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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 25, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to author William Faulkner, born on this date in 1897, “If I were reincarnated, I’d want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything.”

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PROTECT YOUR PET – The Erie County Health Department holds this year’s last free rabies vaccination clinic for cats, dogs and ferrets from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center, 3359 Broadway near Union Road, Cheektowaga. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier. Owners should bring proof of previous rabies vaccinations, if possible.

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STITCHES IN TIME – Dianne Jones of Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is guest speaker at a meeting of the Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the American Sewing Guild at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 205 Longmeadow Road, Eggertsville. She will have a trunk show and give a presentation on sewing and repairing vintage clothing.
The meeting, which is open to the public, also is the guild’s annual tea. Members and guests are invited to bring a mug or cup. For more info, email Susan Perry at sjperry10@roadrunner.com or visit buffaloasg.weebly.com.

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Rev. John O'Malley

TIMES OF CHANGE – Renowned author and lecturer Rev. John O’Malley, a professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University, will give a talk at 7 p.m. Friday in the Father Thomas Dailey Lecture Series in Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora. His talk on “Reconciling Doctrine, Theology, Spirituality and Pastorality: Vatican II and Pope Francis” is open to the public. For more info, call Father Charles Amico at 824-4644, ext. 118.

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GET A BARGAIN – The Women’s Fellowship of Kenmore United Church of Christ, 295 Delaware Road, Kenmore, will hold their fall rummage sale from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with a $1 bag sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday.

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DRUMSTICK BEAT – Trinity Episcopal Church, 371 Delaware Ave., hosts a Chiavetta’s chicken dinner from noon to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Dinners are $12, with homemade sides that include Nina’s black bean salad, coleslaw and corn bread. For advance orders, call 852-8314, ext. 10.

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HELP IS HERE – More than 40 agencies will be offer information on health, housing and jobs as St. Francis of Assisi Church, 144 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, holds a Service Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Free hot dogs and snacks will be served. There also will be face painting and balloons for youngsters. All are welcome. For more info, call 692-3070 or visit stfrancistonawanda.org.

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SAVE THE DATE – It’s not too early to reserve a seat at the Buffalo Harbor Museum’s annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the Lofts on Pearl, 96 Pearl St. Historian Richard Szczepaniec will speak on “Searching for the Original Erie Canal.” Tickets are $35. For details, call 849-0914 or mail a check to Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society, 66 Erie St., Buffalo, NY 14202.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Herman Trotter, Luke Moretti, Michael Colvin, Donna Burger, Arminta Gustafson, Jan Jones, Brian Pettitt, Ann Galli, Sivan Rich, Dave Szymonek Jr., Natalie Weiss-Grigg, Nicole Weiss-Hodges, Logan Wind, Anthony Sole, Sally Schworm Allen, Linda Schillinger and Vincent James Notaro.

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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