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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 19, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to historian and sociologist Lewis Mumford, born on this date in 1895, “Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.”

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PARLEZ-VOUS? – The Alliance Francaise de Buffalo will stage a play in French at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Montante Center at Canisius College. “Terre des Hommes (Wind, Sand and Stars),” a two-man drama, is a memoir by author Antoine de Saint-Exupery, who wrote “The Little Prince.” Tickets are $20, $5 students. For more info, visit

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PARTY ON – Bavarian food, beverages and music are featured as Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, holds an Oktoberfest from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Chef Donna Eick will prepare a buffet of traditional dishes. Playing music on traditional Bavarian instruments will be the Frankfurters. Tickets are $35. Proceeds benefit the History Center. For reservations, call 434-7433.

Lancaster Elks Lodge 1478 at 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster, will host a 350 Club party Saturday evening. Tickets are $35, which include dinner, an open bar and music by the Nickel City Pimp Choir. Raffles include a grand prize of $2,000 cash. For tickets and info, call 684-4818 or email

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NO NEED TO COOK – Niagara Hose Fire Company No. 3, 74 Wheeler St., City of Tonawanda, holds a chowder sale beginning at noon Saturday. Cost is $4 a quart.

Maryvale Drive Presbyterian Church, 425 Maryvale Drive off Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, offers an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and theme tray raffle from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Dinners are $10, $9 seniors, $6 kids 4 to 10, and include beverage and dessert.

Holy Cross Church will serve a spaghetti dinner and theme basket auction from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the school hall, Niagara and Maryland streets. Dinners are $12 advance, $13 at the door, $5 kids 10 and under, and include meatballs, beverages and dessert. For info and pre-sale tickets, call 847-6930.

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** RIBBON CUTTING – The Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, will hold a dedication ceremony for its new Treichler Building at 1 p.m. Saturday. Coffee and cake in the museum’s Townsend Hall will follow.

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** STOP IN – Windom Community Church, 3766 Abbott Road, Orchard park, holds its Fall Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with baked goods, theme baskets, a kids game room and raffles, including a special raffle of a table computer. Pizza, chili and beverages will be available for sale.

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Rev. Paula Gustafson

** CHURCH NOTE – St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, will install its new pastor, Rev. Paula Gustafson, with a worship service and ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Gary Burdick, who was Rev. Gustafson’s pastor at her home church in Boston, will deliver the sermon. A light meal and reception will follow. All are invited. For more info, call the church office at 674-1233 or vist

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Robbie Lark, Dave Cress, Katka Hammond, Tanya Zabinski, Qina Liu, Sandra J. Schintzius, Jim Gates, Stan Werner, Kristin Cummings, Emily Jeffries, Heather Ly, Eddie Oakley, Matthew Sherry, Pam Rose, Lois Day, William Flanagan, Nina Deming and Rayna Rivera.

AND SATURDAY – Jack Supple, Amy Godzich, Amanda S. Vallone, Tim Kennedy, Ed Cuddihy, Keith Radford, Francisco Vasquez, Sushil Amlami, Carolyn Koelmel, Dorothy Mazur, Sue Sasiadek, Sue Graham, Gloria Blesy, Nicole Johnson, Cammi Beck, Chris Ulrich, Sister Mary Barbara Juszkiewicz, Katie Ernst, Kathy Fay Holy, Bud MacVittie, Brian Stachewicz, Denise Moll Lanz and Sue Natali.

AND SUNDAY – Shakeel Ahmad, Mark Grisanti, Jodi Johnston, Jan Reicis, Carol A. Esposito, Maritza Vega, Lisa Kessler, Gloria Quinn, Bruce Moser, Kelly Schuster, Joan LaMendola, Patrick N. Dunbar, Elizabeth Reiller, Whitney Mendel, June Curtin Ward and Janet Curtin Nostrant.

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