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2018-07-12 / Editorial

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Lancaster/ Depew Editor

BIBLE SCHOOL — St. Mary of the Assumption Church is accepting registrations for its annual Vacation Bible School until Friday, July 13.

Children entering kindergarten through grade five will sing songs, play games, make crafts and participate in other activities that bring their faith to life.

Sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, at St. Mary’s Elementary School, 2 St. Mary’s Hill, at the corner of Aurora and St. Joseph streets. The cost is $15 per child, or $25 for two children.

Registration forms are available on the parish website, www.stmarysonthehill.com, as well as the office of faith formation, which can be reached by calling 683-8564. For more information, contact Sister Therese Chmura, director of faith formation, at theresec@stmaryson thehill.org.

St. Mary’s will also be offering outdoor Masses at 7 p.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 25. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Call the rectory at 683-6445 or visit www.stmarysonthehill.com.

HULL HOUSE SCHOLARSHIPS — Four scholarships for Lancaster and Depew students entering grades five through eight are available for children wanting to attend “History Camp for Kids” at the Lancaster Hull House and Farmstead.

Students must demonstrate a financial need and interest in learning about Western New York history; each scholarship is $150.

The history camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27. Call 681-5494 for details. Funds were donated from the Lancaster Elks to the Hull House Foundation.

ON THE GO — E-ZPass On-the-Go can now be purchased through the Lancaster Town Clerk’s Office, 21 Central Ave.

The On-the-Go program allows customers to prepay funds and receive a tag, which is then mounted on the vehicle.

As the vehicle passes through a toll plaza, the tag is electronically read, eliminating the need to stop at toll plazas. Town clerk office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Managing Editor

SIGN THE PETITION — Efforts are under way to fight an economic move that could threaten the viability of community newspapers. A single paper supplier, Norpac, is trying to manipulate the trade laws and convince the government to assess tariffs on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, which includes newsprint. Publishers and printers will not be able to absorb these tariffs and will be forced to cut costs that will ultimately result in fewer American jobs.

To register your vote in favor of reversing these tariffs, visit www.stopnewsprinttariffs.org, and please view the associated ad on page 18.

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