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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 13, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: A suggestion from “Miss Manners” advice columnist Judith Martin, born on this date in 1938, “If you can’t be kind, at least be vague.”

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BACK IN TIME – Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road at New Road, Amherst, will open a new exhibit, “Let’s Eat! Farm to Table: Amherst 1850-1950,” with a ribbon-cutting and reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today. Costumed interpreters will give 19th century cooking demonstrations. Music will be provided by the village’s house band, the Porch Pickers. Admission is free. For info, call 689-1440 or visit bnhv.org.

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STRONG SUPPORT – Caregivers will share their stories and experts from Erie County Senior Services, Parent Network of Western New York and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will provide information in a program entitled “Who Cares for the Caregiver?” from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Echols Fellowship Hall at First Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Pine St. Admission is free. For info, call 847-6555.

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SHORE PATROL – Tons of trash will be removed from lake and river shorelines in the 33rd annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to take part.
Home base will be Woodlawn State Park, Route 5, Hamburg. For info, call Lake Erie coordinator Sharon Trembath at 549-4330 or visit greatlakesbeachsweep.org. For other clean-up sites, call Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper at 852-7483 or visit bnwaterkeeper.org.

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HIDDEN HISTORY – The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project will hold its first She Walked Here tour of the sites of Buffalo’s lesbian bars of the 1940s and 1950s at noon Saturday. The three-mile self-directed tour will include guides at each location, archival photos and artists offering impressions of bar history. For info and sign-up, visit bit.ly/shewalkedheretour. More tours will be held Sept. 29 and Oct. 13.

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OLD TIMER – Recently rediscovered and refurbished is a vintage sign welcoming visitors to West Seneca. It will be unveiled in the Firemen’s Memorial Exhibit Center, 4141 Seneca St., West Seneca, at the start of a free open house program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers also will be grilling and selling hot dogs and other items in the parking lot.

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The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas

CHURCH NOTE – The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary and author of “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God,” will speak at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Diocesan Ministry Center, 1064 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. All are invited to attend. Visit episcopalwny.org/antiracism to RSVP online.
Ordained an Episcopal priest in 1985, she was the first black woman to enter the priesthood in the Diocese of Southern Ohio and has received many awards for preaching, teaching, and scholarship.
She also will preach Sunday in Buffalo during the 10:30 a.m. worship service in Trinity Episcopal Church, 371 Delaware Ave.

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LEARN HOW – A workshop on ebru, the art of Turkish paper marbling, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University. Leading the session will be Hatice Erbas-Sorkunlu. Fee is $5 and includes supplies. Pre-registration is required. Call Edward Y. Millar at 286-8290.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Grant Rokitka, Ken Madell, Carol Speser, Kimberly Addelman, Patricia Marciniak, Karen Drebot, Sister Mary John Lawicki, Paul Williams, Kathy Granchelli, Peter Ulrich, Chelsea Ulrich, Michael Herr, Kenny Brant, Ellie Cornwall, Sandie Costanzo, Linda Klipfil, Lou Boss, Daniel Tucker Hamilton, Barbara Ann Hauser, Pete Somerville and Bob Somerville.

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