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Reporters' Notebook, April 5, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress Bette Davis, born Ruth Elizabeth Davis on this date in 1908, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”

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FILL THE FREEZER – The Home School Association at St. John the Baptist School, 2028 Sandridge Road, Alden, will hold its ninth annual meat raffle during the eighth grade fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Raffle tickets are $10. Winners need not be present.
Grand prize is 100 pounds of various beef and pork cuts, including roasts, steaks and chops, from Jim Simon’s Meats of Alden. There also are a dozen runner-up prizes of 50 pounds of meat. For info and tickets, call Nicole Woods at 341-3743. Tickets also are available in the school office at 937-9483.

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ACCESSORIZE – Prizes will be designer handbags as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Polish Falcons of Depew host a session of Vera Bradley Bingo at noon Saturday in the club rooms, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. Doors open at 10:45 a.m.
Admission is $20 and includes a door prize ticket. Extra boards and an extra Special Game board will be available. There also will be side raffles and the kitchen will be open. For more info, call Marge Kloc at 668-0768.

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NIGHT OF FAVORITES – Guest pianist Jason Kwak will join the Amherst Symphony Orchestra in a concert, “ASO – 71st: A Hollywood Ending,” at 7 p.m. Sunday in Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Snyder. Admission is free.
The program will include Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo,” George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and John Williams’ “Suite From ‘Star Wars’.” Piano students of Mary Handley will offer a pre-concert performance beginning at 6:15 p.m.

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FINDERS, KEEPERS – The Amherst Youth and Recreation Department will host egg hunts at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Amherst. No fee or pre-registration is required. The hunt will be held outside, weather permitting. Youngsters will be grouped by age and should bring something to carry the eggs they find. For more info, call 631-7132.

Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle at McKinley Parkway and Whitfield Avenue in South Buffalo, will hold an Easter EGGstravaganza at 3 p.m. Saturday. Activities, including an egg hunt, games, crafts and egg decorating, will be outside if the weather allows. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided. All are invited. For more info, call 824-2787.

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The Lewiston Choraleers plan four Easter concerts.

HOLIDAY HARMONY – The 50-voice Lewiston Choraleers, directed by Donald D. Shrimpton, will present an Easter cantana, “A Journey of Hope” by Joseph Martin, inspired by traditional spirituals, during the next two weekends.
They begin at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston, then perform at 2 p.m. Palm Sunday in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Site of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish, 2966 Independence Ave., Niagara Falls.
On Good Friday, April 14, they’re in Youngstown for a concert at 7 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St. They finish at 2 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April 15, in Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
All performances are open to the public. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more info, visit lewistonchoraleers.com or see the chorus’ Facebook page.

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UP AND AWAY – Joe DeMarco from Wings Flights of Hope, which provides free air transportation for medical patients and others in need, will be guest speaker as the Women’s Club of Orchard Park holds its monthly meeting at noon next Wednesday in the Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St. New members and guests are welcome. A board meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m.

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IN THE SWIM – The Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services is taking applications for lifeguards and lifeguard supervisors for the Hamburg and Woodlawn beaches this summer. The town hopes to hire up to 35 lifeguards who have current American Red Cross certification.
“For the supervisor position, we’re looking for mature, responsible adults with good supervisory experience and ability to interact well with subordinates, peers, supervisors and facility patrons,” says recreation supervisor Luke Sullivan. Prior experience as a lifeguard is preferred, he says, but is not necessary. For more info, call 646-5145.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Vincent Aschieri Jr., Peter Case, Charles D. Hahn, Kevin Thurston, Jaime J. Hoehn, Rosemary Wilson, Mary Lou Bartus, Father Fabian Maryanski, Sister Sharon Marie, Bob “Bones” Mahoney, Hailey Zakrzewski, Heather Brenon Golden, Molly Kurzanski, Juliana Nowak, Rebecca Shoemaker, Chyrisse Santa Lucia, Chris Roberts, Dan Robinson, Kamryn Snyder and Amy Gambon-Dennis.
AND THURSDAY – Kevin Zanner, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Barb Panek, Gwendolyn Flood, Conner Curry, George Small, Gary Stomporowski, Jim Schaller, Larry Paul, Chris Mellerski, Cassidy Essman, Chloe Essman, Betty Sevilla, Jennifer Fields, Jean Worden, Ellen Jackson, Kevin Wiess, Bob Hussar, Hailey Murphy And Morgan 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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