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Reporters’ Notebook

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to tennis great Jimmy Connors, born on this date in 1952, “Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you’re too damned old to do anything about it.”



Every morning when

the sun begins to shine,

Without the sound of the alarm,

cannot get to work on time.

We must stay at work

for eight hours a day,

Perform our daily functions

to receive the take-home pay.

Work creates the money

to buy the things we need.

Don’t spend it on fun

with many mouths to feed.

Year after year goes by,

struggling through the daily grind.

Don’t let the routine

spoil your peace of mind.

If you do your duty

and work a full career,

A pension may come your way

for your trouble through the years.

If you make enough money

during your entire working life,

Enjoyment will fill the golden years

without any stress or strife.

Don’t let work take

everything you have to give,

Save some for the future

when you really start to live.

– Nelson R. Locher


NEW SEASON – Starting up for the fall at noon Tuesday is the “Imagine” lecture series sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature. Speaker for the first session in the Central Library in Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo is Frits Abell, founder of the Echo Art Fair.

The one-hour program also includes a Great Courses video, “How to Look At and Understand Great Art – High Renaissance: Humanism Perfected.” It’s free and open to the public.


CALLING ALL SLEUTHS – The Murder Mystery series returns next weekend to historic Old Fort Erie, 350 Lake Shore Road, in Fort Erie, Ont.

Beginning at 7 p.m. sharp Friday and Saturday, visitors will help an investigator find the culprit behind a murder by interviewing suspects and searching for clues in the fort. A different case will be solved each night. Prizes will be given.

Adult tickets are $10 for one night, $15 for both nights. For children 6 to 12, tickets are $5 for one night, $8 for both nights. For info and to reserve tickets, call (905) 871-0540.


SCENIC STROLL – The historic architecture of downtown Buffalo will provide the backdrop for the first leg of the second annual Moving Day Walk for Parkinson’s on Saturday. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Coca-Cola Field. No fee is required, but participants who raise $100 get a Moving Day T-shirt and those who raise $250 or more are eligible for incentive prizes.

Walkers have the option of following the second leg of the walk through Erie Basin Marina and the waterfront or staying at the ballpark for activities in the Movement Pavilion, which include dance and yoga, and a children’s area, where BlueCross BlueShield’s Healthy Zone cruiser will keep kids moving with hula hoops, jump ropes, soccer balls and music.

There also will be an arts and crafts area and refreshments. For info and early registration, visit or call Laurice Russell at 531-5609.


THE WRITE STUFF – Hamburg author Joan Guilmain will sign copies of her book of inspirational poetry, “Journey With My Father,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop at 7074 Boston State Road, Hamburg.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Olivia Jacqueline O’Neill, Kelsey Ann O’Neill, Mark Gilbert, Paul Libby, Dianne Bloom, Ruth D. Bryant, Janet Panek, Mary Banach, Sister Mary Georgette Zielinski, Sister Mary Christelle Sawicki, Ernie Bogenrieder, Ed Czajka, Stephanie Young, Santana Weiss, Andrew Pelczynski, Wesley Pelczynski, Gloria Schunk, Matthew Bratek, Brian Logel, Michael DeLellis, Pat Orzechowski, Pat Ozzie, Patricia Dearheart, Evelyn Anne Rooth, Michael P. Beyers and Ben Staddon.


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