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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to British poet and playwright Robert Browning, born on this date in 1812, "A minute's success pays the failure of years."


Mother's Day

Mother's Day in the month of May

Is a day to remember your Mom,

The lady who gave you life.

It's also the day that many will say

To remember the girl who's your wife.

She's had biscuits of lead

For breakfast in bed, and

coffee too strong or too cold.

But she likes chocolate candy

And roses are dandy, whether

She's younger or old

Jewelry is always good, that fact is understood.

Almost any gift is fine, so why

not a bottle of wine?

Any one of these gifts would

Fill us with elation.

But most of all we desire

Your love and appreciation.

-- Diana Notaro


REUNION TIME -- South Park High School's Class of 1960 holds its monthly get-together at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Danny's South Restaurant, 4300 Abbott Road at Big Tree Road, Hamburg. For info, call Flo O'Shei at 825-7003.

All students who graduated from or attended Silver Creek High School in the classes of 1970 to 1979 are invited to "That '70s Reunion" during the Silver Creek Grape Festival from Sept. 13 to 16. It includes participation in the Grape Stomping Event on Sept. 13, a gathering in the Grape Festival beer tent Sept. 14, a tour of the high school Sept. 15 and participation in the parade Sept. 16. Commemorative T-shirts also are available.

The main event, organized by Cyn Jones-Gailey, Class of 1974, takes place from 6 p.m. to midnight in Creation Station Warehouse, 260 Central Ave., Silver Creek. Fee is $20 and includes a dinner catered by Chiavetta's and music by Hot Daddy Rocks with lead singer Tom Bender. There also will be numerous raffles benefiting the Laurel Run and Silver Creek Food Bank. For info, contact Wendy Roberts Ohnmeiss at 287-3283, email or Karen Richardson at (484) 547-2105, email


FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS -- Representatives from the SUNY Neighborhood Outreach Group will discuss plans for improvements on the University at Buffalo South Campus at the next meeting of the Eggertsville Community Organization Inc. at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. Nominations for 2012-13 officers also will be received. All are welcome.


READYING TO RUN -- Relay for Life of Elma and Surrounding Communities will hold its next to last organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Iroquois Intermediate School cafeteria. Team captains are encouraged to attend and get updates, turn in funds and have their questions answered. New teams are welcome. For info, email Elma's 10th annual Relay takes place June 15.


DINE TO DONATE -- Global African Village, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization doing humanitarian work in rural Uganda, will benefit if you present a ticket and eat from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in Buffalo Wild Wings, 1620 Niagara Falls Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of its pretax food sales. For tickets, email


MORE ADVICE -- Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Snyder, will hold the second in its five-week series of Talk to the Expert seminars at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

In "Honoring Memories, Celebrating Lives," the Rev. Dr. B.J. Norrix, pastor of the church, will lead a workshop on the elements of funeral and memorial celebrations and how to indicate how you wish your life to be celebrated. It's free and open to the public. For info and to reserve a seat, call 839-2460.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Antoinette Kotowski, Patti Meyer, Elizabeth Hastie, Steve Lord, Lori Tiniewski, John Palkowski, Grace Elizabeth Rooth, Andy Beale, Grace Kozak, Cheryl Escott, Michele Carey, Norma Helbig, Sue Dreier, John Bryant, Jeff Kraengel, Rose Gallagher, Gregory Cain, Ben Sikora, Thomas Helmicki Sr. and Elsie Miller.