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Reporters' Notebook: Jan. 5, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to former German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, born on this date in 1876, “All parts of the human body get tired eventually – except the tongue.”

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SHARE THE WARMTH – The West Seneca Lions Club will hold a clothing drive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the WNY Federal Credit Union, 1937 Union Road, West Seneca.
The drive will benefit the Friends of Night People, the Veterans One-Stop Center and Buffalo City Mission. There also will be diabetes screening and a Shred-It document shredding service.

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HOLIDAY FINALE – St. Francis of Assisi Church, 150 Broad St. at Clinton Park, City of Tonawanda, will hold its annual Epiphany Concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. It’s free and open to the public.
Featured will be local church choirs and instrumental ensembles from St. Francis of Assisi Church, First Presbyterian Church, Grove Street Christian Church, St. Jude’s Church, the Epiphany Horn Ensemble, soloist Samantha Olewnik, the Woodwind and Piano Trio and the First Presbyterian Hand Bell Choir.

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TAKE A SEAT – “Propel Yourself: Learn What It Takes to Serve on a Board of Directors” is the topic at the next dinner meeting of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in The Foundry, 1738 Elmwood Ave.
Panelists Jennifer Owen and Susan O’Sullivan from the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County will talk about board training available locally, how to join a board and what boards look for in a director. Cost is $40, $35 for NAWBO members. Register online at

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Kelly Naab, Michael Grier, Curt Hallis, Lillie Wiley-Upshaw, Judy Thielman, Zemgus Girgensons, Caleb J. Lorefice, Janice Fornasiero, Sunny Caci, Mike Villagomez, Sam Kolodziej, Tracey Thauer, Tina Weisedel, Thomas “Kinsey” Koza, Seamus Kilmurray, Father Marcin Posada, Father Conrad Stachowiak, Raymond Zientara and Jerry Noworyta.

AND SATURDAY – Megan Schumacher, Nino Tempo, Alex Pilarski, Sharon Shantler, Doris Collins, Johnny Bohen, Scott Enser, Ezra N. Rich, Red Clouden, Ken Smerka, Meredith McEwan, Nicholas Holstein, Dylan Empric, Donna Boyd and Sue Stievater.

AND SUNDAY – Vince Pesce, Lori Mik, Morris Titanic, Dick Munschauer, Sue Bartus, Hannah Tornquist, Butch Graham, Tyler Silverblatt, Kate Carver, Donald E. Morrow, Dr. Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Jim Kruger, Ann Haettich, Eloise Zoyhofski, Kiley Hartman, Michael Nowicki, Andy Russo, Sherrie Lemke and Bob Sprenger.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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