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2018-01-11 / Editorial

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West Seneca Editor

CAPITAL PROJECT PRESENTATION — West Seneca Central School District’s Parent Council will host a presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, by the Capital Improvement Project Team regarding potential projects that will take place throughout the district. The event will take place in the auditorium at West Middle School, 395 Center Road. The public is encouraged to attend.

JUDICIAL INTEREST — The West Seneca Democratic Committee is accepting letters of interest and will schedule interviews for the position of town justice, a four-year term. The justice candidate will run in the 2018 election.

Individuals interested in seeking the Democratic endorsement may send a certified letter to Timothy Elling, 671 Seneca St., Buffalo NY 14210.

For more information, email ws dems@yahoo.com or call 835-2511.

SCHOLARSHIPS — The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2018–19 academic year is now open. Requirements and application instructions can be found by visiting www.cfgb.org/scholarship.

Applications are due by April 1 and can be submitted online only.

To be eligible, applicants must be a current resident of one of the eight counties of Western New York, have a minimum “C” average, or a grade-point average of 2.0 or greater, and be admitted to a nonprofit 501, U.S. Department of Education-accredited school for full-time study.

All students in Western New York, including Say Yes Buffalo applicants and scholars, who meet these eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards typically range from $1,000 to $6,000.

Since 1924, more than 200 individuals, families, foundations and organizations have established scholarship funds through the Community Foundation.

For more information on the Community Foundation’s scholarship program, visit www.cfgb.org/scholar ship or text “SCHOLARSHIP” to 259-2499.

OBSERVANCE — The Buffalo Catholic Diocese observance of the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Bernadette Parish, 5930 S. Abbott Road. Bishop Richard Malone will be the main celebrant.

During the Mass, Cheryl Calire, director of the diocesan office of pro-life activities, will present the annual Pro-Vita Awards.

These awards recognize people who have worked tirelessly for the pro-life cause.

This year’s recipients include Sarah Molitor, coordinator of the Mother Teresa Home; Catholic Women of Buffalo — Amy Blair, Annie Esposito and Valerie Zafuto; Siobhan O’Connor, executive assistant to Bishop Malone; Deacon Steve and Mary Schumer, clergy at the Mother Teresa Home; Aimee Gomlak, Catholic Health; and James Grubka, Knights of Columbus.

Catholics are also encouraged to participate in a solemn observance of the Roe v. Wade anniversary by placing a candle — electric, wax or battery-operated — in their window at sundown on the evening of Monday, Jan. 22.

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