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OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought for Monday from author Ursula K. Le Guin, born on this date in 1929, “Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.”



Shadow comes to visit

Almost every single day.

Sometimes for only a few minutes,

Other times a longer stay.

Shadow follows me

Wherever I may go,

Whether I move fast

Or take it rather slow.

Shadow stays close,

Right by my side.

There’s no breaking this bond,

Even though I have tried.

Shadow likes to run,

Jump around and play.

It’s as though we’re connected

In some sort of special way.

Shadow is far more

Than a silhouette of the sun.

Everything we do together

Is always a lot of fun.

Shadow can perform

Many types of tricks.

My favorite has to be

Bringing back tossed sticks.

Shadow’s description is vague,

May have left you in a fog.

It’s time to let it out:

Shadow is my neighbor’s dog.

– Nelson R. Locher


VOICES OF EXPERIENCE – Catholic Health is offering bimonthly Stroke Support Group meetings in Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, to help stroke patients improve their quality of life. Topic of the next meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Emergency Department Conference Room will be “Stroke Survival: Personal Stories of Success and Happiness.”

Speakers will be stroke survivors Jackie Jackson and Lesley Maisch, both of whom are American Stroke Association ShareGivers at the hospital. They will talk about the physical, mental and emotional challenges they faced. Attendance is free and open to recent stroke patients, long-term stroke survivors, family members and loved ones. For info or to register for a meeting, call 447-6205 or visit


IN THE SPOTLIGHT – The Twin Village Art Society of Lancaster and Depew will host a cocktail reception and canvas display by six of its artists from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Roycroft Inn, 40 S. Grove St., East Aurora. Works by Peg Riexinger, Chip Blenk, Conrad Borucki, Theresa Roberts, Amanda Polaski and Donna Michaels will be featured. There will be live music, a complimentary chef tasting table and signature cocktails. For info, call Chip Blenk at 207-7350.


HELPING OUT – Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle at McKinley Parkway and Whitfield Avenue in South Buffalo, will hold a vendor show and game night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, with proceeds assisting a family in need in the church congregation.

A $10 donation includes Bingo cards to play 10 games, with prizes for each game offered by one of the 10 vendors. There also will be a theme basket auction, a baked goods sale and slices of pizza for sale. For info, call the church office at 824-2787.


TECH SAVVY – The Kenmore Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore, is offering two computer training classes for adults in October.

“Computer Basics,” designed for beginners, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 2. In “Book a Technology Trainer,” personal instruction to assist with software and Internet issues will be available in 45-minute sessions between 2 and 5 p.m. Oct. 9.

Space is limited. Registration is required. For info or to sign up, call the library at 873-2842.


REUNION TIME – Graduates and current students from Kenmore West High School and the old Kenmore High School will join in a 75th anniversary celebration Saturday. Activities begin at 2 p.m. with a football game against Clarence at Crosby Field. A Welcome Back Picnic follows from 4 to 7 p.m., with food trucks, games, contests and sports activities.

The day concludes with a concert by the BBC Band, playing Beatles favorites and hits from the 1960s, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $10 for students, and are available by calling the Alumni Office at 874-8401, Ext. 6, or visiting Proceeds will benefit the K-W Alumni Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Alumni and friends of Blessed Trinity School are invited to the 10th annual Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Sunday in Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Ave. The Mass honors deceased students and faculty of the school, which was open from 1908 to 1975. An all-class reception follows. For info, call 832-2540 or visit

The Class of 1965 from St. Teresa’s School in South Buffalo will holds its 50th anniversary reunion Oct. 9, beginning with a Mass at 6 p.m. in St. Teresa’s Church, 1974 Seneca St., celebrated by alumnus Rev. Dan Callahan. A celebration will follow at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Cost is $35. For info, call Patty O’Neill Coppola at 648-1946, Mary Lewis O’Sullivan at 836-1035, Charlie Burke at 648-5876 or Pat Insera at 824-6582.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Caleb Aidan Martinelli, Claudine Ewing, Mike Sullivan, Michelle Barron, Joan Harms, David Merrell, Sister Anne Marie Jablonicky, Jordyn Panek, Alyssa Lickfeld, Judy Kaprove, Judie Bailey, Andrea Haxton, Marian Hetherly, Marian Lazickas, Danielle Popp, David Karb, Ed Kowalczewski, Sandy Schilling, Helen Mack, Patrick Kelly, Bill Schworm Jr., Trinity Swart and Joey Clark.