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Reporters’ Notebook (Aug. 22, 2016)

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, born on this date in 1920, “You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”


Forever Young

Hair may gray

And skin may fade

Children are grown

And mortgages are paid.

Weather gives us aches and pains

Some of us must walk with canes.

We’ve traveled up and over the hill

Quite soon we probably will write our will.

Instead of putting poems in rhyme

We really should just take the time

But we’re too busy reading books

Changing hairstyles, improving looks.

Listening to music, going to plays

Hugging grandchildren, finding ways

To enjoy life to the fullest with those

We walk among.

So, I’ve recently decided

I’ll stay Forever Young.

– Diana Notaro


OPEN DOOR – The UB Women’s Club will hold a welcome reception for new members from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the atrium of the Biomedical Education Building on the University at Buffalo South Campus. Light refreshments will be served and a tour of the unique Museum of Neuroanatomy (“The Brain Museum”) will be available.

Membership in the club, a service and social organization that sponsors the Grace Capen Academic Awards, is open to all women who have a commitment to UB. For more info, call Julie Cohan at 688-6890 or Kim O’Donnell at 939-2288 or visit


QUIET TIME – Deadline is Tuesday to register for a Christian Silent Retreat for Women hosted by GodQuest, a non-denominational organization, from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25 in the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, near Geneseo. The program will include group worship, spiritual direction and written assistance. Retreat leaders are GodQuest executive director Donna Lewis and Mazie Shaw of Seneca Falls.

Cost is $195 and includes four meals and a private room for two nights. Orientation is at 6 p.m. Friday, with arrival anytime after 1 p.m., and departure is at 2 p.m. Sunday. For info, call (315) 549-3016, email or visit the website at


HELP WANTED – People Inc. will hold an open interview day for job seekers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in its Holly Senior Living facility at 174 N. Main St., Angola. Positions are available full time and part time on day, evening and overnight shifts for group home staff, behavior technicians, community-based instructors and nurses.

No appointments are needed. Training will be offered. Applicants should bring copies of their résumés and dress professionally. Descriptions of the jobs are available online at Those who cannot attend the interview may submit an application via the website.


BEHIND THE BADGE – The U.S. Border Patrol will begin a new Citizens Academy on Aug. 31 to provide people with an inside look at its operations on the Niagara Frontier. Sessions will be held in the Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays for six weeks, concluding with a ceremony on Oct. 5.

Admission is free and open to people 18 and older, including students and those considering a career in law enforcement. For more info, call 285-6444 or email


REUNION TIME – The Class of 1956 from Bennett High School will hold a reunion at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Buffalo Yacht Club, 1 Porter Ave. Classmates should call Marcia Fox Wright at 689-8797 or send a check for $50 by Sept. 9 to Sandra Skaine Markham, 5295 Willow Lake Court, Clarence, NY 14031.

The USS Missouri (BB-63) Association is holding its 43rd annual reunion for shipmates Sept. 7 to Sept. 12 in the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Washington, D.C. All veterans and interested parties are invited. For info, visit the website at or contact association president Jack Stempick at (203) 281-2693 or email, or call Bill Morton at (803) 469-3579 or email


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Matthew Reilly Pat Cullen Shanks, Larry Nowicki, Carol Halt, John Lewandowski Sr., Mark Becker, Ina Locke, Amy Hartloff, Becky Locke, Billy May, Darcie Ryan, Aaron Brown, Gary Bosworth, John Patrick Griffin, Pauline Cipolla, Gary Schlottman, Rose Paliwoda, Marianne Eimer, Norbert Orlowski, Stephanie Nizinkiewicz and Nick Budney,


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