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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 31, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author and civil rights activist Eldridge Cleaver, born on this date in 1935, “You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.”

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SKY MASTERS – The CAF Red Tail Squadron has brought its tribute to the Tuskegee Airman, the nation’s first black military pilots, to Erie International Airport, 4645 W. 12th St., Erie, Pa., for the holiday weekend. Admission is free. Hours are 3 to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The exhibit includes a fully restored World War II P-51C Mustang fighter plane, the unit’s signature aircraft; and a mobile theater featuring a short film about the airmen, “Rise Above,” on a panoramic screen.
“It’s much more than a history lesson,” says squadron leader and pilot Doug Rozendaal. “The Tuskegee Airmen’s ability to triumph over adversity serves as a means to inspire others to rise above obstacles in their own lives.”

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FIND A BARGAIN – Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport, holds an Attic Treasures and Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. A bag sale will follow from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Yia Yia’s Attic Treasures sale was such a success during the 2018 GreekFest in June at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 146 W. Utica St., that organizers have replenished their inventory of toys, books, housewares and jewelry. It will be open for business again from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and will return in September and October.

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IT’S STILL SUMMER – The Niagara County Office for the Aging’s Eat Well Stay Well Dining program will host a picnic lunch at noon Tuesday in Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. The menu includes a Sahlen’s hot dog, potato salad, baked beans, dessert and a beverage. Suggested contribution is $3.25. For info, call 418-4143.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Barbara Katrein-Deci, Nancy Tobin, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Alan Kempf, Kara Park, Ann Marie Prell, Steve Gartz, Anthony Palumbo, Timothy M. Roland, Vanessa Lynn Gant Abbott, Eileen Virginia, Kevin Herr, Marie Ulrich, Tom Jaworski, Amy Jaworski, Brian Jaehn, Thomas Conrad Anderson, Mary Saraceno, Carol Albrecht, Tyler Colwell, Aidan Allman, Peggy Connors, James Lanz and Scott Allen.

AND SATURDAY – Catherine A. Bloom, Deshell Fields, Wyatt Young, Lance Pollock, Jeff Gordon, Melissa Holmes, Valerie Pillo, Willie “Hutch” Jones, Lily Grace Griggsby, Kathy Aures, Kay McGuire, Jacqueline Gallagher O’Neill, Bob Hartmann Jr., Philip Ippolito, Ed Ceccato, Ben Staddon, Pauline Hawver, Sam Granelli, Tara Sasiadek and Nancy Sanders.

AND SUNDAY – Louise Plante Reid, Howard Riedel, Damon Palmer, Janae Panek, Sister Mary Christelle Sawicki, Susan Gilmour, Stephanie Young, Matt Williams, Joey Long, Mark Gilbert, Michael DeLellis, Pat Ozzie, Andrew M. Covell, Matthew Bratek, Andrew Pelczynski, Wesley Pelczynski, Patricia Dearheart, Dr. Kathleen Allison Buran and Gloria Schunk.

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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