Weekly Feature

2018-04-11 / Editorial

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Associate Editor

ANNUAL SHOW — For the past several years, The Bee has published photographs and stories about Amherst’s own Red Blazer Men’s Chorus, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The chorus will present its annual Red Blazer Varieties show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. All of the performances will be at Sweet Home Middle School auditorium, 4150 Maple Road. Tickets are $18, or $16 for seniors and groups.

Student tickets cost $10 each. For more information or to order tickets, call 406-7262.

A detailed news piece about the show was written for this week’s edition by Holly Lipka. The story can be found on page 17.

THE HUNTERS — During the Alfred Jurek Post 1672 annual Easter egg hunt held March 31, the silver winner for the age 3 and under division was Natalie Haas.

For the 4- to 6-year-old division, the gold winner was Ceci Hafezi, as Ellie Marong earned silver. The division for age 7 and up had Will Siegel and Cade Fleming as the gold and silver winners, respectively.

All of the children attending the event were given Easter candy, as well as ice cream, courtesy of the Jurek Post.

The hunt has been held each year since 1955.

VOLUNTEERISM — In addition to it being National County Government

Month — which County Executive Mark Poloncarz notes on page six of this week’s edition — April is also National Volunteer Month. This first full month of spring marks a great time to get involved with your community or causes that resonate with you.

Many of us have jam-packed schedules, and it’s easy to feel that we don’t have time to donate to others, but with so many worthy causes, there is almost certainly a place where even a small bit of time can have an impact.

If you’re not sure where to begin, Volunteer WNY has numerous options, spanning from regularly scheduled commitments to one-time events. You can search all kinds of organizations that have the need for volunteers, or search more specifically in categories such as youth services or Volunteer WNY’s Homelessness Initiative. For more information and to get signed up, visit www.volunteerwny.org.

REMINDERS — The town’s Highway and Refuse Department is reminding residents that yard waste is collected separately on designated collection days. All yard waste must be placed within 5 feet of the curb, but not in the street. It must be separate from garbage and trash. Materials must be placed in containers with two manufactured handles such as garbage cans or bushel baskets with covers removed.

Yard waste totes are also acceptable. Containers must not exceed 60 pounds in weight or 40-gallon capacity. Yard waste will not be collected in plastic bags. Branches and shrub trimmings up to 6 inches in diameter should be cut into easily handled lengths, no greater than 4 feet, even if placed in cans or securely bundled.

Additionally, residents can call the Highway Department at 631-7117 or e-mail hdispatch@amherst.ny.us if there is a pothole in need of repair on a town roadway.

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