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June 9, 2014

SHORELINE BYLINE: Activities heat up throughout Wilson area

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning dear readers: How’s everyone this week? June is bustin’ out all over. We are so busy here in the Village of Wilson, it’s almost impossible to keep up.

Wilson Dog Park needs volunteers

Now that the weather is finally improving, more and more people are enjoying our Wilson Dog Park. I was somewhat incapacitated for a few weeks this winter and spring and was not able to check out the dog park. The weather was really rotten as well. Then Tommy Boy the JRT had some health problems. Everything is on the mend now, however, I was a little shocked at the condition of the dog park the other day. We need some volunteers to tend to the garbage detail and general pick-up. If you take your dog to enjoy the park, please consider volunteering to help us keep it clean. We need garbage detail every Tuesday as the dumpster is emptied on Wednesday mornings. If you could help once a month we would really appreciate it. Give me a call at 751-4146 if you can help us and the dogs to keep our park in tip-top shape. Bags are provided for your convenience.

Ransomville Faire planned

The Ransomville Community Faire will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ransomville Library grounds next the school on Ransomville Road. Events and displays include antique tractors, a classic car cruise, a basket raffle and the Hot Country Liners Dance team performing at 1 p.m. There will be food for sale, a plant sale by the garden club, a book sale, ice cream, clowns and a magician. Live music will be provided by “Critical Mass” and “Step In Tyme.” For more information, call 791-4494 or 433-0187.

Wilson Star Search continues

Wilson Star Search continues at dusk (weather permitting) Saturday at Krueger Park, 350 Ontario St. Have you ever wondered what all those bright spots in the sky? Local resident Steve Smith, along with fellow members of the Buffalo Astronomical Association, will set up their scopes for views of the stars, planets, galaxies and more. Do you have a telescope and are unsure of it's use? Come a little early if you want to learn about telescopes. This is a free event, just bring your curiosity and maybe a lawn chair. For more information contact Steve at 751-6369 or visit http://www.buffaloastronomy.com/

Lions Club Awards Dinner slated

At the Wilson Lions Club's 11th Annual Awards Dinner on June 16, Janet Hoffman will be awarded "Citizen of the Year" and Robert Colangelo will be named "Hometown Hero." The dinner takes place at the Wilson Boathouse Restaurant.

Wilson student news

Congratulations to the 24 eighth-grade students who earned “25 Book Club” status for three consecutive years in middle school. This week, they will be treated to a field trip in Buffalo, visiting an eclectic, one-of-a-kind book store and the Albright Knox Art Gallery. Also this week, the Wilson Winners from the middle school will take their annual field trip to Sky Zone.

Congratulations to the just-announced 2014 inductees to the Wilson Athletics Wall of Fame. The 1999 Girls Soccer Team, coached by Meg Thompson; Ed Goodnight, supporter; Ray Groff, coach; Ed Kiely, Meghan McCabe and Roger Moore, athletes. They will be inducted during homecoming weekend in the fall.

If you would like to play in the Wall of Fame golf outing, scheduled for July 26 at Oak Run, contact athletic director Jeff Roth. The outing helps raise money for the induction ceremony and two annual scholarships.

Village of Wilson tops in recycling

Congratulations village people. The Village of Wilson is the 2013 recycling champion in terms of percentage of trash recycled — 21 percent — according to Modern Corp. Other cities and towns came close, but we are the champions.

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.