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OLAF FUB SEZ: From English historian A.J.P. Taylor, born on this date in 1906, “The present enables us to understand the past, not the other way round.”


THE BUNNY TRAIL – Have an Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. There also will be face painting and other fun. Tickets are $5 for children and adults. For reservations, call 836-6220.


DYNGUS AMONG US – The Depew Polish Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew, says its Dyngus Day celebration, now in its 42nd year, will run all afternoon and evening Monday. Doors open at 1 p.m.; the kitchen opens at 2.

Music by Special Delivery begins at 2 p.m., followed by Phocus at 6. Tickets are $10. Children under 12 are admitted free with parents. For tickets and info, call Ray Gajkowski at 685-1980 or Ken Knoll at 683-7242 or visit

Admission is free for the Dyngus Day party from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday in Hank Nowak AMVETS Post 45 at 3071 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. There will be draft and Polish beer and well drink specials, food and music.


TODAY’S CATCHES – Second Chance Sheltering Network, the animal rescue group, is hosting a BW’s fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. this Friday in Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Amherst. Haddock dinners are $10; chicken fingers are $8. Desserts will be available for purchase. Anyone who donates a case of wet cat food will receive 25 tickets for a chance auction starting at 6. Visit

Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda, 4 to 7 p.m. Fish, scallop and shrimp dinners, plus seafood platters and a children’s menu. For takeouts, call 693-5470.

St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Cultural Center, Abbott and Weber roads, Lackawanna, 4 to 7 p.m. Fish dinners and shrimp baskets, nut and torta rolls.

Hank Nowak AMVETS Post 45, 3071 Abbott Road, Orchard Park, 4 to 8 p.m. Broiled or battered fish, $10.50 adults, $8.25 children. Also shrimp, scallops, crab cakes, chicken fingers and kid’s meals.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, West Creek and Wilson-Burt roads, Burt, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fish fry or shrimp, $9.50 adults, $5.50 children, includes dessert and beverage. For take-outs, call 778-7633.

St. Mark’s School, 999 Woodward Ave., 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fish fry or fried clam dinner, $10; combo platter, $14, kids grilled cheese sandwich, $5, includes dessert. Beverages extra.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 61 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Baked or battered fish or chicken fingers, $11 adults, $5 children, includes dessert and beverage.

South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Haddock dinners, $10; chicken fingers, $7.50. Call 825-9557.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Mary Hurley Carney, Betty Loucks, Sharon Benz, Nicole Fieramusca, Don Vidler, Bobby Militello, Sandy Rifkin, Larry Chirico, Loretta Zaganiaszek, Addie Hoerner, Peggy Klodzinksi, Angie Carrol, Betty Hummel, Sherwood Miller, Emma Hawthorn, Dick Roberts, Cindy Smith, Rev. Raymond Ushold, Mary Wade, Mary Jurek, Trey Czumaj, Kali Yeates, Madelyn Bosworth, Lorry Garlock, Chris LaGrow, Warren Fleckenstein, Jim Zinkowski, Delores Rossitto, Mary Lou Zent, Charles Kaufman, Beverly Dubie, Carol Seufert, Norman Frank, Amos Chavers, Jessie Melson, Noreen McMorrow Buckley, Jeanne Binner, Gretchen Fisher Lindsay Cieslinski and Ben Wojtowicz.

AND SATURDAY – Kelly Keiffer, Letizia Tagliafierro, Deidre Williams, Karen Daley Prendergast, Shirley Cassety, Rolene Pozarny, Michael Foglia, Pam Reese, Eric Godzich, Chuck Basil, Elaine Kloc, Stella Schultz, Ariana France, Andreya France, Carrie Meidenbauer, Abe Holton, Jerry Peters, Dorothy Wysocki, Edward J. Christmas, Bob Panek, Joan McFall, Dale Bosworth, Jamie William Brown, Daniel Smolarek, Josephine Wierczynski, Timothy Chambers, Tammy DiPirro, Thomas Finnegan, Scott Kashino and Jamie Wannemacher Krieger.

AND SUNDAY – Kelly Smith Derthick, Kitty Schepperly LoVullo Katie Carney Terry Pegula, Morgan Graham, Trudy Stern, Joel Feroleto, Bob Mileham, Audrey Kurk, Sister Mary Andrew Wiercinski, Lori Enser, Ross Valvo, Ryann Foster, Julien Fontaneda, Jack Giordano, Bonnie Lawrence, Marcia Frasier, Toby Abramo, Jeff Biddle, Adele Dziadaszek, Ashley Janiszewski, Nadia LoCastro, Dianna Darby, Rose Monte, Karen Farry, Kelly LoHouse, Dan Brzozowski, Julie Racsumberger, Mary Parysek, Kathy Sanders, Gary Hotchkiss and Jennifer Brenda.