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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 20, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, born on this date in 1925, “Some men see the world as it is and say ‘Why?’ I see the world as it could be and say, ‘Why not?’”

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EYE ON THE SKY – Want to become an official weather watcher? The Western New York Chapter of the American Meteorology is sponsoring a session entitled, “SKYWARN – Spotter Training for Winter Weather,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Room A290 in the Classroom Building at SUNY Buffalo State.
The speaker will be a staff member from the Buffalo Office of the National Weather Service. Those attending will be eligible to become a SKYWARN weather spotter for the National Weather Service. The talk is free. Free parking passes will be available after 6:30 p.m. in Lot I-37 off Iroquois Drive.

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INSIDE PEEK – Forgotten Buffalo takes a look into the city’s private social and military organizations, some dating to the 19th century, in a tour Friday evening entitled “Private Clubs & Covert Ops.” Cost is $55, which includes bus transportation, dinner, entertainment and prizes. The tour starts at 5:30 p.m. For more info, call 833-5211 or visit

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Father Bill Quinlivan

TUNES OF THANKS – The music of Father Bill Quinlivan, pastor of two South Buffalo Catholic congregations, will be featured in a free “Praise-A-Peel” concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in one of his churches, St. Martin of Tours, 1140 Abbott Road. Admission is free.
“The goal,” Quinlivan says, “is to prepare people for Thanksgiving. The event also will include a blessing of potato peelers and likely a telling of the story of how I once ended up in the emergency room as a result of preparing a small part of Thanksgiving dinner for my family.”
The program also will celebrate the release of Quinlivan’s latest CD, “Jump For Joy!” To hear his music, visit


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REUNION TIME – Members of the Cleveland Hill High School Class of 1960 will hold their monthly gathering for coffee and conversation at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Wegmans Cafe, 5275 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. All fellow alumni are welcome.

The Class of 1962 from Cardinal Dougherty High School will have a breakfast reunion at 9 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 N. Bailey Ave., Amherst. For more info, call Joe Fera at 465-3185 or 836-0787.

Planning has started for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1968 at Archbishop Carroll High School and organizers would like to hear from classmates. Call Cindy Marzec Malarco at 893-8010 or Eileen Ehrin Gould at 895-6602 or visit the class page on Facebook.

Also planning a 50th reunion, to be held next spring, is the Class of 1958 from St. Gerard’s Elementary School in Buffalo. Organizers are looking for classmates. Email Deb Doster Miller at

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Sam Waring, Tom Krehbiel, Rich Kegler, Newell Nussbaumer, Cheryl Bell, Linda Drajem, Jim Sarra, Ella Smith Perry, Jeanne Wozniak, Sheila Barrett, Christine Fenzel, Dan Hassett, Natalie Recktenwalt, Mary Wolters, Peg Overdorf, Eric Bondanza and Alanna Bain.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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