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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 16, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, born on this date in 1854, “I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.”

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WING IT – South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, at 136 Cazenovia St., is starting a Wing Night from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Chicken wings are 65 cents each, minimum order of 10, eat-in only. Add fries for $1.50. For info, call 825-9557.

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HARD AT WORK – Professor Howard Stanger from Canisius College, an expert on labor history, is guest speaker at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program begins at noon in the Ring of Knowledge on the library’s main floor with a Great Courses video on “The 1892 Homestead Strike.”
Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or buy one at the library’s Fables Cafe nearby. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History and Nature.

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HEAVY WEATHER – Environmental advocate David Kowalski will lecture on climate change at the next meeting of the Western New York Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room A209 in the Classroom Building at SUNY Buffalo State. Kowalski serves on the planning committee of the Climate Justice Coalition and administers the blog “ReENERGIZE Buffalo.”
Admission and parking are free. Visitors should go to Lot I-37 off Iroquois Drive, where parking passes will be available beginning at 6:30.

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MAGIC MOUNTAINS – Retired Erie Community College professor and librarian Judi Geer will give a talk, “Our Adirondack State Park: The Most Protected Real Estate in the U.S.,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Aurora Town Public Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Aurora Town Library, the lecture is free, but pre-registration is required. Call 652-4440.

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PLAY TIME – Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle at McKinley Parkway and Whitfield Avenue, will host a vendor show and game night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Donation is $10 and includes Bingo cards for 10 games, with prizes from different vendors. A theme basket auction will benefit Eden cheerleaders. For info, call 824-2787.

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REUNION ALERT – Members of the Cleveland Hill High School Class of 1960 will gather for their monthly coffee session at 9:30 a.m. next Monday in Wegmans Cafe, 5275 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. All alums are welcome.

The Class of 1965 from West Seneca High School will hold a dinner-dance Nov. 17 in Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. Reservations are needed by Nov. 3. For info, call Patti Rothenberger at 677-4157.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Katherine Struebing, Matt Glynn, Carol Kociela, Drew Longman, Kevin Lombardo Jr., Carole Geisler, Elaine Davidow, Michael Skowronski, Mary Jo Giambelluca, Patty Gilmour, Paul Czamara, Quinn Marie Carver, Peggy Earsing, Connor Goff, Scott Merkwa, Geneve Smith, Rev. David G. Griffin, Theresa Dodolak, Josephine Gambino, David L. Clark and Sara Sullivan.

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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