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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 25, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Broadway actress and singer Lisa Kirk, born on this date in 1925, “A gossip is someone who talks to you about others, a bore is someone who talks to you about himself, and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.”

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Dr. JoAnne Cobler

KEEP ON TICKING – Dr. JoAnne Cobler, a cardiologist with Buffalo Medical Group and past president of the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association’s board of directors, will give a presentation on heart health at 6:30 p.m. today in Montabaur Heights on the Brothers of Mercy campus, 4530 Ransom Road, Clarence. It’s free and open to the public.

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MARK THE DATE – Today is the deadline for reservations for the Northtowns Christian Women’s Connections homemade soups and desserts luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Road, Snyder. Speakers include Carol Ann Gleason on “Five Steps of Cheerful Living” and Martha Horton on “When the Mess Becomes Restoration.” Cost is $10. Call 775-5002 or 835-1061.

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TIMELY TOPIC – Felicia Beard, director of racial equity initiatives at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is guest speaker at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the free weekly IMAGINE Buffalo lunchtime lecture series in the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo.
The program begins at noon with a Great Courses video on Henry David Thoreau. 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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GLORY DAYS – Author and historian Rose Ann Jankowiak-Hirsch will highlight “101 Years of Crystal Beach” at the meeting of the Sanborn Area Historical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn. Admission is free. For more info, visit

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SILVER LINING – Shamus Restaurant, 98 West Ave., Lockport, will hold its 14th annual History Center Night from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with a portion of dinner checks benefitting the Niagara History Center. For reservations, call 433-9809.

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REUNION TIME – The Class of 1979 from John F. Kennedy High School in Cheektowaga will hold a 40th reunion happy hour at 4 p.m. July 12 in the Original Warehouse, 4360 Milestrip Road, Blasdell, with a cash bar and separate checks for food. Classmates should email Sally Cukierski at by June 12.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Susan O’Connor Baird, Barbara Multerer, James Starks, Kimberley LaVare, Marge Zaprowski, Sylvia Merriweather, David Woods, John Vaccaro, Cheryl Lally, Mike Kazmierczak, John Ceiply, Michael Dombek, Michael Domagala, Robert Fahning, Mark Rudyk, Gloria Parucki, Barbara Kenyon, Justin Coyne, Nicole E. Kazmierczak, Benny Jo Fazio, Peter A. Davidow and Fred Press.

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