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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 26, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French novelist Victor Hugo, born on this date in 1802, “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”

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HUNGRY? – The kitchen is serving beef on weck sandwiches and 65-cent wings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this evening in South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, at 136 Cazenovia St. Wings are eat-in only. For more info, call 825-9557.

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CRAFT WORK – Guest speaker is Alan Nowicki, program director of the Roycroft Campus, 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 Emerson and the Transcendentalists. Admission is free. You can 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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EARLY TIMES – “Schoolhouses of Yesteryear” is the topic of a special program at the meeting of the Sanborn Area Historical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn. Speaker will be Karen Sherwood of the Niagara History Center. Admission is free. For more info, visit

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HOLIDAY ON ICE – The fourth annual Parkinson’s Ice Skating Party will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Canalside in downtown Buffalo. Believed to be the only event of its kind in the nation, it invited people with Parkinson’s disease to enjoy the ice by riding ice bikes. The party, sponsored by the pharmaceutical company Lundbeck, is free for the Parkinson’s community. Reservations are not required.


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Andrew Martinko

HOW HE BUILT IT – Andrew Martinko, CEO and co-founder of Suncayr, winner of last year’s 43North competition, is the featured speaker in the next installment of Daemen College’s Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. Suncayr developed a sticker that changes color to show when sunscreen is no longer effective. His talk is free and open to the public.



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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Matt Skipper, Ray Kleinfelder, Renee Frydrych Andreeff, Lewis Hoffman, Robert W. Keating, Victoria Burton, Agnes Bugenhagen, Molly Blatt, Chick Evans, Richard Cowan, Ayris Gonzalez, Greg Comrie, Lucia Ferratella. Derek Forney, Jane Turner, Robert Carney, Tara Rogowski, Charles Heberlein, Debbie Dodolak, Elizabeth McIndoo, Lorraine Pawlowski and Renee C. Zimmerman.

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