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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 1, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to cartoonist Tom Wilson, creator of “Ziggy” and born on this date in 1931, “Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.”

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FINAL BELLS – Linda Dzuris, of Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., will be guest carilloneur at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the last performance in this summer’s Carillon Concert Series at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville. The DaCapo Saxophone Quartet also will play.
Admission is free. Lawn chairs are welcome. Refreshments will be available for purchase at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit

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FEAST YOUR EARS – The Accademia Piano Ensemble from the Accademia Concertante d’Archi di Milano, Italy, will give a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center in the Grand Theatre in the former Niagara Falls High School at 1201 Pine Ave.
A VIP dinner at 5:30 p.m. will feature traditional family recipes from the restaurants in Niagara Falls’ Little Italy. The musical program will feature a “Stradivarius Surprise.” VIP tickets are $30. General admission is $20. To buy tickets, call 282-7530, ext. 0, or visit

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SAVE THE DATE – The Lancaster New York Historical Society will hold its 30th anniversary dinner at 1 p.m. Aug. 19 in Ripa’s Restaurant, 4218 Walden Ave., Lancaster. All are invited. Tickets are $25, pre-sale only.
Checks payable to the Lancaster, N.Y., Historical Society should be sent to 40 Clark St., Lancaster, N.Y. 14086. Deadline for ordering tickets is Aug. 12.

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LEGAL STANDING – The Niagara Law Center will hold a Criminal Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program for attorneys and other legal professionals Sept. 23 in St. Vincent’s Hall at Niagara University.
Guest speakers at the daylong criminal law and procedure seminar are expected to include renowned criminal defense attorney Jim Harrington, senior partner at Harrington & Mahoney; Colleen Curtin-Gable, chief of the Homicide Bureau at the Erie County District Attorney’s Office; and Roderick Quebral, principal counsel for the Eighth Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee.
For more information, call Niagara University CLE program director Ryan Thompson at 286-8324 or

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Shannon Albee Milligan , Robin Coventry, Mark Butler, Cleveland Fleming, Selina Volpatti, Teresa Reile, Winston Chang, Kathleen Rooney, Tiffany Crews, Betty Lewis, Stella Barnashuk, Ashlyn Tiberio, Jeanette Shields, Brad Kovach, Frances Klys, Denton Jajkowski, Sue Cummings, Jo Polowy, Sue Lampke, Ed Marschner, Kenny Liszewski, Father John Love Kuhlmann, Elaine Schroeder, Matt MacMillan, Cassandra Cimasi, Betty Brewster, Sister Catherine Taberski, Dan Kumiega, Lorraine Dissette, Mary Clare Kurzanski, Sam Palmisano and Marquita Emmons.

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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