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Reporters' Notebook: Jan. 9

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French writer and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, born on this date in 1908, “To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job.”

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NEW HORIZONS – “Raising Talking Toddlers,” “Anger Management” and “Heart Harmony for You and Your Animal” are among the new courses available as registration begins today for the Ken-Ton Community Education’s winter semester. For more info and a catalog, call 874-8500 or visit ktufsd.org/ce_register.

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LANDMARK GUIDE – Local historian Chuck LaChiusa, founder of BuffaloAH.com and president of Explore Buffalo, is this week’s guest speaker for the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The program begins at noon in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo with a Great Courses video on Gothic cathedrals in France.
Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature.

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TIPS FOR PARENTS – EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) is sponsoring two free programs for parents – one on internet safety, another on sending children to college, Thursday in Niagara County.
Parents in Lockport are invited to “Your Child Can Go to College” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the YWCA, 32 Cottage St., Lockport.
Guest speaker Paul Vermette, a professor at Niagara University, will discuss the importance of a college education, how to apply and the scholarships that are available. No registration is required.
Through support of the Grigg-Lewis Foundation, EPIC has been providing parent coaching and student mentoring through the YWCA. For more info, call Lisa O’Shei-Pittner at 332-4127 or email pittnerl@epicforchildren.org.
Meanwhile, Niagara Falls-area parents can attend a Social and Internet Safety Workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road. Registration is not necessary.
The workshop will cover general online rules and social media safety, identifying and reporting concerns and how to monitor a child’s digital activities.
For more info about this program or to schedule a presentation for a school or group, call Shelley Richards at 332-4140 or email richardss@epicforchildren.org.

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BETTER YOURSELF – Poet, children’s author and toastmaster Deborah Deacon will talk about how to improve speaking and writing skills when she appears at a luncheon meeting of the WNY Pen Women at noon Jan. 21 in the Eagle House, 5578 Main St., Williamsville.
Price is $19. All are welcome. Reservations are needed by Jan. 19. Call Barbara Blackburn at 634-2909 or Mary Ellen Shaughnessy at 885-3292.

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LOOKING AHEAD – Specialty food makers and craftspeople are invited to take part in the Gourmet Foods and Crafts Marketplace to be held Feb. 4 during Alden’s Winterfest.
The Marketplace will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Alden Village Hall and Fire Hall, 13336 Broadway, just east of Crittenden Road. For more info and an application form, call Nancy Hughes at 937-0103 or email nancyhug@hotmail.com.

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REUNION TIME – As part of its 100th anniversary celebration this year, Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle at McKinley Parkway and Whitfield Avenue, will hold a Confirmation Reunion Service and reception on July 11.
Anyone who was confirmed at Salem or at the former St. Paul’s Church on Scoville Avenue is asked to contact the church office at 824-2787 or salemoncircle@yahoo.com to receive a special invitation. Salem and St. Paul merged in 2001.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Erica Seereiter Latt, Max Bichler, Gisela Browne, Sam Hoyt, Sister Emily Marie Jurecki, Helen Dohn, John Kuryak, Kraig Kurzanski, Vincent Aschieri Sr., Madelyn Grace Riley, Sharon Hoffstetter, Rosemarie Poole, Leroy Rauch, Tim Zelasko, Richard Warren and Faith Rishel.

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