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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 30, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to billionaire investor Warren Buffett, born on this date in 1930, “The market, like the Lord, helps those who help themselves. But, unlike the Lord, the market does not forgive those who know not what they do.”

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UP CLOSE – Visitors to the Alden Farmers Market on Saturday will have a chance to meet and chat with political candidates who will appear on the ballot in Alden in the primaries and the general election. No speeches will be allowed.
The market, featuring numerous vendors and live music, is sponsored by the Alden Chamber of Commerce and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tractor Supply/Save a Lot Plaza, 13119 Broadway (Route 20). For more info, call the Chamber at 937-6177 or visit

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LAST VOYAGE – The Industrial Heritage Committee hosts the final cruise in its 33rd season of Historic Buffalo River Tours at 12:30 p.m. Labor Day, Monday, from the Miss Buffalo Dock in Erie Basin Marina. Tickets are $20 for adults, $13 for kids 4 to 11. For reservations, call 856-6696 or visit

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STORY TIME – South Buffalo’s Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, is beginning a new series of “Puppy Tales” storytelling sessions for youngsters on Sept. 7. Cost is $25 for six weekly sessions and registration is limited.
Puppy Tales is open to children ages 2 to 4 and begins at 10:15 a.m. on Fridays. Each session features three stories, a craft and healthy snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info, call 823-2665 or visit

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REUNION ALERT – The Class of 1968 from Bishop Fallon High School is planning a 50th reunion in late October and organizers want to update everyone’s contact information. Classmates should email Tom Fatta at or Mark Parsons at

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EASY ROLLERS – Seniors will have their days – two of them, Monday and Thursday – at Legion Lanes at the Hamburg Post 527, American Legion, 1 Memorial Drive off Evans Street, Hamburg. Five-member teams are being signed up and substitutes are welcome.
Daytime bowling starts Thursdays next week and Mondays on Sept. 10. Fee of $10 per week is payable only when a bowler is present. “Really good bowlers may not be comfortable with us,” organizers say. For info, call 649-0940.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jerry Sullivan, Celine Murray, Cindy Monaco, Rhonda A. Ricks, Laurie Foster, Dionne Williamson, Bridget S. Martin, Judy Gorlewski, Sister Mary Susanne Dziedzic, John “Cy” Murphy, Levi Kujawa, Paul Ziolkowski, Mary Smith, Roseline Dufresne, Jason Pawlak, Norm Stoj, Callen Lorenzo Louth, Bill Vivian, Beth Badaszewski, Jack Mehltretter, Val Halla, Jim Taton and Jeffrey Nietopski.

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