OLAF FUB SEZ: It was first lady Abigail Adams (1744-1818) who observed: "These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. . . . Great necessities call out great virtues." . . .
ON THIS DAY -- In 1767, the British Parliament approved the Townshend Revenue Acts, which imposed import duties on certain goods shipped to America. Colonists bitterly protested the acts, which were repealed in 1770. . . . In 1776, the Virginia State Constitution was adopted, and Patrick Henry was made governor. . . . In 1941, Polish statesman, pianist and composer Ignace Jan Paderewski died in New York at age 80. . . .n 1972, the Supreme Court ruled the death penalty, as it was being meted out, could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws. . . .
GARDENING in containers and what types of containers work best in growing flowers or vegetables in small or unusual places will be discussed by Karen Field at 2 p.m. Saturday at a free class at Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
Field also will suggest combinations for sunny and shady locations and offer advice on maintaining a container garden so that it will look great all summer. For information, call 693-4444. . . .
The birds are chirping,
The sun is shining,
No other ingredients are needed
For the start of a perfect day.
-- Cindy Ann Sitterle
BARBECUED chicken dinners will be served from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at North Ridge United Methodist Church, also known as "The Cobblestone Church," on Route 93 at Route 425, Cambria. The tab is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 eat free. . . .
KEYS to a Sunshine Coach were presented Wednesday to representatives of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns at Town Boys & Girls Club, 54 Riverdale Ave., Town of Tonawanda, by the Variety Club of Buffalo.
The Sunshine Coach program of the Variety Club provides vans to organizations for transporting children to camp, special events and medical appointments. The Wildermuth Foundation has been involved with the Variety Club through the annual telethon in the van program. It and other corporations and organizations donate the cost of the vans and, in return, receive their name and logo on the vehicle. . . .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Florence Stoklosa, Mark Roloff, Lisa Lickfeld, Mary Jane D'Alessandro, Rita English, Brian Thompson, Alan Davidson, Sandra Ann Roberts, Pat Kennedy, Jason Ersing, Sue Flood, Karen Aloisio, Haley Alyssa Schilling, Grace Tomasulo, Stephanie Gardon, J.J. Cortese, Erica Cortese, Nancy Pletscher.
SATURDAY -- Casey Stashenko, Harold Goldstein, Dolores Trembath, Christopher Cummings, John Cipolla, John Driscoll, John Januszkiewicz, Maria Greco, Taylor K. Cotter, Norm Dziadasjek, Linda Smith, Sue Heins, Mary Matie, Margaret Munro, Courtney Cerrone, Peg Horlein, Lucas Clotfelter, Patrick J. Meegan, Maxwell Leatherbarrow, Linda E. Gerbec, Rebecca Beuth, Tom Pogo, Wally Przepasniak, Joshua Duquin, Lynn Sobaszek, Diane Kurcz, Mary Gamel, Ryan Tune.
AND SUNDAY -- Katherine L. Kopacz, Judy Tolle, Debbie Knauber, Elizabeth Connors,Kimberly Ignatowski, Pamela King, Ethie Massara, Sharon Pokorny, Carol Attgrim, Cathy Lempko, JoJo DiVincenzo-Lewis, Matthew Hartman, Janine Pokrandt, Tracy Buchheit.