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2018-11-08 / Editorial

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West Seneca Editor

SAVE THE DATE — Now that election season is behind us for another year it’s time to turn our attention to more enjoyable activities in the Town of West Seneca.

Saturday, Nov. 10 New Hope United Methodist Church will hold its annual soup sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, 2846 Seneca St. A variety of soup will be available to choose from and sold for takeout only in 1-quart containers.

Father Baker Council Knights of Columbus will hold a meat raffle at 2838 South Park Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. First spin of the wheel will be at 7 p.m. Admission of $5 per person includes a roast beef sandwich, draft beer and soda. A 50/50 raffle and door prizes will be offered. Music will be provided by “Nickel City Road Show.” Bring your own snacks and dollar bills. No children are allowed, and no alcohol can be brought into the hall. Proceeds will benefit the Lackawanna Catholic Club.

Friday, Nov. 16 New Hope United Methodist Church will serve a free community dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 2846 Seneca St. Dinner will include meatloaf with sides, dessert and beverage. The meal is free as an outreach of the church; however, a freewill offering may be made if desired. Use the Delray Avenue entrance.

Queen of Heaven School’s fourth annual Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the school, 839 Mill Road. Vendors and crafters will be selling their wares, and a basket raffle will be offered. Admission is $2 at the door. For more information email qofhcraft show2018@gmail.com.

As always, organizations and groups within the town are encouraged to send event information to jwaters@beenews.com for inclusion in our weekly What’s Going On column. Events that apply to the section are printed free of charge.

SNOW ORDINANCE — In preparation for the impending snow, West Seneca’s parking ban will begin Thursday, Nov. 15.

According to the Town of West Seneca’s website, the parking ordinance prohibits parking on any roadway within the town between the hours of 1 and 7 a.m. from Nov. 15 to March 15.

Violators are subject to a parking ticket with a fine of $15, or $30 if not paid within 10 days. Repeat offenses and or emergency situations may result in the towing of a vehicle.

The town is not responsible for damage caused by town equipment to any vehicles parked within the road right of way, including all driveways and parking areas.

More information on the town’s winter policies can be found at www.WestSeneca.net or by calling 674-5600.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. — I hope you’re all hearing the late great Aretha Franklin right now as I step onto my feminist soapbox for one second.

In chatting with a town official this week, she informed me that people have been less than respectful when referring to her title.

Emily Melski is the chief information officer for the Town of West Seneca. She is not a receptionist, although she does answer the phone whenever someone needs assistance or guidance from the town supervisor’s office.

Although it’s difficult for some, try to be kind to one another and always show respect.

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