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Reporters' Notebook: April 23, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: A favorite line from playwright William Shakespeare, born on this date in 1564, “To thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

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NEW HOME – WNY Needlepointers, the local chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, holds its first meeting of the year at 1 p.m. Wednesday in a new location, North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. For more info, call Sharon Mozeko at 480-8864 or 525-1049.

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TRUE OR FALSE? – “Legends, Lies, Truths and Myths of the Civil War” will examine misconceptions about the conflict at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lucy Bensley Center, 23 N. Buffalo St., Springville. Hosts will be Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time Civil War Learning Center, and Jolene Hawkins, research assistant at the Bensley Center. Light refreshments will be served.
Echoes Through Time also will hold a brainstorming meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bensley Center to develop fundraising ideas for a local Civil War Museum. All are welcome. For more info, call Tom Place at 957-2740.

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ANOTHER ANGLE – Pat Loeswick, a former social studies teacher, will present a unique story about President McKinley’s assassination when she appears in the Distinguished Speakers Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad St., City of Tonawanda. It’s free and open to the public.

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REDISCOVERED – Award-winning author Cecil Foster, chairman of the Department of Transnational Studies at the University at Buffalo, will read from his newly-published book on a forgotten chapter of history, “They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada,” at 7 p.m. Thursday in Talking Leaves, 951 Elmwood Ave.

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BARGAIN TIME – The Women’s Fellowship of Kenmore United Church of Christ, 295 Delaware Road, Kenmore, will hold its spring rummage sale from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, followed by a $1 bag sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday.

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WATERY WONDERS – State parks environmental educator Carol Rogers will present “Mysteries of Niagara Falls: Some of the Lesser Known Stories” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. It’s free and open to the public.

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SHUTTER STOPS – The focus is on spring blooms when professional photographer Kenn Morgan shows how to get the best shots with your smart phone or camera in a clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. Fee is $5. Participants should bring their cameras, a notepad and a pencil. Space is limited. For reservations, call 677-4843.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Penny Wolfgang, Jennifer Sole, Jennifer Liber Raines, Ed Whitney, Jonathan Buchanan, Kathleen Mather, Maureen Miklos, Julia Didion, Gena Yeates, Joan Denecke, Adam Plewik, Kate Krezmien, Britt Marie and Jane Gillen.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email olaffub@buffnews.com or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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