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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Irish novelist George A. Moore, born on this date in 1852, "The wrong way always seems the more reasonable."

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EAT RIGHT -- Start Lent off the right way at the Ash Wednesday Fish Fry that the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brighton Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring from 4 to 7 p.m. in the fire hall at 50 Jamaica Road, Town of Tonawanda. Dinners by Krolick's, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records record for fish fries, are $9 and include soda or coffee and dessert. Takeouts are available. For tickets, call 693-7470.

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SONGS IN THEIR HEARTS -- The City of Lights Chorus, an all-female barbershop harmony singing ensemble, is looking for new singers to make them sound even better. Affiliated with the Sweet Adelines, it rehearses from 7 to 9:30 p.m. every Monday in Salem Church, 114 Morgan St. at Main Street, City of Tonawanda. For information, call Betty at 200-1923, e-mail chorus@cityoflights@gmail.com or visit the Web site at www.harmonize.com/cityoflights.

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CHECK THE PANTRY -- Got any canned sweet potatoes, apple sauce, canned fruit, Jell-O, instant potatoes, canned vegetables, brownie mix or any other nonperishable food items? The Friends of Cazenovia Library in South Buffalo could use them. From now until Easter, the Friends are collecting food items to be distributed by the Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Items can be dropped off at the library at 155 Cazenovia St.

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ADOPTION AID -- Newly arrived on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet, is Akron Canine Rescued Angels in Akron.

The Web site works like this -- you enter the search criteria for the kind of pet you want, and a list comes up that ranks the pets that are closest to your ZIP code. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group that is keeping the pet.

To find animal shelter and rescue groups nearby, visit www.petfinder.com and scroll down the left column to "Find Animal Welfare Groups." To contact Akron Canine Rescued Angels, call 542-6315 or e-mail rescuedangels@gmail.com.

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PIEROGI ALERT -- No sooner has one pierogi sale ended than another one begins at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 12 Embry Place, Lancaster, off Walden Avenue near Central Avenue. Prices are $8 a dozen for cheese, sauerkraut or potato. Deadline for orders is March 8. Order at 833-4887.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Jim Braun, John Schmitt, Maureen Ernest, Bob Roberts, Susan Davis, Judith Weinstock, Audrey Heierman, Amy Buchanan Mutton, Eric McCabe, Britney Slomba, Jessica Higgins, Tammy Sullivan, Mary Ann Schiermeyer, William J. Spry, Emily Lichtenthal, Sarah Lichtenthal, Jeff Matwijko, Jeffery Kucinski, Mary Semski, Patrick LaKamp and Tim Tielman.

e-mail: olaffub@buffnews.com

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