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Reporters' Notebook: April 18, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: It was legendary lawyer Clarence Darrow, born on this date in 1857, who observed, “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”

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GONE FISHIN’ – Last chance for a Lenten fish fry is Good Friday. Here are a few we’ve been told about:

Krolick’s fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1459 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. $13. 260-1217.

Lenten fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, 4631 Cambria-Wilson Road, Lockport. 438-8938.

Lenten fish fry and other dinners, 4 to 7 p.m. Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, 6864 Campbell Blvd. at Bear Ridge Road, Pendleton. $11 to $13.75. 625-8306.

Lenten fish fry and other dinners. 4 to 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda. 693-5470. Continues Fridays through June.

Lenten fish fry and other dinners, 4 to 8 p.m. Hank Nowak Amvets Post 45, 3071 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. $10 to $12. 823-3147.

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NEW DAWN – All are invited to an ecumenical Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown. Breakfast will follow at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown. For info, call 745-7067 or email

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STAND BACK – Lt. Col. Matt Urban Post 7275, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 3741 Walden Ave., Lancaster, will host a Stink and Drink Party, with all-you-can-eat Limburger, liverwurst and fried bologna, with free breath mints and drink specials from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $8. For info, call 681-8387.

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ON THE MOVE – The Cattaraugus Creek Walter Walkerz and the Onondowaga Protectors plan four events along Cattaraugus Creek for their annual Earth Day celebration Saturday.
It begins with a sunrise ceremony at 6 a.m. at the West Valley Nuclear Site, 10282 Rock Springs Road, West Valley, with a run starting at 7.
It moves downstream to the Aldrich Street Bridge in Gowanda for a water ceremony at 11 a.m., along with the start of a walk and paddle. Lunch is at 1 p.m. at the Cattaraugus Community Center pavilion, 12767 Route 438, Irving, followed by a sunset ceremony and potluck dinner at 5 p.m. at Seneca Nation Beach in Irving. For more info, call Maria Maybee at 200-8320.

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HIDDEN TREASURE – The 58th annual Boston Easter Egg Hunt for kids 12 and younger will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Boston Town Park. Prizes will be awarded by age groups. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos. For info, call Richard Hawkins at 941-0032.

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DINNER BELL – The free monthly community meal, “Peace, Love and Food,” will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Fellowship Hall at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St. The menu includes turkey a-la-queen, rice, cranberry sauce, tossed salad and dessert. All are welcome. Donations are, too. Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary. Call 662-9348.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Bob Padgug, Paula Salamone, Tony Caferro, Diane Elmer, Rob Weisenburg, Dolores Brockenshire, Michelle Ritchey, Kelly Kennelly, Marcia C. Walker, Scott Freudenheim, Christopher Sasiadek, Madeline Woelfle, Marcia Herren, Chuck Bratek, Robin Bartoo, Elsie Ver, Amy Preston, Suzanne Manocchio, Luba Terech and Mikey Klodzinski.

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