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2012-05-23 / Editorial

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KEATON DEPRIEST
Associate Editor

GOOD LUCK — Last week, reporter Kate Mockler said she would be leaving the Bee to accept a communications coordinator position with the Buffalo Philharmonic.

I enjoyed my time working with Kate over the past two and a half years, and although it is sad that she will be moving on, I am happy for her. I wish her the best of luck in her new position and hope that she is very successful in all of her future endeavors. • DEADLINE EXTENSION — In the newspaper business, rarely is there a deadline extension. Luckily, hockey tournaments are different.

The Village of Williamsville’s annual Street Hockey Tournament, to be held Saturday, June 2, has expanded its team registration deadline until Thursday, May 24.

The competition will be held in the parking lot behind Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Williamsville.

For more information or to register, email willstreethockey@gmail.com.

GO TEAM GO — Anybody participating in this year’s Ride for Roswell to support the Roswell Park Cancer Institute can stretch their donations further by registering with Team Kids Just Want To Have Fun.

Last year, Georgetown Capital’s team of 13 bicyclists raised more than $17,000, the most of any in its category. This year, Team Kids Just Want To Have Fun is seeking fellow cyclers to participate in the June 23 event with an offer of a matching grant of 50 cents for every dollar raised by the team up to $20,000.

After the ride, all team members are invited to join the party at the “Kids Just Want to Have Fun” tent for food, beverages and surprises. It will last from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call Georgetown Capital at 633-9800 or 800-648-8091, or go to www.rideforroswell.org. Click on “Register,” agree to the Waiver/Agreement, click on “Join a Team” and enter “Kids Just Want To Have Fun.”

The team’s name originated from the Curatolo Family Endowment for Pediatric Cancer, which provides grants to RPCI to purchase entertainment and related items for the hospital’s pediatric unit.

Curatolo established the Curatolo Family Endowment for Pediatric Cancer at RPCI several years ago because his wife, Kathy, is a pediatric cancer survivor.

HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY — Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (formerly the Amherst Museum) is hiring several seasonal staff members to be part of its “living history” experience. Historically costumed staff members take on the roles of a teacher, housekeeper and German tradesman.

Applicants should have knowledge of rural life in the mid-19th century as well as an interest in interacting with the public. Work hours are primarily on weekends although two or three staffers are needed Tuesdays through Friday.

Previous interpretive experience at a living history museum is preferred.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village features 10 historic buildings on a 35-acre campus at Tonawanda Creek and New roads. Included are a church, school and homes.

Training begins June 2. For details, contact curator Jessica Johnson at jjohnson@amherstmuseum.org or call 689-1440, ext. 7720.

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