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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 11, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to short story writer O. Henry, born William Sydney Porter on this date in 1862, “You can’t appreciate home till you’ve left it, money till it’s spent, your wife till she’s joined a woman’s club, nor Old Glory till you see it hanging on a broomstick on the shanty of a consul in a foreign town.”

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LEGACY – Historian and author Mike Vogel, chairman of the Canalside History Advisory Group, will be featured speaker at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the lunchtime Imagine lecture series in the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program on architecture and design begins at noon Tuesday with a Great Courses video on “How Iron and Science Transformed Arch Bridges.”
Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature.

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DRUMSTICK BEAT – The Kenmore Lions Club will sponsor a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Milton J. Brounschidle Post, 3354 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Dinners are $10, take-out only.

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NEIGHBORLY – Topics will include neighborhood parks and the upcoming Candidates Night in October when the Eggertsville Community Organization holds its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. All are welcome.

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GOT SHOTS – The Erie County Department of Health will hold the first of three free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets this month from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 7, Erie Community College South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. The other clinics will be held Sept. 20 on the ECC North Campus in Amherst and Sept. 27 at the West Seneca Town Highway Garage.

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REUNION ALERT – The West Seneca West High School Class of 1987 will hold its 30th reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23 in Potts Banquet Hall, 41 S. Rossler Ave., Cheektowaga. Cost is $25 for dinner, music and an open bar. Reservations are due by Sept. 19. Call 523-1041 or 656-0063 or email areseb68@yahoo.com.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Marshall Kros, Tom Monahan, James Collier, Keenan Toohey, Gary Lee, Pinky Regan, Catherine Schweitzer, Alice Buczkowski, Charlie Gunether, Donna Hirsch, Judy Novelli, Edward Baran, Tom Herr, Timothy Wendall, Anthony Palmeri, Ronald Sieracki, Jackie Nigrelli, Aimee K. Musilli, Cassandra Pompey, Don Swiatkowski, Benjamin Hadsall, Ed Ballow, Wayne “The Great” Kovach, Jean Campany, Janice Joyce, Sean Beck, Teresa Durlak, Armani Bonilla and Paulette Giarratano.

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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