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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 5, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author and journalist Arthur Koestler, born on this date in 1905, “Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.”

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ON THE WING – Get to know Monarch butterflies before they make their long journey south in a program entitled “Masters of Migration – Watching Monarchs” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday in Genesee County Park & Forest, 11095 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany.
In addition to close-up encounters with the creatures, there will be demonstrations of tagging and information on how to help preserve them. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $5. Call (585) 344-1122. For more info, visit the Parks section at

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CLEAN SWEEP – Dozens of lake and river shoreline sites in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties will get cleaned up in the 32nd annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 16. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to take part and will enjoy a free picnic for helping. Home base will be Woodlawn Park, Route 5, Hamburg.
Last year the Beach Cleanup removed 66,830 pounds of debris from 230 miles of shoreline in New York State. For info and locations, call Lake Erie coordinator Sharon Trembath at 549-4330 or visit

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THE WAY IT WAS – “Creating and Collecting Roycroft” will be the theme of a special Roycroft History Course this fall in the Roycroft Power House, 39 S. Grove St., East Aurora, across from the Roycroft Inn.
First session will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 14, when Ben Little, a Roycroft Master Artisan and partner in the Schoolhouse Gallery, does a historical reenactment of Herb Buffum, superintendent of the Roycroft Cabinet Shop in the early 1900s.
Additional classes will be held Sept. 28, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26. Cost is $25, $10 for Roycroft Campus members. For more info and to register, call 655-0261 or visit

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LEGAL EAGLES – The Niagara Law Center is sponsoring a Continuing Legal Education program entitled “A Criminal Law Primer and More: Technique, Technology and Trafficking,” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in St. Vincent’s Hall at Niagara University.
Speakers include Colleen Curtin-Gable, chief of the Homicide Bureau in the Erie County District Attorney’s office, and Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center.
Cost is $100 for the morning session, $75 for Bar Association of Niagara County members, or $200 for both sessions, $150 for BANC members. The program offers one CLE credit in ethics, 3.5 CLE credits in skills and 2.5 CLE credits in law practice management. Registration ends Sept. 15. Contact CLE coordinator Lori Shawver at 438-5030 or email

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Bill Dengler, Ryki Zuckerman, Dick Rasmus, Scott Gehl, Alan Pergament, Janine Elkin, Suzanne Belz, Rose Marie Simonick, Gary Bradley, Melissa Evers, Clay Speidel, Sarah Cheney, Dave Roberts, Jessica Korkomaz, Kathaleen Burke, Rose Purdy, Jerry Schoemick, Kristi N. Burch, Brigid Missel, Lisa “L.C.” Ciepiela, Frank Stock, Mary Uzar, Pat Hughes and Randy Schworm.

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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