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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 24, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, born on this date in 1955, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

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KEEPSAKES – The Niagara County Central Rotary Club will hold its 21st annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive off Williams Road, Town of Niagara. Admission and parking are free. Food will be available. For more info, call 693-9713.

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MARCH OF TIME – As Buffalo and other parts of Western New York grew in the early 19th century, new development displaced the cemeteries that were meant to be the final resting places for the area’s earliest residents.
Historian Judy Tucker has researched these former burial grounds and will talk about where they were located and what happened to the people interred there in a program entitled “Buffalo Cemeteries: A Grave Discussion” at 2 p.m. Sunday in Forest Lawn’s Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center, 1990 Main St., across from Canisius College. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 332-2233 or visiting forest-lawn.com.

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WEEKEND MENU – Cub Scout Pack 500 from St. James Catholic Church in Depew will host a pancake breakfast and themed basket raffle from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday in Applebee’s, 4967 Transit Road near Losson Road, Depew. Tickets are $7 and include pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee or tea.
The Shriners of Western New York will hold their winter chicken barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday or until sold out in the Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. Tickets are $10 and include a 2-pound half chicken, two salads and a roll. For more info, call 674-8666.
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 1534 Ruie Road, North Tonawanda, will serve a turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $12 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 12. Youngsters 5 and under eat free. For info and tickets, call 693-0180 or 930-8324.

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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1" was released in 2010.

ALMOST OVER – The next-to-last of the eight Harry Potter films, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1,” will be screened in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, at 3 p.m. Sunday. Doors will open at about 2:30.
Tickets are $3. Fun packs are available for $10, which in addition to the ticket include a box of popcorn, a snack-size sweet and a beverage of choice. For more info and tickets, visit rivieratheatre.org or call 692-2413.

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FAMILIAR FACE – Poet Nelson R. Locher, a member of the Hamburg Writers Group whose works frequently appear in this column, will be a featured reader at the group’s open mic night at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo St., Hamburg.
The evening also will feature the launch of the group’s latest anthology, “The Best of 2016.” Contributors will read selected excerpts. Writers who wish to take part in the open mic part of the program are invited to bring a short piece, five minutes or less. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For more info, call 364-1662.

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Crane Library, Quincy, Mass.

MINIATURES – We know 19th-century architect H.H. Richardson for his grand works, like the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, but he also was influential when he worked on a smaller scale.
Local architectural historian Jason Aronoff will discuss Richardson’s revolutionary designs for library buildings in a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda.

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LOCK AND LOAD – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will hold a pair of hunters’ education classes, gun portion only, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 13 and March 15 at the Hideaway Archery, 12749 Cottage Road, South Dayton.
The class will be limited to 35 students and there is no charge. Participants should be at least 12 years old and must attend both classes to receive a certificate. Preregistration is required and can be done online at register-ed.com. For more info, call the Sheriff’s Office at 372-0645.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Patrick Lakamp, Tim Tielman, Kathleen Stock, Jim Braun, Eric McCabe, Brittany Ruszczyk, Maureen Polowy, Jill Muise, Kathleen Stock, Frank W. Pytel, Wendy Cichuniec, Kaitlyn Lounsbury, Judith Weinstock, Andy McCann, Harper McGavis, Mary Ann Schiermeyer, Victor Ojeda, Theodore Russell Bookey, Nancy Crone, Gail Ann Huber, Anna Tiberio, Esther Brenniess, Kristen Cotter, Payton Cotter and Rachel Lindstedt.
AND SATURDAY – Heather Wronski Garland, Susan O’Connor Baird, Barbara Multerer, James Starks, Kimberley LaVare, Sylvia Merriweather, David Woods, Mark Rudyk, Gloria Parucki, Benny Fazio, Mike Kazmierczak, Kathy Kuhrt, Arlene Denver, John “JJ” Vaccaro, Geri Rasmus, Dr. Peter A. Davidow, Nicole E. Kazmierczak, Justin Coyne, Robert Fahning, Larry Doctor and Karen Zeis.
AND SUNDAY – Lee Zengierski, Matt Skipper, Renee Frydrych Andreeff, Lewis Hoffman, Robert W. Keating, Agnes Bugenhagen, Richard Cowan, Greg Comrie, Lucia Ferratella, Derek Forney, Jane Turner, Patrick English, Ayris Gonzalez, Bob Carney, Chickie Evans, Victoria Burton, Debbie Dodolak. Debbie Kennedy Rugosa, Betty Lindamer, Renee Zimmerman, Lorraine Pawlowski, Sandy Walh and Connie Hurley.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email olaffub@buffnews.com or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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