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Reporter's Notebook: Oct. 18

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, born on this date in 1926: “Don’t let the same dog bite you twice.”
NEW DATE – Headway of Western New York’s seventh annual Walk, Run & Wheel 5K, postponed from September, is set to go Saturday in Buffalo’s LaSalle Park.
Registration and check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in the park’s pavilion area, with participants starting at 9:30. Awards, food, prizes and live music will follow. Headway, an affiliate of People Inc., is holding the event to raise funds and awareness for people living with traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities.
Advance registration is available online at through Thursday for $25 for the competitive race, walk and wheel, $20 for the noncompetitive walk and wheel. For youth 12 to 15, it’s $20 and $15.
OLD-FASHIONED SOIREE – The music, the games and the styles of bygone days will be revived from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday as the Hull House Foundation, which supports the Hull Family Home and Farmstead in Lancaster, hosts its annual 1812 Regency Night in the Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave.
The evening will feature parlor games of the era, magic tricks, exotic birds, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Those who attend are invited to dress as they would 200 years ago. Tickets are $75, $65 for Hull Family Home members. For tickets, call 837-0893 or visit
LICKIN’ GOOD – St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners are $10, drive-thru only, and include homemade coleslaw, roasted potatoes, a roll and a brownie. For reservations and info, call 297-6421.
TALKING POINTS – Aero Club of Buffalo president Walter Gordon says “Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss and the Battle to Control the Skies” is “truly the best book on the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss I’ve ever read.”

Lawrence Goldstone

Lawrence Goldstone's new book traces the rivalry between the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss

The author, Lawrence Goldstone, will be guest speaker at the club’s October meeting Thursday evening in the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst. A social hour at 6 p.m. is followed by dinner at 7; dinner is $23. For info and reservations, call Fran Bainbridge at 833-4978.

Seneca Nation President Maurice A. John will be featured at 6 p.m. Thursday in the speaker series in the Black Rock Historical Society museum, 1902 Niagara St. He will discuss the Unity Island name change and how derogatory terminology can be harmful. Admission is free. For more info, visit or visit the society’s Facebook page.

Tim Bohen, author of “Against the Grain: A History of Buffalo’s Old First Ward,” will be featured speaker at a dinner hosted by the International Shipmasters Association, Buffalo Lodge 1, at 6 p.m. Thursday in Pane’s Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. The public is invited. Dinners will be ordered from the menu. For more info, call 471-4262 or email

“Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo” will be the topic at this month’s meeting of the Cheektowaga Historical Association at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga. Speaker will be history teacher Michael Wohl, a docent at the Darwin Martin House. It’s free and open to the public; includes refreshments.

Explore Buffalo’s speaker series continues at 7 p.m. Thursday in the First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle. The focus will be on cemeteries and their symbolism. Tickets are $10. No reservations are needed. For more info, call 245-3032 or visit
SADDLE UP – Drink a beer, save a horse at the second annual Drafts For Drafts fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Resurgence Brewery, 1250 Niagara St. Admission is $20 and includes one beer, all-you-can-eat food and the music of the Charlie O’Neill Unplugged Club. A cash bar also will be available.
Proceeds benefit the Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue in Varysburg, which shelters workhorses, retrains them and finds suitable homes for them.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Gavin Thomas O’Neill, Karen Greenwald, Richard Hummert, Barbara Kilbridge, Kathy Weppner, Kathy Toner, Marty Wise, John Quaglietta, Winifred K. Day, Zenia Barrett Munger, Pat Catalino, Ruth Degener, Sophie Kurzanski, Suzanne Wolff, Joyce Cieslar, Ellen Henry, Maryann Schmigel, Nina Vadala, Edward Knab, Dan Rokitka, Jeff Dunbar, Terry Connors and Dorothy Byers.


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