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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 17, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Rita Rudner, born on this date in 1955, “When I eventually met Mr. Right, I had no idea that his first name was Always.”

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STOP IN – The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will host the House of Olives from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital atrium, with a variety of olive oils and sauces. The auxiliary moves to the hospital’s community room for a Scrubs Sale from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, with a variety of clothing, shoes and other items for hospital and nursing home workers.

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WONDER WOMEN – Karen King, executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, will speak about the Monumental WNY Women Project when she appears at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the weekly IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo. The free program begins at noon with a Great Courses Video on the emergence of “The New Woman” at the beginning of the 20th century.

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SIGHT LINES – Optical illusions provide the theme at 6 p.m. Tuesday for September Family Night at the Niagara County Historical Society’s History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Retired science teacher Jean Weisbeck will discuss why your eyes play tricks on you and demonstrate 19th century toys that create illusions through animation.
The program, designed for families with children 5 and older, is free. It is preceded at 5:30 by an optional pizza supper for a nominal donation. Reservations are required. Call 434-7433.

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CROSSING OVER – Town of Tonawanda historian John Percy will give a presentation, “Bridges of Niagara,” recounting the many international bridges at Niagara Falls since 1848, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society, 100 Knoche Road, Town of Tonawanda.

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BE A PLAYER – A free program to teach girls aged 8 to 18 the fundamentals of various sports begins this week at the Gloria Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St. Instruction will be in flag football from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, soccer from noon to three p.m. Saturdays and basketball in two age divisions at 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays. All equipment will be provided, plus snacks and beverages. To sign up, drop in at the center or call Kevin Ferguson at 832-1010, ext. 205.

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RECONNECTING – Retrouvaille Buffalo, a program that has been helping married couples rediscover their loving relationships since 1989, will hold another weekend program from next Friday to Sunday. Preregistration is required. For confidential info and to register, call 474-9371 or visit HelpOurMarriage.org.

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REUNION TIME – Blessed Trinity School alumni and friends are invited to the annual Alumni Sunday next weekend. The program includes a guided tour of Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Ave., at 9:30 a.m. and a memorial Mass at 10 a.m., followed by an all-class reception in St. Charles Hall. For more info, call 832-2540 or visit blessedtrinitybuffalo.org/category/alumni-2/alumni.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Rachelle Uschold, Louis P. Ciminelli, Dona Tepas, Robin Schimminger, Carl Dennis, Kara Kenney, Sister Denise Roche, Seamus Gallivan, Anita Sengbush, Pat Walsh, Teri Bebak, Jodi Zimpfer, Eadie Streb, Patricia Walkowiak, Racheal Szumigala, Laura Mantione, Dominic Mariani, Ryan Daniel Griffin and Peter Koehn.

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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