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Reporters' Notebook: June 6, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: An observation from actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein, born on this date in 1952, “How time flies when you’re doin’ all the talking.”

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TEA TIME – The United Methodist Women of Lockport Emmanuel Church will serve as hostesses for the Beechwood Service Guild’s annual Spring Tea from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. All are welcome.

The seventh annual Mother, Daughter & Friends Tea Social will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Tickets are $35, $25 for kids 12 and under, and include lunch and the annual Fancy Hat contest. Proceeds benefit the African American Cultural Center’s Paul Robeson Theatre, its Pine Grill Jazz Reunion and cultural programs for youth. For tickets and info, call 884-2013.

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MEDIUM RARE – The Orchard Park Lions Club will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International at its annual Steak Roast from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Wings Meeting Place, 3964 California Road, Orchard Park. Tickets are $30 and are available at Gary’s Barber Shop, 4329 S. Buffalo Road, Orchard Park.

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DRUMSTICK BEAT – More than 4,000 are expected to attend the 62nd annual East Aurora Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Hamlin Park, Prospect Avenue and South Grove Street, East Aurora. Tickets are $10 advance, $11 in the park. For more info, visit

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William Kowalski

HOME TRUTHS – Acclaimed novelist and Buffalo native William Kowalski will launch his latest book, “The Best Polish Restaurant in Buffalo,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St. For more info, call 837-8554 or visit

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VITAL KNOWLEDGE – A panel discussion, “Domestic Violence: What You Should Know and Do,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph University Parish Community Center, 3269 Main St. Panelists are Cameron Balon of Crisis Services, Stephanie McKeel of Haven House, Samantha Klos of the Child Advocacy Center and Amy Fleishauer of the International Institute. It’s free and open to the public.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Sheila Benevento, June Feuerstein, Sheila Meegan, Mark Andol, John Kociela, Jacob Fay, Rose Stoklosa, Camille Boczar, Linda Cotter, Tom Kaminski, Sean Seivert, Patrick Losito, Khristin Pietraszewski Degli, Chris Wilczak, Sheila Meegan, Marc Mutka, Nathan Moser, Patrick Lesswing and George Kvacek.

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