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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.


“As I Reflect: A Conversation with Frederick Douglass” will bring the legendary African-American abolitionist and orator to life in celebration of his 200th birthday at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery auditorium. Presented by the Sankofa Heritage Collective and the Felix L. Armfield Memorial Archives and Residency of Buffalo, it will feature Kinzy…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to newspaper columnist, playwright and Hoosier native George Ade, born on this date in 1866, “A lot of smart young people have come out of Indiana. The smarter they are, the faster they come out.” . . . GIFT IDEAS – Amherst Presbyterian Church, 151 Youngs Road, Amherst, will hold a craft show to benefit Trevor Dehn’s Musical Adventure from 10 a.m.…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French novelist Jules Verne, born on this date in 1828, “Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.” . . . RAISING DOUGH – You can treat yourself and feed the hungry on National Pizza Day on Friday, thanks to Bocce Club Pizza. The two Bocce Club loc…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to British novelist Charles Dickens, born on this date in 1812, “If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.” . . . NO FEE – Accounting students at Daemen College will prepare tax returns for free beginning today for people with annual incomes below $54,000. Offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, appo…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from our 40th President, Ronald Reagan, born on this date in 1911, “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.” . . . PLAN AHEAD – Reservations are needed by noon Friday for the Feb. 15 program in the Speaker/Lunch Series hosted by the Women’s Society of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave. at West Ferr…

If you like snow, this is your week. It’s in the forecast every day through next Sunday. Mostly it will be like today. A fast-moving system is giving Western New York a quick burst of snow that should be over between 6 and 8 a.m., accumulating just a couple of inches at most, the National Weather Service said. Roads were snow-covered and slippery this morning. Aft…

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Free tours of the Nash House Museum, 36 Nash St. between Broadway and William Street, at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday will kick off a series of free events in conjunction with Black History Month in Buffalo. The tours will feature historical stories from Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of Western New York. Most of the programs will be held in the Frank E. Merriweather…

Girl Scouts of Western New York, which includes Buffalo, Rochester and nine counties in the region, has opened registration for summer camp for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. Girls do not have to be Girl Scout members to attend camp. Girls will be able to acquire skills and develop an appreciation for nature through climbing, hiking, white-water rafting, ho…

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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.” . . . 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 lectur…

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The Bridge Center of Buffalo, the Airport Bridge Club and the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club take part in the ACBL-wide International Fund Game today, Saturday, Feb. 3. It begins at noon at the Bridge Center and the Airport Club, at 1 p.m. in Lockport. There will be hand analysis booklets and red and black master points for winners at the district level. There will be no e…

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Jan. 25, 1927 – Jan. 27, 2018 Priscilla Bretschger, a substitute teacher and real estate broker, died Saturday in Canterbury Woods, Amherst, after five months of hospice care. She was 91. Born in Buffalo, the former Priscilla Bassett was a 1944 graduate of Buffalo Seminary and a 1949 graduate of Cornell University, where she majored in economics and was a member of K…

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Feb. 14, 1943 – Jan. 24, 2018 Gwendolyn L. Hull, of Buffalo, an active churchwoman, died Jan. 24 in Buffalo General Medical Center. She was 75. Born in Coalwood, W.Va., the sixth of nine children, the former Gwendolyn Lanette Pratcher came to Buffalo with her family in 1950. She attended Schools 32 and 87 and was a graduate of Fosdick Masten Girls Vocational High Sch…

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April 1, 1919 – Jan. 24, 2018 Rev. Otis C. Tillman, pastor of Cold Spring Bible Chapel for more than 50 years, originally wanted to be a prizefighter. “He was a welterweight,” said his daughter, Charlene A. Cherry, who is a minister at the chapel, “but when he injured his shoulder, that was that. The ministry had called him before, so he decided to become a minister.…

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Oct. 15, 1946 – Jan. 27, 2018 K. Daniel Dahl acquired his love of the German language from his German-born grandmother, who spoke it to him when he was a child. That interest was deepened by his father, a World War II veteran who fought in Europe. Mr. Dahl majored in German and science education at SUNY Fredonia. He spent a semester abroad at the University of Han…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to children’s author Judith Viorst, born on this date in 1931, “Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational – but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?” . . . WINNERS WANTED – Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville, will hold its annual basket raffle in the Parish Center from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday and …