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Reporters’ Notebook

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to radio newsman and commentator Paul Harvey, born on this date in 1918, “In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.”


TEE IT UP – Spots are still available in the eighth annual Hope Classic Golf Tournament on Sept. 14 at Harvest Hill Golf Club, 3052 Transit Road, Orchard Park. Tickets are $120 and include golf, lunch and dinner. Tee off is at 1 p.m. Tickets just for the dinner at 6:30 p.m., which features a gourmet buffet catered by the Elma Town Grille restaurant, are $20.

The tournament is hosted by Storehouse Mission Support and benefits Buffalo City Mission, Cornerstone Manor and the Hope Center, an orphanage for children in Honduras. For info and registration, visit or call 863-5601.


READY FOR ADOPTION – Seeking sponsors is Dog Ears Bookstore & Cafe, a nonprofit community shop that offers a variety of services and educational programs for people of all ages from its location at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. For info, call 823-2665 or visit


PASTA PATROL – Publicity chairman Kevin Selover reminds us that spaghetti dinners are being served from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and every first Thursday of the month in Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.

For $6, you get spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and butter, and a beverage; for an extra $1.50, a choice of homemade desserts.


COMING UP TAILS – Preparations are under way for the first Lobster Feast on Sept. 14 at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, formerly the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres at 5, followed by an all-you-can-eat lobster dinner and buffet at 6. There also will be live entertainment, dancing, carriage rides through Heritage Village, costumed interpreters in the historic buildings and a cash bar. Tickets are $80 each, $150 per couple. For ticket info, call Dolores Sapienza at 633-7236.


AROUND THE CORNER – Research is showing promise for alleviating the effects of Rett syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects mostly girls and produces symptoms similar to autism and cerebral palsy.

Hustle 4 A Cure, a fundraiser to support work of the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday in the Harbour Club at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo. Emcee and music master will be John Ceglia, former Studio 54 deejay.

Tickets are $125 each or $225 per couple, in advance, and include food and an open bar. For tickets and info, visit


TALKING TURKEY – Want to see more that 14,000 people wearing your artwork? Enter the second annual YMCA Turkey Trot T-Shirt Design Contest for the 118th running of the Thanksgiving Day foot race. Entries are being accepted already.

For official contest rules and applications, visit Deadline is Oct. 9.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Verline McLaughlin, Paul Zatulove, Jim Schoenfeld, Tom Bauerle, April Morris, Zoe Lipczynski, Mary Andol, Tina Janiszewski, Irene Oring, Kim Eberhardt, Mike Zelasko, Thelma Lavelle, Eugene Poltowicz, Norene Collins, Kathleen Zoladz, Gary Sliwa and Scott Cohen.

AND THURSDAY – Marley Gleason, Bill Dengler, Alan Pergament, Ryki Zuckerman, Dick Rasmus, Scott Gehl, Dave Botsford, Janine Elkin, Karl Safe, Gary Bradley, Valerie Minervino, Nicole Viterna, Patti Ann Hughes, Brigid Lalley, Sarah Cheney, Melissa Rockwood, Clay Speidel, Joey Pasniak and Rose Purdy.


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