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2018-02-08 / Editorial

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JENNIFER WATERS
West Seneca Editor

ALUMNI NIGHT — The West Seneca West Alumni Association, in partnership with the West Seneca West Theater Department, will hold its annual Musical Alumni Night at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the school, 3330 Seneca St.

Past cast and crew are invited to a reception at West Seneca West Senior High School prior to the Saturday evening performance of “Anything Goes.”

For further information and ticket reservations, contact the West Seneca West “Anything Goes” box office line at 677-3421. Show time is 7 p.m.

SISTERS TURN 160 — Members of the Sisters of Mercy in Buffalo are celebrating their 160th anniversary with a Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Mercy Center Chapel, 625 Abbott Road. A reception at the center will follow.

On Feb. 11, 1858, Bishop John Timon, the first bishop of Buffalo, left Rochester with four of the sisters and brought them to St. Bridget’s Parish in Buffalo. That same year, the sisters started St. Joseph’s Academy, which later became Our Lady of Mercy School.

The Sisters of Mercy became leaders in education and health care in Western New York, establishing ministries that include Mount Mercy Academy, Trocaire College, Mercy Hospital and Kenmore Mercy Hospital. The group also established a Sisters of Mercy Community in the Philippines in 1957.

For more information, contact Sister Diane Swanson, local leader, at dswanson@mercynyppaw.org or at 825-5531, ext. 243.

BIG WINNER — The Football Squares contest is now officially over. Congratulations to Kaila Werner of West Seneca, who was the winner of the Big Game Contest. She picked Spar Self Defense, which had the matching square. Kaila won a $100 gift card to Brennan’s Bowery Bar.

Watch for more fun contests in the future.

FISH FRIES — The annual observance of Lent begins next Wednesday, Feb. 14, and with the season comes the opportunity for many community groups to sponsor fish fries.

This week, The Bee has published a one-time listing of the upcoming fish fries occurring in the town. Groups planning to hold these dinners during Lent are now encouraged to send the information to our advertising department.

Anyone interested in placing a paid advertisement for a fish fry should contact Advertising Sales Director Brenda Denk at 204-4937 or at brendad@beenews.com.

IMPROVEMENT — The Bee, myself included, is always looking for ways in which we can improve your community newspaper.

Are there events going on that we’re not covering? Do we give too much attention to certain topics? What articles are you reading — or never bother to look at — each week? Is there something we publish that you think is unnecessary?

I want your feedback. Send your comments to me via email at jwaters@beenews.com.

I also encourage you to leave comments on The West Seneca Bee fan page at www.facebook.com/westsenecabee.

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