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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 20, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to rapper and actor Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Broadus Jr. on this date in 1971, “If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general math money.”

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WINNING TICKET – Friedens United Church of Christ, 190 Vandervoort St., North Tonawanda, will open its Fall/Holiday Theme Basket Auction at 10 a.m. Saturday, with drawings at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes a set of 26 basket tickets.

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SOUP’S ON – Niagara Hose Fire Company No. 3, 74 Wheeler St., City of Tonawanda, will hold a chowder sale at noon Saturday. Cost is $4 per quart. Advance orders are accepted from those who drop containers off early.

The Third Ward Social Club, 147 12th Ave., North Tonawanda, also has a chowder sale at noon Saturday featuring the Famous St. Joe’s Recipe.

The annual Kiwanis Club of Marilla Soup Tasting will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Marilla Community Center, 1810 Two Rod Road, featuring about 30 crockpots of all-you-can-eat soup or chili, plus salad, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $10, $5 kids aged 5 to 10. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis community projects. For info, call 652-7608.

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MAIN COURSES – The Holy Name Society of the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, holds a pork chop dinner and theme basket auction in Seibert Hall beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Dinners are $11 adults, $6 kids under 12. For more info, visit

Covenant United Methodist Church, 539 Main St., West Seneca, hosts an Apple Fest from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Menu includes a roast beef or pork sandwich, salt potatoes, coleslaw, an apple dessert and beverage for $10. For info, call 674-6869.

The Holy Name Society of St. Pius X Church, 1700 North French Road, Getzville, will serve an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, with eggs, sausage, home fries and beverages, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 adults, $6 seniors, $2 children under 12.

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CHASING THE BLUES – Buffalo Blues, having raised more than $10,000 for the Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition, hopes to generate even more with a compilation album showcasing a host of leading local musicians. Half a dozen or more of them will help launch the album at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St.
On stage will be Alison Pipitone, Dirty Smile, Doug Yeomans, Grace Lougen, Hayden Fogle and Jony James, along with special guests. Tickets are $10 advance, $13 at the door. For more info, visit

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REUNITED – The ABC Bel Canto Choirs and the Chautauqua Youth Chorale will join voices at 4 p.m. Sunday for their 23rd annual Together Again Concert in Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Amherst.
Bel Canto’s Bravo and Vivace choirs will perform for the first time this season and many styles of music – from folk to pop to classical – will be featured. A reception and craft show will follow. Admission is free.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Caroline Kelly, Amie Godzich, Ed Cuddihy, Keith Radford, Francisco Vasquez, Sushil Amlami, Carolyn Koelmel, Holly Pietraszewski, Dorothy Mazur, Amanda S. Vallone, Sue Sasiadek, Sue Graham, Bob Felschow, Cammi Beck, Chris Ulrich, Brian M. Stachewicz, Sister Mary Barbara Juszkiewicz, Katie Ernst, Tim Kennedy, Gloria Blesy, Nicole Johnson, Bud MacVittie, Will Lorenz, Mary Driscoll Chriss, Denise Moll Lanz and John M. Lachut.

AND SATURDAY – Catherine Carter, Georgiana Smith, Shakeel Ahmad, Mark Grisanti, Jodi Johnston, Jan Reicis, Carol A. Esposito, Maritza Vega, Joan LaMendola, Steven Podkulski, Lisa Kessler, Patrick N. Dunbar, Dolores Wiepert, Bruce Moser, Brandi Schafer, Liz Reiler, Whitney Mendel Sader and Kelly Schuster.

AND SUNDAY – Tom Farry, Allison Gordon, Colin Patrick Conners, Pat Fitzgerald, Charles Riley, Cathy Carfagna, Mark Gaughan, Len Lenihan, Fortunato Pezzimenti, Jerry Zremski, Nelson R. Locher, Tom Toles, Mary Ellen Prell, Sister Madeline Marie Jedrzejewski, Judy Tomassi, Allison Cutrona, Dawn Geisler-Fulater, Arianne Davidow, Tara Hatrick, Ken Kabacinski, Tracy Hooley, Denise Donahue, Eloise Popp, Roger Becker, Gert Luther, Denise McCabe, Nazelle Binnette, Barbara Clark Ambrose, Carol Bingert, Laurie Burgasser and William McLeister Wolf.

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