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December 4, 2013

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Welcome to December! Don’t let today’s balmy weather fool you. It’s winter in Western New York, so be sure to fill your wiper fluid tank and carry that scraper, as well as extra scarves and gloves for warmth. There are now 21 days before Christmas, but there are no longer shopping “days” since some stores are already open 24 hours, so the fun never ends. Be safe out there and remember what the season is really about.

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If you saw Monday’s article about the Barker High School Chorus performing with the Buffalo Philharmonic at Kleinhan’s Music Hall, you know what an honor it is for our young songbirds. Congratulations to Brooke Bodine, Marianna Cantella, Lydia Dewart, Eadie Feurch, Perrine Gigandet, Katie Przybyl, Abigail Voss, Alayna Clementi, Kelsie Engert, Alycia Larsen, Faiza Rahman, Serena Rosario, Kianna Stiffler, Sarah Costello, Phoebe Elter, Melissa Pestinger, Brooke Targus, Jordyn Donner, Cassidy Granchelli, Maya Gooding, Lesley Huntington, Sandra Huntington, Hayley Richbart, Kamilah Robison, Monique Vargas, Patrick Desmarais, Lucas Johnson, Matthew Pestinger, Joshua Richbart, Ben Johnson, Sam Nairne, Christopher Sweeney, Mason White, Ryan Kellar, Seth Lutz, Kyle Moeller, Ben Schian, Nattapat Toon Aurnoppakhun, D. Garret Dwyer, Morgan Fay, Nick Mace and Adam Vargas.

Barker will be performing at the 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. concerts on Dec. 13 only. Students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount, family and staff tickets are discounted by 30 percent. Call BPO sales coordinator Jeffrey Nieman at 885-5001. What a great Christmas experience this would be for any family.

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Get in the holiday spirit with a great musical performance by the Pratt Elementary Chorus and Band. The concert is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Herbert Ludwig Auditorium, and the community is invited. The Senior High concert begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, so mark your calendars.

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“Scrooge, the Musical” has been a tradition at the Lockport Palace Theatre for 10 years, but this is its last year, so don’t miss its final weekend. You’ll see several Barker folks in the cast, including 10-year-old Lena and Laura Fazzolari. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the movie classic on the big screen, will be shown Dec. 22. It’s my favorite movie and should be shared by everyone this holiday season. It’s magical!

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