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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English economist and journalist Walter Bagehot, born on this date in 1826, “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”


The Snow Angel

When I awoke this morning

I looked outside to see

My walk was covered all in white.

Oh, what a glorious sight!

The snow angel worked during the night

To softly cover my world in white.

I didn’t see her; I didn’t feel her,

But she was there

To show me once again she’s shining bright.

And that is why I see a mound

Of snow not far from my window.

This angel dwells nearby

And sprinkles stardust from on high.

So as I walk, my footprints are

Imprinted in the snow along the way.

I’m glad to once again rejoice

And tell all friends and lovers –

Have a slap-happy, wonderful day!

– Doris V. Neumann


DINNER BELL – The kitchen at South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, is serving a pork roast dinner from 5 to 7 tonight, including mashed potatoes, gravy, a vegetable, apple sauce and salad, all for $8.50. For more information, call 825-9557.


WINE AND ROSES – Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, a community-based, independent religious service agency, holds its 17th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Friday evening in Sheraton at the Falls, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls.

Theme basket viewing begins at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7. There will be a wine tasting by Midnight Run Wine Cellars and a cash bar. Celtic Cross Duo will provide music. Tickets are $40. To purchase tickets or donate a basket or auction item, call Andrea Gray at 285-3403, Ext. 2225.


SWEET SOUNDS – Getting an early start on Valentine’s Day is the Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, which will be holding its Sweetheart Dance from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Grandfathers Big Band will be playing swing-era favorites. It’s free and open to the public.

The market and all its vendors will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., as they are every day except Sunday. For more information, call 893-0705 or visit


LUNCHEON PLUS – The Variety Club Women of Buffalo will hold its monthly luncheon and meeting Feb. 15 in the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Brunch is at 11:15. For more information, call Geri Maraschiello at 826-0975.


FORGING HISTORY – Featured in the First Wednesday Speakers Series this week in the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York is Spencer Morgan, author of “Images of America: Western New York Steel” and curator of the museum, which is located in the Heritage Discovery Center, 100 Lee St., off South Park Avenue.

Door open at 5 p.m., and the program begins at 6. Snack food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Branden Kelley, Kathye Fetsko Petrie, Susan Anner, Nadine Dillman, Sister Mary Joeanne Buszek, Lisa Beres, Larry Sobocinski, Marcia Schultz, John E. Black, Jerry Klima, Herbert Cleve Hales, Pete Dienes and Ken Cybulski.


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