Weekly Feature



2018-10-11 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 14, 1993


EBENEZER GRAMMAR SCHOOL PUPILS — One of eight school districts that operated in West Seneca before the centralization of schools in the 1940s, Ebenezer Grammar School — Ebenezer School District No. 1 — was housed in the building at Main Street and Mill Road that is the current West Seneca Masonic Lodge. Pictured are pupils from circa 1903. 
Photo and caption courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian EBENEZER GRAMMAR SCHOOL PUPILS — One of eight school districts that operated in West Seneca before the centralization of schools in the 1940s, Ebenezer Grammar School — Ebenezer School District No. 1 — was housed in the building at Main Street and Mill Road that is the current West Seneca Masonic Lodge. Pictured are pupils from circa 1903. Photo and caption courtesy of Jim Pace, West Seneca town historian • The types of items West Seneca residents will be able to recycle rather than throw away are about to multiply. Thanks to the town’s ability to work with the neighboring town of Lancaster in expanding its contract, some currently non-recyclable items such as junk mail and telephone books will be headed for the bin rather than the landfill. “We hope to sign the new contract in early November, but that’s speculative at this point,” said Supervisor Paul Clark. “One of our goals is to further educate the public about the expanded list so that it gets off on the right foot right away.”

• Two seasons ago, Dave Hollins paid his first visit to Buffalo as a professional baseball player when the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, the Philadelphia Phillies’ AAA farm club, played the Buffalo Bisons. Today, Hollins is the starting third baseman for the Phillies, who (depending on a game played Wednesday as The Bee went to press) either are the National League champions or are tied with the Atlanta Braves in the NL pennant race. The Phillies had a 3-2 lead over the Braves in the seven-game series at press time. Ron Hollins of Angle Road, father of the 1984 Orchard Park High School graduate, attributes his son’s success to a combination of timing and perseverance. “He’s got a couple of brothers who are as good as, if not better than, him,” the elder Hollins said. “It’s got to be luck — he was in the right place at the right time. Half the ballplayers who are there today are there because of luck. You’ve got to be strong, too. It’s a long season; 162 games — that’s a lot of baseball. But Dave’s strong, and this is really only his second full year. He’s got a long way to go.”

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