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Reporters' Notebook: April 12, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian and talk show host David Letterman, born on this date in 1947, “The morning after I had my heart bypass, the doctor called and said, ‘Soon you’ll be able to have sex.’ I said, ‘I’ve heard that for years.’”

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READY TO HELP – Hurricane Maria survivors who have moved to Western New York will benefit as the Girl Scouts of Troop 30711 in East Aurora hold a clothing and household goods drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.
Items needed include shoes, linens, diapers and baby formula, cookware and tableware, TV sets and cleaning supplies. Donations will be distributed by Catholic Charities.

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BRING THE KIDS – Alden’s Meals on Wheels will hold its annual Family Day and basket raffle from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Townline Lutheran Church, 1159 Townline Road, Alden. There will be free family activities and crafts for kids. Ice cream will be provided by Pink Cow.
The Alden Middle School Jazz Band will perform from noon to 1:30, followed by Nickel City Magic from 2 to 3:30. There also will be a Taste of Townline. Cost is $10 adults, $5 for kids 5 to 12, free for those 4 and under.

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PEN IN HAND – Dorothy Wagstaff, better known as Ms. Dorothy, will host a book signing and 65th birthday party from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Shea’s 710 Theatre, 710 Main St. at West Tupper Street. Those with a copy of her autobiographical book, “Dam Girl!!! But God ...,” will be admitted free. Otherwise, it’s $25, $30 per couple. For info, call 563-0994.

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STOP AND SHOP – Housewares, books, clothing, sporting goods, electronics and toys will be offered in “the Queen of all Rummage Sales” this weekend in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St. Admission to the sale is $2 from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. After a break, the sale reopens from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday for a $3 bag sale.

The Niagara-Sanborn Antique Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Wheatfield Post 1451, American Legion, 6525 Ward Road (Route 429), Wheatfield. Admission is $3 for both days. For info, call 990-6909 or 731-5982.

Salem Lutheran Church, 10 McClellan Circle at Whitfield Avenue and McKinley Parkway, will hold an indoor garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Tables are available for rent for $12. For info, call 824-2787.

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WINE AND DINE – St. Peter’s United Church of Christ will hold its ninth annual Food and Wine Pairing at 5 p.m. Sunday in Bravo Cafe, 5781 Seneca St., Elma. Tickets are $50 and are available only in advance at Bravo, by calling 674-1233 or in the church office at 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

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Phil Haberstro leads a walk in downtown Buffalo. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News file photo)

HIT THE STREETS – A walk from the Central Library in downtown Buffalo to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be the first of this season’s Second Saturday of the Month Talks & Walks on Saturday.
Sponsored by IMAGINE Greater Buffalo and the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, it begins at 10 a.m. with a panel discussion featuring Mary Jane Jakubowski, director of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library; Phil Haberstro, executive director of the Wellness Institute; and John Conway, manager of the Buffalo Manufacturing Works.
The walk from 11 a.m. to noon will include an optional tour of Buffalo Manufacturing Works, 847 Main St. For more info, visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Steve Jones, Jim Butler, Dr. Herman Mogavero, Jennifer Stanonis, Duane Paddock, Dr. Gene Sibick, Delores A. Foreman, Josh Smith Jr., Rose Hayes, Peggy Moffat, Genevieve LaVenture, Pat Kiley, Grace McCormick, Grayson Mayville, Sean Meegan, Tom Hall, Johann Clancy, Dan Schmidt, Brendan Allman, Ed Mendofik, Nala Gayle, Jack Chiappone, Jordan Pede, Colleen Schroeder and Phil “Skiddles the Clown” Martella.

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