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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 5, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Presidential candidate and United Nations ambassador Adlai Stevenson II, born on this date in 1900, “You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.”

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BIG IDEAS – Guest speaker is Matt Enstice, executive director of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, 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 creative thinking presented by Professor Gerard Puccio, chairman of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State.
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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REUNION ALERT – The Sweet Home High School Class of 1968 is planning a reunion later this year. For info, call Paul Banas at 633-5888 or email him at pbanas@banasmortgage.com.

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CALENDAR DATE – Irish tenor Geno McManus will present a program at the next meeting of the Beechwood Service Guild at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

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STRIKE ZONE – Wednesday is the deadline for reservations for next Sunday’s bowling party hosted by Yad B’Yad, a service agency that provides inclusive programs for people with special needs. The party, which will include friends from local youth groups, begins at 4:30 p.m. in Transit Lanes, 7850 Transit Road, Amherst. Cost is $4 for bowling, plus $3.50 for shoe rental. Call 204-5380 or email yadbyad@BJEBuffalo.org.

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COLLEGE CASH – The Junior League of Buffalo is awarding two $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school senior girls who are leaders in their schools and communities. Applications and information are available online at jlbuffalo.org or by calling Cindy McEachon at 884-8865. Deadline is Feb. 28 for applications, which must be submitted via the website.

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Temple Beth Zion

INSIDE LOOK – The first of Explore Buffalo’s Spotlight Tours this month will visit Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., at 2 p.m. Saturday. Designed by architect Max Abramovitz, who planned the United Nations headquarters and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, it features unique stained glass.
Cost is $25. Space is limited. Reservations are required. The tour, including the Cofeld Judiac Museum, which documents Jewish history in Western New York, will take about two hours. Interior photography is permitted. For info and tickets, call 245-3032 or visit explorebuffalo.org.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jimmy Bienko Jr., Larry Silver, Lynn Dearmyer, Brian Moorman, Amilcar Hill, Chris Jamele, Sirwilliam Hardy, Joey Buran, Barbara Occhino, L. Ann Burns, Larry Philipps, Sam Mooradian, John Tompkins, Sue Hooley, Mary Szymanek, Matthew Coburn, Jack Rudnicki, Krysta Strickler, Jake Bair, Jim Caputo, Phyllis Harmon and Gary Czerwinski.

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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