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OLAF FUB SEZ: Food for thought from comedian and retired late night host Jay Leno, born James Douglas Muir Leno on this date in 1950, “How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?”


Why I Celebrate With The Dog!

When I have a


I should spend it

As I wish

Don’t make my bed

Comb my hair

Wash a single


And with no

Fancy dinner

There’s no cause to

Put on shoes

I can opt for

“Castle” re-runs

Bon bons and a

Blissful snooze

And with my dog

Beside me

There is nothing

To require

Make-up, Spanx or underwear

That involves an


And should I sip


And feet never

Touch the floor

I strongly urge

Your guilt

You purge

And leave gifts outside

My door!

– Carol Thrun Nowicki


LAW ABIDING – The 2014 Judges and Police Conference Awards Dinner will be held Thursday evening in Kloc’s Grove, 1245 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca. The social hour with a cash bar begins at 6, with dinner at 7 and the awards program at 8.

Honored as Jurist of the Year will be State Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso. Other honorees include Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Public Service Award of Excellence; Officer Anthony S. Bartucca and K-9 Officer Cody, Law Enforcement Officers of the Year; Ken and Kim Hansen and the Amanda Hansen Foundation, Citizens of the Year.

Dinner is $35, with a choice of prime rib, chicken supreme or Cajun salmon. To see if reservations are still available, call Debra Ritz at 868-6145.


GOLDEN EGGS – “Fabulous Faberge: Jeweler to Kings, Queens and Czars” is the topic when Bonnie G. Flickinger gives a slide lecture at the meeting of the Buffalo-Lille Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 210 of Butler Library on the SUNY Buffalo State campus, 1300 Elmwood Ave. For info and reservations, call Jean F. Gounard at 878-5331.


PATRIOTIC PARTY – The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo and the Harmony Polish Folk Ensemble will join to observe the 223rd anniversary of Poland’s May 3 Constitution at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst.

The celebration will include dances, songs, a dramatic reading, proclamations and plenty of food, including a large cake decorated with the Polish flag. Admission is $5, free for members. For info, call 633-4390 or 208-5241.


CALLING CAMPERS – Cradle Beach, 8038 Old Lake Shore Road, Angola, is accepting applications for campers ages 8 to 16 with and without disabilities and economically disadvantaged. Parents who want to see the camp and learn about its programs are invited to an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Camp sessions will be held from June 30 to July 9, July 12 to 21, July 24 to Aug. 1, Aug. 5 to 14 and Aug. 17 to 23. Sessions fill up quickly.

For info, call the camp’s admission office at 549-6307, Ext. 205, or visit Applications can be downloaded from the website.


REUNION TIME – The Class of 1964 from St. Martin of Tours School in South Buffalo is planning a 50th reunion June 7. For info, call Fran McNamara at 668-1605 or 462-7026.

The Class of 1957 from Buffalo School 11 will hold its annual reunion Aug. 9 in Stiglmeier Park, off Losson Road in Cheektowaga. For info, call Neal Reynolds at 668-2984.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Ella Weber, Erin Frankhauser, Michelle Gorlewski, Janet Frisch, William “Bill” Reese, Brian Cook, David Sasiadek, Maureen Geoghan, Nick Pikul, Joy Pfitzinger, Bill Yeates Jr., Gary Janiga and Martin Jacobs.