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Reporters' Notebook: April 19, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress Jayne Mansfield, born on this date in 1932, “If you’re going to do something wrong, do it big, because the punishment is the same either way.”

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** PEDAL POWER – The annual gift card raffle supporting the Danielle’s Wild Birds/Jumbo’s team in the Ride For Roswell bicycling fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight in Monsignor Nash Council Knights of Columbus Hall, 261 S. Legion Drive.
Tickets are $10 and include beer, pop and chances at more than a dozen gift cards ranging from $50 to $1,000. For more info, call 863-4605. This year’s Ride For Roswell will roll out on June 23.

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HELP THE CAUSE – Historic Gadawski’s Restaurant, 1445 Falls St., Niagara Falls, hosts the fourth annual fundraiser for the Autism Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club, it features a Polish platter dinner and Polish music. Tickets are $25 adults, $15 children. For info and tickets, call 870-1307 or email

Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue benefits from a shopping fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Carousel, 6094 Main St., Williamsville. Mention the dog rescue service and 15 percent of your sale will go to the organization.

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THEME DINING – “Pastamore: A Night of Sauce and Song” is store at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Hughson Hall at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville. Dinner, plus Italian entertainment, is $20 adults, $5 kids 12 and under. Diners may bring their own social beverages. For reservations, call 633-7800.

Seating is limited to 200 for the annual Polish dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the St. Francis of Assisi Early Childhood Center, 70 Adam St., City of Tonawanda. Tickets are $17. It follows a Polish-American Folk Mass in the church at 4:30 p.m. For tickets, call 693-1150.

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BARGAIN TIME – Household items, clothes, tools and bikes are available at a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Orchard Park Community Church, 7451 E. Quaker Road, Orchard Park. A $2 bag sale begins at noon Saturday.

National Hose Fire Company, 44 William St., City of Tonawanda, holds an indoor yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

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FILL THE FREEZER – Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Town of Tonawanda, holds a meat raffle Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Spins begin at 6. Admission is $5 and includes beer, pop, cookies and popcorn. Outside snacks are allowed.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Sunday for the meat raffle in St. Andrew’s Church, 34 Francis St., Sloan. First spin is at 2 for meats provided by Camillo’s Sloan Supermarket. Admission is $7 and includes beer, wine, pop, a barbecue hamburger and chips. For info and tickets, call 868-4522 or visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Amy Bogner, Rosa Bitnun, Sandra Tan, Jay Tokasz, Matthew Becker, Barbara Seals Nevergold, Megan Elaine Prell, Kevin Renaud, Carol DeLellis, Bonnie Lipczynski, Kristin Harkness, Tim Wasiuta, Owen Michael O’Neill, Judy Watorek, Betsy Shults, Dan Griffin Jr. and Alice C. Rohauer.

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