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2018-02-08 / Editorials

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East Aurora Editor

THE BUZZ AT MASTER- SON’S — Masterson’s Garden Center rolling out an exciting opportunity for people interested in beekeeping.

The center is offering a beekeeping apprenticeship program aimed at new beekeepers and those who are looking to develop a better understanding of hive management. The program will be held outdoors and allow participants to work with an experienced beekeeper. Then, the apprentice will get a chance to care for several of the hives. Those attending will learn how to deal with issues such as swarm control, requeening, varroa mite counts and more. Protective clothing will be provided.

Those interested must have basic beekeeping knowledge, be available on assigned days and not be allergic to bee stings. Hive inspections will be at 5: 30 p.m. every Thursday. Session one runs from April 26 through July 12 and costs $150 per person. Applications are due by March 15 and can be found at www.mastersons.net/ap prenticeship-application.

IROQUOIS WALL OF FAME — The Iroquois Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Iroquois Wall of Fame. If you’re thinking of nominating someone, here are a few things to keep in mind: the person must have graduated at least 10 years ago and demonstrate excellence in his or her field, outstanding contribution to humanity or an outstanding service to his or her community or profession. A written response stating why the person should be honored must also be submitted.

Those selected to receive the honor will be invited to the high school graduation ceremony in June where they will be recognized. The deadline for nominations is April 27. For information and to download an application, visit www.iroquoiscsd.org.

ASH WEDNESDAY — On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14 , the clergy of St. Matthias Episcopal Church will be offering “Ashes to Go” from 7 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. in the driveway of the church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. St. Matthias is one of several churches in the area offering the service, where people drive up and receive the blessing. The tradition comes from Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of a time of reflection, repentance and renewal for those in the Christian faith. For more information, visit saintmatthiaschurch.org. 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.

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.

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