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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 20, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, born on this date in 1927, “No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn’t take the first pill that comes along.”

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BUCKLE UP – The Attica Police Department and Fire Department will host a child safety seat check from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at police headquarters, 43 Exchange St. Parents who cannot afford to replace a defective or outgrown seat will be provided a new one from inventory on hand.

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HISTORY LESSONS – The Western New York Land Conservancy will host a special history walk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston, which was a canoe landing site for the Iroquois. Leader will be Karen Noonan, a member of the Town of Porter Historical Society and the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee. Tickets are $25. For info, call 687-1225 or visit

Sam Genco of Jamestown is speaker at a meeting of the Chautauqua Township Historical Society at 7 p. m. Thursday in the old Mayville High School, 2 Academy St., Mayville. He will recount the exploits of a 19th century whaler, gold miner and Mexican War veteran who wrote a book entitled, “Three Times Around the World: Life and Adventures of Alonzo D. Sampson.” Sampson is buried near Springville. For info, call 640-7229.

Guest speaker John Eiss will talk about “The Early History of Brewing on the Niagara Frontier” at the next meeting of the Cheektowaga Historical Association at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3329 Broadway.

“How the Huguenots Changed the World with Help from North German Rulers” is the topic when Bonnie G. Flickinger speaks in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation at 7 p.m. Thursday for the Historical Society of North German Settlements in the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield. Many old Wheatfield area families have Huguenot (French Protestant) ancestry.

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CHURCH NOTES – The annual Novena in honor of St. Therese, the Little Flower of Jesus, will begin Saturday and continue through the feast day Oct. 1 at the Carmelite Monastery, 75 Carmel Road. Services each evening will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rosary, followed by Mass led by Rev. Robert McTeigue of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.

Rev. Karl Brenner, former pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in South Buffalo, will be guest preacher Sunday at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services at Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle, as part of its 100th anniversary. Salem and St. Paul merged in 2001.

Rev. Walter P. Grabowski will lead the 55th annual St. Anne’s Day devotion and healing Mass at 4 p.m. Sunday in Immaculate Conception Church, Route 62, Eden.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Gertrude Apfel Berke, Vaughn Keller, Linda Pellegrino, Pamela Pope, Cathy Kempf, Sister Mary Joanne Suranni, Sister Anne Marie Jablonicki, Dan Sikorski, Madeline Lickfeld, Steven Granelli, Katherine Gibbins, Ashley Guzzetta Smith, William Bliek, Teresa Karg, Joe Ehnes, Heather Hassett, Michael Rathke, Joseph A. Anthony, Elva L. Anthony, Karen Chmiel, Sally Harper, Tony Niescher, Valerie Sweetland, Ian Dobrzenski and Dru Weaver.

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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