Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

December 23, 2013

Shoreline Byline

By Betty Haag
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning dear readers: How’s everyone this week? Tommy Boy the JRT and I wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season and a Joyous New Year. This will be the last column for this year. You can continue to send me all your good news for the next column, that will appear on Jan. 6. Tommy Boy says Peace on Earth and Good Will to “rescues.” Remember that pets are precious and need a little holiday love as well as your human friends. Save-A-Pet shows continue on the third Saturday of each month at PetSmart in Lockport.

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New Year’s Eve will really be “rockin” here in Wilson. There is a family New Year’s Eve party from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wilson No. 1 Fire Hall, 250 Young St. The Lil’ Apple Ball Drop will be at 9 p.m., and again at midnight. The Lakeside Blues Band will be appearing from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Wilson House Restaurant, 300 Lake St. Their next gig will be on Jan. 25 at the 3rd Annual Robert Burns Supper. Hope to have more details on that next month.

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Marge Clark from the Wilson Free Library would like to remind everyone to fill out a library survey. They can be found at the library and town and village offices.

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Wilson Central School news:

Congratulations to all the students who made the first quarter honor roll.

Congratulations to the following Wilson hockey players who participated in the High School Shootout during Sunday’s Sabres game: Zach Russell, Trevor Evans, Jacob Farmer and Steve Quinn.

Remember that winter recess begins today. Schools will reopen Jan. 2.

There will be a second Smarter Schools Summit on Jan. 6 at Niagara County Community College.

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The Ransomville Rural Retirees will hold its next meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Ransomville Fire Hall, Youngstown-Lockport Road. There will be a pot luck dinner, door prizes and raffles. The program is Art Huntington, “singing your musical memories,” with country music and old standards. Beginning Feb. 20, the group will meet the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call Jan Edgerton at 778-8063.

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Exley United Methodist Church has just finished its first successful “Grief Share Group.” The next group will be starting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the church, 338 Lake St., Wilson. Grief Share is a 13-week program, a video seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. In this biblical-based program, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a loss. Registration is $15, and scholarships are available. Child care is provided for ages 2 to 11. For more information, call 751-6057. This program is facilitated by Exley and Fillmore Chapel UMC.

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Computer guru Sara will be returning to the Wilson Free Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 3 for an Open Access/Gadgets and Gear session. This is a perfect opportunity to better familiarize yourself with that new electronic device you got for Christmas. Bring your own device and questions. Sara will be able to help you out with any problems you might have. Call the library at 751-6070 or stop in to register.

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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.