained by the Erie County Highway Department.

For a complete list of the roads maintained by the county, visit www.amherst.ny.us. Reports regarding county roads can be made by calling 823-4243 or emailing pot holes@erie.gov.

TELEVISION DROP-OFF — Sunnking Inc. Recycling Center, 1800 Broadway, Buffalo, is accepting old televisions at no fee.

The center is open for television drop-off from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call the business at 685-4577.

SENIOR OF THE YEAR — The Erie County Department of Senior Services is seeking nominees for Erie County Senior of the Year, a resident older than 60 whose community involvement has made a difference to others — improving the quality of life in the county — and putting to use his or her knowledge, skills, values and motivation to enable that difference.

To accommodate all nominations, the deadline has been extended to March 16, to include a brief history of the nominee including a short biography; a list of the nominee’s volunteer activities; and a description of the person’s contributions to the community through civic engagement. Nomination forms are available at www2.erie.gov/seniorservices.

Nominations for Senior of the Year must be mailed to: Erie County Senior of the Year, 95 Franklin St., Room 1341, Buffalo NY 14202. The award winner will be invited to the State Capitol Building in Albany.

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