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Reporters' Notebook: June 1, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress Marilyn Monroe, born on this date in 1926, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”

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SHOWING ITS BEST – The annual Parade of Circles, which celebrates beautification projects along McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. It proceeds from Dorrance Circle to Heacock Park, where a picnic will follow, with music, dancing and children’s activities. See the South Buffalo Alive page on Facebook.

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TIME TO SHOP – Amherst Presbyterian Church, 151 Youngs Road, Amherst, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Buy a bag and fill it for $10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Fill a bag for $5 from noon to 1 p.m.
The Garden Club of the Tonawandas will hold a perennial plant sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Niawanda Park, Niagara Street, City of Tonawanda.

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LET’S EAT – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 930 Lake St., Angola, offers a chicken barbecue by Toni and Tony from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in memory of Bob Jakubczak and Stu Imhof. Dinners are $10. Take-outs to 5 p.m. or until sold out. For info, call 549-0063.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 3229 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn, hosts its annual congregational and community picnic Sunday. Chicken chowder will be ready at 11 a.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausage, pies and ice cream also will be available. Games begin at 12:30 p.m. All are invited. For info, call 433-0519.

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MUSIC MAKERS – The choirs of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave., will attempt to sing the first verses of all 605 songs in the Presbyterian Hymnal between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Donations will support their July residency in England. Donate at A catered lunch will be available for $25.

The 120-member Buffalo Choral Arts Society will include a 100th birthday salute to Leonard Bernstein in its “Broadway and Beyond” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $20. Call 775-7664 or visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Debra June McMahon, Santos Torres, Taylor Sittniewski, Karima Amin, Judy Cunningham, Douglas Cone, Sam Sugarman, Ben Siegel, Jimmy Sabadasz, Carl Betz, Geri Golda, Alex Recktenwalt, Sue Pfeiffer, Sharon Militello, Giada VillaReale, Kayla Armbruster, Jerome Sundquest, Jim Sabadasz, Sean Klyczek, Marilyn Kopnak, Ollie Jones, Dennis Stefanski, Ken Minor, Marlene Pietraszewski, Crystal Jacobs, Ann Wall, ¬Millie Blaisdell, Jasmina Tumbas, Judy Cunningham, Sandy Pacer, Nora Sumbrum-Lemmon and Shannon Sam.

AND SATURDAY – Mike Buczkowski , John Bycina, Bill Finkelstein, Brendon Webster, Ginny Williams, Krista Seddon, Sarah Haykel, Andrzej Kubiak, Brendan Webster, AnnMarie Stanton, Dominique Feather Morrow, Mike Buczkowski, John McFall, Lori Rishel, John Connelly, Mark Gipp, Jim Ross, Rev. Lukasz Kopala, Shami Abraham, Paul Simini, Arlene Weisss, Lisa Girkes, Michael Falk, Patti Lattimore, Aurora Mondo Stidham and David Smolen.

AND SUNDAY – Dan Sack, Claire Petersen Birklin, Sean Lauber, Katherine Lauber, Erin Lauber, Danny Smith, Stephen Banko IV, Jimmy Pacciotti, Danielle Lysenko, Al Forcucci, Jim Henry, Megan Mueller, Bill Whited, Louis Brown, Christopher Burdick, Abagail Eickhoff, Roberta Severo, Tim Kurnik, Joanne Diabo, Deb Stokes, Amalia Castelli, Tyler Graham, Jack Lickfeld, Teresa McCarthy, Ava Murphy, Joe Kaczmarz, Kevin Trask and Marty Schwarz.

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