Weekly Feature

2017-05-18 / Editorial

Spindle items

Lancaster/ Depew Editor


European markets, those that offer 100-percent handmade products and fresh produce, are becoming increasingly popular here.

The Village of Lancaster is capitalizing on this popularity with its first Spring Euro Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, along Central Avenue and West Main Street.

The community is invited to take a walk in the heart of the village and check out vendors selling fresh produce, homemade foods and goods.

Some vendors include: Lewandowski Produce, Apple of my Eye, Lovely Design, Lancaster Garden Club, Lilly Belle Meads, Moon Path, Fizz’d, Fetch! Gourmet, The Village Greek and Caricatures by Alex.

Village boutiques will also be open for the community. Check out Lancaster Village Events on Facebook for updates.

METZ 5K— Coordinators of Lancaster’s James Metz Memorial 5K will be dedicating newly renovated courts prior to the annual run at Keysa Park, located at Brady and Vandenberg avenues in Lancaster.

Funds raised within the past two and a half years were able to go toward refurbishing basketball courts in the park, thanks to James’ brother, Donovan.

The community is invited to the dedication ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 24.

The run/walk will begin at 10 a.m., and all runners and walkers aged 18 and younger can use the code “James2017” for a $10 discount during online registration. Visit jamesmetzmemorialfund.org for details. On the day of the event, registration for youth is $20.

GARAGE SALE — You never know what you’re going to find at a garage sale.

If you know what to look for and have the patience to find it, there are items just waiting to be snatched up, sometimes for sentimental value and other times for money or practical use.

Either way, it’s an adventure if you like shopping for eclectic, folksy memorabilia or just want inexpensive clothes for the summer season.

Lancaster village residents won’t have to look far, with a village-wide garage sale set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 19; Saturday, May 20; and Sunday, May 21. Bee Newspapers will be teaming up with the village, and each house participating will sport a yellow Bee balloon.

PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED — If you have an interest in taking photographs of news or sports events for one of our nine papers, we’re looking for you. Experience is preferred. All interested parties should email five to six samples of items The Bee would run, such as school concerts and events, community forums, business openings and athletics, to dsherman@beenews.com. All applicants should have a digital SLR camera.

TOP STUDENTS — The end of the school year is racing toward us, and the beginning of the scholastic award season kicks off tonight.

From 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Millennium Hotel, Cheektowaga, top seniors from the public, parochial and private schools of Erie and Niagara counties are honored for their academic excellence at the Scholastic Achievement Recognition Dinner.

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