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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 8, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English critic, essayist and reformer John Ruskin, born on this date in 1819, “When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.”

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DOLLARS AND SENSE – The Niagara Frontier Coin Club holds its semi-annual coin, currency and collectibles show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Lewiston Fire Hall No. 2, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31). Dealers will buy, sell and trade coins, currency and other items. Admission, appraisals and hourly drawings are free. For info, call 873-4280 or visit

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RECALIBRATING – Bad weather forced cancellation of the opening reception for Daemen College’s 50th annual All High Exhibition of artwork by high school juniors and seniors last weekend.
They’ll try again at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Elizabeth C. Tower Gallery in the Haberman Gacioch Art Center. It’s free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on display through Feb. 22.

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COMFORT CUISINE – Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster, will hold its fourth annual Meatloaf Cook-Off from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. You can enter your own recipe in the competition or simply taste free samples of the contest entries. Prizes will go to the top three. For info, call 681-8387.

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ALWAYS A NEED – It’s Undie Sunday this weekend as the Rotary Club of Grand Island kicks off a drive to collect new underclothing and socks for the homeless.
Hampers for donations will be placed in Grand Island churches, banks and businesses. Items will go to Buffalo City Mission, Harbor House, the Mission of Niagara Falls and St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy. The drive continues through Feb. 24.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Dr. Janet Sung, Rod Watson, Elmer Ploetz, Jessica Sherman, Betty Bowling, Kelly Moran, Jill Neri, Phyllis Massino, Darlene Lelonek, Pat Welch, Mike Powers, Christine Kotowski, Sara Weigand, Ed Gustek, Barb Richards, Lisa Knopf, Jill Gilmour, Dale Wisniewski, Tracy Stokes, Carol Giambra, Carolyn Warden, Theresa Derrico, Brian Hayden, Terry Ryszka, Karin Dabrowski Vacanti, Brian Lounsbury and Jim Oliveri.

AND SATURDAY – Teri Rudick, Kevin Rudick, Eddie Gould Sr., Bruce Moser, Amy Kedron, Sue Chiappone, Eugene Czosek Sr., Joseph Klys, Stuart Foster, Mary Ann Gullo, Greg Louth, Heather Daly Kling, Bob Marth, Ryan Lates, Adele Kurek, Diane Braun, Ken Zielinski, Jeannie Wright LeBarron, Cheryl Marsowicz Martinez, Beverly Ciszkowski, Nicholas Roman, Margaret Bukkosy, Dante Costa and Stan Nowak.

AND SUNDAY – Cheryl Rogowski, Michael Merrell, Larry Soong, Mindy Cervoni, John Michael Buczkowski, Bonnie Platt, Marc Cunningham, Chip Coe, Kerrie Yeates, Denise Helinski, Sierra Pyle, Bill Whited III, Benjamin LaGrow and Renee Paul Hess.

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.

The online edition of Reporters’ Notebook frequently contains items that are trimmed from the print edition, or appear there in shorter form, due to space limitations.

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