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Reporters' Notebook: July 17, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought from comedian Phyllis Diller, born on this date in 1917, “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.”

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GROWING INTEREST – Volunteers from Home Depot on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst will be guests for this week’s EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Storytime program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Canalside in downtown Buffalo.
The theme is “How Flowers Grow,” which will focus on how to plant flowers and take care of them. Children up to age 8 and their parents will join with the volunteers in planting flowers, which then can be taken home.

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SUMMER SERENADES – The Williamsville Community Band kicks off the Tuesday night series of free summer concerts this week in Island Park in Williamsville, behind Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.
Music starts at 6:30 p.m. An ice cream truck will be on hand and Williamsville Library volunteers will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and pop. In case of rain, this week’s concert will move indoors to the auditorium at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St.

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REUNION TIME – Members of the Cleveland Hill High School Class of 1960 gather for coffee and conversation at 9:30 a.m. on the 22nd of each month in Wegmans Cafe, 675 Alberta Drive, Amherst, unless the date falls on a weekend. This week they will meet on Friday. All fellow alumni are welcome.

The Class of 1957 from St. Teresa’s Elementary School will hold its 60th reunion from 1 to 5 p.m. July 29 in Hopper’s Rush Inn, 2104 Seneca St. Cost is $20, including pizza, wings and pop. For more information, call Carol Lewis Quinnan at 826-1691 or Mario Miranda at 608-6031.

The Kenmore West High School Alumni Association invites all Ken West graduates to an All-School Summer Night Out from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4 in the Grill at the Dome, Brompton Road, Town of Tonawanda. Admission is free. A 50/50 drawing will be held to raise money for scholarships.

The Class of 1977 from Iroquois Central High School will hold its 40th reunion Aug. 12 in the Elma Conservation Club, 600 Creek Road, Elma. Classmates should RSVP by July 28. For more information, call 435-3008.

Aug. 12 is the deadline for reservations for the 50th reunion of the Frontier Central High School Class of 1967. It will be held 3 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 at Hamburg Brewing Co., 6553 Boston State Road, Hamburg. Cost is $55. For more information, call Bev Gordan-Gilden at 689-6640 or visit the Frontier Class of ‘67 Reunion page on Facebook.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Griffin James Saloman, Holly Sootheran, Beth Phelps Kind, Kristen Marie Fredrich, Helen Panza, Nancy Blaschak, Terry Lew, Ryan Miller, Melinda Miller, Sandy Kistka, Ginny Everett, Joe Fecio, Meg O’Malley, Jennifer Fay, Mary Ann Schaller, Denise Bell, Caitlin Augustyn, Brayden Simmons, Artie Kwitchoff, Denny Weiss, Diane Wacker, Margie Manista, Daniel Recktenwalt, Andy Rouchka, Janice J. Radder, Meg O’Malley, Marilyn Moran, Tom Toplisek, Janice J. Radder, Lisa Meegan, Brent Urbanski, Sophia Morgan, Nicole Calderella, Dave Lempko, Rev. Jerome J. Stelmach, Annie Chilelli, Ronald Ratajczak, Ingrid Hines, Adeline Colpoys, Nancy Cardillo and Susan E. Blum.

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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