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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 21, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Bo Burnham, born on this date in 1990, “When life gets you down, make a comforter.”

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READY TO HELP – The Niagara Family Center, 1522 Main St., Niagara Falls, holds an Open House and Resource Fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with free prizes, refreshments, children’s activities and educational workshops.
Half-hour workshops will be presented by Consumer Credit Counseling Service at 4 p.m., Cornell Cooperative Extension at 5 p.m. and Family & Children’s Service of Niagara at 6 p.m. Children’s story time and crafts will be held during the workshops.

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CHEERS! – Everyone will get to create two birthday wine glasses at the next Wine, Women & Art session with Andrea Oswald at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, 1168 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Cost is $30 and includes wine, snacks and all art supplies. Call 675-0204 or visit

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STRAIGHT ARROWS – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office will offer a bow hunters’ education class for the bow portion only from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30 in Hideaway Archery, 12749 Cottage Road, Dayton. The class, which is free, is limited to 35 students and pre-registration is required.
Participants should be at least 12 years old and must complete homework before the class starts. Both days of instruction must be attended to get a certificate. Those attending must bring ID and a pen or pencil. They also should bring snacks, dinner and something to drink.
Students must register online at Homework material can be obtained online or at the sheriff’s office, 301 Court St., Little Valley. For more info, call the sheriff’s office at 938-9191 or the state Department of Environmental Conservation at 372-0645.

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TAKE THE WHEEL – Save 10 percent on car insurance for three years and reduce points on your driver’s license by attending a driver safety class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Metro Roberts Real Estate office, 861 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. To reserve a seat, call Donna Jeffers at 868-8266.

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REUNION TIME – Deadline is Friday to register for the events taking place Sept. 7 to 9 during the 60-year reunion of the Niagara Falls High School Class of 1958.
Activities include golf Friday and a social evening at 6 p.m. in the Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Saturday features a tour of the old school building at 11 a.m. and an informal dinner at 6 p.m. in the Doubletree by Hilton Niagara Falls, 401 Buffalo Ave. It wraps up Sunday with picnic and bocce at 1 p.m. at the Hyde Park bocce courts on Robbins Drive, Niagara Falls.
For more info and registration, call Marty Morgan Troia at 754-7725 or visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Bob Kolken, Doug Dombrowski, Mary Ellen Ashe, Bruce Beyer, Naritzlyn Mercado, Sister Judith Marie Kubicki, Bob Moll, Wally Koziel, Pat Galuszka, Averie Nostrant, Sharon Cardamone, Elizabeth Gatto, Megan Ulrich, Bob Melander, Dominic Scapillato, Adriana Lounsbury, Jessica Izzo, Donna Docenko, Carter Thomas Cieplinski, Luke Brind’Amour, Linda Bain and Diane Seeley.

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