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Reporters' Notebook: June 1, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortonson on this date in 1926, “If you’re gonna be two-faced, at least make one of them pretty.”

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LOW, LOW PRICES – St. John Borromeo Church, 8477 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, will hold its 12th annual Monster Garage Sale in the Parish Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Organizers promise “Everything from A to Z – something for everyone.”

Amherst Presbyterian Church, 151 Youngs Road, across from Erie Community College North, Amherst, will hold its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Shoppers are invited to buy a bag and fill it with anything except jewelry and large items.

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LEADING THE WAY – The first class of honorees – John “Jack” Brundage, Richard Wright and Paul Gregorchik – will be inducted into the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame at the club’s 35th annual Dinner Auction on Saturday evening in the Niagara Falls Conference Center.
The program begins at 6 p.m., with award presentations at 8:15. Tickets are $80. For tickets, sponsorships and more info, call 282-7181 or visit nfbgc.org, where you can bid in the auction online.

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The Lewiston Choraleers

SONGS FOR SPRING – The 50-voice Lewiston Choraleers, directed by Donald D. Shrimpton, will present its annual spring program during the next two weekends.
They begin at 1 p.m. Saturday in the St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston, then perform at 2 p.m. Sunday in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 140 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls.
They return to Lewiston for concerts at 2 p.m. June 10 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St.; and at 3 p.m. June 11 in Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St.
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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ON THE MARCH – The Parade of Circles, which celebrates beautification along McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. It will run from Dorrance Circle to Heacock Park, followed by a picnic in the park with activities for children. Grand marshals will be Jim Bouris and Dave Powers, co-owners of Imperial Pizza. For more info, visit the South Buffalo Alive page on Facebook.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – June Cotter, Santos Torres, Taylor Sittniewski, Karima Amin, Judy Cunningham, Douglas Cone, Cynthia Wallace, Carl Betz, Katie Van Oss, Kathleen Bartus, Kayla Armbruster, Jim Sabadasz, Sean Klyczek, Ann Wall, Ken Minor, Marlene Pietraszewski, Crystal Jacobs, Miley Vanderlip, Millie Blaisdell, Jasmina Tumbas, Alex Recktenwalt, Lyn Matecki, Sue Pfeiffer, Jerome Sundquist and Shannon Sam.

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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