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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 25, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from cartoonist and children’s book author Shel Silverstein, born on this date in 1930, “If you’re a bird, be an early bird. But if you’re a worm, sleep late.”

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SCIENTIFIC METHOD – A discussion led by Jim Guido, a retired physics teacher and a leader in the WNY STEM Hub, will be featured at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series.
The program begins at noon in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo with a Great Courses video on “Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It.”
Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe nearby. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature.

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TWILIGHT TIME – The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours networking session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lake Erie Seaway Trail Visitor Center, 4968 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, with wine tasting from Ten Thousand Vines, snacks and a tour of the center. The program is $10, free for Hamburg Chamber members. To reserve a spot, click on “Events” at

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PLACE SETTINGS – The Hillery Memorial Scholarship Foundation and Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School will celebrate the 60th anniversary of their partnership Thursday at an awards dinner in Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna.
Honors will be given to 1964 Timon alum John Collins, Timon supporter Mike Lucarelli, Mount Mercy Academy principal Margaret Staszak and academic and sports standouts Bob Chambers and Mel Palano. For reservations, call 826-3610, ext. 222, or email

Mike Fletcher

The Buffalo Harbor Museum will hold its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Lofts on Pearl, 96 Pearl St. Guest speaker Mike Fletcher, a professional diver, will give a presentation on “The Buffalo Shipwreck That Changed My Life.” Tickets are $35 and reservations are required. Call 849-0914.

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REUNION ALERTS – Organizers of the 50th reunion of the Lafayette High School Class of 1967 are putting out a last call to classmates. It’s from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday in Banchetti’s by Rizzo, 550 North French Road, Getzville. Classes of 1966 and 1968 are welcome. Tickets are $50, cash only at the door, and include a deluxe dinner, gifts and deejay music. Call Carolyn Patti at 833-9758, Michelle Petrone at 832-6149 or Irene Curro Stevens at 867-8538.

Reservations are due by Sunday for the 50th reunion of the Class of 1967 from St. William’s School. The reunion will take place Oct. 21 with Mass at 4 p.m. in St. John XXIII Church, formerly St. William’s, 1 Arcade St. at Harlem Road, West Seneca, and a dinner at 6 p.m. in Christe’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility in the Southgate Plaza, 1056 Union Road, West Seneca. Call Maureen Coughlin Tabaczynski at 949-7513, Ann Geary Dennis at 481-2428 or Ted Swiatek at 491-8171.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Grace Patricia Kelly, Herman Trotter, Luke Moretti, Mike Curry, Sue Trabert, Michael Colvin, Donna Burger, Arminta Gustafson, Jan Jones, Jim Mule, Vincent J. Notaro, Ann Galli, Brian Pettitt, Maeve Sheehan, Meghan Sheehan, David Richards, Anthony Sole, Sally Schworm Allen and Judge Joseph O’Donnell.

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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