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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 27, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to actress Elizabeth Taylor, born on this date in 1932, “Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.”

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MAKE A BID – Errick Road Elementary School, 6839 Errick Road, North Tonawanda, offers an assortment of gift cards and other items in its annual basket auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Drawings begin at 7:30. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available in the cafeteria. A deejay also will play for a dance party in the front gym.

Furniture, appliances, tools and mattresses are among the items up for sale in a live auction at 6 p.m. Saturday in Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church, 166 59th St., Niagara Falls. A snack bar will be open. Previews at 4 p.m. Items also can be seen on the church’s Facebook page.

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WINNERS WANTED – The Hamburg Rejuvenation Project hosts a meat raffle Saturday in the Hamburg Moose Lodge, 45 Church St. Doors open at 5 p.m. First spin at 6. Meats are provided by Sloan Market. Admission is $8 advance, $10 at the door, and includes beer and pop. Outside snacks are allowed, but no outside alcohol. For tickets and info, call 868-2114.

Also on Saturday, the Buffalo Gateway Show Chorus benefits from a meat raffle in the Eagles Lodge, 4569 Broadway, Depew. Doors open at 6 p.m., raffle starts at 7. Tickets are $8 advance, $10 at the door, and include pop, wine and draft beer. Outside snacks are permitted, but no outside alcohol. For tickets, call 830-0101.

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FOREVER HIP – The West Seneca Kiwanis Club sponsors a performance by Strictly Hip, playing the music of the Tragically Hip, at 7 p.m. Saturday in Matthew Glab American Legion Post, 1965 Abbott Road, Lackawanna. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door, and include draft beer, box wine and pop. A cash bar also is available. For tickets, call 913-2675.

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PASS THE CREAM – Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio hosts his next Coffee with Chris session at 9 a.m. Saturday in Knack’s Parkview Cafe, 2110 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Voccio pays for the coffee and guests can order from the menu at their own expense. For more info, call 696-0086 or email
“These coffee events are well-attended and quite engaging,” Voccio says. “We had more than 20 people at the last event and a great discussion on city issues.”

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Kathy Arrastia, Noelle Dickey, Lynda Schneekloth, Isabelle Banas, JoAnn Falletta, Robert Szymkowiak, Carrieann Schaller, Marie Lazarz, Christine Boczar, Ron Brown, Amir-Jamaal Vance, Brianna Fischer, Nadine Angielczyk Pazder, Betty Walrod, Emily Franklin, Joe Karb, Vicki Qi, Tina Toepfer, Joseph Vangalio, Michael T. Perrelli, Matt McGurn and Adam J. Kamrowski.

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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