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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 18, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Elayne Boosler, born on this date in 1952, “I know what men want. Men want to be really, really close to someone who will leave them alone.”

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WELCOME MAT – All differently abled people, their families, caregivers and friends are invited to the monthly social from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church, 9656 Main St., Machias. Among the attractions will be popcorn, games, face-painting and a clown. For information, call 449-2814 or 353-4171.

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CHURCH NOTE – The Newman Center at SUNY Buffalo State, 1219 Elmwood Ave., next door to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, will celebrate the coming feast day of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa with a Polka Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Featured will be the polka band Special Delivery. Polish treats will be available afterward. For information, call 882-1080.

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LICKIN’ GOOD – The Western New York Railway Historical Society will host a Wendel’s chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. Sunday until sold out at the Orchard Park Train Depot on South Lincoln Avenue adjacent to the Orchard Park Library. Dinners are $10. Proceeds will benefit restoration of the depot, which will be open for tours. For more information, call 662-7002.

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DOGGONE ADORABLE – Find a new four-legged friend at Petpalooza at Canalside in downtown Buffalo from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Sponsored by NYS Citizens Against Puppy Mills, it will offer vendors, food trucks, live music from the Duke James Band and 2nd Time Around, and a variety of dogs and other animals for adoption.
Buddy, the big white pit bull, a hit at the first Petpalooza last year, will be back in his booth from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., offering kisses for $1. Admission is free.

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The Jim Tudini Big Band

SWING AND SWAY – The 11-piece Jim Tudini Band, featuring saxophonist Bobby Militello, will play for an outdoor Big Band Dance Under the Stars from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St. Donation is $10. Beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase. For information, call 833-0298.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Liz Vetrano, Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich, Ralph Perry, Tova Reinhorn, Todd Santos, Althea Luehrsen, Ilario Rose, Helen Creahan, Dennis Ward, Jim Safe, Samantha Renaud, Jay Kelley, Bill Brown, Raymond Jedrysik, Melanie Santora, Jeffrey William Yeates, Cindy Wurster, Doug Kilian, Samantha Curtiss, Ann O’Connor, Connie Carlson Sherry, Evelyn Hooper, Kaiden Hartmann, Kyle Schmitt and John Czech.

AND SATURDAY – Keira Dickey, Joseph Kuwik, Jeremy Miranda, Tim Shelter, Fran Cirbus, Susan Gallo, Annette Pinder, Katie Burd, Bruce Adams, Colleen McCarthy, Kathy Furlong, Mary Ellen Kosis, Tom Prisaznuk, Ed Mirowski, Bob Kuminski, Conor Bain, Dean Brucz, Robert Joslyn, Adele Wiechec, Mary Pat Klein, Sharon Marsowicz, Mary Ellen Lawrie, Annette Theis, Ann Schunk, Linda Agone, Lynn Kotowski, Kevin Peterson, Helen Zittel and Isaac Paul Clifford.

AND SUNDAY – Mark McMahon, Matt Nagel, Derrick Parson, Kathleen Wiltrout, Monteil Gregory, Mickey Taczkowski, Ken Safe, Macey Kovach, Mary Federico, Tom Bain, Bob Morowski, Denise Beck, Linda Bishop, Patrick Farry, Barbara Bronkie, Dan Nycel and Maryann Condrell Notaro.

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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