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OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite lyric from singer, songwriter and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, born on this date in 1942, "In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

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Visions of Summer

Bright beautiful days laced with a sky of blue

As we awaken to a sprinkle of misty dew.

Visions of white sand and beaches fill our mind

As from winter's misery we finally unwind.

We thirst for an icy drink of lemonade,

While relaxing in the park in the welcome shade.

We hunger for cones filled with creamy ice cream

As in our mind's eye we continue to dream.

Young children in the water, trying to stay afloat,

Friends inviting you to go for a ride on their boat.

Cool nights to draw the curtain on a perfect day

As we anticipate the warm lazy times of joyous play.

-- Honey Snitzer

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PASS THE MUSTARD -- Hot dogs are grilling every Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. this season, starting today, at South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, at 136 Cazenovia St. So are hamburgers and Italian sausages. And don't forget the side dishes. For info, call 825-9557.

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BERRIES AND MORE -- The menu isn't limited to strawberries and shortcake as St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church, 12029 Liberia Road, half a mile east of Four Rod Road, Marilla, holds a Strawberry Social on its picnic grounds from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Also served will be hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, ice cream and beverages. The group Anastazja will provide music. All are welcome.

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HOT WHEELS -- The Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, hosts a car and bike cruise from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. today. Admission is free. There will be music, raffles and food and beverages for purchase. In case of rain, they'll try again next Monday.

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REUNION ALERT -- The Grover Cleveland High School Class of 1962 is planning its 50th reunion this summer. For info, call Nancy Baumann at 834-1064.

A reunion for the Classes of 1951 and 1952 from Lafayette High School will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4 in DiTondo's Restaurant, 370 Seneca St. For info, call Vicki Sapienza at 885-4755 or Faye Greco at 873-7365.

The Class of 1952 from Kensington High School will its 60th reunion on the weekend of Aug. 10 and 11. On Aug. 10, there will be an informal gathering from 5 to 8 p.m. in Brennan's Bowery Bay, 4401 Transit Road at Main Street, in the Clarence Mall. On Aug. 11, from noon to 4 p.m., the class will join in the 21st KHS Alumni Picnic at Banchetti Banquet Grove, 550 North French Road, Amherst.

Cost for the picnic is $18, and reservations are due by July 24. Checks to the KHS Alumni Association should be sent to Connie Severson, 67 Hickory Grove Lane, Cheektowaga, NY 14227, along with a note with your phone number and saying you are from the Class of 1952. For info, call Char Cash Lasher at 434-7748, Carol Harris Allen at 832-6552 or Bob Fitzgerald at 833-2925.

Riverside High School's Class of 1962 will hold its 50th reunion Aug. 10 in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Lancaster. For info, call Joann Wnuk Mazierski at 693-2475 or Mary Jane Cook Sitarski at 773-5331.

The Class of 1957 from Riverside High School will hold a 55th reunion picnic Aug. 12. For info, call Ruth Ihle Dietz at 873-1378 or email her at rdietz@roadrunner.com.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Jacob Schlau, Judy Alessi, Jaybird Fisher, Bob McCarthy, Ann Olzak, Francine DelMonte, Elizabeth Carey, Kathy McCarthy, Cathie Worden, Paul Scibran, Katie Weber, Leah Dreier, Michaele Hinsley, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham, the Rev. Gary Burdick, Cheryl Ann Toepfer, Diana Prellwitz, Kathy Galbo, Debbie Andrzejewski, Larry Bisone and Dan Grimm.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com