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Dale Anderson

Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto. Original manager of singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco -- first four years, first five CDs, set up the independent thing. He is also a competitive duplicate bridge player since 2005 and is currently a Ruby Life Master.


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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the creator of “The Whole Earth Catalog,” Stewart Brand, born on this date in 1938, “It’s become clear what is the prime survival tool for hard times: friends. Good friends. Lots of them.” . . . FIRST LOOK – The premiere of “Luminous,” the latest short film by local award-winning filmmakers Gabriel Simon and Alaa “Zak” Noweihed, of Noonlight Fi…

Obituaries

Sept. 21, 1928 – Nov. 14, 2017 John M. Svilokos, a retired Kenmore police officer and businessman, died Nov. 14 under hospice care in his home in Ocala, Fla., after a period of declining health. He was 89. Born in the Town of Tonawanda, he was a 1947 graduate of Kenmore High School, where he was a standout pole vaulter and a running back on the football team. He bega…

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Nov. 30, 1954 – Dec. 10, 2017 Dr. Bruce J. Cusenz, of Getzville, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, died Sunday in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a short battle with cancer. He was 63. Born in Rochester, he attended Hilton High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from LeMoyne College in Syracuse in 1976 and received his doctorate degree from the University at …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from Duke Ellington’s drummer, Sonny Greer, born on this date in 1895, “When you’re getting ready to lie, don’t smile.” . . . STEPPING LIVELY – The McCarthy School of Irish Dance, led by Beth McCarthy and based on Grand Island, will be joined by musical guests, the Blarney Bunch, for “A Celtic Christmas” at 2 p.m. Saturday in Grand Island Senior High…

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Feb. 10, 1924 – Dec. 9, 2017 Sister Mary Aurelian Kosiba, a teacher and administrator in Catholic schools, died Saturday in Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Cheektowaga, where she had been a patient since 2008. She was 93. Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Canisius College. Siste…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to singer and actor Frank Sinatra, born on this date in 1915, “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.” . . . GETTING OUTDOORS – Helping out veterans and their families this holiday season is the Jeep Wrangler Club of Western New York. Next weekend the club is sponsoring Jeepers for a Reason for WNY Heroes, a 48-hour …

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A 64-year-old Williamsville man died after he was struck by a the driver of an SUV on Monday night while walking in the parking lot of a Tops Market at 5274 Main St., Amherst Police reported Monday night. The man, identified as Michael C. Boncore, was hit at about 9:20 p.m. and taken by ambulance to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst where he died, police sai…

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Sept. 9, 1937 – Oct. 31, 2017 Hortense Marie Hilliard, of Buffalo, active in the Humboldt Parkway Baptist Church, died Oct. 31 in Garden Gate Health Care Facility, Cheektowaga, after a lengthy illness. She was 80. Born in Buffalo, the youngest of seven children, she attended School 32 and was a 1955 graduate of East High School. She later earned an associate’s degree…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to singer Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, born on this date in 1926, “White or black. rich or poor, if you ever had your heart broken, you have right to sing the blues.” . . . LOOKING BACK – Local historian Chuck LaChiusa, president of Explore Buffalo, will talk about architecture and design at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime l…

Lifestyles

The Sectional Tournament at the Clubs (STaC), which offers silver points for games at ACBL sanctioned clubs, concludes today, Saturday, Dec. 9, with games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Airport Bridge Club, at noon at the Bridge Center of Buffalo and at 1 p.m. at the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club. *  *  * The Airport Bridge Club will award extra points at all of its games…

Obituaries

Nov. 30, 1926 – Dec. 6, 2017 Sister Mary Raymond Syjut, a teacher in Catholic elementary schools for 45 years, died Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Convent, Hamburg. She was 91. Born in Detroit, after high school the former Bernice Theresa Syjut worked in a tool shop and managed a grocery store. After a 30-day novena to Mother Mary, she became a postulant with the…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Sam Kinison, born on this date in 1953, “I don’t worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.” . . . COOKIE SEASON – Covenant United Methodist Church, 539 Main St., West Seneca, will hold a pancake breakfast and cookie sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. All-you-can-eat pancakes are $8. Many varieties of cookies are $8 per dozen. …

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Niagara Falls Police continued their hunt Thursday for Charles Lee Walker Jr., 24, of Niagara Falls, identified as a person of interest in a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon. Police said Walker, described as black, 6 feet tall and weighing 165 pounds, may be driving a silver 2011 Chevrolet Impala with the licence plate HFL-5991. They warned that Walker is considered arm…

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Sheriff’s patrol cars in Chautauqua County are getting a new look. Sheriff Joseph A. Gerace announced Wednesday that the first vehicle with a new color and graphics design has been put on the road. The new patrol vehicles are black and gold Ford Interceptor Utility SUVs, replacing the red and white Chevrolet Impala sedans the department has used for more than a decad…

Obituaries

Aug. 9, 1935 – Dec. 5, 2017 William Patrick Lynch Sr., founder of the Depew Saints Hockey Club, died Tuesday in Sisters Hospital. He was 82. Born in Toronto, the son of a U.S. customs agent, he attended the former St. Francis de Sales Elementary School in Buffalo and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. He left high school to enlist in the Air Force during the Korea…