OLAF FUB SEZ: It was American author Katherine Anne Porter (1894-1980) who chided: "Nothing is mine, I have only nothing but it is enough, it is beautiful and it is all mine." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1564, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa. . . . In 1764, the city of St. Louis was established. . . .In 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes signed a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court. . . . In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine mysteriously blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain. . . . In 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that claimed the life of Chicago Anton J. Cermak. . . . In 1965, Canada's new red and white maple leaf flag was unfurled in ceremonies in Ottawa. . . .
I plan to join a gym
Working out must be my fate.
But first, so I'll look good
I must lose a little weight.
-- Diana Notaro
SISTER SHARON MARIE sent word that Villa Maria Academy, 600 Doat St., will sponsor a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. each of the five Fridays in March, beginning March 2.
The fish fry will include a full portion of battered or baked fish, coleslaw, potato salad, french fries, lazy pierogi, choice of dessert and coffee, all for $6.25. Jumbo shrimp dinners or combo platters will be available for $6.75. Half-portion dinners will cost $5.25. Take-out orders will cost an additional 50 cents.
Sister Sharon Marie said there will be "sit-down service, a bottomless cup of coffee and plenty of free parking." For information, call 894-0398. . . .
FREE PASSES to the movies await pet owners who have their pets spayed or neutered this month. To receive the passes, go to the Buffalo Animal Shelter, 380 N. Oak St., with proof of the spaying or neutering. The number at the shelter is 851-5694. . . .
ALUMNI NOTE -- The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association is seeking information on students who graduated between 1965 and 1970 to update its files. The old grads are asked to send their names, addresses, telephone numbers and any additional information they may want to provide to the Office of Alumni Relations, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, N.Y. 14132. The phone number is 614-5910. Send e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
REUNION NOTE -- Mike Catanzaro of East Aurora sent word that the South Park High School Class of 1961 will hold a reunion Oct. 6. He said details are available by calling Lenore Mucci at 674-4253. . . .
A PANCAKE BREAKFAST and baked goods sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 by the Kiwanis Club of Wales in the Wales Center Fire Hall, Route 20A. The tab will be $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12 and free for kids under 5, according to a note from Doris Noyes. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- John Opalka, Amanda Judith Catalano, Georgia M. Jones, Lottie Czarniak, Joanne Buczkowski, Derek Ring, Margaret Wrona, Tracy Magliato, Edward Golas, Colleen Kruger, Brian Ruhl, Rose Giglia, Judy Mahalic, Don Siuta, Tim Tummino, Brian Deyell, Alice M. Meyers, Agnes Mulqueen, Bernard Rubach Sr., Allison O'Leary, Jacob Redman, Lori Lynch, Elizabeth M. Schupbach, Doug Garlapo, Casey Raszewski, Beverly Lanza, Jim Carr, Alex J. Horvath, Jerry Boye, Wende Peacock.