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March 14, 2014

STROLL AROUND NEWFANE: Sample local wines tonight

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — I know it’s strange to see your Thursday column on a Friday, but it seems Mother Nature’s last hurrah for this winter (we can hope it is) affected everybody. The worst is over, so get out there and warm yourself up with a Lenten fish fry and maybe some wine tasting tonight!

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Attention Newfane Class of 2004: Your 10th-year high school reunion is coming. Tickets are available now for the reunion, which will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. June 28 at the Olcott Fire Hall. There will be an open bar, DJ, 50/50 raffle and a sit-down dinner served by Catering by Two Sisters. Formal attire is requested and tickets are only available by pre-sale. Tickets are $40 per person and are available now at the Shoppe on Main (cash or check) or through the Newfane Class of 2004 Facebook page.

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Don’t forget, tonight is the second annual Wine Tasting Night at the Town of Newfane Community Center, 2737 Main St. From 5:30 to 7:30, you can sample local wines and foods. Music is by Varuna. There is no admission charge, but you must be over 21.

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Today is the last day to order tickets for the big Spring Fling dinner dance by Equi*Star. The 20th anniversary event is slated for March 22 at the Cornell Cooperative Center, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a buffet by Donna Eick served at 7. Road Runner provides the live music beginning at 8 p.m. There will be line dancing, a basket raffle, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Tickets are $30 each or two for $44. If your group reserves a table of 10, they will receive a half-page ad in the program book. Reach the ranch at 778-8249 or Linda at 778-5185.

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Newfane Soccer Club has started registration for the youth recreation soccer season. Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from June 24 through July 31 at Krull Park, Olcott. The club offers a Parent and Me level for children ages 3 and 4, and age divisions for players currently in Pre-K to ninth grade. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22 and April 5 at the Newfane Town Hall on Main Street. Sample uniform sizes will be available. Registration forms can also be printed from newfanesoccerclub.com and sent to Newfane Soccer Club, PO Box 241, Newfane, NY 14108.

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The Newfane Community Neighborhood Watch is kicking off a spring and summer of events with a “Meet and Greet” open house at the Newfane Town Hall Community Center on March 22. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and all residents of the town and surrounding areas are invited to learn what a “neighborhood watch” is. “Simply put, it’s about our neighbors watching out for each other and the town we live in,” Linda Bixler said. “It’s about taking pride and ownership of our community and schools. It’s about caring.”

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Spring Story Hour for preschoolers will take place at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, from March 28 to May 9, at Newfane Free Library. Sign up in person or call 778-9344. April is National Poetry Month, which means it’s time for Newfane Free Library’s Annual Poetry Contest. The contest is open to kids in Pre-K through eighth grade, and all poems need to be submitted to the library by April 4. Contest rules and entry forms can be found on the website at www.newfanelibrary.org.

Newfane-area residents, send your news to juliechatterbox@msn.com (jpeg pictures, MSWord or text in emails only); or to 8691 Lake Road No. 9, Barker, NY 14012. To be in next week’s Stroll Around Newfane, information should be in Julie’s hands by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Newfane-area residents, send your news to juliechatterbox@msn.com (jpeg pictures, MSWord or text in emails only); or to 8691 Lake Road No. 9, Barker, NY 14012. To be in next week's Stroll Around Newfane, information should be in Julie's hands by 6 p.m. Tuesday.