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Reporters' Notebook: Jan. 26, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite film line from actor Paul Newman, born on this date in 1925, “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”

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WINNERS WANTED – A meat raffle Saturday evening in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 101 O’Connell Ave., will benefit the church restoration fund. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The raffle begins at 6:30. Admission is $5. There also will be basket raffles and door prizes.

St. Jude the Apostle Parish will sponsor a meat raffle from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda. Advance tickets are $6 and are available in the church office at 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. Tickets at the door are $8. All tickets include beer and pop. There also will be basket raffles.

The Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster, will host a theme basket raffle Sunday afternoon. Admission is free. Doors open at noon. First drawing is at 3 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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CHURCH NOTE – The Choir of Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville, will present “Compline-by-Candelight,” an ancient candlelit end-of-the-day service, at 7 p.m. Sunday. Music will range from Gregorian chant to contemporary works by modern mystics. Admission is free. All are welcome.

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SHARE THE WARMTH – The Ladies of Charity of Catholic Charities have begun collecting new and gently used blankets, sheets, towels and comforters in Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda to include in Fresh Start packages for people in need who are being assisted by Catholic Charities.
Collection sites are at the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department, 16 Nash Road, Kenmore; St. Paul’s Church, 33 Victoria Blvd., Kenmore; St. Andrew’s Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda; St. Timothy’s Church, 565 East Park Drive, Town of Tonawanda; St. John the Baptist Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda; and the Knights of Columbus, 1530 Kenmore Ave.
A collection barrel also will be set up in the Sheridan Park Fire Hall, 378 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda, during Friday night fish fries in February and March. For more info, visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Millie Korn, Bud Seidenberg, Dr. Gale Burstein, Barbara Keating, Kevin Purdy, Bill Noltee, David Nathan, Hannah Weinberg, Jason Lempke, Gess Nola, Francis Faltisco, Irene Kenner, Evelyn “Tulip” Mietlowski, Zach Voss, Dawn Ruszczyk, Susan Peek, MaraLyn Adams, Larry Jones, Joe Zoyhofski, Kerry Kelton, Jim Nowicki, Shyrl Mosa Duderwick, Mary Ann Stoldt, Dr. Cheryle Hart, Frank Capuano, Jill “Cage” Mikulec and Deanna Shaw.

AND SATURDAY – Murray Weingarten, Juanita Tillmon, Hans Mobius, Nomiki Konst, Dr. Phil Glick, Zachary Bohen, Jim Messana, Sarah Burdick, Bert Gustafson, Rebecca Sokolowski, Barb Jakubowski, Maria Clare, Donna Benson, Donna Dudek, Robin Kosmowski, Dina Kaczmarz and David Irizarry.

AND SUNDAY – Amy Hagen Whelan, Evonne Ostrozinski, Stanton Hudson, Garaud MacTaggart, Craig Zakrzewski, Phyllis Salerno, Brett Williams, Nora Ryan, Beth Cheney, Connor Dzierba, Anna Battaglia, Mary Rose Burns, Tim Siderakis, Jon Wright and Gemma Chase.

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