Weekly Feature

2017-07-13 / Editorial

Spindle items

West Seneca Editor

OUR ANTIQUES — Years ago, when I moved into my apartment, my mother passed along items from my grandparents that she had saved for me.

One such item that I adore is a cherry telephone table, which now stands awkwardly next to my modern bedroom furniture. This was a rare occasion, as it belonged to my grandmother on my father’s side, and my father’s family has always been in the shadows of our family picture.

I also have my grandmother’s writing desk, the rocking chair she made for my mother to rock her future children, my great-grandmother’s Singer sewing machine, a mirror that was framed by my grandfather, and a drum table whose origin we can’t quite nail down.

While these items primarily hold sentimental value — and were priceless at the time I received them, what with being a broke college student who had no money for furniture — they may be worth even more.

The West Seneca Historical Society and Museum is holding an antiques and collectibles appraisal day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the museum, 919 Mill Road. Two experts will be on hand to perform appraisals. Refreshments will be served, and the museum will be open for tours. A $2 donation for each item appraised is requested. There is a three-item limit per person. For more information, call 674-4283.

People from throughout Western New York are encouraged to load up their valuables, grab a few dollars and head to the museum for this mini version of the popular “Antiques Roadshow.”

Who knows? You might be in possession of a treasure.

RECOGNIZING RESIDENTS — Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized? Does that person go above and beyond for the community or maybe just have an interesting story to share? We want to hear from you.

Our “Someone You Should Know” column runs the first and third weeks of each month. We are looking to feature people who are making a difference in West Seneca.

If you know someone whom we should feature, call 204-4922 or send me an email at jwaters@beenews.com.

NEWSSTAND LOCATIONS — People sometimes ask me where they can pick up the latest edition of the West Seneca Bee. If you happen to be reading this, you probably found a location or you have a subscription to the newspaper. Either way, here’s the most updated list of places to grab a copy: 7-Eleven, 537 Potter Road; Mobil Mart, 2893 Seneca St.; Wegmans, 370 Orchard Park Road; Keyfood Market, 1470 Orchard Park Road; 7-Eleven, 1100 Southwestern Blvd.; 7-Eleven, 4075 Seneca St.; Ebenezer Stop & Shop, 1850 Union Road; Sunoco Unimart, 3502 Clinton St.; and French Lea Food Mart, 10 French Lea Road.

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WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS — Do you have any business news? Perhaps you have moved, expanded or made some new hires. Maybe you are celebrating an anniversary. If so, email me at jwaters@beenews.com or call 204-4922.

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