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2017-07-13 / Editorial

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Lancaster/ Depew Editor

SUMMER FIRSTS— Depew Founder’s Day, new for this year, will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Depew Veterans Park on Terrace Boulevard.

Area restaurants will have a variety of food choices available, along with an ethnic food cook-off competition, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Depew High School’s Academy of Finance internship program.

Celebrity bartenders will man the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce beer tent, and family-friendly activities and exhibitors will be available via local businesses.

The Founder’s Day parade will kick off at 3 p.m., proceeding from the municipal building at 85 Manitou St. to Veterans Park.

Lancaster’s Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra will perform at 6 p.m.

BE A TROOPER — Those looking for a career in crime prevention and law enforcement have an opportunity to learn more this summer, thanks to a partnership between the Walden Galleria and New York State Police.

The application process and subsequent training are challenging, and before getting too involved it may be good for individuals to hear from veterans in the field.

Troopers will be at the popular Cheektowaga mall through Thursday, Aug. 31, to increase awareness of the upcoming state trooper entrance exam.

Testing will be held in October of this year, with a deadline for applications by Sept. 1. Those interested can check out an information booth on the lower level near Macy’s. The state police squad car will make the area easy to spot.

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.

DAY IN THE LIFE — Lancaster’s Hull House will give kids an opportunity to experience what it was like to live on the Niagara Frontier circa 1825 with its History Camp for Kids from July 24 through 28.

The family of Warren and Polly Hull lived there during this time, inhabiting the stone house at the corner of Genesee Street and Pavement Road in Lancaster.

Students entering fifth through eighth grade are invited to enroll. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., campers will learn about textiles and clothing of the period, along with skills and trades necessary for survival on the frontier.

Archaeologists from the University at Buffalo will help children to uncover clues to the past. Call 681-5494 to learn more.

CLASS REUNIONS — Did you know that Bee Group Newspapers publishes announcements of class reunions at no charge? These popular notices are found in our Classified section, which is part of each local edition each week. To place a reunion notice, contact Classified Advertising Manager Holly Schiferle at holly@beenews.com or 204-4926.

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