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Reporters' Notebook: June 28, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, born on this date in 1712, “Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.”

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ALL EARS – A new Puppy Tales story time series begins at 10:15 a.m. Friday in Dog Ears Bookstore and Café, 688 Abbott Road. The six-week program is for children ages 2 to 4 accompanied by an adult.
In addition to stories, each session includes a craft and healthy snacks. Enrollment is free, courtesy of Matthew Whitehead and RealtyUSA. Space is limited. For more info and to reserve a place, call 823-2665.

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TEE IT UP – The Hospice Foundation will benefit as No Frills Buffalo publishing company holds its annual golf outing July 7 at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center. Registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1:30.
Registration is $80 per golfer and includes lunch, a steak dinner and beverages. Tickets for the dinner only are $40. For more info, email or visit

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CATCH THE WIND – Boat owners can learn the ins and outs of competitive sailing in the “Learn to Race” program offered by the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club beginning next month.
A dockside session will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 10 at RCR Yachts and Marina, 284 Fuhrmann Blvd., to explain the rules, the race course setup and race etiquette. A mentor who is an experienced racer then will be assigned to sail with participating boats on three consecutive Tuesday evenings, beginning July 18, to familiarize them with racing techniques on the water.
Boat crews who take part in the program will be eligible to race for the rest of the BHSC race season for the cost of regular membership, which is $50. Preregistration is required. For more info, visit

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MORE REUNIONS – The Riverside High School Class of 1957 will hold a 60th reunion on Aug. 10. For info, contact Shirley Kern at 691-5789, email; or Ruth Dietz at 873-1378, email
The Class of 1967 from Sweet Home High School will hold its 50th reunion Aug. 11 and 12. The Friday night mixer starts at 6:30 p.m. in Brennan’s Bowery Bar, 4401 Transit Road in the Clarence Mall, Clarence. Dinner is from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday in Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Cost for both events is $55. For info and reservations, call Sue Coughlin McCann at 316-4607 or email

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Connie Kelley, Mike Silverman, Cindy Levy, Russ Brandon, Bernadette Aja, Remo Ferrelli, Sister Mary Jean Sliwinski, Matthew Topor, Samuel Jordan, Annette Kemp, Claudette Rogers-Thomas, Avery Allison, Steve Chilcott, Noah Connors, Arthur P. Miller, Geri Shanahan, Edward Blach, Evelyn Hoehn Byrnes, Kitty Siegel, Janet Hilliker, Garrett Rosen, Cathy Leslie, Kathrine D. Snider, Emily Nizinkiewicz and Ann Putz.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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