Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

October 21, 2013

Shoreline Byline by Betty Haag

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning dear readers: How’s everyone this week? What a fabulous October we have had so far. Everyone I meet seems to think we will be paying for it with a harsh winter. What do you think? I haven’t even been able to spot a caterpillar to make a judgment.

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Sing for the Cure will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wilson High School auditorium. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Network of WNY. Admission is free, but suggested donations are $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults. The night will feature the combined chorus of Wilson and Niagara Falls high schools.

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Ransomville Baptist Church invites everyone to its Family Game Night at 6 p.m. Friday at the church, corner Route 93 and Academy Street. The event will include lots of fun; pizza, snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Fillmore Chapel United Methodist Church is having a fundraiser Saturday at the church, Ransomville and Youngstown Wilson roads, Ransomville. Chicken chowder will be ready at 11:30 a.m. (no early birds) along with a basket auction with the drawing at 3 p.m. There will also be baked goods, hot dogs and hamburgers served throughout the afternoon. For more information the day of event, call 791-3815.

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Also on Saturday, Exley United Methodist Church will host “Fall Family Fun Day” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 338 Lake St., Wilson. Activities will include a puppet show, Bible stories, crafts, word search games, face painting, treats and a Jonah movie. RSVP by Thursday by calling 751-6057.

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilson will present a play, “Wild and Wacky Women of the Bible” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, written and performed by Karen S. Cassidy. It is a humorous, musical look at 10 women of the Bible, with Kevin Clark on piano. Doors open at 7 p.m., with refreshments until the 7:30 start. Tickets are $5, with proceeds 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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The Wilson Historical Society you offer everyone an opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2, with more than 20 vendors and crafters to choose from.

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Also on Nov. 2, Exley United Methodist Church is hosting its Annual Country Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will feature a Victorian-style tea with muffins served at 9 a.m., handcrafted wreaths and jewelry, florals, aprons, homemade dog biscuits, catnip pillows, baked goods, homemade fudge and candies, jams, jellies and pickles, themed baskets for sale, and a chicken casserole luncheon served at 11 a.m.

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The Garden Gate’s Holiday Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 at 257 Young St., Wilson. At 2 p.m. Nov. 3, attendees can sample wines from Schulze Vineyards and Winery. Call 751-6402 for more information.

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Garner Light, Wilson-Lake Plains coordinator, has announced that the Christmas Bird Count will be Dec. 14. The Wilson-Lake Plains bird count covers a 15-mile radius that covers parts of Lockport, Newfane, Wilson, Olcott, Cambria, Ransomville. This includes all of the Lake Ontario shoreline from Wilson-Tuscarora State Park to Phillips Road in Olcott. If you are interested in watching your bird feeders that day, or if you have neighbors or friends within the count circle that would be interested in helping, let Light know. Contact him by email at garnerlight@hotmail.com. More information, including a map of the count circle, can be found on Facebook at Wilson-Lake Plains CBC.

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In student news:

Congratulations to the Middle School Wilson Winners for September: Savannah Porter, Thomas Baia, Lyndsey Pawlak, Steven Frerichs, Jared Carney and Yvonne Shepherd.

High school student Dominic Curcione is holding a bake sale on Nov. 1 to benefit the Our Military Kids organization.

Kudos to the current Athletes of the Week: Michelle Myers, Varsity field hockey; and Mike Patterson, Varsity soccer.

Congratulations to senior Brett Senek, who will soon be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Out of 200 eligible seniors attending BOCES, Brett is one of only six who were selected, and he is the only inductee from Wilson.

In school news: Congratulations to music teacher Claudia (Tower) Andres, class of 1976, for being named a member of the 2013 Class of Distinguished Alumni at Lewiston-Porter. She was also honored as the 2013 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.

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.