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Reporters' Notebook: March 29, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from comedian Amy Sedaris, born on this date in 1961, “Don’t leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.”

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FREE FOR VETS – In honor of National Vietnam War Veteran’s Day today, Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home will provide a free dinner from the Chef’s Restaurant food truck to all veterans with proof of service and active duty military personnel from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lakeside and Curtin Funeral Home, 1340 Union Road, West Seneca. Dinners for spouses and family members will be available for purchase. No reservations required. For more info, call 674-5776.

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FISHING LINE – Although many people believe that Lent ends on Easter Sunday, it’s officially over after today. Nevertheless, fish will continue frying on Good Friday.

The Bennett Wells Post 1780, American Legion, 1356 E. Delavan Ave. at Courtland Avenue, serves a fish dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. Cost is $10 and includes cake. Combination dinners and other desserts also are available. For advance orders, call 449-6668.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Athol Springs, hosts a BW’s fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Social Center. Dinners are $11 and include beverage and dessert. Cheese pizza also is available for $3.

Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1459 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, holds its eighth annual Krolick’s fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Dinners are $12 and include dessert and beverage. For info, call 491-6205.

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HOW TO COPE – Kenmore Presbyterian Church, 2771 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, is sponsoring a seminar on “Grief and Loss” at 1:30 p.m. today in the church library. Leader will be Beth Randall, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University at Buffalo. All are welcome. There is no charge.

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Doreen Boyer DeBoth

WRITE ON – Four local authors will autograph their books and talk about facing their fears and following their dreams in a Women Empower Women program from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Santosha Holistic Center, 22 Lafayette Blvd., Williamsville. Admission is free.
Taking part are Anna Marie Sinatra, author of “The Coach’s Playbook for Life,” Doreen Boyer DeBoth, author of “A Closer Look at the Guaranty Building,” Dory Richardson, author of “Un-Stuck: When Frogs Turn into Princes,” and Jenn Sinatra MacNeil, author of “My Vision, My Truths.”

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BACK IN TIME – Six dances will be demonstrated and taught as the Amherst Victorian Dance Society hosts a Victorian dance open house and workshop at 7 p.m. next Wednesday in Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. Society members in Victorian attire will assist the dance master in teaching.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Dress for guests is casual. Singles are welcome. For more info, call Mike Dowling at 634-7594 or visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Joy Saxe, Paul Cambria, Geoffrey Fitzhugh Perry, Jane Burke, Judy Domnik, Kathy Driscoll, Laurie Volkenner, Madeline Haggerty, John Robert Forster, Mike Rauls, Lemoyne Rhoades, Colin Becker, Shelby Stisser, David Greaves, Kristy Gossel, Benny Franklin Constantino, Bryson Rachura, Neil Sullivan, Ted Drews Jr., Allen Zakrzewski, Emma Oar, Emory Dean Grodek, Chandler Cotter and Dan Cronmiller.

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