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Reporters' Notebook: March 1, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the Dean of American Letters, author and critic William Dean Howells, born on this date in 1837, “Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.”

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TODAY’S CATCH – The kitchen will be open from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today for an Ash Wednesday Fish Fry in South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St.
Dinners are $10 and include beer-battered or broiled haddock, french fries, macaroni salad, coleslaw, rye bread and butter. Chicken fingers and french fries also are available. For more info, call 825-9557.

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STANDING UNITED – Church Women United of Niagara Falls and Vicinity will hold a Human Rights Celebration in conjunction with National Women’s History Month at 1 p.m. Friday in Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3118 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Speaker will be Emmanuel pastor Rev. John H. Caldwell.
All are welcome. Call Frances Clements at 283-9411 and let her know you’re coming. To arrange for child care during the event, call 297-5465.

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REMINDER – Reservations and payment are needed by Friday for the next monthly meeting of the Variety Women at 11:30 a.m. March 11 in Father Justin Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road at William Street, Cheektowaga. Call Mary Ann Turkla or Sandy Parker at 235-8249.

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CHURCH NOTE – Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road at Harlem Road, Snyder, will be hosting candlelight programs of music and meditation at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays during Lent, beginning this week. All are welcome. For info, call the church office at 837-2460 or email cumc350@gmail.com.

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Christopher Hyzy's book takes a bird's eye view of local landmarks.

WORD WIZARDS – Eight writers and their books will be featured in a Local Group Author Signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4401 Transit Road at Main Street, Clarence.
Scheduled to appear are Kadin Seton (“Rim War: Subversion, Volume 1”); Elle Katherine White (“Heartstone”); Timothy W. Kneeland (“Buffalo Blizzard of 1977”); William J. Donohue (“Himself: A Civil War Veteran’s Struggles with Rebels, Brits and Devils”); Willliam Faught (“Allentown: A Photographic Journey in the Heart of Buffalo, NY”); Christopher Hyzy (“B Is for Buffalo: An Aerial Alphabet”); Tim Bohen Jr. (“Against the Grain”); and William Schiele (“Tears of the Assassin”).

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LETTER PERFECT – The 150th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska will be celebrated with a special commemorative cancellation mark when the Buffalo Stamp Club hosts the area’s oldest and largest stamp show Saturday and Sunday in Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Post 6251, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.
BUFPEX 2017 will feature a dozen dealers with a variety of stamps and other items, as well as a U.S. Postal Service booth with an array of current stamps for sale.
Club members will have exhibits from their collections and will be available to answer questions at the hospitality table. Youngsters can get free stamps in the Children’s Corner. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. Food will be available for purchase.
For more info, call George H. Gates at 633-8358 or visit buffalostampclub.org.

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SHARING SONGS – The West Seneca Food Pantry will benefit as the musicians who band together in Hymns for the Hungry perform from 2 to 4 p.m. in the West Seneca Historical Society Museum, 919 Mill Road, West Seneca. All are invited. Admission is free. Donations of canned goods or other nonperishable food items are welcome.

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ST. PAT’S PREVIEW – The Village of Williamsville Meeting House Committee will host a free Irish sing-a-long from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Williamsville Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville.
Performing will be the Amherst Senior Singers, directed by Carol Mayo. A complimentary dessert and coffee reception will follow at the nearby Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St.

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HELP WANTED – The Buffalo Sabres will assist as People Inc. holds a Recruitment Rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the Lexus Club in the KeyBank Center.
Those attending can learn about People Inc. programs to help people with special needs and interview with a job recruiter. Sabres alumni will be on hand and there will be prize drawings that will include game tickets and autographed items.
People Inc. will be recruiting people to work in their group homes, along with behavior technicians, community-based instructors, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses. For more info about jobs, call 322-7050 or visit people-inc.org/careers.

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A LOOK BACK – Orchard Park Town Historian Sue Kulp will talk about the community’s history at the next meeting of the Women’s Club of Orchard Park at noon next Wednesday in the Orchard Park Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. Prospective new members are welcome.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Ashlynn Becker, Antoine Thompson, J.J. Richert, Sue Harder, Robert Barnashuk, Jim Gribbins, Patty Chubbock, Tara Fitzpatrick, Tara Felshow, Brenda Joyce Johnson, Sue Schwartz, Tom Huff, Brianna Safe, Joe Blocho and Michael Haendiges.
AND THURSDAY – Amy Winklhofer, Maureen Porter, Henry Chudy, Kastle Brill, Alex McDougall, Mel Skwierczynski, A.J. Verel, Doreen Fahey, Iris E. Hoehn, Darlene Whelan, Wil Schiermeyer, Kevin Hooley, Lisa Heffron, Luke Healy, Lynn Emblidge, Sandy Pennella, Jennifer Joyce, Susan Schaller and Vincent Haggerty.

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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