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2017-03-01 / Editorial

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KEATON DEPRIEST
Associate Editor

GAINING SUPPORT — Sometimes, all a person needs is support to be assisted through tough times in life.

The Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Group Study Room at Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. People with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar concerns are welcome in addition to family or friends of the guest.

The group meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the library.

SING A SONG — The Amherst Senior Singers will perform an Irish sing-along from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at The Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville. There is no fee to attend the show.

Following the performance, there will be a complimentary dessert and coffee reception at The Irishman Pub and Eatery, 5601 Main St.

The Senior Singers’ performance will be directed by Carol Mayo.

FOR YOUR HEALTH — Museums aren’t just places to visit and view exhibits and pieces of history. The Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Amherst, will be collaborating with the University at Buffalo Dental School for Smile Day at the museum’s health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 2.

During the event, faculty and students of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will provide dental appraisals for children and adults. The event will also include Special Olympics information, a gift bag that includes free items, and health and wellness information.

Registration is required to attend the event. For more details, email David Mack-Hardiman at dmack@peopleinc.org or call 629-3626.

GIVING YOURSELF — There is much to be gained through the efforts of volunteering. Area organizations and nonprofit groups are often in need of people to donate their time and provide a gift of community service.

Elderwood at Williamsville, 200 Bassett Road, Amherst, is currently seeking assistance in its gift shop.

Clerks at the shop assist residents, families and staff in the purchase of cards, personal items and gifts. Several shifts and flexible times are available to accommodate busy schedules. No special skills are required, and training is provided.

All of the funds raised through gift-shop purchases are used toward resident gifts, entertainment and special programming. For more information, contact Sydne Masino, director of volunteer services, at 689-6681.

HONOR ROLLS — Our newspaper publishes honor rolls from middle schools and high schools in the town. Each school sends The Bee an electronic version of its honor roll list for publication.

We will publish honor rolls as space allows. Also, our submission deadline is 5 p.m. on the Friday before each publication.

In the town, we have a large number of students named to the honor roll on a consistent basis, and we believe the listings are important parts of our editions. We cannot guarantee a specific date of publication, but they are a priority, and all will be published.

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