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Reporters’ Notebook

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to brewer and patriot Samuel Adams, born on this date in 1722, “We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them.”


THE ROAD BACK – A special program from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park, will offer education on mental health issues and substance abuse.

Keynote speaker will be Karl Shallowhorn, director of community advocacy for the Mental Health Association of Erie County and Compeer of Greater Buffalo. His topic will be “Beyond Hope: Creating Wellness Through Treatment and Faith.” He also will lead a workshop on treatment strategies.

Maura Beres, clinical supervisor of the Chemical Dependency Treatment Unit of the Monsignor Carr Institute, will leading a workshop entitled “Addiction 101: Mind, Body and Soul – What It Is and How Do We Help.”

Rounding out the program will be a panel of people who have experienced addiction and mental health issues, clergy and professionals. The session, co-sponsored by Nativity of Our Lord Church in Orchard Park, is free and open to the public. No prior registration is needed.


TEE IT UP – The annual Looby-Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Monday at the Harvest Hill Golf Course, 3052 Transit Road, Orchard Park. Proceeds this year will support the Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School crew team efforts to purchase equipment and attend competitions.

Cost is $125 per golfer and includes lunch at the turn, beverages on the course and dinner catered by Chef’s Restaurant, plus prizes. Sponsorships are available for $75. For more info and to register, call Dennis Mann at 713-5809 or Pete Margerum at 480-5814.


LIVING WITH IT – The Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora, will begin a five-week program for people with diabetes and their caregivers from 6:30 to 8 p.m. next Tuesday. Sessions will focus on diet, exercise and medication. Leading the classes will be Don Birdd, a retired SUNY Buffalo State science professor who has lived with diabetes for more than 18 years. To register in advance, call him at 652-8197.


BULLIES BEGONE – Queen of Heaven School, 839 Mill Road, West Seneca, will hold a Run, Walk and Roll Against Bullying, a 5K run and one-mile fun walk, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Registration is $25 for the run and includes a T-shirt for the first 200 registrants, a Krolick’s chicken barbecue, music and children’s activities. For the walk, registrations are $10 or $25 for a family of four, but the chicken dinner must be purchased separately. For more info, visit


HIGH STYLE – A Polish folk-inspired fashion show will be the highlight of the “Celebrate Polish Women” event in conjunction with Polish Heritage Month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster.

Women’s and men’s clothing from Recultured Designs, made in Poland, will be shown at noon and will be available for purchase. Vendors also will offer Polish-crafted gifts and Christmas items. There will be a theme basket raffle and food available for purchase.

The program is sponsored by the Polish Business Women of Polonia, the Polish Heritage Dancers of WNY and the Am-Pol Eagle newspaper. For more info, call 983-5084 or visit


GOING DEEP – The exploits of 19th-century salvage divers in Lake Erie will be recounted at the annual dinner of the Buffalo Harbor Museum at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Lofts on Pearl, 96 Pearl St. Featured speaker will be Jerry Kuntz, who will discuss his new book, “The Heroic Age of Diving.”

Cost is $35 and reservations are required. Call 849-0914 or visit the museum at 66 Erie St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Bob Hartmann Sr., Steve Lakomy, Peter Ostrow, Thecly Ortolani, Donald Ogilvie, Nick Guy, Karen Regensdorfer, George Watkins, Ginger Okiec, Betty Virostko, Paige Raven Samaniego, Stevie Chauby, Zachary Bouquard, Joann Reddy, Zachary Highway and Sandy Marcin.


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