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Reporters’ Notebook

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to British novelist and short-story writer Roald Dahl, born on this date in 1916, “The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.”

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LOOKING BACK – A historical Lincoln print will be shown and discussed by its owner, well-known Chautauqua area author Jane Currie, at the next meeting of the Chautauqua Township Historical Society at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Mayville Depot Museum, 16 Water St., Mayville. The public is welcome. Memberships are available. For more info, call Kathleen Kennedy at 640-7229.

Richard Feltoe, author of several books on the War of 1812, will be guest speaker at the next meeting of the Cheektowaga Historical Association at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga. His topic will be “The Battle of Lundy’s Lane – A Detective Story Solving 200 Years of Getting It Wrong.”

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BRIGHT HORIZONS – The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York will hold a fundraiser, “The Sky Is the Limit,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Acqua, 2192 Niagara St. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door, and include food and music. There also will be a silent auction, basket raffle and a cash bar. For tickets and more info, call 852-3813 or visit cacwny.org.

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MILESTONE MOMENT – The Braille Group of Buffalo, a volunteer group of transcribers who provide Braille materials for visually impaired readers of all ages, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. New classes in Braille transcribing will begin in January. For more info, call 689-1560 or email braillegroupbuf@gmail.com.

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GRAND FINALE – The final concert in the 2016 jazz series in the concourse the Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Playing will be the jazz fusion group E Life 7, which features Buffalo Music Hall of Famers Michael Pennick on bass and Ron Walker on guitar. Tickets are $5. Parking is free. Food and refreshments will be available.

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GLORY DAYS – Former Buffalo Bills general manager Bill Polian, architect of the teams that went to four straight Super Bowls in the 1990s, will visit Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, to sign autographs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Autographs are $50 each and will include an inscription. Photos, helmets and other memorabilia will be available for purchase. Those who cannot attend can drop off items to be signed in advance. For more info, call 656-0066 or email jeff@basesny.com.

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CLEAN SWEEP – Dozens of lake and river shoreline sites in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties will get cleaned up in the 31st annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to take part and will get a free hot dog for helping. Home base will be Woodlawn Park, Route 5, Hamburg. For info and locations, call Lake Erie coordinator Sharon Trembath at 549-4330 or visit greatlakesbeachsweep.org.

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ARTISAN LEGACY – East Aurora’s role in the Arts and Crafts movement will be the focus of an Explore Buffalo walking tour at 10 a.m. Friday. The tour will start at the Roycroft Power House, 39 S. Grove St., and take in the handcrafted antiques in the Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum and the Tiffany stained glass windows at the landmark Baker Memorial United Methodist Church.

Tickets are $15, $10 for students. Lunch at the Roycroft Inn, not included in the tour price, is optional. For more info, call 245-3032 or visit explorebuffalo.org.

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MORE REUNIONS – The Grover Cleveland High School Alumni Association will hold a luncheon to honor graduates of all classes at noon Oct. 9 in Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. For info and reservations, call Dan Grisanti at 693-9291 or Rosina Alaimo at 882-4329.

The Marine Midland Bank retirees will hold their annual holiday luncheon Dec. 16 in the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst. For more info and to be added to the email list, call Barbara Campagna at 867-2315 or email bcampagna@roadrunner.com.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Ken Madell, Carol Speser, Anita Eardley, Ron Guido, Mary Ellen Parlato, Sharon Hodur, Karen Drebot, Sister Mary John Lawicki, Sister Mary Edwardine Machnica, Sandie Costanzo, Patricia Marciniak, Ellie Cornwall, Peter Ulrich, Chelsea Ulrich, Michael Herr, Jim “Boomer” Higgins, Melissa Brzozwski, Charlie Coughlin, Linda Klipfel, Bonnie Pichowiak and Jim Hanrahan.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com

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