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Reporters' Notebook: July 16, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Will Ferrell, born on this date in 1967, “Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.”

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GIFT OF LIFE – Donate blood and get a free T-shirt at the Niagara Falls Community Blood Drive for Unyts from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the John A. Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Walk-ins are welcome. Photo ID is required to donate. To schedule an appointment, call 512-7940 or visit unyts.org.

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DRUMSTICK BEAT – The Family Help Center, 60 Dingens St., will hold a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dinners are $10, take-out only. For info and reservations, call 822-0919.

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PITCH IN – The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for volunteers to be ushers, gift shop workers and helpers in other areas. To find out more, drop by for informational open houses in Kleinhans Music Hall at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

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COMING UP ROSES – Entries are being accepted through Wednesday for the Lovejoy’s Iron Island in Bloom garden contest. All gardens within the Iron Island neighborhood are eligible. Judging will be held next Sunday. To enter, call the Iron Island Museum at 892-3084 or email lihgold@aol.com.

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Shea's Seneca interior (Photo courtesy of Schneider Development)

INSIDE LOOK – Preservation Buffalo Niagara sold out its first Hard Hat Tour of Shea’s Seneca Theater, 2178 Seneca St., so a second date is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday.
Built for showman Michael Shea in 1929, it is undergoing a renovation by Schneider Development that will include apartments, a banquet facility and retail space, as well as a restored auditorium. Tickets are $20. For info and tickets, call of visit preservationbuffaloniagara.org.

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KEEP THEM SAFE – The last in a series of free child car seat inspections sponsored by State Department of Motor Vehicles and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday on Maple Avenue in Newfane. Appointments are required. Call Cathleen Davis at 438-3464.

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REUNION TIME – The Bishop Fallon High School Class of 1958 will celebrate its 60th anniversary with two events. The first is a Bison Baseball Suite Party at 1:05 p.m. Aug. 2 in Coca-Cola Field. Email Eric Torsell at t9d@juno.com.
Then, in conjunction with the school’s All Years Reunion, the class with gather in DiTondo’s Restaurant, 370 Seneca St., from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Tickets are $50, $45 in advance until July 27, and include an open bar and dinner at 5:30 p.m. For more info, visit bishopfallon.org or email frank.longo26@gmail.com.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Mary Moser, David Hartzell, Shane Dupree Fry, Karl Frizlen, Allegra Jaros, Dylan Stebbins, Monsignor Kevin T. O’Neill, Pat Szymonek, Willa Carpenter, Brayden T. Young, Sam Gullo, Rose Flading, Eugene Zak, Lori Perrello, Colleen Williams, Bob Bishop, Sister Marilyn Ann Dudek, Gene Karp, Evan Drebot, Joe Sumbrum, Doug Gesel, Marge Gilles, Skylr Carrow and Bernice Radle.

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

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