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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 24, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to playwright and director Moss Hart, born on this date in 1904, “All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say ‘No’ and said ‘Yes’.”

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NEEDLEWORK – A demonstration on how to make a sewing chatelaine, a fabric necklace that keeps scissors, pins and other tools handy, will be given at the next meeting of the Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the American Sewing Guild at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Eggertsville. Guests are welcome. For more info, email Susan Perry at sjperry10@roadrunner.com or visit buffaloasg.weebly.com.

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WHAT IT MEANS – Civil War symbolism on cemetery markers will be explained by Jolene Hawkins, a member of the Concord Historical Society, in a presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lucy Bensley Center, 23 N. Buffalo St., Springville. Hosted by the Echoes Through Time Learning Center in conjunction with the Western New York Civil War Society, it’s free and open to the public. For more info, call Tom Place at 957-2740.

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CENTURY MARK – Wednesday is the deadline for reservations for the Nov. 9 luncheon hosted by the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara in the Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave., to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage in New York State.
Shannon M. Risk, associate professor of history at Niagara University, will give a presentation on the fight for suffrage on the Niagara Frontier. Emcee will be WGRZ-TV news anchor Maryalice Demler. Reservations are $35. For more info, call 986-4898.

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NEWSMAKERS – The proprietor of this column will discuss “Writing Your Own Obituary” at a luncheon meeting of the WNY Pen Women at noon Saturday in the Eagle House, 5578 Main St., Williamsville. All are welcome. Cost is $19. Reservations are needed by Thursday. Call Barbara Blackburn at 634-2909 or Mary Ellen Shaughnessy at 885-3292.

Buffalo News Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski will give a presentation on his award-winning six-part series on refugees, “From Burma to Buffalo,” at noon Sunday in Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville. The program also will feature photos by News Chief Photographer Derek Gee. Refreshments will precede the program. Admission is free. For more info, call 633-7800.

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FRIGHT NIGHT – Explore Buffalo will host its Explore BOO!ffalo Halloween Bash from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the Barrel Factory, 65 Vandalia St. in the Old First Ward. Admission is $40 and includes a drink ticket, a digital souvenir photo, finger foods, music by DJ Sike and entry in the costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Buffalo-Themed costumes, Best Couples and Best Overall. For info and tickets, call 245-3032 or visit explorebuffalo.org.

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OLAF ONLINE EXTRA

HELP WANTED – People Inc. will hold open interviews for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and direct support professionals for people with disabilities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in its recruitment office at 692 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Full- and part-time positions are available. Descriptions of jobs are listed online at people-inc.org/careers. Those who cannot attend can apply online. More info also is available by calling 332-7050.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Sharon Gleason, Nancy Nathan, Porsha “Ari” Coaxum, Matt Chandler, Mike Beato, Mary Kay Fay, Danny James Robinson, Ballah Burch III, Doris O’Connor, Donna Golden, Paul Uzar and Rich Holstein.

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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