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Reporters' Notebook: Jan. 28, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the French novelist Colette, born Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette on this date in 1873, “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”

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TRADE SECRETS – Buffalo native and food industry expert Bert Flickinger III reviews the book, “Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America,” by Michael Ruhlman at 6:15 p.m. tonight in Chef’s Restaurant, 291 Seneca St., in a program sponsored by Bistro Bookers. Admission is free. No reservations required. You do not have to have read the book. For more info, visit

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CASHING IN – “The Art of Investing” is the focus of this week’s program in the IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series on Tuesday in the Ring of Knowledge on the main floor of the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program begins at noon with a Great Courses video on small-cap stocks, followed at 12:30 p.m. with a talk by Dennis Galucki, the investment adviser who founded the lecture series.
Admission is free. You are welcome to bring a lunch. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art & Architecture; History & Nature.

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HEALTHY START – The Erie County Health Department will hold the first of this year’s free rabies vaccination clinics from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, off Colvin Boulevard. Shots will be provided for cats, dogs and ferrets.
Pets should be on a leash or in a carrier. Owners should bring a copy of their animal’s vaccination record.

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REUNION ALERTS – The North Tonawanda High School Class of 1969 will hold its 60th reunion at 6 p.m. July 13 in the Events at the Wurlitzer banquet hall, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. Classmates who have not received information should contact Mike Janka at 998-3197 or email

The Classes of 1969 from Williamsville North and Williamsville South High Schools, split apart when North High School opened in 1968, will reunite for a joint 50th year reunion July 19 and 20. The weekend includes tours of both schools, an informal evening at Glen Oak, 711 Smith Road, East Amherst, and a dinner at Sean Patrick’s, 3480 Millersport Highway, Getzville. For info, call reunion committee chair Cris Adair Hicks at 868-7738 of visit

Holy Family Elementary School’s Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th reunion Sept. 7 at Tewksbury Lodge in Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St. Classmates who have not been contacted should call Donna Beutler Jeffers at 868-8266 for details.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Stanton Hudson, Garaud MacTaggart, Anna Whistler, Ellen Gwitt, Craig Zakrzewski, Phyllis Salerno, Beth Cheney, Brett Williams, Anna Battaglia, Connor Dzierba, Danielle Dubois, Valerie Pankiewicz, Kathie Flynn, Gemma Chase, Jon Wright, Gregory Michael Danieu and Mary Rose Burns.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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