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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French aviator and author of "The Little Prince," born on this date in 1900, "Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."


PASTA PATROL -- Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6. For an extra $1.50, you get a choice of homemade desserts.


BOOK BONANZA -- The Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord, 18 Chapel St., Springville, is holding a three-day book sale, just in time for summer reading. It starts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.


PICTURE THIS -- One of the ways the Hull Family Home & Farmstead, 5962 Genesee St., Lancaster, is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year is with a photo contest in conjunction with Continental Camera. Photos must have been taken since last Sept. 1 and must include a physical element of the house, which is the oldest stone dwelling in Erie County, or an event sponsored there.

All pictures must be submitted by Aug. 31. Three prizes -- gift certificates for Continental Camera -- will be awarded in three age groups. Winning entries will be used for the 2011 Hull House calendar. For rules and details, visit


REUNIONS -- Bishop Ryan High School is holding its 11th annual all-class reunion and picnic July 16 at St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, beginning with Mass at 6 p.m. in the school chapel. Cost is $24, with members of the Classes of 1950 and 1960 invited free. Advance registration is essential. Call Paul Andruczyk, Class of 1958, at 662-3459 or e-mail

The reunion committee of West Seneca High School's Class of 1962 is trying to locate classmates for its annual reunion at 2 p.m. July 17 in Connor's Restaurant, 3465 Seneca St., West Seneca. Anyone with information about address changes should call 675-5463.

Lackawanna High School's Class of 1950 is celebrating its 60th reunion with a luncheon Aug. 19 in Romanello's South, 5793 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Dress is casual, and festivities start at 1 p.m. For information, call Lorraine Wannamacher Leisinski at 684-1137 or Shirley Nigro at 649-4608.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Lisa Keane, Tracy Wils, Chris Wils, Tony Cardamone, Jack Chriss, Hayley Alyssa Schilling, Sal Canazzi, Alan Davidson, Jeff Conley, Catherine Duquin, Nancy Hermann and Lonnie Nielsen.

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