Weekly Feature

2016-09-28 / Editorial

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Associate Editor

BE BLESSED — Several years ago, I took the family cat, Dylan, to be blessed during an event at Calvary Episcopal Church. The church, at 20 Milton St., Williamsville, is again having such an event. A Blessing of the Animals and Choral Evensong will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their cats, dogs, hamsters or any other pets to church, where a blessing will be held during the service of Choral Evensong.

For more information about the event, visit the church’s website at www.calvaryepiscopal.net.

UPCOMING FORUM — The Williamsville Board of Education will host a community forum from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Williamsville East High School Commons, 151 Paradise Road, East Amherst. The town hall-style meeting will allow parents, residents and staff members a chance to talk about any education-related issues they wish. There is no agenda or set topic. School Board members and Superintendent Scott Martzloff will be in attendance to listen to concerns, answer questions and discuss the latest topics impacting the district.

PROPER DISPOSAL — A limited number of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems are now available at the District Office of state Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer. The drug disposal pouches offer an effective, safe opportunity for residents to properly discard expired or unwanted medications, including prescription pain relievers and controlled substances.

According to officials at Ranzenhofer’s office, the medication disposal systems deactivate pills, liquids and patches with a little warm water after 30 seconds. The pouches can be placed in the normal trash without harming the environment.

Residents can visit Ranzenhofer’s office, at 8203 Main St., Suite 4, anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to obtain a free drug disposal system.

The system’s new availability is part of a partnership between the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to distribute 20,000 of the Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.

SPECIAL DINNER — The General Pulaski Association Inc. will host its annual spaghetti dinner and Countess and Princess Pulaski competition on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

According to Amherst resident Brian Rusk, the association’s president, Irene Kmiotek is the chairwoman and Elaine Kolbert is the Countess and Princess chairwoman.

The spaghetti dinner will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., and the Countess and Princess Pulaski competition is at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the events support the Pulaski Day Parade in July 2017.

The annual parade salutes the legacy of Revolutionary War Gen. Casimir Pulaski.

The dinner will also feature a basket raffle. The cost for adults to attend is $9; the cost for children less than 10 years old is $4. Presale adult tickets are $8. The meals include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, butter, dessert and a beverage. Takeout orders will be available.

For information, call 651-0717.

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