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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 5, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to financial journalist Jane Bryant Quinn, born in Niagara Falls on this date in 1939, “The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.”

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BEDSIDE MANNERS – Four local hospital chaplains will discuss their challenges, rewards and ethical dilemmas at 7 p.m. tonight in Room 407, St. Vincent’s Hall, Niagara University, in a program co-sponsored by NU’s Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare and the Center for the Study and Practice of Religion.
Panelists include Father James Bastian, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville and chaplain at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Sister Judith Terrameo, chaplain at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital; Pastor Vincent Eisaman of the United Baptist Christian Church in Lewiston and chaplain at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center; and Rev. Richard H. Augustyn, director of pastoral services at Buffalo General Medical Center.
Admission is free. All are invited. Refreshments will be served. For more info, email Craig J. Rivera at cjr@niagara.edu.

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POT POTENTIAL – Headway of WNY is sponsoring a free educational symposium, “Medical Cannabis: A Promising Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Cognitive Disorders?,” from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North Campus in Amherst.
Featured speaker is Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, medical director of the Cannabis Clinic at Dent Neurological Institute. The symposium includes breakfast. To pre-register, call 408-3100.

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BEGIN THE BEGUINE – Mike Farrow will present a program, “Cole Porter and Friends,” at the next meeting of the Beechwood Service Guild at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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Karen Wielinski

FRIGHTFUL NIGHT – With the 10th anniversary approaching of the crash of Continental Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, Karen Wielinski, author of “One on the Ground,” will talk about her memories of the night that the plane destroyed her home and took the life of her husband at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Montabaur Heights on the Brothers of Mercy Campus, 4530 Ransom Road, Clarence. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat, call 407-5104.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Larry Silver, Lynn Dearmyer, Brian Moorman, Amilcar Hill, Chris Jamele, Sirwilliam Hardy, Jake Bair, Kenneth D. Friend, Judy Files, John M. Karas, Sue Hooley, Sharon Byrk, Mary Szymanek, Tom Earsing, Larry Philipps, Geraldine Trzcinski, L. Ann Burns, Joe Buran, Matthew Coburn, Jim Caputo, Anita Brenner, Phyllis Harmon and Gary Czerwinski.

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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