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Reporters' Notebook: July 18, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to astronaut John Glenn, born on this date in 1921, “There is still no cure for the common birthday.”

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DRUMSTICK BEAT – St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, drive-thru only, from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners are $10 and include roasted potatoes, a roll, homemade coleslaw and a brownie. For reservations, call 297-6421.

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TOWER MUSIC – Tatiana Lukyanova from First Church of Christ Congregational Church in New Britain, Conn., will be a guest performer in this week’s Wednesday evening carillon concert at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville. Music starts at 7. Admission is free. Also playing will be the Celtic Spirit Pipe Band.

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SUMMER SERENADE – The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Stefan Sanders, makes a special appearance in the Clarence Summer Orchestra’s Concerts in the Park series at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St. In case of rain, the concert moves to the auditorium at Clarence Senior High School, 9625 Main St.

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MARK THE DATE – The proposed state constitutional convention will be the topic at the 42nd annual North Tonawanda City School District Retirees Luncheon on Sept. 6. All retired employees should receive a postcard with details. Those who do not should call 695-7576.

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REUNITING – The 40th reunion for the Class of 1977 from Riverside High School will take place Friday evening in the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, 76 Pearl St. For details, call Lauren Poveromo at 316-9372.

All students from Transfiguration Elementary School are invited to an informal evening Aug. 4 from 4 p.m. onward in Flying Bison Brewery, 840 Seneca St. No reservations are required. They will meet again for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6 in Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark St., followed by brunch. For information, call Rich Gurbacki at 361-1145. To RSVP for Mass and brunch, email

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Dale Anderson, Val Derenda, Mary Beth Carter O’Connor, John-Paul Stiglmeier, Susan Grabenstatter, Eleanor Whelan, Frank Mesiah, Richard Anthony Fontana, Anna Fatta, Shana Stegner, Kevin Haggerty, Jonathan Hunt, Jerry Marino, Patricia Zatko, Jay Neubecker, Lauren Zelasko, Lucas Zelasko, Misty S. Yeates, Owen Lounsbury, Cindy Barrett, Lois Thurnherr, Colleen Ferratella, Rev. G. Scott Comrie, Mark Golimowski, Mary Bartholomay Bostwick, Janine Premo, Caitlin Bondanza Louth, Gordy Barabasz, Courtney Meegan, Caitlin McNamara, Danielle Crane, Nicholas Christmas, James Patrick Gallagher, Rimas Nusteikis, Nancy Trapp and Pat Rozmus.

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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