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Reporters' Notebook: July 7, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: A question from legendary baseball pitcher Satchel Paige, born on this date in 1906, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

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DRUMSTICK BEAT – Trinity Church, 261 E. Main St., Hamburg, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for dine-in under the shelter or take-out. For tickets, call 649-4320.

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SUMMER SERENADE – The Buffalo Master Chorale joins the Clarence Summer Orchestra for the opening performance of Clarence Concerts in the Park at 7 p.m. Sunday in Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St. Patriotic favorites, including “Hymn of the Fallen” from the film “Saving Private Ryan,” will be featured. Admission is free. For more info, visit

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NEIGHBORLY – Pitching in to help a neighbor is The Terrace in Delaware Park, which is holding a “Hoppy Hour Benefit” from 6 to 11 p.m. Monday on its upper terrace to support nearby Shakespeare in Delaware Park, which lost $15,000 in sound gear in a burglary last weekend.
A $5 donation will help replace equipment and upgrade security, as will a portion of the proceeds from food and beer, provided by the Thin Man Brewery.

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REUNION ALERT – The Classes of 1963, 1964 and 1965 from LaSalle High School in Niagara Falls will hold a reunion picnic from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 in Fairmount Park, 6812 Nash Road, Wheatfield. Cost is $20 to cover a deejay and a catered meal. Reservations are required. For more info, call 405-7212 or email

The Kenmore East High School Class of 1977 will hold a 40th reunion party from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at Banchetti’s Grove, 550 North French Road, Getzville. Tickets are $50 and include a Buffalo-style buffet and four hours of open bar. Send checks to Tasia Boron Fitzpatrick or Dennis Danheiser at P.O. Box 728, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. For more information, visit the class Facebook page.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Lorna Brewer, Carolyn Raeke, Jennifer Guercio, Mary Ann Kresse, Jennifer Lata Rung, Peyton Thomas Buczkowski, Vertia Winn, Nancy Kelley, Mark Czajka, Judy Quinn, Jack Breen, Kayla Fyfe, James Kruszka, Carla Brogcinski, Paul Milcarek and Mike Schieber.
AND SATURDAY – Cindy Darone, Maryalice Demler, Rodney Appleby, Kilissa Cissoko, Sarah Guitart, Bill Flynn, Cynnie Gaasch, Suzanne Taylor, Dr. Lauren Kuwik, Grace Rizzo, Eleanor Was, Victoria Schaller, Brian King, Lou Bartus, Christine Hunt, Nancy Schwab, Rocco Guadagna Jr., Molly Byrne, Kathleen Robinson Gielow, Sheila Gervase Cain, Caroline Connors, Pat Keller, Barbara McKenna and Kevin Kilmurray.
AND SUNDAY – Adam Zyglis, Christa Foschio-Bebak, Ceci Bair, Capt. Kevin Caffery, Andrew Peterson, Judy Buczkowski, Sherry Sutton, Jessica Hageman, Carol Moran, Monica LaPorte, James Hummel, Toddy Hibbard, Jennifer Giolando, Elaine Pulera, Marilyn B. Yeates, Julie Fabian, Jessica Hageman, Katie Perry, Michelle Warner, Ron Marsowicz and Sis McCormick.

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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