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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 10, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to singer and songwriter Oscar Brown Jr., born on this date in 1926, “I’ve always lived by this golden rule/ Whatever happens, don’t blow your cool.”

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TURNING TABLES – Go out to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner today at one of 90 restaurants in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties that are taking part in the 15th annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser and help those affected by HIV. The eateries will donate 25 percent or more of their proceeds to the treatment and prevention services provided by Evergreen Health.
KeyBank will match donations by diners dollar for dollar up to $10,000. KeyBank employees also will volunteer at many of the restaurants. The ride-hailing service Lyft will offer diners a 20 percent discount on rides of $10 or more between 5 p.m. and midnight for those who enter DINEOUTWNY in the Lyft app. For more info and a full list of restaurants, visit

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MARK THE DATES – The Women’s Club of Orchard Park will hold its next meeting at noon Wednesday in the Orchard Park Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. New members are welcome.
The club will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its annual scholarship luncheon at noon Saturday in the Columns Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. In addition to raffles and prizes, there will be a musical performance by Melody Nardone and the St. John Vianney School Chorus.

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UNCORK NEW YORK – Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will host a wine tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Cotter Hall, featuring Finger Lakes wines from O-Neh-Da and Eagle Crest vineyards. Donation is $15.

Twenty wineries from Western and Central New York will offer samples beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday as the Shriners of WNY present “Wines at the Shrine” in the Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. Tickets are $25, two for $45, and include a wine glass, hors d’oeuvres and the wine. For info, call 674-8666.

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BEAUTIFUL DOLLS – The Niagara Frontier Doll Club will host its 30th annual Doll Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the University at Buffalo Center for Tomorrow on the North Campus in Amherst. Theme is “Local women empowering local women.”
Admission is $5. Children under 12 are free. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Stella Niagara Women’s Respite Program and the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center. For more info, visit the club’s page on Facebook.

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Angelo LaDuca

INSIDE LOOK – Painter Angelo LaDuca, of Grand Island, will give a talk, “What an Artist Thinks About When Doing a Painting,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Art Gallery at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. He also will meet the public at a reception from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. A exhibit of his paintings is on display there through the end of the month.

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LACE UP – The seventh annual Lou Reuter Memorial Scholarship Run will be held Sunday morning at Ben Franklin Elementary school, 540 Parkhurst Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. A fun run and walk begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 5K run at 10.
Entry fee is $20, $10 for those under 21. Yogurt, fruit and water will be available after the race. For those over 21, there’s a party at Caputi’s Sheridan Pub, 2351 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. For more info, call Brett Banker at 871-3082 or email
Reuter, who died in 2009, was a longtime Kenmore East High School social studies teacher and football coach. The press box at Adams Field, home of the Kenmore East Bulldogs, is named in his honor.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Kelly Canazzi, Lauren Hartmann, Eric Brauen, Marian Kelly, Nancy Parisi, Pam Righter, Denise Kielzak, Tyler Cole, George Colvin, Judi Gersic, Ian Edbauer, Reed Lukasavich, Helen Dingboom, Steve Gedra, Shawn Jenner, Jeff Siuta, Mary Ann Creean, Christina M. Billittier, Nancy Vedella, Brian Bauer, Carolyn Fox, Dolores Schlottman, Dorothy Tintor, Joanne Montemarano and Don Jok.

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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