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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 6, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Jeff Foxworthy, born on this date in 1958, “Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother – you’re not sure what you’ve got, but you’re pretty sure you’re not going to like it.”

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PASTA TIME – The monthly spaghetti dinner returns from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Stephen Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Dinners are $7 and include meatballs, salad, bread, butter and beverage. Add a homemade dessert for $1.50.

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GLASS HOUSES – “Windows 101,” a workshop on the repair and restoration of historic wood windows, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Swiatek Studios, 1728 Seneca St. Leading the session, sponsored by Preservation Buffalo Niagara, is historic preservation woodworker Steve Swiat. Cost is $20, $10 for PBN members. To register, call 852-3300 or visit preservationbuffaloniagara.org.

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GET IN MOTION – Moving Day, a fundraising walk for Parkinson’s disease, will be held Sunday in Coca Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. The walk also will feature a Movement Pavilion, with activities such as boxing, Tai Chi and dance, and a Mission Tent, with simulations of what those with Parkinson’s experience as they perform everyday activities.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 10. For more information about creating teams, sponsorships, volunteering and to sign up in advance, call Kim Collins at (585) 662-3686 visit movingdaybuffalo.org.

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MARK THE DATE – Sunday is the deadline for reservations for the Deacons’ Alliance of WNY annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the New Golden Nugget, 2046 Fillmore Ave. Theme is “Passing It On.”
Keynote speaker will be Rev. Herman Alston Jr., pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church. The Mount Olive Baptist Church Chorale Ensemble will perform. Tickets are $30. Call 885-6348 or 830-7803.

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SAVING THE DAY – Stepping in on short notice to speak at the next luncheon meeting of the WNY Pen Women at noon Saturday is artist Elaine Kessel, whose “Color Me Happy” cartoons have appeared in The Buffalo News. Originally scheduled artist Rita Argen Auerbach is unable to come.
The luncheon is in the Eagle House, 5578 Main St., Williamsville. Cost is $18, which includes gratuity. All are welcome. Reservations are needed by Thursday. Call Barbara Blackburn at 634-2909 or Mary Ellen Shaunessey at 885-3292.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Clara Paluchowski, Tiffany Lankes, Helen Colbert, Saleh Fetouh, Kim Ziegler, Concetta Muscarella, Sheila Benoit, Sister Mary Antonille Tyczkowski, Sister Jeremy Marie Miedura, Den Meegan Long, Eileen Braniecki, Nancy Yager, Anthony Ioviero, Ida Suzanne Rush, Renee Ward Sterling, Erin Maghran, Claudia Emmerson, Tommy Sullivan, Barbara Byrne, John Paul Wickett, Mallory Rose Derkovitz, Michelle Page, Ken Carlucci, Ed “Pinky” Penkalski, Tony Mineo, Mallory Rose Derkovitz and Mark Bernas.

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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