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March 17, 2014

SHORELINE BYLINE: Improve your computer skills at Wilson Free Library

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning dear readers: How’s everyone this week? Wow, what a winter. At least we can look forward to the first day of spring this week. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all, and with a little luck o’ the Irish: “May there always be work for your hands to do; May your purse always hold a coin or two; May the sun always shine on your windowpane; May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain; May the hand of a friend always be near you; May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.”

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The Village of Wilson trustee election takes place from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Wilson Town Hall Conference Room, 375 Lake St.

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Sara and the BTOP (Better Technology, Onsite and Personal) Express will be returning to the Wilson Free Library for free computer classes this Tuesday and Wednesday. At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sara will present Internet Resources. In this class, attendees will examine YouTube, Twitter and Wikipedia, among other things. At 2 p.m. Wednesday, the class, Facebook Combo will take place. Set up a Facebook profile or learn to better use the one you have. Laptops will be provided for both classes. Evening sessions, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, will be Open Access sessions. Open Access provides one-on-one assistance on a variety of topics. Bring your own device and questions. Marge Clark would like Wednesday’s evening session to center around the newest things that Nioga has to offer, such as free digital music (Freegal) and magazines (Zinnio). All classes are free, but registration is required. Stop by the library or call 751-6070 to sign up.

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The Wilson Golden Agers, for ages 55 and older, meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Wilson Fire Hall, 250 Young St. The next meeting is Tuesday.

Coffee and tea are served at 10 a.m. and the meeting is at 11, followed by bag lunch. Bring a food donation for the Wilson Food Pantry to the second meeting. On the kitchen committee are B. Carr, D. and D. Clevely, M. Deitz and N. Hanna. Call Club President Sandy Yousett at 751-9284 for more information. 

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A Red Cross Blood Drive will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. March 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Young and McChesney streets, Wilson. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org. All presenting donors will receive a limited edition “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” window decal.

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The Wilson Historical Society will host Erica Wanecski presenting “The Medicine Show: Nostrums, Notions and Patent Medicines” at 7 p.m. March 25 in the society’s Barnum Building, 645 Lake St. Wanecski will be speaking on the history of medicinals beginning with herbal remedies used by the Native Americans. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

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In Wilson Central School news:

Congratulations to the Varsity girls’ basketball team and Coach Brian Baker for winning another Section VI B-2 Championship last week. The team has won the B-2 Championship four times over the past five years.

Congratulations to the current Athlete of the Week, basketball player Emily Lasher.

Senior Joe Stimm was chosen as the O-N BOCES Student of the Second Marking period and recently won 1st place in the Welding I competition. 

“It’s Academic” will feature Wilson High School students Caitlin Boyle, Jake Graca and Nate Keil at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on Channel 2.

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The Fillmore Chapel’s Famous Chicken Chowder will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, corner Ransomville and Youngstown-Wilson roads, Ransomville. Eat in or take out; bring gallon jugs if possible. For more information, call 791-3815 the day of sale.

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The Wilson All-Sports Booster Club will host its fourth annual “Reverse Draw” on April 26 at the Wilson #1 Fire Hall. The event will also include a basket auction and the opportunity to win a number of additional prizes throughout the evening. The Booster Club is asking area merchants for donations toward the prizes, the basket raffle and live raffles. To donate, go to the Wilson All-Sports Booster Club website and click “donate” to be directed to a PayPal site. Donors will have their name or their company’s name printed in the program. The Boosters help support the Wilson Central School District’s athletic teams and programs.

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The Wilson Historical Society will host the 42nd Annual Country Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26 at the Historical Society grounds. The fair will feature a huge flea market with more than 250 vendors, a Chiavetta’s Chicken barbecue and many interesting exhibits and demonstrations. Shuttle bus service will be available from the high school parking lot to and from the fairgrounds. If you are interested in a flea market space, call Wally Goodman at 751-6583. To volunteer, contact any Wilson Historical Society member.

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.