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REPORTERS' NOTEBOOK

OLAF FUB SEZ: It was English author Thomas Hood (1799-1845) who wrote:

"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn

Stand shadowless like silence listening

To silence." . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard defeated HMS Serapis after the American commander, John Paul Jones, declared: "I have not yet begun to fight!" . . . In 1780, British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold's plot to surrender West Point to the British . . .

50-YEAR BASH -- The Kensington High School Class of 1948 will hold its "Fabulous Fiftieth" reunion the evening of Oct. 9 in Samuel's Grand Manor, 8750 Main St., Clarence. Classmates who haven't been contacted can get details by calling Ruth Pfau Reif at 691-4660. . . .

FREE WORKSHOP -- Rose Trask of Angola sent a note that the CARE Connection (Community Action for the Rural Elderly, Their Families and Caregivers) is planning a free workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Boston Town Hall, Boston-Springville Road. The topic will be "Managing Medications."

Toni Frank, a registered nurse from the Coordinated Care Community Education Program, will be the featured speaker. She will offer helpful hints on the use of prescription drugs, information why drugs can be a problem for older individuals and precautions involved with taking medications. A question period will follow the presentation.

For information, call 549-3446 or 667-7299. She said reservations are helpful "but walk-ins will be welcome." . . .

REUNION NOTE -- The North Tonawanda High School Class of 1953 will hold a reunion Oct. 9-11 in Rescue Fire Hall on Strad Avenue in North Tonawanda, according to a note from Claudia Thiele. For more information, call 693-8949. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Mary Lou Rackl, Samantha Rubino, Sarah Rung, Debbie Merrifield, Faye Summers, Emily Kondziela, Patrick McNamara, William A. Maxwell, Patricia A. Rosolowski, Linda Hall, Barb Sandecki, Bertha Hanns, Barbara Seifried, Tabatha McCabe, Brittany Klimtzak, Lee Vallett, Frank Gancarz, Andrew Kuczmarski, Eileen Gormley, Emily Nostrant, Bill Schwartz, Tom Hauser, Ronald Gaca, Sean Stablewski, David Rider, Carri Rider, LaNathan Nevins, Peter Pieczconka.

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