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Reporters' Notebook: July 19, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas, born on this date in 1834, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

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BARGAIN TIME – The Orchard Park Historical Society holds its annual lawn sale and basket auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Jolls House Museum, 4287 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. There also will be chainsaw art demonstrations by Jim Keller at 9:30 a.m. both days and music by Buckskin and Calico. For more info, see the society’s Facebook page.

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GIVE AND RECEIVE – Get a free T-shirt when you donate at the Unyts Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Unitarian Universalist Church of East Aurora, 94 Buffalo Road, East Aurora. 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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LIVING HISTORY – A week-long History Camp for Kids, which begins Monday at Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster, takes students about to enter fifth, sixth and seventh grade on a journey into pioneer life in Western New York.
Youngsters will do chores and play games that children did 200 years ago. They also will learn about Native American life, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and participate in an archaeological dig. Cost is $150. For info and enrollment, call 681-5494.

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GRAB A PLATE – Barbecue chicken, macaroni salad, corn on the cob, beverages and dessert are on the menu as New Hope United Methodist Church, 2846 Seneca St. West Seneca, holds a free community meal at 4 p.m. Friday. Free-will offerings are welcome.

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PEN IN HAND – Local author Chad Dziamski will visit Dog Ears Bookstore and Cafe, 688 Abbott Road, to sign copies of his vampire book, “Bellbowned: Blood of the Jestdor,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more info, call 823-2665 or visit dogearsbookstore.org.

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ADDED ATTRACTION – Master wood carver David Miller will lead tours of Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday during the annual Williamsville Garden Walk. He will offer anecdotes about works by his father, Victor Miller, and his own carvings, which are seen throughout the church. Tours will continue with other tour leaders until 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available and there will be activities for children in the church’s Kryder Courtyard.

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CLASSIC CREATION – Make a Victorian-era beaded velvet picture frame under the guidance of award-winning artist Stephanie Drehs in a series of four classes beginning Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Fee is $50. Students may bring their own beading supplies or purchase a complete kit from the teacher for $25. Additional beads are available in the center’s Outwater Emporium Gift Shop. To register, call 434-7433.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Addison Zimmer, Rosemarie Argenio, Barb Sullivan, Tara Cross, Nadine DiStefano, Delaney Kukelka, Michele Amy Knezevic, Ginny Armstrong, Francine Benzel, Linda Ann Moore, Matthew Bielanin, David Charles, Lori Griffin, Richard Smolen, Joey Sacco, Dave Gonzalez, Helen “Sweetie” Lewandus, Pamela Palermo, Sister Joseph Marie Marozak, Jan Sandberg, Alexander Rudniski, Sean Crotty and Richard Brill.

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.

Today's online edition of Reporters’ Notebook contains items that appeared the print edition in shorter form, due to space limitations.

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