Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

February 24, 2014

SHORELINE BYLINE: MIddle school students to present Jurassic Park

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning dear readers: How’s everyone this week? As a public service, I’d like to remind everyone to be alert to “phishing.” The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media. There are also bogus phone calls going around from people claiming to work for the IRS or Microsoft. Just hang up on them or get a name and phone number and tell them you’ll call them back … then report them. Do not give any information to these people or open any emails or attachments. What is phishing? Phishing is a scam typically carried out by unsolicited email or websites that pose as legitimate sites to lure unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information. 

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The February Village of Wilson Board meeting has been changed to 7 p.m. Wednesday at town hall, 375 Lake St. For more information, contact Village Clerk-Treasurer Ellen Hibbard.

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The Wilson Music Parent’s Association is producing “Jurassic Park” a musical comedy performed Thursday and Friday by the middle school students at Wilson Central School. This will be a fun family night for all ages. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and can be purchased at the door.

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The Wilson High School Lacrosse team will be hosting a pasta dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ransomville Fire Hall. There will be a basket auction and 50/50 split drawing. Tickets are available at the door or call 751-9438. To donate to the team, contact the athletic department at Wilson High School.

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The Wilson Free Library, 265 Young St., will be hosting a special Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration at 6:30 p.m. March 3. Kids in kindergarten through grade five and their families are invited to come and enjoy an evening of Seussian fun. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Wilson Free Library and Read Across America, celebrates what would have been Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday.

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The W.H. Stevenson and Thomas Marks PTAs have rescheduled the presentation by 2013 Teacher of the Year, Greg Ahlquist, for tonight as part of their New Beginning initiative. All WHS and TM families are invited to attend this free presentation, focusing on the Transformative Power of Belief. Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. and Ahlquist take over at 6 in the Thomas Marks gymnasium. Parents may leave their children with chaperones in the cafeteria to enjoy nachos and activities, while they listen to the presentation. For more information, visit the PTA website at http://wcspta.webs.com.

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In student news:

Kudos and best wishes to seniors Emily Lasher and Andrew Koroschetz, who have been chosen to represent Wilson at the annual Hewitt Award Scholarship Dinner in May.

Congratulations to senior wrestler Chase Wheeler, who has won the Section VI Class C Championship in the 152-pound weight class. Chase joins teammates Matt Morgan and Jacob Rice in the Section VI Wrestling Tournament this weekend, for a chance to advance to the State Meet.

Coach Baker and his Varsity girls’ basketball team finished another undefeated league season this week, to claim their 5th consecutive N-O League Championship. The girls will host the winner of Oracle Charter vs. Gowanda at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Congratulations to the Wilson Winners from the middle school for January: Skylar Munnikhuysen, Elizabeth Humphrey, Laura Myers, Jared Barry, Elizabeth Soles and Joe St. Onge.

Kudos to the current Athlete of the Week, wrestler Dylan Thompson-Cox.

Alumni Savannah King was recently featured on the SUNY Fredonia website for her “Alphabet Project,” an A-Z sequence of songs and videos that she has created.

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Exley United Methodist Church, 338 Lake St., Wilson, is continuing its “Grief Share Group” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Grief share is a biblical based 13-week program, video seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. For more information, call 751-6057.

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There will be a Quilt Show from 2 to 4 p.m. every Saturday in March and every Saturday and Sunday (except Easter) in April at the Ransomville Historical Room behind Ransomville Library, 3733 Ransomville Road. Featured will be heirloom quilts, handmade quilts (baby, lap, appliqué, etc). For more information, call Pam Parker at 791-4258 or Pat Austin at 791-3725. For information on the Historical Room, call Millie Hillman at 791-4494 or Nancy Barlow at 433-0187.

Send your good news from Wilson, South Wilson and Ransomville areas to bettyhaag@verizon.net (email text only, no attachments except photos in .jpg format), or call 751-4146. To see it in next week’s Shoreline Byline, please pass it along before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Send your good news from the Wilson, South Wilson and Ransomville areas to bettyhaag@verizon.net (email text only, no attachments except photos in .jpg format), or call 751-4146. To see it in next week's Shoreline Byline, please pass it along before 5 p.m. Thursday.