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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 1, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to playwright A. R. Gurney, born in Buffalo on this date in 1930, “My father says everyone should write letters as much as they can. It’s a dying art. He says letters are a way of presenting yourself in the best possible light to another person.”

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STOP IN – Amazing Grace Bible Church, 79 Richmond Ave., promises lots of books, clothing, DVDs and holiday decorations at its Fall Rummage, Clothing and Bake Sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

A visitor from the North Pole will make an appearance at the annual Fall Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 115 O’Connell Ave. Also featured will be a ham dinner, raffles, games of chance and refreshments. For more info, call 852-2671.

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WINNERS WANTED – Friedens United Church of Christ will hold its Fall/Holiday Theme Basket Auction and baked goods sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Gratwick Hose Fire Company, 110 Ward Road, North Tonawanda. Admission is $5, which includes a set of 26 basket tickets. Drawings at 1 p.m.

Rings, bracelets, theme baskets and other prizes will offered as the Ladies of the Western New York Shrine Center hold a jewelry raffle and luncheon at noon Saturday in the Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. Cost is $20, including lunch. For more info, call 674-8666.

St. Stanislaus Church, Fillmore Avenue and Peckham Street, will host a Harvest Brunch and Basket Raffle from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in Marian Hall. Donation is $10.

Terrific towels are prizes in a Towel Bingo session Sunday in Holy Mother of the Rosary Parish Center, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes a bingo board, coffee, dessert and a chance at a door prize. For more info, call 685-5766.

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COME HUNGRY – Rapids Fire Company, 7195 Plank Road, Town of Lockport, will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Breakfasts are $8, $4 kids under 12, and include homemade sausage, scrambled eggs and home fries.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Tom Nigrelli, Christopher R. Poole, Jaclyn McKewan, Jim Bielmann, Carl Kujawa, Linda Albert, Carolyn Dearth, Beth Safe, Kimberly Pachetti, Keith Liebel, Michele Yeates, Maria Billittier and Kathleen Morcelle.

AND SATURDAY – Mary Riordan, Carrie DiGiacomo, Kathy Pollock, Thom Burnett, Tom Stahl, Marlene Roll, Lucie Desautels, Rasheed Wyatt, James Halt, Joan Guarino, Ricky Galli, Ashlee Lonergan, Ann Farrell, Mike “Moose” Higgins, Diana Maskell, Peyton Zakrzewski, Bradley Harper, Connor “Champ” McGrath, Karli Gray, Derek Kania, James Andruszko Jr., Payton Sasiadek, Barb Coyne, Dave Paschke, Gerry Whalen, Amy Paluch, Arianna Sophie Covell, Jack Bailey, Donna Shine and Deacon William Walkowiak.

AND SUNDAY – Adrienne Tworek-Gryta, Gretchen Grobe, John Hochadel, Dr. Stephen Turkovich, Steve Vesey, Stephanie Kennedy, Kelley Mitchell, Marie Diane Calhoun, Samuel Shaw, Mary Jo Magiera, Elaine Sinibaldi, Rachel Hassett, Bridget Tichenor, Candy Porter, Sean Gregoire, Shane McNamara, Carrie Brooks, Joan Rozmus Szakacz and Kim Kowal.

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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