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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 11, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, born on this date in 1950, “Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.”

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CLEAN HOUSE – State Sen. Tim Kennedy will sponsor a free electronics recycling collection from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in AppleTree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga, in conjunction with Sunnking and Spectrum.
Accepted will be computers and accessories, small home appliances, TV sets and video players. Unacceptable are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, household hazardous wastes, batteries, light bulbs, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, videotapes and anything containing freon, PCBs, mercury or other liquids. For a full list, visit

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HEADS AND TAILS – Clarence Center United Methodist Church, 9760 Clarence Center Road, Clarence, will hold an animal blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a visit from the Buffalo Zoomobile until 2:30 p.m.
All animals must be on secure leashes or in crates or carriers. A photo of a pet is also acceptable. Donations of pet supplies are welcome to benefit local animal shelters. A hot dog lunch, including chips and water, will be available for $2.

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SUMMER FUN – Family activities will be featured as the Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department hosts a Summer Blast from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Clearfield Community Center and Pool, 730 Hopkins Road, Amherst.
Attractions will include inflatables, sno-cones, games in the pool, swimming demonstrations, crafts and visits by local firefighters and police officers.

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TUNED UP – The award-winning Sanborn Fire Company Band, directed by Wallace R. Goodman and assistant conductor Tammy Rohring, will give a free Concert in the Park at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wilson Historical Society on Lake Street (Route 425), Wilson. Lawn chairs are welcome. In case of rain, the concert will move inside the Historical Society’s Barnum Building.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Kim Beaty, Lee Coppola, Henry Davis, Sheldon Berlow, Jennifer Tudor, Ed Harman, Christy Kern, Sheila Haggerty, Bill Pugh, Rev. John T. Hilliard, Tim McNally, Jaden Robinson Pratt, Jim Schaller, Laurie Koehler, Ryan Klein, Jackie Ziolkowski, Frank H. Billittier, Candy Andrews, Lawrence F. Pignataro, Lori Walker, Leon Sobon, Dan Vaught, Jane Glenn, Lori Kelley, Michael Hartman and Rob Cook.

AND SATURDAY – Ben Tsujimoto, Milt Joffe, Matthew DiVito, Heather Kowal, Matthew Bapst, Tim Dickey, Clare Schultz, Gary Earl Ross, Ron Davis, Teresa Alessandra, Jeanne Myers, Eileen Wolmering, Chad Vahue, Joann Lyons, Paul Albrecht, Gregory Bear Morrisette, Morrgan Rosenberg, David Hibbard, Shawna Buczkowski, Geri Salvo, Joseph Daniels, Karin Ricketts McGowan, Donna Gawlik, Henry S. Przepiora Jr., Danielle Kester, Chris LaVenture, Mark Williams Jr., Jack Ryan, Kristine Brown, Katie Farnsworth, Julie DeVorchik and George Shemski.

AND SUNDAY – Christine Bienko, Phyllis Wilkinson, Ron Ehmke, Jo Alfano, Lizz Schumer, Paulette Woods, Jessica Silverman Daggett, Shawn Colvin, Shirley Gill, Joyce Meegan, Jennifer Hibbard, Pat Oliver, Todd Enser, Janet Kuminski, Sue Brown, Terry Moran, Nick Deluca, Richard J. Snyder, Karen Brown, Tina Kester, Jack Rishel, Mike Smerka, Sabrina Schlicht and J.R. Lang.

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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