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OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought for tonight’s Buffalo mayoral debate from our 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, born on this date in 1908, “When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor.”


TOGETHER AGAIN – All graduates and friends are invited as the Mount St. Joseph Alumnae hold their annual Mass and luncheon Oct. 5 in Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.

Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon to follow at about 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Judy Douglas at 688-6833 or emailing Proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Clarence.


LIFT YOUR VOICE – Choral singers from throughout Western New York are invited to join the Orchard Park Chorale for its first rehearsal of the season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. Singers in all voice types are welcome, and experience in choral singing is preferred but not required.

The chorus, which includes professional and amateur singers, rehearses every Monday evening and schedules two concerts a year.

Singers who want to try out as soloists should call artistic director Kathleen Keenan-Tagaki at 832-2226 to arrange an audition. For more info, visit or go to the chorale’s Facebook page, where there are video links to its recent performances.


GOLDEN OLDIES – The Time Travelers of Western New York Car Club are billing their 24th annual Olcott Beach Classic Car Show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Krull Park, 6108 Lake Road, Olcott, as the largest one-day car show in Western New York, and they’ll have the numbers to prove it.

Previous gatherings in the park on the shores of Lake Ontario have attracted more than 1,000 vehicles, including high-end exotic cars, race cars, custom cars and muscle cars.

“Cars come from across Western New York and Canada, and as far away as Massachusetts and Michigan,” says show chairman Joe Haniszewski Sr.

On hand with a camera crew will be Dennis Gage, host of “My Classic Car,” the long-running Speed Channel show, who will be filming for a future episode.

This year, registrations will be limited to an even 1,000 vehicles. Admission is free for spectators, $15 for owners who have a car to show. For info, visit


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Katherine Chilcott Slomba, Alex Godzich, Zoe Zimmer, Kathy Hochul, Noa Bursie, Steve White, Emma Niver, Brooke Benkovich, Leon Lewek, Sarah Bourdette, Jessica Safe, Silas Porebski, Samuel Radford Jr., Leroy Rockwood, Steve Vulcheff, Mary Bauer, Dale Ruhl, Tony Rambino, Bryan Kamuda, Rosemarie Janik and Mary Short.


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