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Reporters' Notebook: May 26, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French artist and novelist Edmond de Goncourt, born on this date in 1822, “A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.”

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POUR IT ON – Celebrity bartenders are among the attractions at the fourth annual In For a Penny fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St., Lewiston. Among those serving the drinks will be WKBW-TV anchorman Keith Radford, WGR 550 radio host Mike Schopp and Buffalo News sports columnists Jerry Sullivan and Tim Graham.
The afternoon also will include live music from MaryBeth King and Back to the Barstools, and auctions of regular baskets and big baskets. Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit the fight against juvenile Type 1 diabetes. For more info or to make a donation, call Nicole Lane at 622-0011 or email msdaisy432@yahoo.com.

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CRYSTAL BALL – Ten Lives Club, the cat rescue and adoption agency, will host a Psychic Fair from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday in East Aurora Post 362, American Legion, 1 Legion Drive off Center Street.
Psychic astrologist Carol Ruth, organizer of the event, says, “One of the main reasons to have a fair was so people wouldn’t feel intimidated by going somewhere where somebody does personal readings. It gives you a way to know a little bit more about what we do.”
Donation is $7. Those attending are not obligated to receive a reading. There also will be vendors of New Age items, jewelry, pet supplies and adoptable cats. For more info, call 646-5577 or visit tenlivesclub.com.

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LOVE MATCH – The Buffalo Racquet Club, 111 Twyla Place, Town of Tonawanda, will hold an open house on 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday (rain date Sunday), with free tennis and refreshments. RSVP to 536-3663. For court condition info, call 551-0396.

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DRUMSTICK BEAT – The Ladies Auxiliary of Millgrove Fire Department will offer a BW’s chicken barbeuce from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fire Hall, 11621 Genesee St. (Route 33), Alden. Dinners are $10, take-out only. For more info, call 472-4587.

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OFF AND RUNNING – The Lancaster Relay For Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday by the football stadium at Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Drive off Central Avenue. Student teams will selling handmade items and food, in addition to doing relay runs and walks. There also will be theme baskets, music and children’s activities, including a bounce house.

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CHURCH NOTE  – A Mass of Celebration will be offered at 3 p.m. Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of St. John Gualbert Church and Diocesan Shrine, 83 Gualbert Ave. at Doat Street, Cheektowaga. Principal celebrant will be Bishop Richard J. Malone.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Joe Chille, Max Wickert, Kathy Moriarty, Marcia Lamb, Bill Regan, Mike Vogel, Ginger Maiman, Diana Doyle, Anne Constantino, Billy Larsen, Alma O’Connell, Marian Perrotta, Sean Cook, Gary Panek, Sister Mary Anna Falbo, Amanda Zanghi, John Licata, Jenna Myers, Anthony Ballotta, Jack Myers, Fred Siegel III, Judy Varecka, Sue Boyle and Sue Palys.
AND SATURDAY – Richard Soluri, Joe Colvin, Carol Eagan, Pat Kasprzak, Madeline Hawthorn, Shawn Merkwa, Cassandra Wilcox, Pat Burke, Nancy Recktenwalt Brown, Nicholas Marsowicz, Alex Pietraszewski, Lucy Perry, Kennedy Elizabeth Louth, Father Walter L. Matuszak, Brenda Cohen, John Joensen, Shawn McCabe, Greg Golda, Dave Kowalewski, Sister Mary Teresita Langowski, Sister Mary Elizabeth Mackowiak, Patty O’Hare Skinner, Maxine C. Lewis, William C. Lewis, Judy Serio, Virginia Bernys, Todd Bernys, Marcia Miner Poleon, Hans Rattmann, Maxine Reilly, Peter Was, Kimberly Christensen and Shelby May.
AND SUNDAY – Justin Zanner, Linda Smith, Ryan Ruszczyk, Ramona Whitaker, Cheryl Solimini, Mary Jean Ott, Kyle Lewandowski, Paul Kloc, Bruce Chamberlin, Jason Yots, Ramona Whitaker, Taylor Oesterle, Heather Tronk, John Przybyl, Bud Hess, Christopher Minor, Trey Wydysh, Devorah Maclin, Ida McLean, Charles Fontana, Dr. Jennifer Yerke, Katie Najuch, Christopher Benker, Amanda Lindamer, Gabreille Czech and Nora Capuano.

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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