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Reporters' Notebook: Jan. 15, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French playwright Moliere, born on this date in 1622, “It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.”

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BULLY PULPIT – Guest speaker is Stanton H. Hudson Jr., site superintendent and executive director of the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program begins at noon with a Great Courses video on “America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Mrs. Vanderbilt’s Gala Ball.” Admission is free. 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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BETTER LATE – Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda, didn’t get to have their fall book sale as scheduled, so they are offering more books than ever when they hold the sale for five days this week, beginning Tuesday.
There will be hundreds of titles to choose from in all categories, as well as DVDs and CDs. Nothing costs more than $2.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday, a bag of books can be taken home for $5. For more info, call 332-4375.

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COLLEGE CASH – Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) is accepting applications for the Joanne Champion Granger Scholarships, which are given annually to a college-bound high school senior in Erie or Niagara County. Applicants must have a B average or higher and show their commitment to volunteerism and human rights.
HOME will award $1,500 to a first-place winner and $500 to two honorable mentions. HOME also will give $100 to the first-place winner’s nominating organization. Winners will be honored at HOME’s 55th annual dinner April 13 in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Deadline for applications is Feb. 16. For info and applications, visit homeny.org/events and search for “Joanne Champion Granger Scholarship.”
Granger, who died in 1994, was a science teacher at Mount St. Mary Academy whose personal experience with discrimination inspired her to become an advocate for fair housing with HOME and civil rights organizations. The scholarship was created by her husband, Dr. Carl Granger, in 1995.

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REUNION TIME – Members of the Cleveland Hill High School Class of 1960 will gather for their monthly coffee talk at 9:30 a.m. next Monday in the cafe at Wegmans, 5275 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Fellow alums are welcome.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Megan Elizabeth Kelley, Maureen Baier, Gerry Rising, Ernie DiGregorio, Heather Mueller, Stephanie Ptak, Peter J. Ulrich, Maureen Mohan, Tara Hughes, Pamela Davis, Ann Starzynski, Dana Wiate, Jeannie Nowicki, Katie Sullivan, John Houser, Dr. Donna Fraser, Bryce Anthony Donovan, Delaney Smith, Kathryn Hanrahan and Linda Lempko.

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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