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2018-02-08 / Editorial

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Orchard Park Editor

SAVE THE DATE — The month of February provides concerts and fundraisers that Orchard Park residents should pay attention to.

The Southtowns Youth Orchestra and the Orchard Park Symphony are teaming up once again for the annual Side-by-Side youth concert.

The concert will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Orchard Park High School, 4040 Baker Road.

Those attending will also see Orchard Park native and violinist Angel Rhodes become part of the orchestra for Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin in E Minor.

Tickets are available at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Students are admitted free.

For those looking to have an even more music-filled February, the Orchard Park School District will host the high school festival of bands at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the high school, 4040 Baker Road. There will also be operettas at Eggert, Ellicott and South Davis elementary schools.

Eggert’s operetta will start at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, and Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the school, 3580 Eggert Road; Ellicott Elementary’s will start at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, and Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the school, 5180 Ellicott Road; and South Davis’ will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, and Thursday, Feb. 15, at Orchard Park Middle School, 60 S. Lincoln Ave.

Those looking to help out causes can check out two in February.

Cupids for Courage, a benefit for Ben Stromecki, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Mangia Ristorante & Caffe, 4264 N. Buffalo Road. Ben, an Elma resident, has battled a brain tumor since the end of 2017.

Event organizers are looking to acquire items for basket raffles and a silent auction. Tickets to the event are $20.

Call Beth Nowak at 225-0494 for presale tickets.

The Orchard Park varsity baseball team will hold a fundraiser on Monday, Feb. 12, at Spot Coffee, 6519 E. Quaker St., to benefit the team’s trip to Florida for spring training. On that day, 20 percent of Spot’s sales will support the team’s offsite travel expenses.

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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