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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 19, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko, born on this date in 1932, “It’s been my policy to view the Internet not as an ‘information highway,’ but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.”

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HELP WANTED – AAA Western and Central New York, which is looking for full-time roadside assistance drivers, contact center clerks and driver training instructors, holds a career fair from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in its offices at 100 International Drive, Amherst. Applications also can be made online at AAA.com/Careers.

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OOPS! – Wrong date in Tuesday’s column for the opening concert in the series in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave., sponsored by the Westminster Friends and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. It’s Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Westminster’s organist and choirmaster Garrett Martin will be featured in the world premiere of an organ concerto, “Angels & Demons,” by WNYCO conductor Glen Cortese. Admission is free.

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GRAB A PLATE – Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park, begins serving a monthly community meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in its Fellowship Hall. It includes chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, salad, bread and cookie bars for dessert. The meal, to be held every third Thursday of the month, is free. Donations welcome. To reserve a seat, call 662-9348.

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ADDING ON – A fundraising reception to benefit the expansion of Jericho Road’s Adama Martha Health Center will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in Tewksbury Lodge in Riverfront Park, 249 Ohio St. Providing music will be the South Buffalo Fresh Air Music Club. Donation is $30. Sponsors include the West Seneca Rotary Club.

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HONORING SERVICE – Reservations are due by Friday for the Judge John D. Hillery Memorial Scholarship Foundation dinner Sept. 27 in Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Call 826-3610, ext. 222.
Tickets are $75. Proceeds provide scholarships at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School.
Honorees include Timon music teacher Joe Head, Class of 1969; active alumnus Mike Lempko, Class of 1984; college chaplain Father Greg Jakubowicz, Class of 1984; Timon administrative assistant Marge Carroll and active volunteer Maureen Diggins.

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UP AND AWAY – The sixth annual Come Fly a Kite for Homeless Veterans event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the George F. Lamm Post 622, American Legion, 962 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Kites will be provided free. A giant raffle will included painted kites by local artists. Food and beverages will be available. For more info, call 435-7210.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Carolyn Haggerty, Dr. Courtney McLean, Sue Funk, Marcia Gutfeld, Erin Habes, Spenser Glynn, Rebecca Cole, Edward Alan Pristach, Derek King, Bill Wiate, Tom Edington, William Schroeder, Deb Scahall, Erin Genevieve Hibbard, Cheryl Krajna, Dennis Dombrowski, Amy Goudy, Joanna Chester, Marie Len, Patricia Kowalski and Denise Bernas.

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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