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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 22, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the Father of Our Country, George Washington, born on this date in 1732, “Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process.”

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MILESTONE AHEAD – The Women Teachers Association will celebrate its 125th anniversary at a dinner catered by Oliver’s Restaurant at 6 p.m. March 8 in the Buffalo Historical Society Museum. All active and retired Buffalo teachers are welcome. For more info and to attend, call Melissa Amato at 480-9010 by Monday.

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WINNERS WANTED – A church mission to Puerto Rico will benefit when the First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, holds a basket raffle with chili from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Tickets are $6 per sheet or $20 for four sheets. For more info, call Elizabeth Crocker at 523-6647 or email

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LET’S EAT – Milton J. Brounshidle American Legion Post, 3354 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $7.50 adults, $3.50 kids 6 to 12, and includes sausage, orange juice and coffee.

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 1534 Ruie Road, North Tonawanda, serves a turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $12 adults, $7 youngsters 6 to 12. For info and tickets, call 693-0180.

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MARK THE DATES – Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center, will hold an informational session at 1 p.m. Monday in Orchard Park United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 3700 N. Buffalo St. All are welcome. For info, visit

Ray Vaughan will talk about the Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York at a meeting of the Hamburg House and Garden Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave. For info, call Nancy Kryszczuk at 652-2539.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – George Mayers, Margaret Zhou, Cole Grayson Schaller, Mary Holmwood Beck, Patrick Roche, Donald Copoulos, Mark Sikorski, Ann Huczel, Jerry “Hoss” Pasnik, Becky Whited, Sharon Eich, Kevin Magner, Christopher Hawkins and Marilyn Fazio.

AND SATURDAY – Pat Myers, Broady Richardson, Christofer Fattey, Nancy Montone, Cherie Messore, McKayla Mulhern, Jerry Balisteri, Jerry De Painter, Rachel Lorefice, Callan Carver, Raelyn Vadala, Dave Dodolak, Sarah Smith, Joyce Spahr, Bev Kirby, Anna Kennelly, Peter Battaglia Jr., Peter Sabo, Kim Bruner Wieglasz, Francis McCabe, Louie Egloff and Chris Monaco.

AND SUNDAY – Patrick Lakamp, Tim Tielman, Brittany Slomba, Eric McCabe, Jim Roetzer, Brittany Ruszczyk, Maureen Polowy, Nancy Crone, Jill Muise, Mary Ann Schiermeyer, Victor Ojeda, Emily Harrington, Jessica Wisniewski, Warren Holton, Wendy Cichuniec, Kaitlin Lounsbury, Judith Weinstock, Kathleen Stock, Kristen Cotter, Payton Cotter, Elaine Cole and Joe Kryniski.

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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