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Reporters' Notebook: March 30, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought for Good Friday and Passover from Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, born on this date in 1853, “The best way to know God is to love many things.”

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GIVING BACK – Kingdom Kulture Youth will mark Easter weekend with a day of service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Compass House Resource Center, which serves the needs of runaway and homeless teens. They will prepare bags of food and clothing, do painting and listen to stories from Compass House residents.
“The focus of Kingdom Kulture is to provide mentorship and for youth to build relationships with other youth from various churches,” says organizer Stephanie Foreman. For more info, call her at 361-7922 or email

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TODAY’S CATCH – The Holy Name Society of St. Mark’s Church, 399 Woodward Ave., will serve a Good Friday fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haddock and fried clam dinners are $11. Combo platters are $15.

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WILLING WORKERS – The Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca is sponsoring a poster contest for students from kindergarten through 12th grade with the theme, “Save the Pollinators – Bees and Butterflies.” Cash prizes will be awarded in four age categories. First entries will be accepted April 22. Posters will be put on display in May at the West Seneca Senior Center. For more info and entry forms, call 677-4843 or visit

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NOTHING BUT NET – Kaylee Kryszoff, 13, of Depew, has such sharp aim with a basketball that she’s earned a spot in the national Elks Hoop Shoot competition April 21 in Chicago. She scored the highest number of baskets in her age category to win local, state and tri-state contests.
According to former Elks official Frank Barry, she is on target that in a competition where contestants had to shoot 25 baskets, she made all 25. “If she wins in Chicago,” Barry says, “Kaylee will be a national champion.”

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Mary Ann Kirisits, Adriana Adriv Viverette, Carolyn Human, Sean Kennelly, Lisa O’Gorman, Sister Mary Francelita Machnica, Jim Russell, Larry Evers, Butch Lickfeld, Travis Lickfeld, Jim Dole, Bev Copoulos, Caden Rosen, Liam Rosen, John Vuich, Cindy Roberts, Jeanne Kabacinski, Debra Palkowski, Hinako Bird, Bob Kazeangin, Sue Cooper, Wallace Kasper, Bill Henneberry, Jen Braun, John Vuich, Renee Biscotto and Jean Cline Sager.

AND SATURDAY – Lisa Ceglia, Victoria Cipollone, Arlene Kaukus, Susan Copley, Laurie Lisowski Frey, Jeremy Schafer, Lois Floreale, Sarah Jankowiak, Joan Turner, Rose Marie Schumacher, Ron Knapp, Veronica Cavan, Sam Vullo, Ken Partridge, Katie Casey, Gail Montedoro, Ruth Stechenfinger, Kaitlyn M. Griffin and Noreen Tharnish.

AND SUNDAY – Deborah Bacon Kuczkowski, Kelly Swann, Cheryl O’Donnell, Alexandra Wachowski, Michelle Eisen, W. Paul Ganley, Barbara Miller-Williams, Nancy Fischer, Lauren Hall, Emma Mariani, Bobby Mascia, John Mudie, Bonnie Werdein, Kenny Kovach, Frankie Brady Bellanti, Pascal Giallella, Mary Ann Sole, Mary Gibbons, Cheryl Utech Cummings, Ken “James Bond” Kovach, Michael McGavis, Cheryl Franklin-Cook, Ellen Giunta, Jake Reid, Rob Chmielowiec, Jon Monaco, Adeline LaVenture, Sister Ann Helene Koenig, Barbara Hastings, Sister Karen Joseph, Sister Mary Christine Marie Luczynski and Sister Mary Ursuline Hilinski.

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