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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 19, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought in the wake of the Cleveland winning streak from author Roger Angell, born on this date in 1920, “Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young.”

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HALLS OF IVY – More than 80 schools will be on hand Wednesday evening for the annual College Fair at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Drive, Town of Tonawanda. A panel discussion on college topics takes place at 5:15 p.m. The fair in the school gym opens at 6:30. All students and parents are welcome.

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OLD SCHOOL – Blessed Trinity School alumni and friends will meet for the annual Alumni Sunday next weekend. A 9:30 a.m. guided tour of the landmark church at 317 Leroy Ave. will be followed by a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. and an all-class reception in St. Charles Hall.
Members of the Class of 1967 should call Fred Smith at (516) 426-5965 or email regarding additional anniversary activities.

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MIDWEEK EATS – St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners are $10, drive-through only. To reserve, call 297-6421.

Covenant United Methodist Church, 539 Main St. at Union Road, West Seneca, will serve a chicken and biscuit dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Dinners are $9 adults, $5 kids under 8, and include homemade desserts and a beverage. For more info, call 674-6869.

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MARK THE DATE – Thursday is the deadline for reservations for the Northtown Christian Women’s Connection triple feature from 6 to 8 p.m. next Monday in Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
Following a full-course buffet dinner, there will be a presentation on jewelry making by Erika’s Bead Creative and Suzanne Buckingham with a “Treasure Chest of Timeless Truths.” Cost is $25. Call 836-4525 or 775-5002.

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Ely Parker

RELIVING HISTORY – A Civil War soldier, Brigadier Gen. Ely S. Parker, will be portrayed by his great-great nephew Al Parker at the next meeting of the West Seneca Historical Society and Museum at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St.
Ely Parker, a Seneca Indian, was born in Pembroke, volunteered for the war, was commissioned as a captain of engineers and eventually became Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s military secretary. He was selected to transcribe the terms of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. The public is invited. A $5 donation is requested.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Mallory Veronica Smith, Dr. Courtney McLean, Sue Funk, Dan Bylsma, Marcia Gutfeld, Erin Habes, Carolyn Haggerty, Angela Filipski, Spenser Glynn, Rebecca Cole, Masion Connelly, Sammy Lamancuso, Bill Wiate, Tom Edington, Derek King, Richard Borczynski Jr., Chrissy Jelonek-Bomaster, Amy Goudy, JoAnna Maria, Erin Genevieve Hibbard, Cheryl Krajna, Deb Scahall, Velma Parmer, Nicholas Pronobis, Trish Crowley, Jake Czumaj, Griffin O’Donnell, Joanne Ehrenreich and Sandy Rickard.

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