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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 7, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: Post-game advice for the football season from legendary coach Paul Brown, born on this date in 1908, “When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.”

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FOUR-FOOTED – Today is deadline to register for volunteer orientation on Saturday at Asha Sanctuary, 2969 Coomer Road, Newfane. New volunteers can arrive anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to learn more about the sanctuary, which rescues, rehabilitates and shelters abused farm animals.
A wide range of volunteer opportunities are available. Visit ashasanctuary.com and click on the “Get Active” tab for an application.

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COMING ALIVE – The Niagara History Center’s Step Back in Time re-enactors tell “Cemetery Tales,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Cold Springs Cemetery, 4849 Cold Springs Road, Lockport. The lives of notables from Lockport’s past will be highlighted, including Birdsall Holly, who invented the first pressurized fire hydrant.
Those who attend are advised to wear sensible shoes and bring a camp stool and an umbrella, if needed. Cost is $10. For reservations, call 434-7433.

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SAVE THE DATE – The Women’s Club of Orchard Park will hold a membership tea at noon next Wednesday in the Nottingham Village Clubhouse, California Road. Members are asked to bring a wrapped gift for the upcoming auction to benefit the scholarship fund. Music will be provided by pianist Chuck Basil. New members are welcome.

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HOW TO HELP – New sessions of “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-part weekly educational series that provides tips and advice for family caregivers, begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, and at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.
Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 and is covered for members of Independent Health and BlueCross BlueShield. Those who register will receive “The Caregiver Helpbook,” created specially for the class.
Classes in Lockport and Kenmore begin in October. For more information and to register, call Ross Schultz at 858-2177.

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CHURCH NOTE – Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, 1350 Indian Church Road, West Seneca, will hold Mission, a series of programs on faith-related topics ranging from the personal to the sacred, every evening from Sunday through Sept. 16. Sunday’s session begins with a punch party at 5:30 p.m. Weekday sessions start at 6:30 and build on discussions from previous evenings. For more info and to register, call 674-2374.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Dana Szymkowiak, Brendan Mehaffy, Brendan Haggerty, Mary A. Durlak, Michael Rogowski, Marilyn Bowers, Ron Bieger, Brett Hall, Robert Shanahan, Robert Palmer, Don Colpoys, Kassia Delgado and Kevin Denecke.

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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