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Reporters' Notebook: June 5, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to British economist John Maynard Keynes, born on this date in 1883, “Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.”

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Alice M. Hubbard

GETTING HER DUE – Alice M. Hubbard, wife of Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard, was notable in her own right. She managed the Roycroft Collective, wrote six books, was an outspoken advocate of women’s right to vote and took part in the first suffragist parade in Washington, D.C., in 1913.
The Aurora Historical Society will recognize her place in the suffrage movement at 4 p.m. Friday – her 158th birthday – at the Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, 363 Oakwood Ave., by dedicating a historic marker provided with support from the Pomeroy Foundation.
Assemblyman David DiPietro will read a proclamation declaring Alice M. Hubbard Day in New York State. Those attending are invited to wear the colors of the American suffrage movement – purple, yellow and white.

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GOLDEN OLDIES – The Old Hippies, led by Bill and Kay MacDonald, will play a concert of classic acoustic rock hits at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Holland Land Office Museum, 131 W. Main St., Batavia. Tickets are $5. To reserve a seat, call 585-343-4727 or email

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HITSVILLE – The 60th anniversary of the hit single, “Wild Weekend” by the Rockin’ Rebels, the instrumental version of WKBW disc jockey Tommy Shannon’s theme song, will be celebrated at the Gateway Harbor Street Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 1 Young St., City of Tonawanda. Admission is free.
Providing music will be Crash Cadillac with special guest Big Wheelie. Former WKBW deejay Hank Nevins will spin tunes from the 1950s and 1960s and host trivia and dance contests. There also will be proclamations by Erie and Niagara counties designating Saturday as Rockin’ Rebels Day.

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DOUBLEHEADER – Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra hold a scholarship luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday in the Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Ave., with performances by its three 2019 Young Music Scholarship winners – bassoonist Albert Neubert from Kenmore East High School, violinist Matthew Cone from Williamsville East High School and percussionist Liam McManus from Lancaster High School. Tickets are $40 at

At 7 p.m. Friday, the Clarence Concert Association hosts a music, food and wine evening in Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St., with wine tasting and music by members of the Clarence Summer Orchestra. Tickets are $25, $20 advance, at

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Fenton Harrison, Bernie Czarnecki, Eleanor Bullard, Dr. Todd Shatkin, Carol Neuhaus, Doug Allen, Gretchen Monaco, Louise Smith, Jerry Stange, Randy Szymkowiak, Gabriella Czuprynski, Bob Knopf, Patricia Greene, Harry Hendrix, Joe Siebert, Jason Krause, Chelsey Rogowski, June Vohwinkel, Luann Bondanza, Don Silverthorn, Michelle Safe, Jamie Loos, Georgia Czerniak, Dylan Michael Snyder, Erin McSweeney, Diane Hatten, Alyssa Brzozowski, Mary Scherber, Jordan TinHan, Dave Grundy, Jane Piechocki and Carol Anne Fling.

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