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Reporters' Notebook: June 21, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, born on this date in 1905, “Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.”

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ON THE MOVE – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold its annual Stroke Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in a new location, the parking lot at Sam’s Club, 1580 Military Road, Niagara Falls. It will feature free stroke screenings, heart rhythm tests, blood pressure checks and information on how to prevent strokes. For more info, call 278-4625.

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BARGAIN HUNT – Alex and Ani bracelets, housewares, dog crates, leather purses, books and stuffed animals are among the items offered Friday and Saturday at a garage sale to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018. Hours for the sale at 15 Thistle Lea, near Sheridan Drive and North Forest Road, Amherst, will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

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BIG WEEKEND – Irish music, dancing and food are among the attractions at the Timon Alumni Association’s Timon Fest this weekend at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School, 601 McKinley Parkway.
It begins at 6 p.m. Friday with music by Strictly Hip, basket raffles and food from Antone’s Food Truck.

Joe Head

Saturday is Timon Alumni Day and Irish Day, beginning with a corn toss tournament at noon. Irish N’ Heat will serve corned beef sandwiches. The Rince Na Tiarna dancers will perform at 6 p.m. Timon’s own Joe Head plays an acoustic set at 4:30 p.m., followed by music from the Leftovers and Penny Whiskey.
Sunday is South Buffalo Family Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with children’s activities and games, including a dunk tank and bounce houses. For more info, visit

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JUST FOR FUN – Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 166 59th St., Niagara Falls, will hold a Family Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with carnival games, face painting, a fire truck, a petting zoo and pony rides. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At noon, there will be a blessing of bikes, wagons, skateboards and scooters, followed at 12:30 p.m. by blessing of leashed and crated pets, plus stuffed animals. There also will be crafts for sale, raffles, a basket auction and information about a variety of community and health-related services. For more info, call 283-5744.

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THIS JUST IN – The Class of 1943 from Buffalo School 39, now the Martin Luther King Multicultural Institute, will hold a reunion at 12:30 p.m. today at the school, 487 High St.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Pat Riley, Rob Hartmann, Norm May, Diane Gall-Meldrum, Dr. Greg Hudecki, Carima El-Behairy, Sam Magavern, Vivian Toohey, Sister Mary Claire Doyle, Amanda Duckett, Debra Pfiel, Brad LaGrow, Paul Rybczynski, Lydia Lickfeld, Ryan Brooks, Carol Fest, Frank Carroll, Ellie Panepinto, Kristen Bettini, Lisa Schwarz Groh and Angela Taylor.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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