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Reporters' Notebook: May 13, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian and late night host Stephen Colbert, born on this date in 1964, “Thankfully, dreams can change. If we had all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.”

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LANDMARK STATUS – Mark Mortenson, executive director of the Richardson Olmsted Campus and the Lipsey Architecture Center of Buffalo, is guest speaker in the free Imagine lecture series at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo. The program begins at noon with a Great Courses video on architecture.

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GET THOSE SHOTS – The Erie County Department of Health will hold a free rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Seneca Highway Garage, 39 South Ave. Pets should be on a non-retractable leash, in a harness or in a carrier. More clinics are scheduled May 22 in the Town of Tonawanda and May 29 at the Broadway Market. For more info, visit

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COME HUNGRY – Explore Buffalo makes its first excursion into a thriving restaurant scene in the Village of Hamburg Food Tour at 1 p.m. Wednesday. It meets at Butera’s, 32 Main St., and includes the Coyote Cafe, Juicy Burger Bar, Prima Oliva Cafe, Comfort Zone Cafe and Main Street Ice Cream. Fee is $52. Advance reservations are required. Call 245-3032 or visit

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THINK HARD – Put your brain cells to the test in a Trivia Night sponsored by the North Buffalo Community Lions Club at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Flying Bison Brewing Co., 840 Seneca St. Entries are $20 per team, $25 at the door. Prizes will be awarded. For more info, see the club’s Facebook page.

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REUNION ALERT – Incorrect email address last week for the Lancaster High School Class of 1969 reunion in September. Classmates should call Pat Farruggio at 681-4784 or email

The Syracuse University Alumni Club will honor attorney Lisa Coppola, who’s an owner of The English Gardener landscape design service, at its annual Alumni Banquet next Sunday in Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., Blasdell. For info and tickets, call 695-1679.

The Class of 1969 from Holy Cross Elementary School will hold its 50th reunion at 7 p.m. June 22 at Buffalo River Works, 359 Ganson St. Cash bar. Cash food. Guests are welcome.
Organizers from the Hutchinson Central Technical High School Class of 1969 are planning a 50th reunion for late summer or early fall. Classmates should contact Larry Staszak at 395-3179 or email

The Class of 1969 from St. Thomas Aquinas School in South Buffalo will hold a 50-year reunion Sept. 28 at Doc Sullivan’s 474 Abbott Road. For more info, call Moey O’Connor Oakley at 913-9057.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Gerry Maher, Dave Larcom, Sharon Linstedt, Anthony Chase, Tim Herzog, Fred Nadel, Mary Ball, Sue Bognar, Freddie Mosca, Gussie Podawada, Maryjo Budimirovich, Bea Young, Nancy Schauf, Joan Crosson Clark, Lynn Bratek, Claudia Renzi, Lorraine Bartus and Audrey B. Zolnierowicz.

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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