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OLAF FUB SEZ: Our favorite line from poet Sara Teasdale, born on this date in 1884, "I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes."

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>August

Summer slowly ebbs into the past

As the warm months race by so fast.

Memories of beautiful days and cool nights,

Of late picnics in the park in flickering lights.

There were carefree days of

Very happy and peaceful splendor

As each hour was

Our special treasure.

Lazily reclining with a refreshing drink

As we take the time to reflect and think

Of the comfort and warmth of a summer day,

When work was put aside as we engaged in play.

Soon August will become another chapter in time

As we contemplate the fall, its beauty so sublime.

-- Honey Snitzer

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ROLLING STOCK -- The Western New York Railway Historical Society is hosting a Cruise Night at 6:30 today at one of its historic sites, the Williamsville Lehigh Valley Depot, 86 S. Long St.

Invited to show their cars are members of the Lake Erie Region of the Antique Auto Clubs of America. Visitors also can take a look at restoration work in progress on a 1937 caboose that the rail history group moved to the site last summer. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be available for purchase at the depot, as well as 50-50 split tickets. Parking is free.

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PENNY WISE -- You can help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo and their after-school programs when you shop this month at the J.C. Penney store in Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga. Round your purchase up to the nearest dollar, and the extra change will be donated to the clubs under the "Pennies From Heaven" program. The program matches stores with 1,100 after-school programs across the nation. It continues through Aug. 27.

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REUNION ALERT -- Former students from all years are invited to a Buffalo School 6 reunion and picnic from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in DiTondo's Restaurant, 370 Seneca St. at South Cedar Street. Picnic food will be served, and there will be a cash bar. Tickets are $15, and reservations are needed by Friday. Checks may be made payable to C. Ross Monteleone, 222 Parkhurst Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14223. For info, call Monteleone at 834-7935 or Mike Miranda at 688-1475.

Cardinal Dougherty High School alumni from 1961 to 1979 are having a schoolwide reunion from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 17 in Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. Cost is $50, and guests are welcome. For registration, call Charley Czarnecki at 875-1265 or visit www.doughertycards.com.

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MILITARY NOTES -- Two Western New Yorkers recently completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. They are:

*Airman Matthew M. Cross, son of Mike Cross and Mary Wojcik-Cross of Amherst. He is a 2009 graduate of Sweet Home Central High School.

*Reserve Airman First Class William M. Stewart, son of Robert Stewart of Buffalo. He is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Eileen Mulderig, Bill Wippert, Danica Kuminski, Lisa August, Joseph Zabawa, Patricia Gerevics, Brenden Laffler, Mike Benevento, Geoffery Strynadka, Kathy Parker, Jim Tokasz, Camryn Jane Panek, Frank Panek, Jennifer Aaron, Patrick Clohessy, Loreen Snyder, Kathy Fechter, Michael Castelli, MaryAnn Zielinski, Tom Carey, Karl Hawthorn Jr., Chris Tuberdyke, Toni Franklin, Jane Dabrowski, Amber Campany, Nick Kaczmarek, Gene Czech, Kelsey Yeates, Rev. Raymond G. Corbin, Mary Caitlin Murphy, John Popek, John Kucharski, Nicholas Ruschmann, Anthony Popek, Justin Baumgardner, Irelyn O'Leary and Christopher P. Saunders.

e-mail: olaffub@buffnews.com

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