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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to newspaper columnist and American Newspaper Guild founder Haywood Broun, born on this date in 1888, “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” . . . HERE’S HANUKKAH! – Reservations are needed by Friday for The Big Fry – a Hanukkah Party with Nickel City Jews from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Dec. 16 in Artisan Kitchens and Baths, 200 Amhers…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite verse from lyricist Ira Gershwin, born on this date in 1898, “Holdin’ hands at midnight/ ‘neath a starry sky/ Nice work if you can get it/ And you can get it if you try.” . . . GRAB A GIFT – Children’s and adult books, plus a variety of gift items, are offered in the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary’s Books Are Fun sale from 8 a.m. …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to our eighth President, Martin Van Buren, born on this date in 1782, “It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.” . . . SAD ANNIVERSARY – The Gun Violence Sub-Committee at St. Joseph University Church will show the documentary film, “Newtown,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room of the church at 3269 Main St.…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comic and film director Woody Allen, born on this date in 1935, “The most beautiful words in the English language are not ‘I love you’, but ‘It’s benign’.” . . . COOKIE TIME – The Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 N. Buffalo St., Orchard Park, holds its annual Christmas Cookie Sale from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Custome…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to political activist Abbie Hoffman, born on this date in 1936, “Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.” . . . HOLIDAY SOUNDS – The Lewiston Choraleers, a 50-member community chorus directed and accompanied by Donald D. Shrimpton and Pat Kuciewski, will kick off their series of “Celebrate the Season” holiday concerts at 1 p.m. Saturday…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Garry Shandling, born on this date in 1949, “They should put expiration dates on clothing so we men will know when they go out of style.” . . . HOLIDAY SOUNDS – The Royalton Ringers Handbell Quartet are guest artists in “Ringing in the Season,” a series of holiday concerts by the award-winning 110-voice Buffalo Choral Arts So…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Jon Stewart, born on this date in 1962, “You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn’t that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.” . . . GETTING CREATIVE – Artist Andrea Oswald will lead a session entitled “Wine, Women & Art” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Enjoy the Journey Art G…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to self-improvement advocate Dale Carnegie, born on this date in 1888, “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." . . . DECK THE HALLS – Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group will sponsor a Holiday Bazaar and Wreath Sale from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Pierce Ave., Hamburg. There will vendors…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba, born on this date in 1926, “Man’s many desires are like the small metal coins he carries about in his pocket. The more he has, the more they weigh him down.” . . . TIMELY TOPIC – “Presidents and the Press” is the theme of a panel discussion at 6 p.m. next Wednesday in the Buffalo History Museum, One Muse…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: A complaint from comedian Rodney Dangerfield, born on this date in 1921, “My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass!” . . . NIGHT TO REMEMBER – Monday is the deadline for reservations and sponsorships for the annual Spirit of Sharing Dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 hosted by the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce in the Cheektowaga …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, born on this date in 1925, “Some men see the world as it is and say ‘Why?’ I see the world as it could be and say, ‘Why not?’” . . . EYE ON THE SKY – Want to become an official weather watcher? The Western New York Chapter of the American Meteorology is sponsoring a session entitled, “SKYWARN – Spotter …

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OLAF FUB SEZ: A song lyric for the season from Canadian troubadour Gordon Lightfoot, born on this date in 1938, “The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down/ Of the big lake they called ‘Gitche Gumee.’/ The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead/ When the skies of November turn gloomy.” . . . JOLLY OLD ELF – Faith United Methodist Church, 5505 Broadway, La…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to newspaper columnist Franklin P. Adams, born on this date in 1881, “Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.” . . . WELCOME MAT – More than 30 resident artists at the Buffalo Arts Studio in the Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main St., will kick off their annual exhibit and sale with an open house a…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: An observation from political satirist P.J. O’Rourke, born on this date in 1947, “Everybody wants to save the world, but nobody wants to help mom with the dishes.” . . . TIME IS TIGHT – Deadlines are looming for high school seniors in Erie and Niagara counties who want to apply for college scholarships offered by the Friends of the Buffalo Philharmo…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought for the season from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Anne Sexton, born on this date in 1928, “I am younger each year at the first snow.” . . . GIVING BACK – Shawn’s Heroes For Life will hold a fundraiser and blood drive in memory of Shawn McMullen to benefit Unyts from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the University at Buffalo Newman Center, 495 Ski…