Weekly Feature

2017-08-10 / Editorials

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Cheektowaga Editor

TURKEY TROT — Summer has been flying by. Looking ahead, there may be events you may have always wanted to try.

Registration is now open for the 122nd annual YMCA Turkey Trot. Runners can register at www.YMCABN. org until race capacity is reached.

Presented by ADPRO Sports, the YMCA Turkey Trot is a time-honored Thanksgiving Day tradition. Race organizers recommend that interested participants register early to secure their spot.

According to a prepared statement, the YMCA Turkey Trot is an 8K race that attracts 14,000 runners and walkers annually.

Proceeds raised from the event benefit children and families who would otherwise be unable to afford vital YMCA programs and services.

For more information on this year’s race, visit www.YMCA BN.org or contact the Turkey Trot call line at 875-1283.

LET’S GO BUAFFALO— Having been dormant for the past several months, New Era Field will kick into gear this month with a concert and two preseason games for the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills will host the Minnesota Vikings at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Orchard Park Police Chief Mark Pacholec said around 59,000 tickets have been distributed but only around 35,000 to 40,000 attendees are anticipated.

Following the preseason game, there will be a concert by Guns N Roses at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16. Pacholec expects 25,000 to 30,000 attendees.

The final preseason game will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, when the Bills take on the Detroit Lions.

Pacholec said the Code Red system would be used for all three events to notify residents and visitors in the area of which roads will be closed for stadium traffic.

Uber will also be set up outside the stadium for those who wish to take advantage of the ride-sharing opportunity. Cars driving for Uber will be stationed at the former Rogers Communications lot at the corner of Route 20A and Abbott Road, across the road from Danny’s South.

Previously, Pacholec said the area could fit around 100 cars.

For more information on the traffic situations for the events, visit the town’s website, www.orchard parkny.org.

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 make sure you are sending a photo that works for high-quality reproduction, check the image resolution in your camera settings.

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