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Reporters' Notebook: April 30, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: A suggestion from actress Cloris Leachman, born on this date in 1926, “Why can’t we build orphanages next to homes for the elderly? If someone were sitting in a rocker, it wouldn’t be long before a kid will be in his lap.”

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LAST CALL – The final Beef and Wing Night of the season takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight in South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St. Beef on weck sandwiches are $8. French fries are $1.50. Chicken wings are 65 cents each, minimum order of 10, eat-in only. The chefs will return June 4 for their summer cookouts. For info, call 825-9557.

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GRAB A GIFT – The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will host Small Indulgences, with a wide selection of reasonably-priced jewelry and gift items, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital atrium. Proceeds benefit the hospital.
Circle II Women’s Group from the First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, will hold their Month of May Sale and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. is $6 and features a chicken salad plate, pie and beverage. Proceeds benefit local charities.

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MONEY MAKERS – Guest speaker is Thomas Quinn, CEO of the Western New York Impact Investment Fund, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program begins at noon with a Great Courses video on “The Art of Investing.” Admission is free. You can bring a lunch or purchase one at the library’s Fables Cafe. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature.

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Lorna MacDonald Czarnota

ON THE CALENDAR – Master storyteller and singer Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is special guest at the next meeting of the Beechwood Guild at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Officers also will be installed. All are welcome Refreshments will be served.

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SAFETY FIRST – Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Snyder, will offer a free workshop on Identity Theft and Data Security at 2 p.m. Wednesday. It’s free and open to the public. RSVP by calling 839-2460 or emailing

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REUNION ALERT – A Memorial Mass for graduates of Bishop Quigley High School will be offered at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Mercy Center, 625 Abbott Road, next to Mercy Hospital. All are welcome. Light refreshments follow.

The Class of 1953 from LaSalle High School in Niagara Falls will celebrate its 65th year reunion with a luncheon at noon June 24 in the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., off Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls. For more info, call Tony Girasole at 471-9966.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Linda Mabry, Doug Morgano, Peter Cutler, Karen May, James M. Sampson, Jerod Dahlgren, Nathan Rokitka, Pam Grabowski, Diane Sobocinski, Kait Munro, Alice Reed, Betsy Phillips, Ronald Bieler, Diane Moser, Bill Vogt, Mark Romance, Peggy Gonzalez, Denise Beaton, Karl Hanel, Colleen Burke, Bill Norman, Thia Schilling, R. N. Schilling, Tim Meidenbauer, Annette Panepinto, Sue Mazur, Victoria Wienke, Kathy Scharlock, Suzanne Abraszek, Marilyn Jubulis, Kimberly Borkowski, Nicholas Augustyn and Carol Pasnik.

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