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Reporters’ Notebook

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to playwright and theater director Moss Hart, born on this date in 1904, “All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say ‘No’ and said ‘Yes.’ ”


HE’S GOT GAME – Other people walk, run or ride a bike to raise money for a worthy cause. Christopher Fimbel of Akron, a sophomore at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Ariz., is going to do it by playing video games.

He hopes to raise $500 for Women and Children’s Hospital through an organization called Extra-Life by taking part in a 24-hour marathon for gamers, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Pledges can be made through his page at You can watch him play and send messages to him on a live stream at his Twitch channel, which can be accessed via his Twitter page.


SUPER CHIEF – The superintendent of the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md., Denis Onieal, will be the keynote speaker at the 47th annual dinner of the Fire Bell of Club of Buffalo this evening in Pettibones Grille at Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St.

Onieal, who has been instrumental in establishing college degrees for fire and emergency services, will speak at 8 p.m. Dinner at 7 will follow an open bar at 6. There also will be music by a pipes and drum band and installation of club officers. Tickets are $40. For reservations, call 228-3073.


WINNING TICKET – Windom Community Church, 3766 Abbott Road between Milestrip Road and Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park, will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with a TV raffle, theme baskets, kids games, baked goods and lunch available for purchase.


BOSS SAUCE – Chicken wing chefs will vie for prizes in the traditional and creative categories as Local Chapter 1517, I.O.O.B. Club (Franklinville Aristocrats) holds its eighth annual Chicken Wing Sauce Competition from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the club at 16 Park Square, Franklinville.

It’s open to the public. There will be drink specials, two-for-a-dollar wings, door prizes and raffles.


GET A HORSE – The Union Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will host a Night at the Races on Saturday in Union Fire Hall, 2055 Union Road, West Seneca. Admission is $8 and includes dinner, beer, wine and pop. Dinner starts at 5:30, with the pre-recorded races to begin at 7. For tickets and info, call 675-2691.


HERE’S THE BEEF – Madonna Council 2535, Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of Czestochowa Church are co-sponsoring a meat raffle with turkeys, hams and roasts at 6:30 p.m. today in Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda. Admission is $5 and includes a hot sandwich, two drinks and snacks.

The Polish Falcons of Depew are holding a meat raffle Saturday evening in their hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. Doors open at 6. First raffle is at 7. Admission is $5 and includes beer, wine, pop, snacks and door prizes.

The Shriners of Western New York hold their Fall Meat Raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. Admission is $2 and includes beer, pop and sandwiches. For info, call 674-8666.


LOVE HURTS – Domestic violence awareness will be the focus Sunday at Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 N. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Jessica Fitzpatrick from the Family Justice Center will give a presentation at 9:45 a.m., followed by a worship service at 11 with the theme of “Ending Violence at Home.” All are welcome.


SWING TIME – The Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, will hold its Fall Big Band Dance from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Providing the music will be the Buffalo Jazz & Swing Band. There will be free dance instructions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For info and tickets, call Lou Mustillo at 517-6537.


EATING AROUND – The Holy Name Society at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will serve a pork chop dinner from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Dinners are $11 for adults, $6 for kids under 12.

Maryvale Drive Presbyterian Church, 425 Maryvale Drive off Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, will host its annual spaghetti dinner and theme tray raffle from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. All-you-can-eat dinners are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for kids 4 to 10 and free for children 3 and under. For tickets, call 892-4426.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Richard Kotarski, Joe Weiss, Margaret C. Caldwell, Sharon Gleason, Nancy Nathan, Doris O’Connor, Mike Beato, Kathie Helmich, Rich Holstein, Danny James Robinson, Brianna Zanelotti, Liam Pytlak, Brandon Brzozowski, Joan Foran, Donna Golden, John Mika, Melissa Byrne and Brady Shea.

AND SATURDAY – Kristen SwartDeanna Szymkowiak, Warren Gelman, Christa Glennie Seychew, Amy Szefel Starck, Ann Hahn, Kevin Halt, Priscilla Granville, Mark Lounsbury, Lois Comrie, Marion Becker, Nancy Budniewski, Tyler TinHan, Jeremy Robinson, Bernard Prabucki, Rosemary Wroblewski, Bill Dorsheimer, Kristen Swart, Elsie Clark, Michael Lucchino and Winfried Buntins.

AND SUNDAY – Cheryl Rae, Gil Chorbadjian, Jesse Lark, Anna Klapakis, Paul Tokasz, Arlene Brown, Greg Nowicki, Patricia Merrell, Anne Emblidge, Jennifer Carducci, Emily Grace Buri, Judith Bondanza, Thomas Matecki, Richard Stoddard, James Prabucki, Christopher Alessi, Sister Mary Lucette Kinecki, Rocco M. Cellino, Pat Hourihan and Diane Andriatch.