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2014-04-09 / Editorial

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Associate Editor

STAY HEALTHY — I survived all of the winter months without getting sick. Instead, an illness came at the beginning of spring. On Friday, I was struck with a high fever, a sinus infection and infections in both ears. After returning to work on Monday, I realized that I was not alone in getting sick — many of my co-workers were also feeling ill.

While we are all recovering, I want the community to know they should take precautions and their vitamins to make sure the spring sickness does not reach your home.

YARD WASTE — The Town of Amherst is now collecting yard waste, such as grass clippings, weeds, leaves, branches, shrub trimmings and tree trimmings. The waste will be collected separately on your designated trash collection day. All yard waste must be placed within 5 feet of the curb, but not in the street, and it must be separate from the garbage. Material must be placed in containers with two manufactured handles, such as garbage cans or bushel baskets. The containers must not exceed 60 pounds in weight or a 40-gallon capacity. For more information, call 631-7119 or visit www.amherst.ny.us.

GUEST SPEAKER — The next meeting of the Western New York Consultants

Network of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Parings Wine Bar, 5893 Main St., Williamsville. The guest speaker will be Dennis C. Galluzzo, a pharmacist and executive director of the Pharmacists’ Association of Western New York. For more information about the meeting, contact Michael J. VonHeckler at 352-2750.

UPCOMING MEETING — The Williams Mills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Beechwood Homes, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. During the meeting, members and guests will learn about Ely S. Parker.

For anyone interested in learning about membership in the DAR, or if there is an interest in attending a meeting, call Sally Cook at 580-3969.

NEWS SUBMISSIONS — In the past week, I have answered several phone calls from people who are wondering how to submit their news items to The Bee.

We have certain guidelines that we adhere to each week. We can publish photos depending on their clarity and the space we have in a given issue. All of the people in the photo must be identified, and there should be no more than five people pictured. Our deadline for submitting either photos or news information, such as press releases, is 5 p.m. the Friday before each Wednesday’s edition.

You may also send us your thoughts in a letter to the editor, which has the same deadline as other submitted information. Letters should include the writer’s full name and the municipality and street where he or she resides. All letters are subject to editing.

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