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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 20, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft, born on this date in 1890, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

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Andrew Rogers performs tonight in the Lockport Senior Center (Photo by Monte Fowler).

MUSICAL MIGHT – The Lockport Theatre Organ Society brings Andrew Rogers, staff organist at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Mich., to perform on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ at 7 p.m. tonight in the Lockport Senior Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Admission is $6. Refreshments will be served at intermission.

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FIND A GIFT – The Ladies Auxiliary of Kenmore Mercy Hospital hold a sale of jewelry from Small Indulgences from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital atrium. Proceeds benefit the hospital.

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CATS AND DOGS – The 15th annual Eat a Dog – Save a Cat benefit for the Ten Lives Club cat shelter will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at George’s Hot Dogs, 5808 Herman Hill Road, Orchard Park. Rain date is Thursday.
There also will be crafts, theme baskets and cats for adoption at reduced fees. Adult cats can be adopted for $25, while kittens, normally $150, will be available for $75. For more info, call 646-5577.

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DOUBLE PLAY – Registration should be made by Tuesday for Kids Day on Friday at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Eggertsville. To sign up, call 629-3626.
Activities from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. include face painting, kids karaoke, short movies with popcorn, sand art, crafts and reading by Engelic Everett, author of “Olivia the Bully,” which was published by the museum. Admission is $3 and includes a hot dog, chips and a beverage.
The museum also will host “A Conversation About Epilepsy,” from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Leading the free session will be Renay Moran from the Epilepsy Association of Western New York. Registration is encouraged. Email David Mack-Hardiman at or call 629-3626.

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The monument to the 154th Regiment at Gettysburg (Copyright by Steve A. Hawks).

THICK OF THE FIGHT – Descendants of members of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, a regiment from Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties that fought in many major battles of the Civil War, will hold their 33rd annual reunion at 2 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building, Court and Seventh streets, Little Valley.
Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP), owners of the Memorial, will provide a souvenir ribbon and a gift to those who attend. It’s free and open to the public. Presiding will be regimental historian Mark H. Dunkelman, whose great-grandfather was a corporal in the unit.
The program will focus on the ceremonies dedicating the 154th’s Gettysburg monument in 1890 and the Memorial and Historical Building in 1914. Sculptor Gary Casteel of Gettysburg will introduce his new miniature replica of the monument and donate a portion of sales of the replicas to CAMP. For more info, email Dunkelman at or visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Bobby Schwedt, Derrick Parson, Joe “Iggy” Igielinski, Montell Gregory, Ken Safe, Mickey Taczkowski, Macey Kovach, Denise Beck, Bob Morowski, Linda Bishop, Dan Nycel, Patrick Farry, Tom Bain, Marci Bevilacqua, Maryann Condrell Notaro and Barbara Bronkie.

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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