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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to civil rights activist Medgar Evers, born on this date in 1925, “You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.”


LIVING ON – Active and retired servicemen and women can see the Buffalo Museum of Science’s current special presentation, “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition,” for free on Independence Day Friday. Tickets for the exhibit, which also include admission to the rest of the museum, are normally $18 for military.

Service members or veterans must show their military ID or discharge papers, along with photo ID, at the admissions desk. The offer cannot be applied to family members or guests, and it is not valid for tickets purchased online.

The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with last admission to the Mummies of the World at 8 p.m. For info, call 896-5200 or visit


BIRD NOTES – Opening for the summer season on Sunday is Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, which features the two largest covered aviaries in the nation.

Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday in July and August for viewing of more than 700 flying geese, ducks and swans, more than 100 baby waterfowl and 65 different species, including some that are exotic and endangered. Visitors also can feed the geese and koi fish.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children and seniors. For info, call 942-6835 or visit


WORLDS OF WONDER – Youngsters ages 8 to 12 can discover new worlds during the eight weeks of science summer day camps sponsored by the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center. In three different programs, campers will get to collect fossils, learn about dinosaurs, view sunspots, launch a rocket and investigate a new wetlands area.

In the Science Adventure Summer Day Camp, campers will get to explore fossils, geology, astronomy and rocketry at the Penn Dixie site off Big Tree Road, Hamburg. Camps will be held next week and the weeks of July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18.

The Dinosaurs, Fossils & Nature Science Summer Day Camp will be held at Penn Dixie, the Past & Present Science Store, 3787 South Park Ave., Blasdell, and Evangola State Park in Evans on the weeks of July 14 and Aug. 11.

And then there’s the Summer Science Safari Summer Day Camp, which will be held at Penn Dixie, Evangola and Reinstein Woods in Cheektowaga on the weeks of July 28 and Aug. 25. All camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Rates are $180. For info, call 627-4560 or visit


THINKING AHEAD – Applications are being accepted from vendors and crafters for Clarence’s annual Ledgeview Elementary School craft show. This year’s show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 will be in a new location, Clarence Middle School, 10150 Greiner Road.

Vendors can rent an 8-foot table for $30, a 12-foot table for $40 or just a space for $25. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 16. Checks or money orders payable to Ledgeview PTO can be mailed to Anna Greco, Ledgeview Elementary School, 5150 Old Goodrich Road, Clarence, NY 14031. Questions? Email her at


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Natalie Bucholtz, Diane Carr, James J. Nash, Bob Stotz, Nicholas E. Burns, Jim Toellner, Jodie McCabe, Kristi McCabe, Marisa Rizzo, Bernie Weber, Charlene Moultrup, Marie Bisone, Gene Smith, Maureen Zaranek, Amy Granville, Evan Granville, Alice Sieber, Amelia Niedzwiedz, Ann Rusinek, Bernie Weber, Melissa Page, Larry Michalski and Michael Musilli,

AND THURSDAY – Amy Hartmann Gilbert, Danielle Szymkowiak, Denise Jewell Gee, Jim Mabry, Derek Campbell, Joe Granat, Peg Kaznowski, Cooper Christopher Panek, Jeanne Rusek, Betty Safe, Joe Amorosi, Kelsey Gentry, Daniel Stoklosa, Joe Granat, Carol Corcoran, Amy St. George, Ava Hooley, Millie Collins, Ann Kilmurray, Tyler Brill, Trevor Brill, Rose Kuminski and Jason Pici.


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