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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 11, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to inventor Thomas Alva Edison, born on this date in 1847, “I have never failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

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Dave Jickster

MUSIC MASTER – 97 Rock radio deejay Dave Jickster will talk about music and offer his insights on what makes a great playlist in a Radio and Records program at 6 tonight in the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. It’s also available at 6:30 p.m. as a Facebook Live Event at
It’s followed at 7:30 p.m. by an after-party for NACC members, friends and vinyl record enthusiasts at the 755 Restaurant and Lounge, 755 W. Market St., Niagara Falls. Those attending are invited to bring vinyl to show and trade. Vinyl dealers also will be on hand. A limited menu and cash bar will be available.

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PILLARS OF FAITH – Guest speaker is Tina Marie Kumikega of Explore Buffalo 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. Her talk at 12:30 p.m. is entitled “Let’s Compare and Contrast Buffalo’s Two Cathedrals: St. Paul’s Episcopal and St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic.”
The program begins at noon with a Great Courses video on cathedrals. 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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WORKING TOGETHER – EPIC – Every Person Influences Children will hold another Dynamic Group Facilitation Training at its headquarters, 1000 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday for people who work with groups of adults or children. Class size is limited. Cost is $100 or $250 for three people and includes light breakfast, lunch and materials. Sign up at

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MARK THE DATE – The Woman’s Club of Orchard Park will hold its monthly meeting and luncheon at noon Wednesday in the Byrd House Restaurant, 4190 N. Buffalo St., Orchard Park.

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TAKING THE REINS – “Leadership: Executing Locally with a Global Perspective” is the topic at the monthly dinner meeting of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Hyatt Place, 5020 Main St., Amherst.
Guest speaker is Michelle Barron, executive director of Dress for Success Buffalo. Price is $40, $35 for members. For more info and registration, visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Richard Szymanski, Roland R. Georger, Gayle Price, Phylicia Dove, Gwendolyn Leisten, Sebastian Gwitt, Maureen Pantera, Lisa Hewitt, Sean Matthew Danieu, Dave Bukowski, Florian Sendlak, Ellen Marie Tasca, Paul Musilli, Gary Cook, Dominic Patterson, Col. John Marcy and Ginny Foschio,

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