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Reporters’ Notebook

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to business magnate Donald Trump, born on this date in 1946, “Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.”


TIME OF NEED – Diagnosed with three forms of cancer, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Roger C. Scott is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Since no one in his family is a match for him, he must go to the National Bone Marrow Registry to find a donor. For info on how to help, visit

Meanwhile, friends and family are holding a benefit for him from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Matthew Glab Post 1477, American Legion, at 1965 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at the door, and include beer, wine, food and music. For info and tickets, call 316-6014 or 864-2805.


A CUT ABOVE – The annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show and Lawn Mower Race, benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Grand Island, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday on West River Parkway at Long Road, Grand Island.

Registration for the lawn mower races begins at 9 a.m. The race itself starts at noon. An addition to this year’s schedule is a 5K walk/run in memory of Kevin Doring, son of event organizer Floyd Doring, who recently succumbed to cancer. Registration for the walk opens at 8 a.m., with the start at 10 a.m. For info, visit


BIRTHDAY BASH – Habitat for Humanity Buffalo will celebrate the eighth anniversary of its ReStore home improvement store at 501 Amherst St. on Saturday in conjunction with the neighborhood’s Discover Amherst Day, which takes place on Amherst Street between Elmwood Avenue and Tonawanda Street.

Things get started at 10 a.m. with a live broadcast of WBEN Radio’s Home Improvement Hour, hosted by Domenic Cortese, and continue with in-store specials and Sahlen’s hot dogs for visitors. Outside, the Discover Amherst Day parade begins at 11.


HOT WHEELS – The Evans Township Lions Club hosts a cruise night from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Sam’s Lumber, 8578 Erie Road (Route 5), Angola. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for sale.


WRITING HOME – Retired New York State attorney Vincent Scarsella returns to his old stomping grounds to autograph copies of his recently published mystery novel, “The Anonymous Man,” from noon to 2 p.m. in the Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road. The novel includes Lackawanna landmarks such as Holy Cross Cemetery and Our Lady of Victory Basilica.


GOLDEN OLDIES – The groovy Christian songs of the 1960s and 1970s will be revived in a Retro Praise Song Night hosted by Rev. Bill Quinlivan at 7:30 p.m. today in Father Cotter Hall at Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda. All are welcome.


WALKERS WANTED – Teams of walkers and team captains are being recruited for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 15th annual Light the Night Walk in Delaware Park Sept. 27.

A luncheon for team captains will be held at noon Thursday in Chef’s Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. Emcee will be WIVB-TV anchorwoman Diana Fairbanks. Also welcoming participants will be this year’s walk chairman, Dennis Dentino of Hazmat Environment and Kenworth Buffalo. Reservations are required. For info and reservations, call 834-2578 or visit


HUNGRY? – Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive at Larch Road, Eggertsville, will hold its annual fish dinner and theme basket auction from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Dinners are $9, including beverage and dessert. Chicken finger dinners also are available for $5.

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills hosts the Boston Free Library’s hot dog roast fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the library, 9475 Boston State Road. Hot dogs are $1. Italian sausage is $2. Added attraction is a wildlife program by Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics at 6 p.m.

The Youth Group at Grace Lutheran Church, 174 Cazenovia St. in South Buffalo, sponsors a Chiavetta’s chicken dinner from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church. Dinners are $9 advance, $9.50 at the door. For tickets and info, call 822-0553.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the North Amherst Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 29th annual Father’s Day Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon in the fire hall, Tonawanda Creek Road and Campbell Boulevard, Amherst. All-you-can-eat farmer-style breakfasts with pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries and sausage are $8 adults, $4 kids ages 3 to 10.

Frank L. Gierlach Post 1320, American Legion, at 50 Gates St., Sloan, is hosting an all-you-can-eat Father’s Day pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $5 advance, $6 at the door. Kids 7 and under are free. For tickets, call Gary Oakes at 507-0120.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Grace Gilbert Joyce Jividen, Sheryl Bierma, Jim Brennan, Kathy Elinski, Alphonso Adams, Pattie Sacco, Michael Cacciatore, Daniel Lawrence, Darryl Gies, Marty Farrell, Bill Prenatt, Colin Eichinger and Brenda Alesii.

AND SATURDAY – Shea Durand, Mercedes Reinbolt, Rick Miller, Stan Kozlowski, Deena McNeil, Dallas Pietraszewski, Dylan Sasiadek, Jordan Healy, Tricia Panek, Deanna Wach, Amy Kilger, Pam Zinner, Jill Tokasz-Cerrato, Sara Meehan, Jackson Sabo, Audrey Mancini, MaryRose Ciskal, Joanne Farrell, Evetta Cannon, Jay Denecke, Louis Ruszczyk, Joseph Bonitati, Kym Mosgeller and Mike Marino.

AND SUNDAY – Adison James Kelley, David Cycon, Patty Hastreiter, Sister Mary Francesca, Sister Mary Ruth Warejko, Spencer Gates, Howard Lippes, Cindy Ponciluoski, Timmy Mulhern, Jenny Schaefer, Winnie Wells, Tom Taylor, Mark Kreib, Barb Dumain, Chuck Recktenwalt, Sean McGee Jr., Garry Weiss, Marge Bartus, Patty Hastreiter, Alex Brennan and Amber Hartman.