OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Earl Warren, born on this date in 1891, “Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for.”
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Creating a Story
First comes the thought,
Something special on your mind.
Choosing the right words,
Sometimes not easy to find.
Thoughts need to be written down,
Starting with paper an…
Aug. 23, 1937 – March 8, 2018
Robert C. Stoddart earned a place in history from the cockpit of a Cessna Skyhawk 800 feet above the Thruway on Sept. 15, 1967.
Part of the inaugural group of four State Police pilots assigned to catch lead-footed drivers, he became the first trooper in a fixed-wing aircraft to call out a speeding violation to a patrol car on the ground.…
Sept. 14, 1935 – March 6, 2018
Daniel T. Kirst, a former HSBC Bank officer, died March 6 in his East Amherst home from complications following heart surgery. He was 82.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and Canisius College, where he was a member of the Army ROTC. He later received a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at …
A record number of 637 students from 30 area high schools will take part in the Model United Nations General Assembly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Knox Hall on the University at Buffalo North Campus in Amherst.
Student delegates will represent 55 countries as they draw up resolutions, negotiate, debate and form alliances, following procedures used at the UN. At clos…
The Airport Bridge Club resumes club championship games with extra points at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, and at all games during the coming week. The morning game Monday is followed by free lunch at 1 p.m. and the ACBL wide Senior Pairs game at 1:15 p.m.
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The Bridge Center of Buffalo continues supervised play classes for new players at 11:30 a.m. Mondays and 7 p.m. …
Oct. 13, 1942 – March 3, 2018
Alvin Harold Hargro, a retired housing specialist with the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority who was active in St. John Baptist Church, died March 3 in Sisters Hospital after a short battle with bone and brain cancer. He was 75.
Born in Buffalo, the ninth of 10 children, he attended School 31 and was a 1961 graduate of East High School…
Oct. 10, 1958 – March 10, 2018
Theresa D’Angelo received a patent in 2015 for a device inspired by the cover for a swimming pool. Her daughter, Madelaine, described it as “a people catcher.”
Her business, Complete Auto Network, involved shipping by rail and she wanted to find a way to protect her workmen from potentially fatal falls from railroad cars. Her invention,…
Oct. 12, 1932 – March 8, 2018
Jack Fehan had a reputation for restoration that stretched far beyond his auto collision shop on Young Street in the City of Tonawanda.
“At the Camaro National, the top score is 1,000,” said his longtime friend and Camaro fancier Chris Tucker, “and off the truck his car scored 992 points. That’s what on a national level that he was capab…
OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from comedian Henny Youngman, born on this date in 1906, “If at first you don’t succeed ... so much for skydiving.”
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LET’S EAT – Niagara Hose Fire Company No. 3, 74 Wheeler St., City of Tonawanda, holds another chowder sale at noon Saturday. Cost is $4 per quart. Drop containers off early for advance orders.
The Sons of the American Legion, S…
May 21, 1934 – March 12, 2018
Jerome P. “Jerry” Scaduto, of Kenmore, a retired supermarket owner, died Monday in Sisters Hospital after a short illness. He was 83.
Born in Buffalo, he was youngest of three children of Sicilian immigrants who opened a grocery store on Dante Place in the city's old Canal District in 1923. They moved it to West Avenue and Hampshire Stre…
July 7, 1938 – Feb. 26, 2018
Roy Roussel, the chairman who revived the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo, had a knack for bringing out the best in those around him.
His longtime friend and colleague Bruce Jackson, an English professor at UB, illustrated it with a recollection from the 1970s, when “we both rode bikes. He rode a hog; I rode a Honda…
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to our seventh President, Andrew Jackson, born on this date in 1767, “You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”
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FOREVER IRISH – St. Patrick’s Day will extend for the entire weekend at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. It starts at 4 p.m. Friday with the first Parade Eves event, featuring bands, including a tribute …
OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actor Michael Caine, born on this date in 1933, “I feel like 35. At 35, you’re old enough to know something and young enough to look forward to what you can do with the knowledge. So I stayed at 35!”
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TAKE THE WHEEL – The five-hour motor vehicle pre-licensing course that’s needed before new drivers can take their New York State road test w…
OLAF FUB SEZ: An eternal truth from singer and songwriter Neil Sedaka, born on this date in 1939, “Breaking up is hard to do.”
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TAX TIME – Senior tax adviser Michelle Lobuzetta from H&R Block will give a free lecture, “Tax Tips for Filing the 2018 Federal and State Returns,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Library Room at Kenmore Presbyterian Church, 2771 Delaware Av…
Dec. 27, 1955 – March 8, 2018
Beth M. Stefani turned the writing of professional resumes into an art.
“She had this technique of asking questions and drawing information out of you,” said her husband, Walt, retired hall of fame volleyball coach at Orchard Park High School. “Every resume she wrote was different.”
Resume assistance wasn’t the only service offered by…