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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 6, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, born on this date in 1926, “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.”

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PASTA TIME – The chefs at South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St., will serve a spaghetti or rigatoni dinner with homemade sauce and meatball from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight. Extra meatballs and Italian sausage are available. For info, call 825-9557.

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CHAUTAUQUA CHAT – Dusty Nelson from the Chautauqua Foundation at Chautauqua Institution is guest speaker 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 “Benjamin Graham and Value Investing.”
Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature.

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AFTER YOU VOTE – The Town of Hamburg Recreation Foundation will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Hamburg Senior Community Center, 4540 Southwestern Blvd. Tickets are $12, pre-sale only at any reception desk from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the Senior Community Center. Proceeds benefit Hamburg’s Adult Day Service. For info, call 646-0255.

More than 30 artists will offer items from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the annual Holiday Craft Sale in the atrium of Beechwood Homes, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Proceeds benefit Beechwood’s resident recreation programs.

Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle at McKinley Parkway and Whitfield Avenue, will hold an Election Day baked goods and chili sale from 8 a.m. Tuesday until sold out. Free flu shots for those with insurance cards will be given from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Chet Fery, the Bread Man

CALENDAR DATE – The Women’s Club of Orchard Park will hold their monthly meeting at noon Wednesday in the Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St. Guest speaker will be Chet Fery, the Bread Man. New members are welcome.

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TOUGH TALK – “Negotiating: How to Come Out on Top of This Balancing Act” is the topic of a panel discussion when the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) meets Wednesday evening in The Foundry, 1738 Elmwood Ave. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6. Cost is $40, $35 for members. Register online at
Panelists will be Dottie Austin, principal at Career Partners International Buffalo Niagara; Patricia Gillen, partner in the law firm Duke Holzman Photiadis & Gresens; and Michelle Barron, CEO of Women in the Spotlight Goinglobal and executive director of Dress for Success Buffalo.

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REUNION ALERT – Classmates interested in helping plan the 40th reunion of the Class of 1978 at West Seneca East High School should contact Ron Schenk at

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WILL TO WIN – Victory Sports Global Outreach, a non-profit agency that provides equipment at little or no cost for athletes, teams, schools and leagues that can’t otherwise afford it, is holding an open house and collection drive for St. Nick’s Holiday Mission from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Victory Sports Donation and Volunteer Center, 9393 Main St., Clarence.
Donations of new or gently used sports team gear are needed, along with monetary contributions and corporate sponsorships. For info, call Doug Rifenburg at 523-4210, email him at or visit the website at

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Shannon Goodberry, Howard Cadmus, Kimberly Stehlar, Chico Plarr, Eve Willard, Austin Meidenbauer, Sam Reinhart, Jackie Wazny, Colin Smith, MacKenzie Szakacs, Kathy Mecca, Brett Armbruster, Daniel Fabian, Scott Smolarek, Jean Kisker and Dan Harig.

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