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Reporters' Notebook: Aug. 30, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from billionaire investor Warren Buffett, born on this date in 1930, “The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.”

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WARM AND FUZZY – There are no YouTube videos in the annual Cat Film Festival and Dog Film Festival, both of which start today at the North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave. The two-hour programs feature a variety of short animated, documentary and narrative films about pets and people.
Cat films are at 2 and 7 p.m. today and Monday, 2 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Dog films are at 4:30 p.m. today through Monday and at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Afternoon screenings continue through next Thursday.
Tickets are $8.50 matinees, $10.50 evenings, $7.50 seniors. Part of the proceeds benefit Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group. For more info, visit

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SUCCESS STORY – A recent graduate will be the guest speaker as Niagara University holds a Fall Open House for high school students at 10 a.m. Sept. 7.
Courtney Corbetta, who received her degree in communications studies in 2015, will talk about how NU prepared her to become a feature reporter and co-host of “AM Buffalo” on WKBW-TV.
Visitors also will learn about NU’s 80-plus majors, admissions and financial aid and tour the campus. Optional information sessions will focus on sports management, communication and media studies. To register, visit

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COMMUNICATING – Business owner, author and WKBW-TV news producer Paula D’Amico will give advice on “Telling Your Story” at a dinner meeting of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women Inc. next Wednesday evening in Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew.
Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6. Cost is $35 for BNC members, $40 for guests. For info and to register, visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Bridget S. Martin, Jerry Sullivan, Celine Murray, Cindy Monaco, Rhonda A. Ricks, Laurie Foster, Dionne Williamson, Judy Gorlewski, Sister Mary Susanne Dziedzic, Joe Grieco, Callen Lorenzo Louth, Paul Ziolkowski, Mary Zak, Sister Susanne Dziedzic, Roseline Dufresne, Mary Smith, Rachel Matecki, Norm Stoj Sr. and John “Cy” Murphy.

AND SATURDAY – Emma Coyle, Allen Leavens, Barbara Katrein-Deci, Nancy Tobin, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Tyler Colwell, Ann Marie Prell, Kara Park, Carol Albrecht, James Lanz, Anthony Palumbo, Timothy M. Roland, Eileen Virginia, Kevin Herr, Marie Ulrich, Steve Gartz, Brian Jaehn, Tom Jaworski, Amy Jaworski, Alfred Carosa, Mary Saraceno and Aidan Allman.

AND SUNDAY – Catherine A. Bloom, Wyatt Young, Lance Pollock, Jeff Gordon, Melissa Holmes, Valerie Pillo, Willie “Hutch” Jones, Kay McGuire, Marlene Roe, Lily Grace Griggsby, Deshell Fields, Kathy Aures, Sam Granelli, Nancy Sanders, Patricia O’Connor, Andrew Giarrizzo; Patricia Merino, Ben Staddon and Tara Sasiadek.

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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