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Reporters' Notebook: Sept. 26, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to poet T. S. Eliot, born on this date in 1888, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

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GIFT YOURSELF – The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary has collected a variety of jewelry and other items for a Baubles, Bangles and Beads sale beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday in the hospital atrium. All proceeds benefit the hospital.

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UNTOLD HISTORY – Historian and curator Susan Eck will give a free presentation, “Western New York Women During World War I,” at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Many local women who went to Europe as volunteer workers during the war were single, educated and came from prominent families. For more info, call 434-7433.

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MAGIC HOUR – Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s “Queen City by Night Tour” on Thursday will focus on downtown landmarks as they light up at sunset. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Market Arcade, 617 Main St., with wine and light hors d’oeuvres, followed by the tour at 6. Tickets are $25, free for new members who join PBN this month. To register, call 852-3300 or email ocammisa-frost@pbnsaves.org.

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PERFECT SETTING – The Homewood Theater Company will stage its new mystery, “The Case of the Haunted Depot” by Homewood director Marty Bauer, in the Williamsville Depot, 86 S. Long St., Williamsville, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again Oct. 5 and 6. Tickets are $8, $6 seniors and students, $4 kids 12 and under. All proceeds benefit upkeep of the depot. For more info, call 636-5798.

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LOOKING GOOD – The Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity will hold their annual Dress for Less style show and theme basket fundraiser at 11 a.m. Saturday in The Columns Banquets, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. There also will be a jewelry and clothing boutique. Reservations are required. Admission is $35, which includes lunch. For more info, call 895-4001.

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ICE TIME – Registration is still open for the Amherst Skating Club’s next Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills Program for children, teens and adults, which starts Saturday in the Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, off Millersport Highway, Amherst.
The 10-week program will teach elementary skating skills and help refine technique for those who know how to skate. There’s also a hockey skills program for youngsters aged 3 to 14. For more info, email ltsdirector@amherstskatingclub.org.

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SOMETHING WILD – Local and exotic wildlife, including owls, falcons, vultures and wildcats, will be part of “Here Be Dragons: A Not-So-Spooky Halloween Event” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, 1963 Mill Road, West Falls. Tickets are $10, $8 seniors and veterans, $6 children, free for kids 4 and under. To purchase tickets online, look under Events at hawkcreek.org.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Susan O’Neill Lauber, Jack Hassett, Michelle M.F. Schwach, Warren Colville, Virginia Brannon, Vincent V. Muscarella, Sister Mary Melanie Jaworski, Christian Cunningham, Arlene Giolando, Nathan Roy, Kristy Grossman, Dennis Sauer, Emmett Kelly, Geri Maraschiello, Russell Boorom, Marilyn Kuczkowski, Mary Beth Seivert, Jim Easton, Linda Turoldo, Carol Berry, Marie Huller, Pat Walgate, Marla Paresi and Sally Anne Lachut.

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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