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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the French novelist Colette, born Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette on this date in 1873, “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”


PAST PERFECT – The Buffalo History Museum is looking for history enthusiasts who would like to become docents and lead tours. All it takes is filling out the volunteer application, doing an interview and attending all the training sessions.

Docent classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for four weeks in March. Interested? Call Lidia Kondovski at 873-9644, Ext. 304, or email Deadline is Feb. 26.


HEARTFELT – Medical advances and women’s survivor stories will be featured as the Buffalo Niagara Division of the American Heart Association holds its annual Go Red for Women Luncheon on Feb. 13 in the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

It begins with a vendor fair at 10:30 a.m. offering spa treatments, cooking and exercise demonstrations and health screenings. The luncheon, hosted by WKBW news anchor Joanna Pasceri, starts at noon.

Twelve local survivors will be honored, and the third annual Heroine of the Heart recipient will be announced. After lunch, Dr. Glenna Bett, the University at Buffalo’s vice chairwoman for research, will talk about medical breakthroughs happening right here.

Tickets are $100 and can be reserved by calling Cara Turner at the American Heart Association at 614-1987 or visiting


SEEING GREEN – St. Patrick’s Day will be here before we know it, and the folks who run Forgotten Buffalo Tours are planning to greet it with a series of Luck of the Irish Tours.

Their charter bus will visit Buffalo’s Irish heritage sites in the Old First Ward and South Buffalo on March 7, 8, 14 and 15. Tickets are $50. For reservations, call 833-5211 or email


CLEAR THE CLOSET – Reservations are being accepted for vendors at the flea market April 5 in St. Casimir Parish Center, 1833 Clinton St. Tables are $15. Reserve by calling 824-1017.


UPSIDE – Author and educator Anthony Antek, of Lake View, whose book “Bipolar Buffalo – A Mosaic of Minds Journey” details his struggles and adventures growing up as a second-generation Polish Catholic kid in Lackawanna, will appear at 7 p.m. Friday in the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Eggertsville.

His presentation, “The Bipolar Advantage: The Link to Creativity,” will address the positive and negative sides of being bipolar and the stigma of being defined as mentally ill. Admission is $5, $2.50 for students, seniors and human service employees. Registration is encouraged. Call 629-3626.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY –Amy Hagen Whelan, Dan Daley, Stanton Hudson, Joe Peters, Phyllis Salerno, Craig Zakrzewski, Nora Ryan, Brett Williams, Beth Cheney, Valerie Pankiewicz, Jackie Paolini, Anna Battaglia and Tara Estes.


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