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2018-03-08 / Editorial

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Lancaster/ Depew Editor

SAVE THE DATE— Events are doubling with the promise of warm weather ahead.

Fish fries, outdoor activities and St. Patrick’s Day this month means Depew and Lancaster residents won’t have a shortage of things to do in March.

At the beginning of the month, the Polish Falcons Club in Depew will hold its Rock into Spring Dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at 445 Columbia Ave.

Tickets are $15, which includes beer, pop and snacks.

The Road Runners Band will perform. Call Ray at 860-5885 for more information.

Later in the month, the Lancaster Youth Bureau will hold its Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at St. Mary’s High School, 142 Laverack Ave.

Residents can enter a team for Trivia Night, be a co-sponsor, purchase a program ad, make a cash donation, donate a gift certificate or other prize for the event, or simply spread the word.

Team entry forms are due by March 15. Visit 200 Oxford Ave. or call 683-4444 for details.

TALENT SHOWCASE — The Lancaster High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Richard Goss, will present “An Evening with The LHS Symphonic Band” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the LHS auditorium, 1 Forton Drive.

A host of fine musicians will be featured, including Rebecca Schroeder on the bassoon, performing Mozart’s “Rondo.”

The New York State School Music Association Conference All-State percussionists Ryan Dzik and Liam McManus will be featured on “Duelin’ Xylos.”

Kiersten Mucha will be the concert’s featured flute soloist, and Ryan Keller, Amber Oczowinski and Jaclyn Garmone will perform as vocal soloists.

The Lancaster Symphonic Band will perform the “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von SuppĂ©, as well as works by Stephen Melillo, Pierre La- Plante, Rick Kirby and Ralph Ford.

The concert will conclude with selections from the Broadway musical “Ragtime.”

Senior members of the Symphonic Band will be recognized during the concert, and alumni are encouraged to attend.

TEACHER NOMINATION — M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills have teamed up to honor local educators for extraordinary service to their schools and communities with the annual Touchdown for Teachers program.

They are encouraging each of the schools throughout the 15-county region that is eligible for the competition to nominate a talented teacher.

Five finalists will be chosen based on involvement in the school and community, degree of positive impact and demonstrated commitment to education.

One of the five finalists will be named the grand prize winner, and will receive $2,000 in grant funds, payable to their school or district, plus an in-class visit from a Buffalo Bills player or alumnus.

Educators must be nominated by the public no later than Friday, March 30, through the application form at www.buffalobills.com/teachers.

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