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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 24, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to self-improvement advocate Dale Carnegie, born on this date in 1888, “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get."

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DECK THE HALLS – Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group will sponsor a Holiday Bazaar and Wreath Sale from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 Pierce Ave., Hamburg. There will vendors and crafters with holiday items, jewelry and beauty products, along with food and desserts for purchase, a cash bar and cats ready for new homes. Place an advance order for a fresh Douglas fir wreath with a bow for $20 by calling 646-5577. For more info, email

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TRUE BLUES – The Buffalo Blues Benefit for Veterans stages a Country Blues Night at 7 p.m. Saturday in The Cove, 4701 Transit Road, Depew. Performing will be West of the Mark, Dark Horse Run, Miller & the Other Sinners, Caitlin Koch and Smokin’ Gun. Admission is $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition. For more info, visit

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REDIALING – Marc Adler, proprietor of Why Not Marketing in Williamsville and an adjunct lecturer at the University at Buffalo and Daemen College, is collecting used cell phones to benefit the Buffalo Zoo. Phones are given to the ECO-CELL program, which refurbishes and resells newer models and recycles materials from phones that no longer can be used. To arrange a donation, call 523-1957.

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GETTING CREATIVE – Artist Andrea Oswald will lead a session entitled “Wine, Women & Art” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. next Thursday in Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Guests will create a pair of decorative holiday wine glasses. Cost is $30 and includes all supplies, wine and snacks. For more info, call 675-0204 or visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Anne Kicinski, Samantha Godzich, Ashley Burns, Scott Scanlon, Omar Fetouh, Carla Connolly, Lorayne Simmons, William Mattar, Noreen Spezio, Jessica DiCarlo, Debbie Rudyk, Katherine Zawadzki, Frances Hecker, Collin Augustyn, Cam Schaller, Kerry Crewson, Bettyann Duguay, Thomas Karg, Ryan Higgins, Linda Janiga, Ronald P. Zimmerman, Donna Byl, Elaine Korczykowski, Eileen Donoghue, Amy Betz Thomson, Vivian L. Pompey, Maureen Maguire and Rudy Montes.

AND SATURDAY – Harrison Stewart Van Horn, Eva Schmidt, Anne Neville, David Sipos, Esther Gulyas, Sharon Belton-Cottman, Norma J. Nowak, Sallye C. Chapman, Victor D. Crews, Herman Manley, Tony Sbriglia, Greg Halt, Lisa Marie Buczkowski, Father Jack Ledwon, Pam Sacco, Linda Snyder, Danielle Fleckenstein, Rob Ball, Debbie Rudyk, Kathleen Murphy, Donna Cartonia, Hayley Safe, Algraphy Graves, Larry Haseley, Lois Justinger, Linda Catalano, Frank Marie and Kevin Gleason.

AND SUNDAY – Jean Sullivan, Dr. Emmekunla Nylander, Adam Rath, Jeanne Colvin, Theresa Manzuk Mazur, Anne Conable, Patricia E. Kelley, Geraldine DeBold, Sharon Mozeko, Taylor Baldwin, Brian Zakrzewski, Carol Gajkowski, Theresa Woloszyn, Jennifer Sieracki, Maryann Transki, Denise Jenner, Jason Cornwall, Thomas A. Ptak, Madison Williams, Janet Bulger, John Luterek, Julie Harrington, Hugh Francis Wolf, Brian Boyle and Jessica L. Marinelli.

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