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Reporters’ Notebook

OLAF FUB SEZ: It was legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow, born on this date in 1857, who observed, “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”


FINDERS KEEPERS – Adventure Landing, the game center at 2400 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, will host its 30th annual Easter Egg Hunts and Charity Raffle on Saturday. Hunts on the miniature golf course begin at 9 and 11 a.m., and youngsters are advised to arrive early to sign in.

Registration is $3 per child, with proceeds benefiting the Variety Club of Buffalo and its programs at Women & Children’s Hospital. The charity raffle begins after the egg hunt. For info, call 832-6248 or visit and click on the Buffalo location.


SWEET OPPORTUNITY – The Alden Christian Theatre Society (ACTS) will hold its 12th annual dessert chance auction Saturday morning in its headquarters at 1470 Church St. Bidding starts at 10. Drawings take place at 11:45.

More than 30 baked goods, including Easter breads, bunny cakes and pastries, will be up for auction, along with gift cards for some of the area’s leading bakeries.

Tickets are $5 for a card of 25, including a door-prize ticket.


LAST CALL – Good Friday brings us the final Lenten fish fries of the Easter season. Fresh arrivals on our list this week:

Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst, 4 to 6 p.m. today. BW’s barbecue fish, $10. Chicken finger dinners, $7. Also a chance auction, which benefits animals at the Second Chance Sheltering Network. For info, call 652-6051.

Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company, 9415 Clarence Center Road. Starts at 4 p.m. today; $11. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary. For info, call 741-9105.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 115 O’Connell Ave., 4 to 7 p.m. today; $10. For info, call 852-2671.

South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St., 4 to 8 p.m. today; $9. Also chicken finger dinners. For info, call 825-9557.

The rest of the list includes:

Lake Erie Beach Volunteer Fire Company, 9483 Lake Shore Road, Angola, 3 to 7 p.m. today. Also chicken tenders, desserts from Girl Scouts and a full bar.

Madonna Council, Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda, 4 to 7 p.m. today; $8.95 fish, $9.75 seafood platter.

Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, 4631 Cambria-Wilson Road, Lockport, 4 to 7 p.m. today. Senior early-bird special, 4 to 5.; $9.75. Also chicken, shrimp and fish sandwiches.

St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, Abbott and Weber roads, Lackawanna, 4 to 7 p.m. today. Also shrimp baskets.

Father Justin Council, Knights of Columbus, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga, 4 to 8 p.m. today; $10.75. Also seafood platters and specials.

Father Nelson Baker Council, Knights of Columbus, 2838 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, 4 to 8 p.m. today; $11.95. Also scallops, shrimp, roast beef and specials.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Marianne Hereth, Richard Dombrowski, Bob Padgug, Paula Salamone, Christopher Sasiadek, Mikey Klodzinski, Diane Elmer, Dolores Brockenshire, Donna Zellner Neal, Marcia Herren, Derek Litwin, Chuck Bratek, Robin Bartoo, Elsie Ver, Amy Preston, Esther Caldarelli, Shirley Miller, Gail Canna, Rob Weisenburg, Molly Balbierz, Lori Schwartz and Patrick Barrett.

SATURDAY – Owen Michael O’Neill, Sandra Tan, Jay Tokasz, Barbara Seals Nevergold, Bonnie Lipczynski, Kevin Renaud, Kim Artmeier, Carol DeLellis, Matthew Becker, Doug Tirado, Megan Elaine Prell, Kristin Harkness, Kara Craig and Craig Maedl.

AND SUNDAY – Danielle Tomaka, Kate Willoughby, Diana Nathan, Joy Noworyta, Sister Mary Louise Marecki, Mimi Cassidy, Inez Anzalone, Skylar Merrell, Angel Wesolowski, Sophia Penkalski, Adelaide Tiranno, Bentley Schlegel, Tom Puglisi, Robert Wilmers, Matthew Rathke, Cole Pennella, Derek Adamczyk, Bob Weixlmann and Dianne Mellenger.


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