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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 28, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to two-time Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling, born on this date in 1901, “I have something that I call my Golden Rule. It goes something like this: ‘Do unto others 25 percent better than you expect them to do unto you.’ … The 25 percent is for error.”

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OPEN WIDE – Free dental appraisals will be given for children and adults at a Smile Day at the Museum Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Eggertsville.
The examinations will be done by faculty and students from the University at Buffalo Dental School. Registration is required. For more info and to register, call David Mack-Hardiman at 629-3626 or email dmack@people-inc.org.
Each participant will receive a free goodie bag. There also will be Dental Carnival activities, health information and information on the Special Olympics.

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LENTEN FARE – Hank Nowak AMVETS Post 45, 3071 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, will serve an Ash Wednesday Fish Fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners start at $10.50 and include breaded, broiled or battered fish with macaroni salad, lazy pierogi, coleslaw, french fries, bread and butter. For more info, call 823-3147.

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PLAN AHEAD – Thursday is the deadline for reservations for the first Spring offering in the Let’s Do Lunch series at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. All adults in the community are invited.
The program on March 9 will begin with a catered luncheon at 11:30 a.m. featuring Reuben sandwiches, potato chips and shamrock cookies. A performance by the Irish singing duo Kindred will follow. Cost is $10. For reservations, call the church at 662-9348.

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ALMA MATER – Rydell High School will come alive again this weekend as the students at John F. Kennedy High School, 305 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga, present three performances of their Spring musical, “Grease,” in the school’s Greenauer Auditorium.
Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available at the door and are $10, $8 for senior citizens and military with ID, and $5 for students with ID. Tickets for the Sunday matinee are $7.

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Emily Fridlund

PUBLISHING PANGS – The current climate for production and sale of books and magazines will be the topic as Talking Leaves Books hosts a two-day forum, “Publishing Under Siege in an Age of Upheaval.”
Editor, critic and author John Freeman, former editor of Granta, will be joined by Canadian novelist Heather O’Neill to talk about publishing and marketing a literary journal at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.
Acclaimed debut novelist Emily Fridlund, editor Elisabeth Schmitz and literary agent Nicole Aragi will be featured at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cinema at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., in a discussion of Fridlund’s newly released “History of Wolves” and the role of traditional publishers in an era of self-publishing.
Both evenings are free and open to the public. For more info, call 837-8554 or visit tleavesbooks.com.

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WHOLE CLOTH – The Arts Council of Wyoming County will host a Fiber Flurry Fiber Arts Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Wyoming Inn, 1 S. Academy St., Wyoming. Admission is free.
The program will include classes, vendors and chances to talk with fiber artists. Classes include beginning embroidery, yarn dyeing, hairpin lace, tatting, yoga for knitters and tambour embroidery. Classes vary in price and require registration. Information and registration forms are available at artswyco.org.
A buffet lunch and afternoon tea also will be available. During afternoon tea, artist Beth Ely Sleboda will perform “FiberSong!,” combining dance, poetry and music.
For those who knit or crochet, there is a Fiber Challenge competition using last year’s special edition yarn, which is available at the Arts Council of Wyoming County gift shop, 31 S. Main St., Perry. Entries will compete for a people’s choice award. Special edition “Snowflake” yarn for next year’s challenge will be for sale at the Flurry.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Lauren Shanks Van Horn, Chris Piper, Dave “Murph” Liebler, Corey Tarreto, Michael Morgulis, Laura Winchester, Christine Lynn Bailey, Jennifer Zmuda, Joe Kody, Jenna Lynne Horwitz, June Terhaar, Linda Barochik, Jerry Ciambor, Tim Driscoll, Kathy Reidy, Deana LaNasa, Judith Major, Marge Coppola, Courtney Bondanza, Pam Roman, Camden Roy, Faith Webber, Andrew Franz, Rev. Robert J. McCartney, Fran Mills, Pattie Losito, Amanda Day, Marge Loomis, Maxwell Haggerty, Rita T. Menno, Charles A. Sharp and Richard J. Spiker.

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