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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 16, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to journalist Elizabeth Drew, born on this date in 1935, “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.”

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GETTING CLOSER – Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster, will hold a Halfway to Dyngus Day Party from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday with free Polish food and Polish music. There will be drink specials on Polish vodka, beer and Krupnik. For info, call 681-8387. Technically, Dyngus Day is only 4½ months away. Next year it falls on April 2.

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BORN TO SHOP – The Women of Wayside Presbyterian Church, 5017 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, will host their annual Shopping Spree from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with unique gift and food items, including pot roast sundaes on Saturday. Admission is free.

The Women’s Association of Maryvale Drive Presbyterian Church, 425 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, will present their annual Harvest Holiday Bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with handmade gifts and baked goods, white elephant tables and a lunch. Theme tray drawing is at 2.

The Varsity Club at John F. Kennedy High School, 305 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga, welcomes more than 80 crafters for its annual Autumn Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the gym and cafeteria. Admission is $1. Kids get in free. Lunch will be available.

Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1459 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, will hold a Vendor Fair with more than two dozen vendors and crafters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There also will be a vendor-sponsored raffle. Vendor tables are available for $30. Call 260-1217.

The Historical Society of the Tonawandas holds its second annual Niagara Frontier Antiquarian Book and Paper Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda. Admission is $5.

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GRAB A PLATE – New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., West Seneca, hosts a free community meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The menu includes meat loaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, Jell-O salad with pineapple and dessert. All are welcome.

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CHURCH NOTE – “Christ Be My Light,” a concert of prayer through music in English, Polish and French, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark St.
The Kalina Singing Society will perform in Polish and English. Also featured will be Mary Palmer with Family and Friends, the Mutuyimana Family from Rwanda and the Corpus Christi Choir. Admission is free.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Dorothy Cybulski, Michael Haggerty, Phyllis Horton, Steve Finch, Carol Hageman, Paul Ziebarth, Chris Kempf, Elaine Lewandowski, Judy O’Leary, Keith McClure, Katrina Ziolo, Kevin Coffee, Dan Farry, Liam Allman, Matt Darnley, Margaret McDermott, Jordan Lyn LeBarron, Alyssa Sole, Dan Locche and Nadine Kowalec.

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