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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.

OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite lyric from songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson, born on this date in 1936, “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.” . . . TEMPUS FUGIT – Friday is the deadline for reservations for the Northtown Christian Women’s Connection Dessert Buffet Social, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Christ United Methodist …

Dec. 4, 1953 – June 14, 2017 Patrick J. Wrafter didn’t like to call attention to himself. “He was very quiet about what good things he did,” said the Rev. Roy Herberger, pastor of SS. Columba & Brigid Catholic Church, who knew him from his volunteer work with Peace House, the parish’s ministry that provides housing and other help for refugees seeking as…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, born on this date in 1905, “If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.” . . . HEALTHY CHOICES – Stock up on locally grown fruit and vegetables at discount prices beginning Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. when the Veggie Van Mobile Farmers Market sets up outside the Heart Cen…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to swashbuckling movie idol Errol Flynn, born on this date in 1909, “It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.” . . . BON APPETIT – Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Depew benefits if you have dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in the Denny’s restaurant at 4757 Transit Road near French Road, Depew. Twenty percent of th…

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from writer, artist and philosopher Elbert Hubbard, born on this date in 1859, “Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” . . . TAKE A BREAK – A free monthly respite program for persons with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and their caregivers begins Wednesday in Indian Falls United Method…

A missing 37-year-old woman was found safe in a nature preserve in Clarence just before midnight Sunday, State Police report. State troopers, park rangers and volunteer firefighters searched Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area in Clarence for about three hours Sunday night for the woman, a State Police dispatcher said. The woman, whose name was not released, was appar…

The Longest Day, the nationwide bridge marathon Wednesday to benefit Alzheimer’s awareness, will be observed locally with demonstration games by the Bridge Center of Buffalo from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga. The games will be held on the lower level in front of Lord & Taylor. The Bridge Center also will have a Longest Day pairs game at 10:…

Aug. 30, 1936 – June 14, 2017 There was no single achievement that earned Brant Town Justice Clark H. Borngraber a plaque last year on the town’s Wall of Fame. There were many. As Assemblyman David DiPietro noted in a proclamation accompanying the honor, “Mr. Borngraber has dedicated much of his life to serving the Town of Brant in numerous roles.” He …

June 8, 1938 – June 10, 2017 Betty B. Inzinna, of Eggertsville, a retired psychiatric nurse and nursing professor, died Saturday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a short illness. She was 79. Born in Lamb Mills, Pa., the former Betty Benson came to the Buffalo area with her family as a child and attended Tonawanda High School. A graduate of the Buffalo Gen…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Stan Laurel, born on this date in 1890, “You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led.” . . . BARGAINS + BITES – Attic and basement treasures from more than 20 households can be found at the Zonta Cheektowaga-Lancaster Foundation charity garage sale. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 79 Cunard Ave., Cheekto…

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to long-time member of the House of Representatives Mo Udall, born on this date in 1922, “If you can find something everyone agrees on, it’s wrong.” . . . SLEEPING GIANTS – Some of Buffalo’s most impressive mechanical marvels – the five 60-foot-high triple expansion steam engines in the Col. Francis G. Ward Pumping Station at the foot …

April 16, 1927 – May 23, 2017 Richard E. “Dick” Berg, a Town of Tonawanda municipal worker who revised the town’s traffic signals and installed the jet plane in the town’s veterans’ memorial, died May 23 in his Town of Tonawanda home under hospice care. He was 90. Born in Albany, he attended schools there and joined the Army at the end of World War II. He…

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” author Harriet Beecher Stowe, born on this date in 1811, “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” . . . CELEBRATE – Civil servants, bring your ID badges today to the Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls, and get an Original Legendary Burger for just 71 cents. It comm…

Oct. 17, 1944 – June 10, 2017 Robert L. Caetano joined the Sea Scouts as a teen,  and it charted him a course he followed for the rest of his life. He went on to become one of the pioneering community sailing instructors in the nation. As founder of the Seven Seas Sailing Center, he shared his love of being out on the water with scores of youth and adults. Know…