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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 22, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to our first President, George Washington, born on this date in 1732, “Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.”

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FRIDAY FEAST – Hank Nowak Amvets Post 45, 3071 Abbott Road, is serving a fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday during Lent and through the end of June. Dinners start at $10.50 and include macaroni salad, coleslaw, fries and lazy pierogi. There also are specials and additional menu items. Karaoke follows from 8 p.m. to midnight. For take-out orders, call 823-3147.

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WINNERS WANTED – John Rzeznik and Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls have donated an autographed vintage edition Les Paul guitar as the prize in a special auction from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday hosted by the Auxiliary of Hamburg Post 527, American Legion, 2 Memorial Drive off Evans Street, Hamburg.
The winner needs not be present. There also will be theme baskets. All proceeds will help veterans and their families. Also from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, the Sons of the American Legion will host a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue at the post. Dinners are $10.

The Shriners of Western New York will hold their Spring Meat Raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd. West Seneca. Admission is $2 and includes beer, pop and sandwiches. A special $10 Big Ticket Raffle, for which tickets must be purchased in advance at the Shrine Center, will offer cash prizes of $200, $300 and $500. For info, call 674-8666.

The Seneca Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St., holds its annual Towel Bingo at 1 p.m. Sunday, with beautiful towels as prizes. Admission is $5 and includes a barbecue hamburger, chips, a Bingo board, coffee, tea and dessert. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Additional boards are $1. For more info, call 822-5094.

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SOUP’S ON – Thirteen venues will ladle out samples of special recipes from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in Williamsville’s Soup Stroll. Samples are $1 for a 3-ounce serving, with proceeds benefiting the Food Bank of Western New York.
Taste testers are invited to vote for their favorite. Ballots will be available at participating venues. Maps of the venues will be available at Glen Park Tavern, 5507 Main St., and The Irishman, 5601 Main St.

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TRUE CLASSIC – Deitrich Buxtehude’s “Membra Jesu Nostri,” a 17th century cycle of seven cantatas, each dedicated to a different part of Christ’s crucified body, will be performed in Latin at 4 p.m. Sunday in Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville. Admission is free. A reception will follow. For more info, call 633-7800.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – George Mayers, Mark Sikorski, Sister Mary Rosalina Pawlak, Cole Grayson Schaller, Pat Roche, Marlene Sweet, Mary Holmwood Beck, Don Copoulos, Becky Whited, Ann Huczel, Mary Mercuri, Jerry “Hoss” Pasnik, Sis O’Donnell, Marilyn Fazio and Mary Christie.

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

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