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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 23, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian and Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, born on this date in 1925, “If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.”

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GIFT IDEAS – The Sewing Group at Kenmore Mercy Hospital will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the hospital atrium. On sale will be handmade items by members, including shawls, aprons and decorator pillows.

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WING IT – South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St., continues its Wing Night from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight with 65-cent chicken wings, minimum order of 10, eat-in only. Add an order of fries for $1.50. For info, call 825-9557.

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TREASURE TROVE – Today is the deadline for reservations for the Northtowns Christian Women’s Connection Re-Gift Event of vintage jewelry and a variety of new and gently used items at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. After lunch, Liz Ringwald will give an inspirational talk, “Remembering Mama and Gentler Times.” Cost is $20. Call 836-4525 or 775-5002.

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CYBER SAFE – Villa Maria College, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Cheektowaga, will hold two Cyber Security Month programs this week that are free and open to public.
Half-hour sessions Tuesday, held in conjunction with Microsoft, will cover how to avoid scams at 10:30 a.m. and how to defend your devices at noon in the M&T Room in the college’s Main Building.
On Thursday, Jason S. Fickett, supervisory special agent for the FBI Cyber Task Force, will discuss cybercrime from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the College Recital Hall. For more info, call 896-0700.

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SCIENCE LESSON – A discussion led by Jim Guido, a retired physics teacher and a leader in the WNY STEM Hub, is featured at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series.
The program begins at noon in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo with a Great Courses video on “Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It.”
Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe.

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Nick Mullins

TALKING POINTS – Environmental activist Nick Mullins, author of “The Thoughtful Coal Miner” blog, talks about transitions under way in Appalachia at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Daemen College in Room 202, Schenck Hall. It’s free and open to the public.

Art historian Nancy Knechtel lectures on “Frank Lloyd Wright, His Life and Buildings” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. Space is limited. Call 332-4375 to register.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Andrei Reinhorn, Rev. Darius Pridgen, Beverly Vidler, Dr. Marshall Fagin, Barry Muskat, Natalie Piskorsky, Mark Panek, Steve Glynn, Lucille Bogold, Michele L. Jones Place, Mary Healy, Bob Shafer, Abbigail Cutrona, Theresa Dmochowski, Sara Marsowicz, Adam Sabadasz, Skylar Oliver, Toma Pawlak, Bob Nader, Joyce Blank, Thomas Edward Farry, Nancy Gier, Ruth Bernhardt, Stephanie Young, Christine Bishop, Ryken Meyer, Zack Connors, Jenna Hassett, Patti Mazur and Brandon Brzozwski.

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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