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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 22, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to longtime Los Angeles Dodgers baseball manager Tommy Lasorda, born on this date in 1927, “Talking about your troubles is no good. Eighty percent of your friends don’t care and the rest are glad.”

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REUNION TIME – Last-minute correction for info submitted by the Mount St. Joseph Alumnae for their annual Mass and luncheon in Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. The date is not next month. It’s this weekend – Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $27. Call Judy Douglas at 688-6833 or email jdouglas021@gmail.com.

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NIGHT TO HOWL – Fix-A-Bull WNY will present Stand Up For Pits, featuring comedian and actress Rebecca Corry and other funny folks, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St.
Tickets are $40 and are available online at standupforpits.us. Proceeds will benefit spay and neuter programs for pets.
Doors open at 4 p.m. with a donation drive for the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter and pets available for adoption.
The wish list for donations includes blankets and bath towels, liquid laundry detergent, cat litter, canned food for dogs and cats and Kong brand toys.
A silent auction begins at 5. For more info, call 310-7644 or email info@fixabullwny.org.

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WEEKEND MENU – Grace Lutheran Church, 174 Cazenovia St., will hold a spaghetti dinner and giant basket raffle from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Dinners are $8 adults, $3 kids 4 to 12, and include meatballs, salad, dessert and beverage. Proceeds will help send the church’s youth to a conference next year in Texas. For info and donations, call 822-0553.

The Sodality of Our Lady at Fourteen Holy Helpers church will host a roast beef dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Monsignor Ebner Hall, 1345 Indian Church Road, West Seneca. Dinners are $13 and include three sides, a beverage and a slice of cake.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 930 Lake St., Angola, will hold a spaghetti dinner featuring their prize-winning sauce from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Dinners are $9 adults, $8.50 seniors, $5 for kids 5 to 12, and include salad, beverage and dessert. For info, call 549-0063.

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OLAF ONLINE EXTRAS

LICKIN’ GOOD – The Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., Clarence, kicks off the annual Heart of Texas Ointoberfest BBQ Cookoff with an admission-free preview tonight. Gates open at 5 p.m. for barbecue samples from the contestants. The Witches Brew Bar and Cafe will be open and the band Miller and Other Sinners will provide Southern soul music from 6 to 9 p.m. on the main stage.
Oinktoberfest judging takes place at noon Saturday as part of the second weekend of the Farm’s Fall Festival. Categories for judging will be chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and shoulder, and beef brisket. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. A second competition, the Backyard BBQ & Rib Oink-Off, will take place Sunday.
Fall Festival hours are 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 both days, with discount tickets available at Wegmans. For more info, visit greatpumpkinfarm.com.

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PLAN AHEAD – Licensed real estate broker Sally Ball Conover from the Olear Team at MJ Peterson will provide advice on the real estate topics for older adults during an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in Brookdale Orchard Glen, a senior living community at 6055 Armor Duells Road, Orchard Park. Light refreshments will be served and those attending will have a chance to win one of two $50 Wegmans gift cards.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Marc Adler, Robert Shibley, Laurie Brown, David Merrell, Betty Ann Wilson, Norm Murray, Brandon Kuczmarski, Amy Heumann, Hadar Borden, Denise Daniels, Celeste Shaw, Nick Giarratano, Sue Campbell Klinshaw and John Helinski.

AND SATURDAY – Ani DiFranco, Rose H. Sconiers, Parker Fay, Karen Regensdorfer, Debbie Merrifield, Stanley Kopiasz, Tabitha McCabe, Sister Mary Gloria Lewandowski, Kenneth J. Turner, Ellen Zelasko, Leann Guzzetta, Bridget Hall, Pam Gibbins, J. K. Karb III, Jacob Yots, Susie Kellogg, Zachary McGowan, Marypat Schlicht, Dean Roman, Patrick McNamara, Andrew Kuczmarski, Jerry Tomassi, Chris Whitney and Nora Rose Murphy.

AND SUNDAY – Paula Voell, Byron Brown, Christine Urbanek, Matt Enstice, Sharon Levite, Elizabeth Kraengel, Rosemarie Bonare, Rob Moll, Hilly Colwell, Joan MacKenzie, Michael Safe, Tea Zastempowski, Barbara Kobos, Joan Everett, Amy Lagowski, Jim Grabowski, Dave Mazurowski, L. Dave Szymonek, Eric Pittorf, Ronald Wilk and Pennie Dallas Dannic.

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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