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Reporters' Notebook: April 24, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress Shirley MacLaine, born on this date in 1934, “A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.”

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SHARING STITCHES – Community service projects will be on the agenda as the Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the American Sewing Guild meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Eggertsville.
Those attending should bring sewing machines and neutral colored thread, bobbins and scissors. Materials will be provided to make pillowcases and drawstring toiletry bags for people in need and to make polar fleece Teddy bears for first responders to give to young children in stressful situations.
Guests are welcome. For more info, email Susan Perry at sjperry10@roadrunner.com or visit buffaloasg.weebly.com.

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GRANDEST ISLANDERS – WIBV-TV news anchor Dave Greber will emcee the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce’s 52nd annual Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Radisson Hotel, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Honorees include Grand Island Farms, Agricultural Development; Pink Martini Gift Shop, Business; Richard W. Crawford Jr., Community Service; the Grand Island Fire Company, Organization; Denise A. Dunbar, Educator; and James Sharpe, Lifetime Achievement.
Tickets are $60 and are available at the Chamber office, 1870 Whitehaven Road, by calling 773-3651 or or by visiting gichamber.org.

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INVENTIVE ERA – Music of Weimar from German composers between the World Wars will be featured when the Buffalo Chamber Players perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The program includes works by Hindemith, Schoenberg and Weill. Guest conductor will be Ching-Chun Lai, director of orchestras at the Crane School of Music. Tickets are $20, $15 for museum members, $5 for students, and are available by calling 270-8292 or visiting buffalochamberplayers.org.

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WINNERS WANTED – Trinity Episcopal Church, 371 Delaware Ave., will host Trinity Blooms, its 15th annual auction, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation. There will be hors d’oeuvres and wine pairings. For more info, visit trinitybuffalo.org.

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BARGAIN TIME – The Women’s Fellowship of Kenmore United Church of Christ, 295 Delaware Road, Kenmore, will hold its spring rummage sale from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with a $1 bag sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park, will hold its annual rummage sale from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, followed by a bag sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Admission to the bag sale is $1. Each bag is $1.

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TEE TIME – The Grand Island Women’s Golf Association is welcoming new members. Members golf at 9 a.m. Tuesdays from May to September at Beaver Island Golf Course. For info, call Maureen Steck at 773-6206 or Fran LaMonte at 773-9176.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Eric Scott Pomana, Jim Santella, Betty Clancy, Edna Fill, Inge Gallant, Barbara Libby, Tim Neary, Barbara Scott, Gary Betz, Sue Balthasar, Kyle Kuhns, Ethan Makowski, Amanda Sturtz, Nickolas Massaro, Brittany Kirkley, Kyle Mueller, Stephanie Cacciatore, Kari Bliek Gonzalez, Michael Dillon Meegan, Ayana Ebony Younger, Gus Siffringer, Al Hulin, Colin Patcyk, Doug Legters, Bill Bolger, Josephine Nowat, Thomas McIntosh, Matt Rathke and Jennifer Sole.

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