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Reporters' Notebook: July 13, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Buffalo Bills quarterback and Congressman Jack Kemp, born on this date in 1935, “Winning is like shaving – you do it every day or you wind up looking like a bum.”

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BARGAIN TIME – The Orchard Park Historical Society holds its annual lawn sale and theme basket auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Jolls House Museum, 4287 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Taffy’s Shake Truck will be on hand beginning at noon both days.

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HOT WHEELS – The seventh annual Meghan Redenbach Memorial “Man Up” Car and Bike Show takes place Saturday at the East Amherst Fire Hall, 9100 Transit Road, with registration from 9 a.m. to noon and awards at 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday.
The show is in memory of the Royalton-Hartland High School student who lost a two-year battle with cancer in 2010. Fulfilling her wish to help other children with cancer, proceeds benefit the Man Up Memorial Award, Carly’s Club and Make-A-Wish Foundation of WNY.
First 100 participants get dash plaques. All makes and models are welcome. Registration Saturday is $20. There is free admission for spectators, a basket raffle, silent auction, food and music. For more info, call Mike Redenbach at 772-2646 or 868-0564.

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COOL THOUGHT – Beat the heat from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, when the United Methodist Women hold an ice cream social. Proceeds will support mission work.

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LACE UP – A 30-mile relay run Friday from Jamestown to Dunkirk will kick off the 21st annual Laurel Run, which supports programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It begins at 8 a.m. at the Resource Center, 75 Jones & Gifford Ave., Jamestown, and concludes with a victory celebration from noon to 2 p.m. in Washington Park in Dunkirk.
The main Laurel Run activities are Saturday in Silver Creek, with a 5K fitness walk and 1K fun run at 8:30 a.m. in the village square, then an 8K race at 9. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Prizes of $100, $75 and $50 go to the top three men and women in the 8K event. Team awards also will be given. Want to run? Call 661-4735 or visit laurel-run.com.

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One of last year's Tiny Garden Contest entries.

GARDENS TO GO – Garden lovers can visit up to 30 locations in the annual Williamsville Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Or they can bring along a garden of their own.
Visitors are invited to created themed portable container gardens and enter them in the Tiny Garden Contest. The public will vote for their favorites and winners will be awarded Golden Gnome trophies and other prizes.
Tiny Garden registration is 9 to 10 a.m. at the Garden Walk Welcome Tent at Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Williamsville, where free gift bags will be given while supplies last. For more info, visit walkablewilliamsville.com.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Ed Vidler, Sara Vescio, Michael Starzynski, Kyra Meyer, David Drebot, Ron Morello, Brittany McCabe, Sister Aileen Marie Wroblewski, Sister Mary Nicolette Wichrowski, Jeff Hodge, Arlene Szalay, Shawntae Warren, Lori Hannah, Denis Camp, Cherie Lunger, Jordan McGuire, Elizabeth Clancy, Charlie McMahon, Joshua Taylor, Annette Lombardo, Bob Zasowski and Emily Szewczyk.

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

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