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Reporters' Notebook: June 8, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to architect Frank Lloyd Wright, born on this date in 1867, “A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”

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NIGHT MOVES – A Full Moon Walk, guided by a Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve naturalist, will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Mill Street entrance to Amherst State Park in Williamsville. Registration is required. Call 683-5959.

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CALENDAR DATE – The Western New York Federation of Women’s Clubs will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Moonwinks Restaurant, Jackson Hill Road, Cuba. President Linda Momberger of Castile will set up committees and ask for speaker suggestions. Guests are welcome. For reservations, call (585) 493-2028.

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Phoebe Lapine

EAT RIGHT – Chef Phoebe Lupine, New York City-based author of “The Wellness Project: How I Learned to Do Right by My Body Without Giving Up My Life,” will offer recipes and tips for healthy eating at a special lunchtime edition of the Larkin Square Author Series at 12:15 p.m. Friday in the Filling Station Restaurant, 745 Seneca St. Lunch will available for purchase. For more info, visit

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LOOKING SHARP – Hats of every color, size, shape and style will be shown at the Great Lakes Baptist Association Women’s Auxiliary Hat Extravaganza Luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olive Baptist Church, 701 E. Delavan Ave. Want to be a model? Call 832-4778.

“Summer Breezin’ ” is the theme as the St. John’s AME Church Dunamis Men of Valor Ushers hold their annual fashion show and vendor showcase at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Family Resource Center, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Donation is $10, $5 for youth 12 and under. For more info, call 285-6432.

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RIP IT UP – The Rotary Club of Buffalo will host a Shred-a-Thon from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ferguson Electric, 333 Ellicott St. Donation is $10 per box. Proceeds from document shredding will benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Rotary Rads-Kids Clubs children’s spaces in nine city libraries.

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EXTRAORDINARY STORY – "The Quest: A Fairy Tale with Attitude" will be presented by the North Tonawanda Youth Center Theater Club at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Youth Center Auditorium, 35 Grant St., North Tonawanda.
The play, written by Eddie McPherson, is directed by Colleen Wiechec and Rachel Kielaszek. Admission is a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the North Tonawanda Food Pantry.

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From left, Thurman, Annika and Patti Thomas.

SPECIAL POWERS – Costumes are encouraged for the Buffalo Superhero Race and Wellness Walk on Friday evening in Delaware Park. More than 1,200 people are expected to take part in the event on the Ring Road.
The 1.8-mile walk will start at 6:30 p.m. from the parking lot of St. George's Orthodox Catholic Church, 2 Nottingham Terrace, followed by the 5K race at 7:15. It will be followed by a party featuring food, beverages, live music by Playing With Monsters, superheroes in costume, prizes, a bounce house and other kids' activities.
Honorary chairs are Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, his wife Patti and their daughter, Annika, who will give a keynote speech.
Entry fee is $35 for the run, $30 for the walk, $15 for kids 6 to 12 and free for those under 6. Proceeds benefit mentoring programs for people with mental health challenges. For more info, visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Denise Ruszala, Susan Danahy, Scott Pankiewicz, Frank Levin, Ralph Hernandez, Holly Hughes, Dale Mussen, Marshall Glover, Debra Dickman, Jeffrey Powell, Dennis Merrell, Diane Halt, Judy Skrzydlewski, Ava Moran, Sandria J. Banks, Patrick Swiatek, Nicole Tasca, Dawn Dzubella, Marilyn Ruggerio, James Andrew Smith, Joe Grabka, Charlie E. Ramsey, Herb Berlin, Elijah Bao-XiQi, Juanita Romance, Sharon Shull, Jimmy Barrett, Brady Januchowski, Brice Januchowski, Nicholas Beacham and Sheryl Molloy.

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