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OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite line from "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, born on this date in 1564, "Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."


Spring Visitor

Another day to fashion,

To whittle wrong or right,

A second chance to make it

Disaster or delight.

Another sun is rising,

The birds can sing again.

A different day, Diana,

To take up pad and pen.

Compose a pile of poems,

And drink your coffee, too,

Then pet the dog and hug him,

Complete your chores, a few.

Another day for friendship,

A lot of time for love,

Your guest -- Anticipation --

Has come from God above.

-- Diana Notaro


REUNION ALERT -- All of the graduating classes from the 1970s at Lafayette High School are invited to a reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. July 21 in Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. Cost is $35 and includes food stations and music. Deadline for getting tickets is June 22. For information, call Margaret Pagliacci at 908-9184.

Members of the South Park High School Class of 1967 are invited to a 45th reunion cocktail party at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Charlie O'Briens, 865 Elk St. Contact Joan Dunbar at

There's a new location for the monthly informal stag supper for all classes at Cardinal Dougherty High School. It's the Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 N. Bailey Ave., Amherst. Next supper is at 6:30 p.m. next Monday. Reservations are not necessary but are appreciated. Call Steve Ash at 694-4492.

South Park High School's Class of 1952 is planning its 60th reunion Sept. 15 in J.P. Fitzgerald's, 4236 Clark St., Hamburg. For info, call Bill Wilson at 662-6884.

The Class of 1957 from Buffalo School 11 will hold a reunion on Aug. 18 in Stiglmeier Park, Cheektowaga. For information, call Neal Reynolds at 668-2984.


FILLING THE CUPBOARD -- The 9/1 2 Project Buffalo is pitching in to help the South Buffalo Community Table, which is short on supplies needed to keep providing more than 1,500 hot meals to needy South Buffalonians every month.

The Project is holding a food drive from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Friday in the lobby of the Gateway Executive Office, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. All nonperishable food items are welcome.


VOICES FROM 1812 -- The Wilson Historical Society will host a special concert on the War of 1812 by singer and folklorist Dave Ruch at 7 p.m. today in its museum at 645 Lake St. Ruch will present a portrait of the war through songs and stories from people who lived through it. It's free and open to the public.


FREE ADVICE -- Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Snyder, will hold the first in a five-week series of Talk to the Expert seminars at 3 p.m. Tuesday. "Financial Legacy Planning," with Patrick Allaire and Keith Shottman from Allaire Financial Strategies, will cover wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health proxies, along with other legacy planning. It's free and open to the public. For info and to reserve a seat, call 839-2460.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Penny M. Wolfgang, Julia Didion, Lottie Jaczewski, Amy Kozlikowski, Mary Lou Farrell, Jay Akins, Adam Plewik, Ernestine Gipp, Mary Currey, Lorrie Jezioro, Patrick Dobies, Matt Cieslik, Addison Casey, Don Szmania, Barbara Gramza, Joan Denecke and Kristin A. St. Mary.