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2018-03-08 / Editorials

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Cheektowaga Editor

SAVE THE DATE — Here is a sampling of events around town this month.

Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6251 will serve sit-down corned beef dinners from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, and from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the post, 2450 Walden Ave. Reservations are required by calling the post at 684-4371 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations will be available through Thursday, March 15. Dinners cost $12.95 and include corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, carrots, rolls, coffee and tea.

Brush up on your dance skills before Dyngus Day with polka lessons sponsored by the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Branches 630 and 534. The classes will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 and 21, at St. Casimir Social Center, 1833 Clinton St., Buffalo. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 with a partner or $10 single, for each class. Space is limited, so call 983-5084 or 480-4370.

Finally, prospective college students and their families looking to learn more about schools throughout the country will have a great opportunity for information during the 14th annual Buffalo National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8:30 p.m Wednesday, March 21, and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 22, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. The event attracts representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities from the across the region, county and world. The fair is free, and students are encouraged to preregister by visiting www.buffalocollegefair.com.

For more events, see our What’s Going On and Bee Entertained sections each week.

CHEEKTOWAGA HISTORY— The Cheektowaga Historical Association will present “Streetcars in Cheektowaga” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Senior Center, 3349 Broadway.

Trolley down the street routes of Cheektowaga from 1900 to 1950, the era of the trolley car. Learn about the two town inter-urban street runs and the Buffalo city routes that came through the town to efficiently transport people to their destinations (and in some cases, their final destination).

John Marriott will present historic photos of different types of these streetcars along with their route maps. The program is free.

SHELTER PERMITS — The Cheektowaga Facilities Department, Parks Division, will issue picnic shelter permits to town residents for Town Park and Stiglmeier Park from 7:30 a.m. to noon, at the Kenneth J. Meyers Town of Cheektowaga Recreation Center, 2600 Harlem Road. The doors open at 6 a.m., and numbers will be given out then.

Permits will be issued from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6, at the facilities office, 500 Losson Road.

Thereafter, permits will be issued from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, at the facilities office.

Shelters cost $50 with electricity or $40 without. Payment is by cash or check, and proof of residency is required.

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