OLAF FUB SEZ: According to billionaire investor Warren Buffett, born on this date in 1930, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”
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BARGAIN HUNT – Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport, will hold an attic treasures and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, followed by a bag sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. There’s also an early bird night from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with a 50-cent donation.
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GOOD READS – South Buffalo’s Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, is beginning a new series of “Puppy Tales” storytime sessions on Sept. 8 for youngsters ages 2 to 4. The sessions begin at 10:15 a.m. on Fridays for six weeks. Each session features three stories, a craft and healthy snacks. Cost is $25 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For info, call 823-2665.
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AFTER HOURS – The Amherst Youth & Recreation Department has limited openings in its after-school programs at the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road; the Williamsville Youth Center, 5005 Sheridan Drive; and the Amherst Youth & Family Center at the Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive.
The programs are open from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday during the school year. An extended program until 6 p.m. is available. Children are bused from their schools according to district guidelines.
Special programs are offered, along with daily homework help, outdoor games, arts and crafts and age-appropriate activities. For more information and registration, call 631-7132 or email email@example.com.
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BEST FOOT FORWARD – Look for the Tonawanda Firefighters, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 0859, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Twin Cities Memorial Highway and Young Street in the City of Tonawanda. They will ask motorists to pitch in donations for their second Fill the Boot campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Their first Fill the Boot campaign for MDA in May brought in more than $8,640.
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LONG ROAD BACK – The 2016 documentary film, “Recovery,” which follows West Seneca native Matthew Faulkner on his comeback from a severe traumatic brain injury, can now be seen for free via online screening at https://filmfreeway.com/project/recoveryfilm.
Faulkner, who was in a coma for nearly six weeks after an auto accident, was able to complete his studies at Canisius College and now is an auditor at a local division of NRG Energy. Faulkner and the film’s director and producer, Ryan Monolopolus, a high school friend from West Seneca, hope that making the film available to a wider audience will increase awareness about therapy for traumatic brain injury.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jerry Sullivan, Celine Murray, Cindy Monaco, Rhonda A. Ricks, Laurie Foster, David J. Klostermann, Dionne Williamson, Joe Hastreiter, Bridget Martin, Judy Gorlewski, Cy Murphy, Sister Mary Susanne Dziedzic, Davis Podkulski, Levi Kujawa, Callen Lorenzo Louth, Paul Ziolkowski, Mary Smith, Roseline Dufresne, Jason Pawlak, Genevieve Zengierski, Rachel Matecki, Cindy Kocialski and Norm Stoj.
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