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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 27, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: An observation from our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, born on this date in 1858, “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”

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BOO! – The Holy Name Society of St. Mark’s Church will host a 21-and-over Halloween party tonight in St. Mark’s Gym, 399 Woodward Ave. at Amherst Street. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door, and include beer, wine and pop. Outside snacks are allowed.
There will individual and group costume prizes, plus a live performance by a famous alumnus. For tickets, visit

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KEEP ON ROCKIN’ – Music Is Art, which promotes music in the community, will benefit as Exit 2 Bar & Grille, 3191 Eggert Road in Colvin-Eggert Plaza, Town of Tonawanda, holds a Rock-tober Fest from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
There will be a beer tent, a costume contest, music from the Boys of Summer and a silent auction featuring a guitar signed by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls. Tickets are $5, 21 and older only.

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PASTA PLUS – Maryvale Drive Presbyterian Church, 425 Maryvale Drive off Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, holds its annual spaghetti dinner and theme tray raffle from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Dinners are $9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 kids 4 to 10, and include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, beverage and dessert.

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Sisters of St. Francis in Williamsville will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence. Dinners are $10 adults, $5 kids under 10. There also will be door prizes, auctions and the popular “Nun-Sweeter” bake sale. For more info, call 632-2155, ext. 687.

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ALL TUNED UP – Mount St. Mary Academy’s award-winning musical groups – the Jazz Ensemble, the Concert Band and the String Orchestra – will give their Fall Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of the school, 3756 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. The Dance Team will be featured in their first indoor performance of the year. Tickets are $8 at the door.

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Henry Kissinger by Philip Burke

FACE FORWARD – Personalities dating back to the late 19th century are reflected in “Faces of Western New York: Portraits from the Gerald Mead Collection” in the Townsend Gallery at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Accumulated over the past 30 years by artist and curator Gerald C. Mead, who teaches in the design department at SUNY Buffalo State, the exhibit includes photographs, drawings, paintings and prints from artists such as Brendan Bannon, Philip Burke, Robert Longo, Milton Rogovin, Cindy Sherman and Anthony Sisti.
The exhibit will officially open with a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. It will remain on view until Nov. 27. For more info, visit


BOO, TOO! – The Town of Cambria and the Cambria Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual Kids’ Halloween Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Cambria Fire Hall, 4631 Wilson Cambria Road. Admission is free. All are invited.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jimmy Snajczuk, D. Christopher Burns, Donn Esmonde, Doris Jones, Overseer Jeffery Bowen, Cheryl Williams, Colton Schmidt, Dave Szymonek Sr., Marge Manhard, Beth Knodel, Sophia Lawrence, Nadine Thress, Rasmus Ristolainen, Brian Hassett, Gary DeRouche, Mark Pronobis and Kathy Pratt.

AND SATURDAY – Jamie Petersen, Jack Eichel, Marie Suprinick, Ed Kilgore, Rachel Filipski, Tim Myers, Ashlee Blewis, Tammy Sasiadek, Gavin Rathke, Dawn Dixon, John Pochepan Jr., Morgan Farry, Dana Cassiano, Deborah Brucz, Paul Kowalewski, Darlene Lyons, Dorothy Felder, Leon Parmer, Ashley Billittier, Debbie Yerke, Ken Najuch and Tom Rybarczyk.

AND SUNDAY – Hank Valentine, Leslie Foschio, Salvatore Scrivo, Freddie Cheek, Jeffrey Ware, Erica Kane, Pam Wigant, Daryl Meyer, Carol Swiderski, Karen Pawenski, Roger Heymanowski, Pat Kurzanski, William Group, Marie Mills, Rachel Lea Knopf, Erin Holstein, Margaret Solari, Gail Warner and Patricia M. Grasha.

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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