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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 13, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to film director Alfred Hitchcock, born on this date in 1899, “I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s somebody nobody knows about.”

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WORTH KEEPING – All who attend get a free gift at the door while supplies last at the monthly sports card and memorabilia show from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Pvt. Leonard Post Jr. Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2450 Walden Ave. Admission is free. For more info, call 656-0066 or email

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MIX AND MINGLE – The Singles Social Club will host a Moon Light Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Buff Social Club, 2565 Young St., Niagara Falls. Kevin the DJ will provide music. Cost is $6. For more info, call 550-1232 or visit the Singles Social Club Facebook page.

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GOOD AS NEW – A restored 1885 oil painting of Niagara Falls by lithographer D. C. Febronius will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lewiston Library, 305 S. Eighth St., Lewiston. The public is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
The program, sponsored by the Historical Association of Lewiston, will include a talk by Michelle Kratz about the Porter family, which commissioned the painting to mark the turnover of their lands around the Falls to New York State, and a question-and-answer session with Gabrielle Dunn of unDunn Art of Buffalo, who restored the painting and its original frame.

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ROUGHING IT – Military camp life in the 18th century will be recreated Saturday and Sunday as the Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster, hosts its annual Revolutionary War Living History Weekend. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
There will be musket demonstrations, skirmishes, cooking and laundry demonstrations, plus games and other activities for kids. Admission is $5, $2 for youngsters aged 8 to 14 and free for kids 7 and under. For more info, call Donna Schmidle at 380-2881 or email

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Chef Scott Steiner (Photo provided by Niagara County Community College)

HIGH HONOR – Chef Scott Steiner, assistant professor and Culinary Arts Program coordinator at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, recently was awarded the National Chef Educator of the Year Award at the American Culinary Federation conference in Orlando, Fla.
A graduate of the culinary program at Emerson Vocational High School in Buffalo with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Buffalo State, he has been a faculty member at NFCI, a division of Niagara County Community College, since its building opened in 2012. Currently he is assisting in the transition of NFCI’s fine dining Savor Restaurant into a fully academic operation this fall.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Phyllis Wilkinson, Ron Ehmke, Jo Alfano, Lizz Schumer, Paulette Woods, Jessica Silverman Daggett, Skip Blair, Jim Fecio, Shawn Colvin, Shirley Gill, Todd Enser, Linda Brandon, Terry Moran, Jeny Hibbard, Sandra Glasner, Tina Kester, Jack Rishel, Karen Brown, Marie R. Switalski, Michele Geary, Rosanne Demme Siskar, Sabrina Schlicht and Pat Oliver.

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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