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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to poet T.S. Eliot, born on this date in 1888, "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."

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Walk in the Woods

I think I'll take a walk into the woods.

They say my favorite wildflower's in bloom.

It stands so tall and upright as the blossoms look about

In each direction -- not to miss a thing.

Bright yellow blossoms tell the world that everything is right.

The sunshine lights the path I take around.

There's mystery galore within my walkway in the woods

As nature condescends upon my world.

-- Doris V. Neumann

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REUNION ALERT -- The Kensington High School Alumni Association fall meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Millennium Buffalo Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The election of a board of directors and a business meeting will be followed by refreshments.

The Class of 1961 at St. Teresa's School will be joined by the classes of 1960 and 1962 for a 50th reunion Saturday, beginning with a 4:30 p.m. Mass in St. Teresa's Church, 1974 Seneca St., followed by a party at 6 in the Knights of Columbus Hall on South Legion Drive in South Buffalo. Cost is $30. For reservations and information, call Bob Franz at 826-2589.

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FLIGHT PLAN -- Celebrating the annual migration of the Monarch butterfly from this area to Mexico is the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, 2405 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ont. In its Majestic Monarchs program from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, visitors can learn about the Monarch's life cycle and what's being done locally to conserve Monarchs.

Youngsters can make Monarch-themed crafts. Candy Monarchs also will be available for $1. Visitors also can check the three Niagara Parks Certified Monarch Waystations in the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. Admission is $12.25 adults, $7.95 for children 6 to 12, taxes not included. Youngsters 5 and under get in free.

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THINKING PINK -- The LINKS Charity, which supports the cancer care program at Jamestown's WCA Hospital, is introducing a new event Sunday -- the LINKS Pink Walk: A Celebration of Courage -- to recognize those who have battled breast cancer.

The festivities begin with registration at 11 a.m. from WCA Hospital's Jones Memorial Health Center, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown. The 1.4-mile walk through downtown Jamestown begins at noon. When it's through, all walkers and volunteers will be treated to a hot dog picnic with live music.

There will be pink refreshments, games, face painting, pink nails and pink nail extensions courtesy of Salon One. At 11:45, WCA will dedicate its new Breast Cancer Tribute Garden, planted with more than 700 pink daffodil bulbs, outside its Cancer Treatment Center.

Each walker who raises at least $50 will receive a free long-sleeved pink T-shirt.

To register or join a team, visit www.FirstGiving.com/wca/links-pink-walk or call 664-8423.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Susan O'Neill Lauber, Charlie Bartolotti, Jack Hassett, Michelle M.F. Schwach, Mary Beth Seivert, Kristy Grossman, Geri Maraschiello, Russ Boorom, Marilyn Kuczkowski, Arlene Giolando, Millie Harlukiewicz, Sister Mary Melanie Jaworski, Kathleen M. Cotter, Andy Goldyn, Lisa Staszczyk, Zack Sebastian, Nathan Roy, Jim Mapes, Marie Huller, Phil Gerace, Will Moran, Dennis Sauer, Tom Haefner, Jean Caffrey, Tom Garlick, Louise Rath, Jack Miller, Donna Jaczewski, Tim Myc.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com

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