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Reporters' Notebook: April 29, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Jerry Seinfeld, born on this date in 1954, “You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’”

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SAVE THE DATE – Reservations are needed today for the Presbyterian Women spring gathering and annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Kenmore Presbyterian Church, 2771 Delaware Ave. Carol Mullins of Quiet Whispers Ministry will speak on “Laughter’s Healing Power.” Lunch is $7. Call Peggy Fanning at 826-7542 or email

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MILESTONE – 43North will hold a live taping at 5:30 p.m. today of the 100th episode of its “Latitude” podcast, featuring a conversation with Joe Neiman and Dan Magnuszewski, two of the founders of ACV Auctions, which is revolutionizing wholesale auto auctions. It takes place in Dig at the Innovation Center, 640 Ellicott St., with complimentary beer from Flying Bison and light snacks. Admission is free, but registration is needed. Visit

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FREE RANGING – Connie Adams, senior wildlife biologist for the State Department of Environmental Conservation, will talk about how to enjoy and manage wild critters that visit our yards at 6:30 p.m. today in the Aurora Town Public Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora. It’s free, but registration is required. Call 652-4440.

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MONEY MATTERS – “The Art of Investing” is the topic at the free Imagine speaker series Tuesday in the Central Library in Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo. A discussion at 12:30 p.m. will be led by Fred Floss, chairman of the Economics and Finance Department at SUNY Buffalo State, and investor Dennis Galucki, founder of the Imagine series, following a Great Courses Video at noon.

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BELL RINGER – A musical program by Rev. Don Weaver is featured at the next meeting of the Beechwood Service Guild at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Beechwood Residence, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville. Installation of officers will follow. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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GETTING LATE – Wednesday is the deadline to apply for a $1,500 Amherst Garden Club scholarship for a student who is or will be studying horticulture, landscape design or related fields. For info, e-mail Sandy Witman at

Also due Wednesday are applications for the annual Ruth T. Lyons Memorial Scholarship, which is given by John J. Welch Squadron 381, Sons of the American Legion, to a Sons member or the son or daughter of a member of the American Legion or its Ladies Auxiliary. Applications are available from noon to 7 p.m. in the post, 923 Niagara Ave., Niagara Falls.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – James P. Kennedy Jr., Connie Campanaro, Don Paul, Susan Martin, Michelle Richau, Marty Richau, Dean Brownrout, Doug Swift, Garnell Whitfield Jr., Geoffrey Gerow, James P. Kennedy, Monica Mooney, April Stevens, Christine M. Kukelka, Chad Czuprynski, Judy Kirst, Suzette Simonson, Pat Smolarek, Emily Powley, Nancy Wright, Kellan Inman, Jack Panek, Riley Moll, Timothy Zimpfer, Bob Patterson, Alexander J. Aylward, Madison Mihalics, Paul Kamrowski Sr., Rachel Kamrowski, Elizabeth Kamrowski and Michael Lopardi.

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