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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to stand-up comic “Professor” Irwin Corey, born on this date in 1914, “If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going.”


TAKE A WHIFF – Registrations are needed by Aug. 8 for the Wiffalo Wiffleball Tournament for Camp Good Days and Special Times, which will be held Aug. 24 in Stiglmeier Park, off Como Park Boulevard, Cheektowaga.

Players must be 18 and over. No base-running is required. Cost is $175 per five-person team. Teams will be divided into three groups – championship, intermediate and fun. Those who register and pay by Thursday at will get a free Wiffalo T-shirt.


HOT TIME – St. Christopher’s Parish, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda, hosts its 26th annual Summerfest this weekend, with midway rides from Hammerl Amusements, skill games, games of chance, theme baskets, rummage sale items and food ranging from chowder to Krolick’s chicken. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Providing live music will be Route 66 on Friday evening, West of the Mark on Saturday evening and Powerhouse on Sunday afternoon. Saturday will be Kids Day. Sunday will see a 5K race and walk, plus a wine and craft beer-tasting and the drawing for a $20,000 cash prize.


SCHOOL REUNIONS – The Bennett High School Class of 1974 has multiple events planned for its upcoming reunion – an informal evening at 7:30 Aug. 8 in Ohm Ultra Lounge, 948 Main St.; a tour of the school at 1 p.m. Aug. 9; a sunset cruise on the Miss Buffalo at 8 p.m. Aug. 9, followed by an evening in Templeton Landing, 2 Templeton Terrace in Erie Basin Marina; and a choice of events Aug. 10, including the Pine Grill Reunion and Shakespeare in Delaware Park. For info, visit the Bennett High Class of ’74 Reunion page on Facebook.

Seneca Vocational High School will hold its 20th annual alumni reunion picnic from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 in Fontana’s Grove, 2299 Clinton St., West Seneca. Cost is $15. For info, call Jim Klapp at 688-5291.

The Kenmore West High School Class of 1969 will hold its 45th reunion with a mixer at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in Caputi’s, 2351 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, and a candlelight dinner at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 in Ellden’s Banquet Facility at River Oaks, 201 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, with live music by Mark Mazur and the Little Big Band.

Dinner tickets are $60 and should be reserved this week. Members of the classes of 1968 and 1970 also are invited. For info, call Barb Lowenstein Cohen at 639-0604 or visit


FAMILY REUNION – The 2014 reunion of the descendants of Elder John White will be held Sunday afternoon in Celoron Park Pavilion, 21 Boulevard Ave., Celoron. Arrival at 12:30 p.m. is suggested. Lunch begins at 1. Those attending should bring a dish to pass, table service and beverages.

A business meeting after lunch will include a discussion of the future of the reunion. That will be followed by a white elephant auction. Auction items should be wrapped and identified as appropriate for men, women, boys or girls. Call Cecile Wilson at 483-0101 or email


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONDAY – Kelly McCabe, Pat Cullen, Evelyn Johnson, Janique Curry, Dave Meinzer, Justin Philipps, Michelle Dickman, Anne Erker, Sister Suzanne Marie Kush, Sister Mary DeAngelis Nowak, Mary Ann Rawski, Mary Ann Rooth, Barb Berlin, Sara Bugenhagen, Sophia Izzo, Wil Roberts, Pete Roberts, David Wilczak, Lexie Hart, Ty Jeffrey Baker, Stella Karpik, Linda Dzierba, Alex Pronobis, Dr. Michael S. McCormick, Barbara Pries, Angelo Sole and Verna Naab.

AND TODAY – Jimmy Sumbrum, Alexsandra “Sasha” Frankhauser, Terri Maurer, James Domagalski, Elaine Richau, Mike Beebe, “Airborne” Eddy Dobosiewicz, Allison Powell, Steve Fleissig, Jody Miranda, Patrick Yager, Paula Szymkowiak, Sister Mary Michelle Mazar, Sister Michelle Marie Stachowiak, Sister Mary Jessica Tarek, Louann Westfield, Kelly Zabawa, Janice Klyczek, Diane Skinner, Reese Barbara Vogt, Francesco Cerrato, Jennie Minor, Judy Quagiana, Haven Dove Hampton, Kim Kamrowski, Brandon Licursi, Terrie Kelly and Valerie Pierro.


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