Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

September 23, 2013

'Wilson Wave' rolling on toward Saturday walk

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning, dear readers: How’s everyone this week? Welcome to autumn. I love all the seasons here in Wilson, but I think autumn is up there at the top. When I retired, I chose a place as far north as possible, as I hate steaming hot weather. Little did I know that the Lake Ontario shore offered such a great climate. I really shouldn’t be telling you this, as everyone will want to live here — and I prefer to keep it my “little” secret.

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At 7 tonight, aerial photographer Dick Gallagher will present a special program at the Wilson Historical Society, 645 Lake St. Dick will discuss his love of flying and photography and share some of his many photographs. A portion of the program will be devoted to the early pioneers in aviation and, in particular, crop dusting in the Wilson/Olcott area. Refreshments will be served.

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Marge Clark is again joining in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, this Saturday at Artpark in Lewiston. Her team, the Wilson Wave, is gratefully accepting donations to the cause, which is to help the Alzheimer’s Association enhance patient care and support and clinical research. Marge knows firsthand the wonderful work that the Alzheimer’s Association does. To donate or join the team, search for Marjorie Clark or the Wilson Wave team page at alz.org.

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The first-ever Niagara County Healthy Connections senior and caregiver information and resource fair will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lake Avenue, Lockport. Seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers are invited to attend this free event, which is coordinated by the Niagara County Office for the Aging and NY Connects. There will be health and wellness information, vendor tables, demonstrations, a UNYTS blood drive and flu and pneumonia vaccine distribution, along with door prizes, refreshments, a “Brainstormers” interactive caregivers theater presentation — and a public discussion led by me, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins and state Assembly Member Jane Corwin.

Free transportation is available to and from the fair from two hubs: John Duke Senior Center in Niagara Falls and the North Tonawanda Senior Center. Reservations are required for transport service; call 438-3030 for more information.

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Local children’s author Carol Caisse will read from and discuss two of her books at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Wilson Free Library. Mrs. Caisse, a retired high school English teacher in the Newfane district, is the author of Jake Grape and the Snake and Jake Grape and the Lost Ball. Her son, Ryan Caisse, illustrated the books. Mrs. Caisse’s visit is arranged by one of her former students, Chris Srock, who’s now a Wilson resident, library patron and parent.

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An Italian dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Exley United Methodist Church, 338 Lake St., Wilson. Pasta with meatballs, salad, desserts and beverages will be served; take-out service will be available. For more information, call 751-6057.

Also at Exley, the grief share group is still meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays.

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Ed Goodnight will be a local leader in the Worldwide Photo Walk, set to take place from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 in various places including Wilson.

Ed, whose photos of Wilson student athletes are well known here, will lead photographers on a walk past all manner of photo-worthy subjects including the harbor, historic sites, architecture, churches and the high school. To join in the walk, register at worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/wilson-ny-united-states.

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Save the date: The seventh annual Wilson Central School Athletic Wall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Wilson Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 hall. This year’s inductees include Jamie Feagin, Bob Hartz, Coach Allyn Perry, the 1964-65 boys basketball team and the 1979 boys track and field team. Tickets cost $25 each; get them by calling Athletic Director Jeff Roth, at 751-9341, extension 175, or writing to jroth@wilson.wnyric.org.

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