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Reporters' Notebook: May 15, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author, editor and broadcast personality Clifton Fadiman, born on this date in 1904, “One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.”

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DOWN UNDER – The Buffalo Aqua Club, one of the oldest scuba clubs in the nation, will have presentations on “Scuba Diving for Bottles” and “Using Dive Reels” at its meeting at 7:15 p.m. tonight in the Buffalo Harbor Museum, 66 Erie St. Those attending need not be divers. For more info, call Mark Modzelewski at 400-9813 or visit the club’s Facebook page.

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LEFT BEHIND – Niagara University’s sixth annual community garage sale, “2 Good 2 Toss,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Kiernan Center gym. Items being sold were donated by students leaving campus and NU employees. All proceeds go to the Campus Ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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THINKING AHEAD – Michael Olear from MJ Peterson Real Estate will give a workshop on real estate topics for older adults, “The Four-Step Moving Plan,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Sandra Lane Senior Apartments, 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda. All are welcome. To register, call 880-4442 or email info@olear.com.

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GOLDEN OLDIES – Classic cars will congregate from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday for the first of this season’s Wednesday Nite Cruises at Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster. There will be $2 hot dogs, $1.25 draft beer and other food and beverage specials, plus raffles and oldies music from deejay Rockin’ Rick. Cruise Nites continue weekly through Sept. 12. For more info, call 681-8387.

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EARLIEST ART – Paleolithic art from the artist’s point of view will be the topic when Carol Miller of Lockport speaks at a meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild at 7 p.m. Friday in the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. The public is welcome. Miller, a retired microbiologist, has given classes on Paleolithic art, open-air rock art and shipwrecks.

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Connie Adams

SAVE THE DATE – The 122nd annual convention of the Western New York Federation of Women’s Clubs will be held Saturday in the Columns Banquets, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Registration is at 10 a.m. Keynote speaker will be State Department of Environmental Conservation biologist Connie Adams, who will talk about “Wildlife in Our Lives.” For luncheon reservations, call Rhoda Wolff at 683-5930. Guests are welcome.

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READY TO HELP – East Hill Foundation, which encourages projects that serve food and shelter for the needy, is accepting grant proposals from non-profit organizations. Deadline for letters of intent is May 25. For info and applications, visit easthillfdn.org or contact Michele Schmidt at 204-0204, ext. 201; email mschmidt@easthillfdn.org.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Michael Canazzi, Marc Barends, Jenna Myers, Joelle Labert, Judy Larkin, Angela Christoforos, Dr. Jason Creps, Sean Meegan, Bob Lukasik, Mara Wickett, Pennie Karb, Julia Rishel, Nandor Desci, Amy Fijol Pascarella, Charles DiSalvo, Ruth Smokowski, Amy LaBuz and Gretchen Porcher.

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