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Reporters' Notebook: April 9, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite lyric from musical satirist and mathematician Tom Lehrer, born on this date in 1928, “I hold your hand in mine, dear,/ I press it to my lips./ I take a healthy bite/ From your dainty fingertips.”

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SNACK TIME – The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary hosts the Popcorn Shack, a specialty popcorn maker, in the hospital atrium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Proceeds benefit the hospital.

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MARK THE DATE – The Eggertsville Community Organization meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville.

Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a Welcome Back Spring Luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Transit Valley Country Club, 8920 Transit Road, East Amherst. All are welcome. For info, call 634-5455.

A book exchange is planned when the Women’s Club of Orchard Park meets at noon Wednesday in the Orchard Park Municipal Building, 4295 S. Buffalo St. It follows a board meeting at 10:30 a.m.

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Kelly Hayes McAlonie (Photo by Douglas Levere)

BUILDING BLOCKS – The president of the board of the Lipsey Buffalo Architecture Center, Kelly Hayes McAlonie, is the speaker in the Imagine Lecture Series at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Central Library in Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo opens at noon with a Great Courses video on great cantilever bridges.
Admission is free. You can purchase lunch at the library’s Fables Cafe or bring your own. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature.

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LEGAL EAGLES – Paralegal Night, where professionals in the field talk about their work in the federal and state courts, business and corporate law, banks and real estate, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 101 of the Business Building at Daemen College. There also will be information about Daemen’s paralegal studies major and its paralegal studies 21-credit certificate. For more info, email

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REUNION ALERT – The Class of 1958 from South Park High School gathers for lunch at 12:30 p.m. today in Alton’s Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road at Seneca Street, Elma.

The Kensington High School Class of 1968 will be holding its 50th reunion on Sept. 22 and is looking for classmates. Call Judy Giambelluca Sharkey at 445-7230 or email Liz Visone Conrad at

The Cooley Family Association of America will hold its 82nd year celebration July 26 and 27 in Niagara Falls. Anyone with a Cooley in their lineage is invited. For info and a schedule of events, including a talk by genealogy expert Sunny Morton, visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Eric Kaczor, Deborah Bucki, Mike Foglia, Lisa Ludwig, Lana Benatovich, Jo Ann Rizzo-Kirsits, Howard Foster, Donna Siudak, Norine Rokitka, Diana Rousseau, Briana Christiano-Hawkins, Joan Mahar, Corrine Nowak, Alex Hartman, Christine Thomas, Dee Weymer and Cheryl “Meegs” Meegan,

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

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