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Reporters' Notebook: Jan. 22, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from Food Network television host Guy Fieri, born on this date in 1968, “No matter how tough the meat may be, it’s going to be tender if you slice it thin enough.”

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A Whisper on the Wind

If the passing of occasion
Is not genuinely gone
Then a record of its circumstance
Must truly yet remain

And while belonging to a yesterday
Found not suitable for present trend
Still it may be useful confidence
As just a whisper in the wind.
– Jerry Hudson
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PAGE TURNERS – The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will host a visit from Susie’s Books in the hospital atrium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. A wide selection of children’s and adult reading materials will be available. All are welcome.

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NEW FRONTIERS – Guest speaker is Jim Guido, of WNY STEM hub, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program begins at noon with a Great Courses video on “Science Wars of the Late 20th Century.” Admission is free. Bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature.

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EYE FOR ART – The Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University is recruiting volunteers who would like to become docents guiding tours for visitors at the museum. Experience is helpful, but not required. A functioning email address is needed to apply.
Interviews will be held next month. Training sessions will take place in March and April. Applications are available by visiting For more info, call Tara L. Lyons at 286-8295.

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HELP FOR COLLEGE – Applications are being accepted from high school seniors in Erie and Niagara counties for two college scholarships offered by Buffalo’s Italian-American Police Association in memory of two members – Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert S. Insalaco and Buffalo Patrolman David J. Scime – who died in the line of duty in 1987 and 1974, respectively.
Preference will be given to students of Italian heritage and those who are enrolling in a criminal justice program. For more info and an application, visit Deadline for applications is May 1.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Lindsay Emminger, Thea Ostrozinski, Bryan J. Powell, Jay Skurski, Lisa Rodriguez, Renae Kimble, Gillian Sacco, Carol Tirado, Steve Gustafson. Tracy Hirsch, Keri N. Rutledge, JoAnn Hairston, Brendan Chella and Colleen Ryan.

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.


When space permits, Reporters’ Notebook welcomes the opportunity to share light verse on everyday topics, providing that the poems are short, 12 to 16 lines maximum.

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