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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 28, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to naturalist and ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson, born in Jamestown on this date in 1908, “Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.”

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PROUD PAST – Explore Buffalo will sponsor a free lecture on the history of Hamburg at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the SS. Peter and Paul Church, 66 Main St., Hamburg.

The speaker will be the author of several books on Hamburg history, Jack Edson, director of the Hamburg Library and a former member of the Hamburg Preservation Commission.

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Problems

Though many problems can occur,
You have to see right through the blur,
Stay driven like a chauffeur.
We’re all animals without fur,
Just ignore the murmur.
Pay attention during a lecture,
Even when there’s a lot of pressure,
You have to stand tall and strong like a structure.
– Wil Alfanador

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ARROW SHARP – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will host a bow hunters’ education class from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. next Monday, Labor Day, and Sept. 6 at Hideaway Archery, 12749 Cottage Road, South Dayton. There is no charge for the class.

Those who take part must attend both days of classes to receive a certificate. Class is limited to 35 students and participants should be at least 12 years old.

Pre-registration is required. To register, visit register-ed.com. For more information, call the sheriff’s office at 938-9191 or the State Department of Environmental Conservation at 372-0645.

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REUNION ALERT – The deadline is Sept. 8 for payments for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1967 at Lafayette High School, which will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 30 in Banchetti’s by Rizzo, 550 North French Road, Getzville. Classes of 1966 and 1968 are welcome. Tickets are $50 and include a deluxe dinner, gifts and deejay music. Call Carolyn Patti at 833-9758, Michelle Petrone at 832-6149 or Irene Curro Stevens at 867-8538.

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OOPS! – Thanks to Jim DiSarno for a correction on the date for The Gathering, a reunion of all men who played any sport in the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association during the 1960s.

It will be Oct. 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. Tickets are $30. For tickets and more information, call DiSarno at 998-9322, Tim Mooney at 481-6878 or Jim Cavanaugh at 807-6606.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Emma Kathleen Concannon, Adam Emminger, Nancy Standish, Monica Zucco, Lynda Ciminese, Isabel Komornicki, Berta Brown, Susan Grelick, Jason McCarthy, Dr. Ryan Maine, Brandon Powell, Emma O’Hearn, Otis McGurn, Greg Wiltrout, Irma Bolden, Louise Porter, Barb Was, Rick Zelasko, Bob Rader, Molly Griffin, Patricia M. Hughes, Ray McGurn, Ray Degli, Mike Murphy, Hope Cheney, Lola Anderson, Zach Williams, Tom Callahan, Chris Muszynski, Nathan Siffringer, Zenon Katrij, William Griffin, Mark Blake, Jillian Grace Dobrzenski, Larry Palys and Erin Noe.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email olaffub@buffnews.com or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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