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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Brother Dave Gardner, born on this date in 1926, "Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter."


TOTE TALK -- The Eggertsville Community Organization will get the lowdown on the new rules for recycling in the Town of Amherst at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. Katy Duggan-Haas, a representative from Modern Disposal, will be the guest speaker and will demonstrate which items should and should not be put in the new recycling totes. Election of 2012-13 officers also will be held. All are welcome.


REUNION ALERT -- South Park High School's Class of 1958 will hold a picnic and reunion beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Commissioner's Cabin in Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. Supper is at 4 p.m. For reservations and informantion, call Judy McCarthy Cipriani at 662-7213 or Loretta Aloisio Sterling at 822-6028.

The class also will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. today in Alton's Restaurant, Seneca Street and Transit Road, West Seneca.

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.

The class is planning a reunion picnic at 10 a.m. July 16 at Shelter 5 in Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. Bring your own supplies, along with a dish to share. A 50-50 raffle will be held to cover the cost of the shelter.

A reunion will be held at 7 p.m. June 23 for those who attended the Coffee House at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when it was a major teen hangout and folk music spot.

Reunion spokeswoman Marie Spear-Howard asks former Coffee House patrons to bring friends, memories and musical instruments, along with their own beverages and a snack to share. Coffee will be provided. For info, call Marie at 745-7149 or email

The Bishop Neumann High School Class of 1967 will celebrate its 45th reunion with a weekend of activities June 29 and 30.

On June 29, the class will hold its annual golf tournament and lunch at the Links at Ivy Ridge, 12089 Main St., Akron, followed by a dinner June 30 in Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst.

For info, call Harry Carroll at 510-5417, Dave Braunscheidel at 907-0490 or Ray Beback at 445-6260, or visit the class website at


HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Ann Sheehan Devlin, Tom Barone, Ryan Miller, Shawn Stepner, Diane Klajbor, Dylan Wojziechowski, Molly Bauer, Sara Elizabeth Genco, Julia C. Victor, Eddie Gruber, Kathy Szlachetka, Olivia Stuckel, Sophie Grzybek, Justin McCheskey, Kara Graham, Brandon Pasniak, Molly Bauer, Maura Graber, Linda Mex, Carl Russo, Pat Weisenburg, Elaine Myszka and Jerry Waldkoetter.