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Reporters' Notebook: May 14, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to financial journalist B. C. Forbes, born on this date in 1880, “The man who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck.”

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FALLEN HEROES – In conjunction with National Police Week, the Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy will hold its 22nd annual Police Memorial Service for officers who died in the line of duty at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 140 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls. The public is invited.
Keynote speaker is FBI special agent David Budz, a 17-year law enforcement veteran who has led the Western New York Health Care Fraud Task Force. A reception will follow.

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CONVENTION TIME – District 6 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary will hold their 75th annual convention Saturday in Col. John B. Weber Post 898, 2909 South Park Ave., Lackawanna. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with a joint memorial service at 9, join membership awards, business sessions, election of officers and installation.
District VFW commander Brenda Serena and Auxiliary president Rosalie Cooper will be honored at a dinner at 7 p.m., preceded by a cash bar at 6. Representing the state VFW will be senior vice commander Thomas Todaro and Auxiliary guard Gene Shaw. For more info, call 774-8208 or visit 6districtvfw.org.

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RETRO AFFAIR – “The Roaring Twenties” is the theme as Headway of WNY hosts its 20th annual gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Atrium at Rich’s, Niagara and West Ferry streets. Tickets are $70, $65 before midnight Tuesday, and include food stations, a two-hour open bar, music by the Bobby Militello Quartet and dancing.
There also will be a costume contest and those attending are encouraged to come in 1920s attire. For more info, call 408-3117 or visit headwayofwny.org.

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LITTLE TREASURES – The Historical Society of North German Settlements holds a program entitled “Share Your Memories – Interesting Artifacts and Heirlooms” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield. All are invited to bring an item and talk about it. Refreshments will be served.

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TEE IT UP – Mason’s Mission, which is raising funds to construct safe playgrounds for special needs children in Lewiston and the Town of Tonawanda, hosts a golf tournament May 25 at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10.
Fee is $125 and includes lunch and beverages, the Just Pizza food truck, a Bloody Mary bar in the morning, an hour of open bar in the evening and a steak dinner. Dinner and open bar is $60 for non-golfers. For info, call 830-2256 or 200-7346.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Ann McCarthy, Robyn Zimmer, Pat Carroll, Tara Cadmus, Jerry Fecio, Cindy Miranda, Mike Whelan, Kelly Gampietro, Hillary Daley, Carol Volk, Ann Marie Myers, Florence Rembold, Lauren Terry, Daniel Forney, Debbie Beverly, Cheryl Conlin, Joe Perrelli and Sister Theresa Moore.

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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