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October 7, 2013

Don't miss the final 'Star Search' of the year

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning dear readers: How’s everyone this week? Tommy Boy the JRT and I have been enjoying some spectacular sunsets down at the Wilson Harbor. Life is good here in Wilson, especially the views and the new dog park.

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Speaking of dogs, you must get to the Market Street Art Center, 247 Market St., Lockport, sometime this month to view the delightful metal sculptures by our local artist. Yesterday, Dennis Fulton-Sears presented his creations “Rust Rhapsody.” The show runs through October. What a delight to see such wonderful artistic talent. Of course, “Rusty,” our dog park sculpture, has a special place in my heart, even though he is made out of steel. I’ll look forward to his return to his place of honor at the Wilson Dog Park around the first of November.

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Preschool Story Hour at the Wilson Free Library begins anew at 2 p.m. Thursday. The program is geared to 3- and 4-year-olds and will include stories, crafts, games and fun. Each program will last about an hour, and will be held each week while school is in session. All preschoolers are invited to attend. For more information, or to register, please stop by the library or call 751-6070.

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The last “Star Search” of the year with Steve Smith will take place Saturday. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the wonders of the night sky. This is a good opportunity to bring the kids, as it gets dark earlier, and you can still get hope at a reasonable hour.

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Mark your calendar for some cultural classes starting this month. Exploration of Global Religions through Art will be presented at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, corner of McChesney and Young streets. They will explore past and present religious cultures and traditions through art. Discussion leaders will include Tom Hewner, Toby Mansfield, and Tom Geise. The course will meet in the church at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, starting Oct. 16. Classes are free and open to the public.

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The Village of Wilson has announced a public hearing to be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Town Hall, 375 Lake St., regarding the creation of a local law on noise.

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News for the week from Support Our Schools. At the Board of Education meeting this week, school Superintendent Dr. Michael Wendt projected a preliminary contingency budget for the next three years, with no tax increase and the levy remaining the same. The fund balance and debt service will be used to fund the budget. To cover the remaining cost of running the district, 21 cuts were projected. The board members discussed enrollment, consolidation, and the failed budget vote last May. Wendt stated that he is not a proponent of consolidation, but he and the BOE must make hard decisions. The next board meeting is Tuesday in the Thomas Marks cafeteria.

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In student news: High school students Nathan Keil, Wesley Trank, Max Schultz, Alicia Britton and Kevin Wiesinger performed in a concert commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. “Nations in Harmony” featured works by Canadian and American local composers, and Wilson music teacher Claudia Andres directed.

Congratulations to the current Athletes of the Week Lauren Austin, varsity soccer, and Connor Seeley, varsity golf.

Good luck to middle school students Kayla Carberry and Dawn Dolan, who have been chosen to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Buffalo competition, taking place Sunday at Batavia High School.

Best wishes to golfers Connor Seeley, Gabe Curcione, Trevor Evans, Jake Farmer, Zachary Russell, Dominic Curcione and Brandon Seider, who will compete in Tuesday’s All League Match, accompanied by coach Mark Kurtz.

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In Wilson Central School news: Congratulations to former Wilson coach Allyn Perry, who was inducted into Akron’s Wall of Fame this weekend as a player. Perry will also be inducted into Wilson’s Wall of Fame as a coach in a few weeks. He is a 1962 graduate of Akron, and played football, basketball and baseball. During his career, he coached basketball for 29 years at both Newfane and Wilson, and football for 16 years at Wilson. Congratulations and best wishes to a great athlete and coach.

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilson will present “Wild and Wacky Women of the Bible” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. The play, written and performed by Karen S. Cassidy, is a humorous, musical look at 10 women of the Bible, with Kevin Clark on piano. Doors at St. Paul’s will open at 7 p.m., with refreshment until the 7:30 start. Tickets are $5 with funds to support St. Paul’s mission projects. Reservations are suggested as only 100 tickets will be sold. For reservations, call 433-4600.

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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.