Weekly Feature

2017-07-20 / Editorial

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West Seneca Editor

GARDEN WALK — As someone who has been witness to the slow — and sometimes rapid — demise of many plants and flowers, I have a deep appreciation for colorful and lively gardens.

My grandmother used to have expansive beds filled with both wildflowers and annuals of every imaginable color, shape and size.

For others who enjoy admiring a beautiful garden and are looking for a free afternoon activity, Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca will host a garden walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, at the facility, 580 Orchard Park Road.

Live music and refreshments will be offered on the back patio as visitors enjoy the facility’s lovely gardens.

Maps to the free tour can be picked up from Mike Weber Greenhouse, 42 French Road.

OUTDOOR MASS — Join Bishop Richard J. Malone at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, for an outdoor Mass at St. John XXIII Parish, 1 Arcade St., at the corner of Harlem Road.

St. John XXIII Church will celebrate its 60th anniversary this summer. Funding for the church and parish was originally obtained from the Masses held on its historic outdoor altar called “Mount Calvary.”

Masses had been held on the outdoor altar as part of diocesan and West Seneca heritage. St. John XXIII was formerly St. William’s Church.

Attendees should bring chairs for seating. Call 823-1090 for more information.

CLASS REUNIONS — Did you know that Bee Group Newspapers publishes announcements of class reunions at no charge? These popular notices are found in our Classified section, which is part of our local editions each week. To place a reunion notice, contact Classified Advertising Manager Holly Schiferle at holly@beenews.com or 204-4926.

STRIKE OUT BREAST CANCER — The Breast Cancer Network of WNY will sponsor its inaugural “Strike Out Breast Cancer Walk & Ballgame” on Saturday, July 29. The event will start with a pregame party, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of WNY Imaging Group, 144 Genesee St.

The pregame party will be followed by a 1-mile awareness walk to Coca Cola Field, and walkers can enjoy that evening’s Buffalo Bisons baseball game. All breast cancer survivors will receive a free ticket to the game courtesy of the Buffalo Bisons.

For a complete list of options or to register, go to www.bcnwny.org/ strike-breast-cancer-walk/. BCN is also looking for sponsors, volunteers and basket raffle donations for this event. If you can help or have questions, contact BCN at 706-0060.

The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to education, support and advocacy for breast cancer patients and survivors of WNY. It is located in Depew and offers a full schedule of support groups, exercise classes, education programs and outreach for newly diagnosed patients.

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