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Reporters' Notebook: Dec. 8, 2017

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Sam Kinison, born on this date in 1953, “I don’t worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.”

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COOKIE SEASON – Covenant United Methodist Church, 539 Main St., West Seneca, will hold a pancake breakfast and cookie sale from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. All-you-can-eat pancakes are $8. Many varieties of cookies are $8 per dozen.

Coconut macaroons, Mexican wedding cakes and sugar and anise cut outs will be offered at the annual Christmas Cookie Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St., West Seneca.

Ethnic cookies, including kifle, double rings, snowballs, raspberry and apricot thumbprints, nut cups and coconut crescents will be available as St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church holds its annual Holiday Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Church Hall at Abbott and Weber roads, Lackawanna.

The Altar and Rosary Society of St. John XXIII Church will hold its third annual Christmas Cookie Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Parish Hall, Arcade Street and Harlem Road, West Seneca. There also will be children’s activities and a silent auction.

St. Bernard’s Church will hold its annual Cookie Sale and Craft Sale from noon Saturday until sold out in Parish Hall, 1988 Clinton St. Cookies are boxed with a ribbon for gift-giving. Crafts are made by the Parish Craft Club.

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SHOPPING TRIP – The Collins Friends Meeting, a Quaker Church at 2345 Main St., Collins, will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with arts and crafts, a bake sale, theme trays and lunch. For more info, call 207-2886.

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DINNER BREAK – The Bergholz Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will hold its monthly chowder and baked goods sale at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Truck Hall, Niagara Road, Bergholz. Chowder is $1.50 a bowl or $4 per quart with your own container. Containers are available for 50 cents.

Schiller Park Senior Services, 2057 Genesee St., will host a spaghetti dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Dinners are $8. There also is a 50-50 raffle and a basket raffle.

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CHURCH NOTES – St. Anthony’s Parish, 306 Ingham Ave., Lackawanna, will hold its annual celebration of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 11 a.m. Sunday, beginning with the reenactment and procession of roses honoring the Mother of Jesus. Following Mass, traditional Hispanic foods will be available for nominal cost in Drilling Hall.

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville, will present the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. Sunday. Joining the Church Choir will be a brass quintet from the Eastman School of Music. A pre-service concert of baroque and Renaissance music by the York Consort, a historic viol ensemble, will begin at 3:30. A festive reception will follow.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Lisa Travis Christon, Mary Ellen McCormick Siuta, Dolores “Midge” Czerwinski, Della Miranto, Stephen Kelly, Kate Beltz-Foley, David G. Rose, Maddie Golda, Tim Porter, Luretta Davis, M. Kim Yonaty, Paul Sullivan, Megan Mahoney-Beardi, Timothy Streb, Frankie Christiano, Pete Mueller, John Monte, Lyle Foell, .Mary Higgins Smalley, Melanie Czumaj and Paula Dell’Isola.

AND SATURDAY – Colleen O’Brien O’Neill, Joe Head, Richard Lipsitz Jr., Jim Williams, Frank Bachmaier, Rachel Moll, Michael Sasiadek, Cassandra Tabor, Mary Siuta, Stacie Leigh Duderwick, Joe Nowak, Jill Szczesny, Timmer Meegan, Olivia Gehrke, Tom McKenna, William Rauch, Ellen Narins, Patrick Murphy, Marge May and Mike Hooley Sr.

AND SUNDAY – Megan Hamm, Doanne Jackson, Ginger Geoffery, Suzanne Chamberlain Bergman, Ron Henrikson, Sandy Recoon, Yolanda Vega, Bonnie Baginski, Cathy Piasecki, Alice Kick Benker and Jack Pronobis.

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