Weekly Feature

2017-02-16 / Editorials

Spindle items

Cheektowaga Editor

SHOW US YOUR BEST — It’s probably not much of a stretch to assume all of us collect something.

Maybe it’s something with monetary value such as vintage baseball cards or something with personal value such as bottle caps. Heck, you might even collect something that exists only to be collected, such as presidential plates.

We’re looking to highlight our area’s biggest, best and most creative collections in an upcoming edition of The Bee.

If you think we should know about your collection, let us know.

If we think so, too, we’ll send a reporter to check it out and interview you about what got you started, why you collect and what makes your collection important to you.

Send an email with a description of your collection and a short pitch of why it should be included to Cheektowaga Bee editor Bryan Jackson at bjackson@beenews.com.

FISH FRY POLICY — When stacks of those styrofoam containers are brought home on a Friday, you know you’re in for a treat.

Western New York fish frys are more or less the same if you’re getting them at a church or local pizzeria; beer-battered haddock or tilapia is the star, surrounded by rye bread, potato salad, a roll and half-melted butter packets.

The WNY fish fry is right up there with beef on weck and wings, with plenty of local organizations getting ready for the weekend crowd.

Because of its seasonal popularity, the Bee will be publishing Lenten fish fry dinners in our “What’s Going On” section up to and including March 1 and 2.

After these publication dates, such news will be directly forwarded to the advertising department as paid ads only.

PHOTOS — Send-in photos for both news and sports-related events are cornerstones of a community newspaper. While we appreciate any photo that is sent to us, here are some guidelines to follow when submitting a photo to The Bee, so it can appear in the best quality possible.

Photos taken with a cell phone have a tendency to not reproduce well in the paper, and are discouraged. If, however, that is the only option for taking a photo, we would ask that you send the jpeg file as large as possible. A file with a minimum size of 500KB should suffice if there are no alternative photos from an actual digital camera available.

When sending photos via email from an iPhone, choose either the “large” or “original size” option when prompted to select the size of the photo attachment.

To ensure that you are sending a photo from an Android-based smartphone that works within the parameters necessary for high-quality reproduction in the paper, first check the image resolution in your camera settings.

To do so, open the camera app and click on the gear icon at the top of the screen. Scroll down to the photo resolution option, and make sure that one of the choices at the top of the list is selected — any of the first three options should suffice.

Making this change, if necessary, will make it so all photos taken from that point on are of that selected size until another change to the resolution size is made.

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