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Reporters’ Notebook

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas, born on this date in 1834, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”


CROWNING TOUCH – A contest to determine Mr. and Mrs. Broadway Market in three age categories will be held as part of Market Community Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 999 Broadway. When the pageant begins at 11 a.m., contestants will be judged according to their answers to questions and how well their costumes represent the market. Winners will receive market-themed prizes.

Registration for the pageant is from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the market, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. For info, email Aniela Thant at


BARGAIN HUNT – Dishes, books, toys, holiday items, knickknacks, crafts, school supplies, electronics and other desirables will be offered at a garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Angels, 201 Reist St., Williamsville. Proceeds benefit the work of the Sisters of St. Francis in Williamsville.


JUST FOR FUN – A free community carnival will feature food, games, entertainment, vendors, crafts, face-painting, pony rides and a petting zoo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Harris Hill United Methodist Church, 8495 Main St. at Harris Hill Road, Clarence. Call 632-4688.


FAMILY TIES – There will be dozens of ways to explore the lives and times of Italian immigrant families as the Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, holds a Lackawanna Italian Heritage Celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

There will be slide shows on Italian immigration to the U.S. and Lackawanna, and stories from people raised in the city’s Italian neighborhoods in Bethlehem Park and along Ingham Avenue and Roland Avenue between 1900 and 1950. Displays will list every Italian family in the city in 1930 and 1940, with large maps showing each house.

There also will be Italian dancers, Italian games for children and adults, and displays honoring the city’s sports heroes, outstanding citizens and military veterans. Making special appearances for storytelling will be Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski and restaurateur Dennis DiPaolo.


WHAT’S COOKING? – Holland United Methodist Church, Partridge Road and Route 16, is holding its third annual pig roast beginning at noon Saturday. Dinners are $9 and include a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, coleslaw, homemade dessert and beverage.

The Rushford Conservation Club, 8725 County Road 49, hosts a steak barbecue beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday.

St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 12 Embry Place at Walden Avenue, Lancaster, is presenting a BW’s chicken and rib barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $10 for a half chicken and $12 for a one-third rack of ribs, including potato salad, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage. Bill Olear will provide ethnic music. Proceeds will help install a handicap ramp in front of the church. For info, call 683-0313.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Maryann Mangan, Cynthia Hayes, Addison Zimmer, Rosemarie Argenio, Ramblin’ Lou Schriver, Barb Sullivan, Jeanne Ptak, David Charles, Lori Griffin, Joey Sacco, Dave Gonzalez, Father Ted Rog, Francine Benzel, Mary Bostwick, Sister Joseph Marie Marczak, Mike Sikorski, Sean Crotty and Kala Kelly.

SATURDAY – Jack Dumpert, Tom Keenan, Dennis Gorski, John P. Delaney Jr., Jack Kester, Maxwell LaVenture, Guy Vadala, Jack Heitzhaus, Jessica Vastola, Sister Christine Marie Nizialek, Connie Bach, Michael Marth, Mark Marth, Patrick Jenner, Terri Moeller, Francine Giumento, Kelly Brand, Steve Kaczmarek Jr., Mary Clancy, Donald Lange, Joan Kudla, Joanne Cozzo and Susan B. Anthony Stewart.

AND SUNDAY – Carolyn Smith Concannon, Shelly Conway Kennedy, Susan Shanks Kelley, Pat Daley, Kavonna Ann Hargro, Richard Flood, Catherine Nugent-Panepinto, Terrie Benson Murray, Mary Peters, Julie Chase, Joe Macielag, Maurecette McCarthy, Monsignor David M. Lee, Corry Powley, Sydney Stisser, Bethany Charles Domanowski, Deborah Deubell, Lynne Tinhan, Natalie Klyczek, Staryl Glynn, Loughan Driscoll, Sister Mary Rosette Kubisty, Ruth Boczar, Cathy Stachura, Isabella E. Gabamonte, Eli Platt and Koston Meyer.