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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 10, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to President Herbert Hoover, born on this date in 1874, “About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.”

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OOPS! – The organizers of the annual Scouter Citizens of the Year Golf Tournament on Aug. 28 at the Lancaster Country Club report that they submitted the wrong phone number for James Battaglia, the man to contact for information, registration and sponsorships. The right number is 512-6204. Or you can email him at

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SAFETY FIRST – EPIC – Every Person Influences Children will host a free car seat safety program Saturday morning at its national headquarters at 1000 Main St. in downtown Buffalo.
There will be 45-minute car seat safety classes at 9 and 11 a.m.; a car seat safety check, with reinstallation if needed; and special storytelling for children. Unsafe car seats will be replaced. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Registration is required for the classes. For the car seat checks, parents must bring their children with them and pre-registration is recommended. To sign up, call 332-4127 or visit and click on events/workshops.

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ROADWORTHY – The Kenan Motor Exhibition will put scores of cars, trucks and motorcycles on display from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Vehicle registration is $10. Admission for spectators is free.
A Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue will be available for $10 and those who buy dinners will be entered in a drawing for box seat tickets for a Buffalo Bills game. There also will be food trucks and other vendors, music and an appearance by Lauren Fix, the Car Coach.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood donor drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Kenan Center will host a free opening reception for its new exhibit, “Erie Canal, Spirit of Structure: Platinum/Palladium Images by Dennis Stierer and Tillman Crane” from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

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REUNION TIME – The Bishop McMahon High School Class of 1957 will celebrate its 60th anniversary reunion Sept. 16 in Classics V Banquet and Conference, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Classmates who have not already received notice by email should call Janice Mings at 684-0103 or Dolores Kurzdorfer at 835-2387.

The Class of 1967 at Holy Family School will hold its 50th reunion at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 in Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Cost is $35, which includes dinner and beverages. Checks should be mailed to Patrice Jordan, P.O. Box 50, Colden, NY 14033. Deadline is Sept. 15. For more information, call Mary Kelley Curran at 675-2166.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Timothy Patrick O’Neill, Daniel Christmann, Don Van Every, Margaret Kenny, Terry Robinson, Jennifer Bronstein, Joshua Peoples, Dr. Ron Zielin, Joe Federowicz, Claire Hooley, Holly Caci, Carmella Pattacciato, Caitlin Overdorf, Carol Cislo, Olivia Nicole Harper, Sam Rishel, Mary Ann Dossinger, Dan Reisdorf and Les Goodrich.

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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