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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 22, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: A complaint from comedian Rodney Dangerfield, born on this date in 1921, “My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won’t drink from my glass!”

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NIGHT TO REMEMBER – Monday is the deadline for reservations and sponsorships for the annual Spirit of Sharing Dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 hosted by the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce in the Cheektowaga Senior Center, 3349 Broadway.
Each $25 sponsorship will provide a resident from a local nursing home with an evening that includes dinner, entertainment, favors and a visit from Santa. For more info, call 684-5838 or visit cheektowaga.org.

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TREASURE TROVE – Hundreds of items from the former Horsefeathers Architectural Antiques & Hollywood Hank’s, additional items from the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester and a 1936 Plymouth coupe that has been in storage for 50 years will be up for bids in a two-day multi-estate auction Friday and Saturday at Schultz Auctioneers, 11177 Main St., Clarence.
Admission and parking free. No reservations required. Previews begin at 8 a.m. both days, with the first auction at 10. There will be an advance preview from noon to 4 p.m. today. For more info, call 759-2260 or visit SchultzAuctioneers.net for photos and descriptions.

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GRAB A SPOON – St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St. at Union Road, West Seneca, will host its monthly free community dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The menu includes chili with crackers, bread, beverages and dessert. Donations are welcome.

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STEP OUT – The Depew Falcons will hold their 12th annual Fall Dance, featuring the music of Crash Cadillac, from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday in the Falcons Club, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew. Admission is $15 and includes beer, pop and snacks. A cash bar is available. For more info, call 984-1160.

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SLEEP TIGHT – Author Cathleen J. Lang, who began writing her bedtime storybook, “My Little Light,” as a child, will visit Dog Ears Bookstore and Cafe, 688 Abbott Road, for a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. A coloring contest also will be held. For more info, call 823-2665 or visit dogearsbookstore.org.

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LIFE SAVERS – The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls, will host a free program at 6 p.m. next Wednesday for those who want to learn how to use Narcan to revive someone overdosed on an opioid. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 285-8381 or email UUNiagara@gmail.com. The presentation will be given by the Erie County Health Department with kits supplied by the state.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Shawn Kabza, Rev. Ramona Scarpace, Paul Zittel, Andy Ross, John Valby, Ina R. Chapman, Tammy Starzynski, Kevin Sylvester, Terry Weidmann, Charles Perison, Erica Murray, Michael Murray, Elizabeth Persson, Marie Fronczak, Eulaine Ball, Romuald Igielinski, Christina Sobczyck, Beth Burdick, Mary McEwan, Rob Moore, Meghan Swiatek, Cameron Chase, Michael Hurley and Jack Lipomi.

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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