JUNIOR LEAGUE — The Junior League of Buffalo is looking for female high school seniors to apply for a scholarship opportunity. The 2017 application process is now open for two $2,000 scholarships to be given to a post-high school institution to defray expenses for tuition, books, fees or dormitory.
Selection of recipients is based on a record of outstanding quality volunteer experience, strong academic performance, a well-rounded high school experience, and references from a teacher or guidance counselor and volunteer supervisor.
This scholarship seeks to recognize candidates who have demonstrated the values The Junior League of Buffalo is committed to. The organization wants to assist in the development of women as leaders by providing these scholarship opportunities every year.
The deadline for applications is March 31. Submit applications by returning via email to: JLB@JLBUF FALO.ORG. Applications may also be mailed to: Junior League of Buffalo, 45 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14201.
FISH FRY ANNOUNCEMENTS — With Ash Wednesday and the observance of Lent coming up on March 1, The Bee would like to remind churches and community groups about our procedure for publishing fish fry announcements.
We publish these announcements up to and including the editions of March 1 and 2. The deadline for those papers is Friday, Feb. 24. Afterward, the announcements will be forwarded to our Advertising Department. Information on placing an ad for fish fry dinners can be obtained by contacting Advertising Sales Director Mary Anne Cappon at 204-4937 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARDEN FRIENDS — The members of the Garden Friends of Clarence spread some much-needed sunshine recently when they donated a variety of silk flower arrangements to the residents at Harris Hill Nursing Facility, 2699 Wehrle Drive, Lancaster. The residents had fun playing flower themed games to earn a chance at winning the arrangement of their choice.
Harris Hill Nursing Facility provides 24-hour nursing care, subacute and outpatient rehabilitation, palliative care, memory care and respite/short-term care. For more information, visit www.mcguiregroup.com or www.medicare.gov.
FLU CASES — Influenza has arrived in full force in Erie County, as well as in the rest of New York state. While last flu season had an uncharacteristically late peak in cases in March, this season’s flu activity has been steadily increasing since mid- to late December 2016.
Most people with the flu will have a mild illness and can treat themselves with rest, fluids and ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If you have the flu, stay at home and rest. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. Avoid close contact with well people in your house so you do not make them sick.
The county Department of Health urges residents to contact their health care provider or seek care if they have difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or dizziness and weakness from possible dehydration.