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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine and born on this day in 1914, "The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more."


HALLOWED MEN -- Eight alumni will be honored for work well done when the Bishop Fallon High School/Holy Angels Collegiate Institute Alumni Association holds its 10th annual Hall of Fame Dinner this evening in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Lancaster. Although both schools are closed, their memories are kept alive in the Hall of Fame at Holy Angels Church, 348 Porter Ave.

Inductees include Ralph M. Cammarata, Class of 1945; Clem Eckert, Class of 1952; Frank Longo, Class of 1958; Chuck Tedesco, Class of 1959; Rev. James Fee, Class of 1962; Joseph Grifasi, Class of 1962; Anthony Diina, Class of 1965; and Paul Lovello, Class of 1966. For info, call Bill Schworm at 668-6814 or visit


TAKE A CHANCE -- Second Chance Sheltering Network Inc., a nonprofit no-kill animal rescue agency, will hold its annual chance auction Sunday afternoon in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North Campus in Amherst. Doors open at 1 p.m. Drawings start at 3. Entrance donation is $10, which includes five auction tickets, dessert and beverage. Anyone donating a 20-pound bag of cat litter gets 25 free tickets.


HOLIDAY TREATS -- The Village of Lancaster's annual Halloween Parade, sponsored by Lancaster Fire Department and its Ladies Auxiliary, will step off at 6 p.m. Sunday from the Rite Aid store at Central and Pleasant avenues and march to the fire hall at Broadway and Central.

A mitten tree to benefit the Salvation Army will be set up at the end of the parade. People are encouraged to pick a pair of mittens off the tree and purchase a holiday item for the specific age and gender of mitten they choose. Items should be returned to the Village Clerk-TreaSurer's office in the Municipal Building by Dec. 1.

The Wilson Lions Club hosts its annual Halloween party Monday evening in Wilson No. 1 Fire Hall, 250 Young St. Doughnuts, cider and candy will be available for children after a parade along Young Street at 7 p.m. Carmen Presti of the Lions has donated a new bicycle as a raffle prize. Eyeglass collection boxes will be posted for anyone who wants to donate old glasses.

The Applebee's Restaurants of Western New York have a Halloween treat for youngsters Monday. Youngsters 10 and under can choose one free entree from half a dozen on the Kids Menu, which includes a side dish, a beverage, a coloring sheet with a Halloween theme and a free dessert card for their next visit. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and each party will get two free Kids Meals per adult entree purchase. Dinners are dine-in only. Costumes are welcome but not required.


OCTOBER'S BEST -- Our Lady of Bistrica Croatian Catholic Church, 1619 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, holds an Oktoberfest Dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday in Cardinal Stepinac Auditorium. The menu includes homemade sarma, sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, pickled vegetables, bread and strudel. There also will be games for children, a silent auction and a biblical costume contest, for religious costumes only. Tickets are $14 adults, $6 kids 6 to 12, free for youngsters 5 and under. For info and reservations, call the rectory at 822-0818.


WEEKEND MENU -- Parishioners of Our Lady of the Lake Church hold their 92nd annual turkey dinner at noon Sunday at the St. Patrick's Site, 1726 Quaker Road, Barker, featuring all traditional St. Pat's recipes. Dinners are $8.50 adults, $4 kids 5 to 11, under 5 free. For info, call 795-3331.

Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive at Larch Road, Eggertsville, holds a chicken chowder sale from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Chowder is $6 a quart to go, or $6 a bowl with a doughnut and cider to dine in. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Strasser Family, missionaries in Zambia.


BIRTHDAY PRESENT -- Were you born Nov. 5? Then you share a birthday with legendary British actress Vivien Leigh, who entered this world on Nov. 5, 1913, and you're eligible for a Vivien Leigh gift. The New Phoenix Theatre and Red Thread Theatre will give you a free ticket for any performance of their current production of "Vivien: The Triumph and Madness of Vivien Leigh," starring Josephine Hogan, which runs through Nov. 15. You must be accompanied by at least one paying customer and show ID. Call 853-1334.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Jimmy Snajczuk, Timmy Myers, Joe Catalano, Terri Czopp, Dolores Sweeney, Ashlee Blewis, Tammy Sasiadek, Tommy Czora, Marie Suprinick, Joan Olh, Connie Pardi, Amal Mardini, Richard Rybak, Theresa Kipler, Mary Chriss, Felicia Polowy, Lisa Guinther, Mason Nowicki, Carole Pietrykowski, Paul Kowalewski, Carrie Dzierba, Dolores Classon, Karen Rasmussen Mol and Genna Miller.

SATURDAY -- Pam Wiegand, Mary Czopp Cornwell, Ruth Buehler, Leslie Foschio, Salvatore Scrivo, Julie Creenan, Zachary Helinski, Erin Holstein, William Group, Pat Kurzanski, Carol Swiederski, Peter Smith, Tim Bowen, Emily Bowen, Ann Kontos, Katie Diaz, Elena Sheward, Sandy Danford and Ken Daigler.

AND SUNDAY -- Jack Janiszewski, Marci Blattenburger, Paul Sasiadek, Nicholas McCabe, Roxann Hassett, Randall Allen, Jackie Graham, Marie Fenelon, Sister Mary Christinette Lojewski, Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz, Greg Kuminski, Dakota Kuminski, Darril Pierce, Dick Brox, Gitti Barrell, Dee Dee Kluckhohn, Ross Guarino, Walter L. Rooth III, Matthew Brind'amour, Richie Palmer, Ginny Menig, Paul Gerace, Brody Miller, Jody Powley, Brandon Hannon, Pauline Kennedy, Matthew Tomasik, Karen Kind-Mol, Rev. Joseph D. Porpiglia, Eugene Schuta, Jamie Zaranek, Beverly Rogalski, Chester Popiolkowski and Bonnie Nagy.


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