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Reporters' Notebook: Dec. 14, 2018

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to explorer and entertainment television journalist Ashlan Gorse Cousteau, born on this date in 1980, “There is nothing like the thrill of walking through the jungle looking for a tiger and knowing they could be watching you already.”

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SOUP’S ON – The Lockport CARES Emergency Homeless Shelter benefits from proceeds from a hot chowder sale hosted by Lockport Alliance Church, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Chowder is $3 a serving, $7.50 a quart.

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Ladies First

SEASON OF HARMONY – Ladies First, a barbershop harmony quartet, will be special guests as the Sanborn Historical Society hosts Caroling at the Farm at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Refreshments follow. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. Call 990-6909.

The Buffalo Schwaben Chor will present a German Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Refreshments follow. Free-will offerings are welcome.

The Buffalo Silver Band plays a free Christmas concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in St. Nicholas Church, 539 Main St., West Seneca. Refreshments follow.

The Adult Choir at Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Drive, Snyder, offers its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Monday. A reception follows. Admission is free. All are welcome.

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CHURCH NOTE – A holiday tradition returns after a two-year break when historic St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina, again presents “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Carols will be sung by the Genesee Chorale from Batavia, while the Scripture lessons will be delivered by readers from nine area churches. A prelude on the St. Mary’s pipe organ, currently undergoing restoration, begins at 6:30. Admission is free. All are welcome.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Alex Miller, Dr. Aaron Powell, Tina Marie Riley, Tom Quatroche Jr., Ellen Lochead, Christina R. Pearl, Mark Gress, David Panek, David Szczesny, Carol Guerra, Lori Zak, Brianna Leistner, Sheryl L. Davey, Timothy A. Davey, Fred Thurnherr, Christie Makowski and Chelsie Zanghi.

AND SATURDAY – John Webster, Appletree Anderson, Diane M. Beresniewicz, Chris Caya, Vilona Trachtenberg, Carol Enser, Beth Liaros, Ann Kwitchoff, Ethan Garris, Mickey Rauls, Jackie Dudkiewicz, Connor Joyce, Garrett Karb, Katherine Meckes, Bruce Lounsbury, John Brian Schaller, Louis Bartus, Stephanie Bottomley, Dave Crone, Rose Schwert, Andrew Schwert and Phyllis Fasanello.

AND SUNDAY – Mary Muzyka, Kimberly Minkel, Dave Mik, Kate Grandits, Jim Jacobs, Hannah Grace Panek, John Podkladek, Marc Vredenburg, Terry Nowak, Pam Rawson, Andrea Straw, Gregg Huller, Dolores DuBois, Barb Kalinowski, Sue Gentile, Shirley Speidel, Eric James Bratek, Judith Szymaszek, Gary Prieur, Suzette Decker, Ted Hammer, Diana Windsor, Mary Barone, Anthony Alagna and Debby Swartz.

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