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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 12, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, born on this date in 1815, “In the American Revolution, in 1776, the first delicacy the men threw overboard in Boston harbor was the tea, woman’s favorite beverage. The tobacco and whiskey, though heavily taxed, they clung to with the tenacity of the devil-fish.”

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ALL ON WEDNESDAY – Erie County Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Daniel Neaverth Jr. is guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Woman’s Club of Orchard Park at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orchard Park Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St. New members are always welcome.

Women Interested in Cystic Health will hold a holiday bazaar and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in Transit Valley Country Club, 8920 Transit Road, East Amherst. Toy and gift cards also will be collected for cystic fibrosis patients in Oishei Children’s Hospital. For info, call 689-4840.

Globetrotting deaf magician Matthew “Magic” Morgan will be the highlight of the Deaf Access Services Homecoming Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Joseph’s Country Manor and Grove, 275 Columbia Ave., Depew. Tickets are $55. For info, call Stacey Allen at 335-9192 or email

Maureen DiBartolomeo from Buffalo General Medical Center talk about how to find a customer community at a dinner meeting of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Hyatt Place, 5020 Main St., Amherst. Networking begins at 5. Cost is $35, $40 for guests. Register online at

Immaculate Conception School, 510 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora, holds an open house for families of prospective students from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tours of the classrooms and the science and computer labs will be given. New families attending will be entered into a drawing for a $50 supermarket gift card. For more info, call 652-5855 and visit the school’s Facebook page.

Carol Melnik, owner of A Snail’s Place in Elma, will present 10 easy floral ideas for holiday decorating at a meeting of the Western New York Herb Study Group at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. All are welcome.

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TELLING TALES – A Buffalo History Museum speaker will give insights on Buffalo’s role in World War I at the monthly meeting of the Free Spirits at noon Thursday in Holy Spirit Church, 91 Dakota St. There also will be a potluck lunch and Bingo. All over 55 are welcome.

Actress and storyteller Denise Reichard will present a collection of slave stories told through the viewpoint of a white woman at a meeting the Newstead Historical Society at 7 p.m. in Newstead Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road, Akron. Refreshments will be served at 6:30. Officers also will be elected and installed.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Dr. Valerie Burkhard, Father Bill Quinlivan, Gary Crosby, Aidan Wysko, Geneva C. Bryant, Shelia Bowie, Jim Kapsiak, Samuel Tanesh Abraham, Alice Ciszkowski, Bob Decker, Pete Montemarano, Truman John Prentis, Tracy Lee Baker Wintringer, Brad Pyle, Bellarose Milligan, Sheri Czech, Pat Lonergan, Isabella Vidaver Foti, Mallory Chase, Mary Lou Przybylo, Patrick Lunde Lonergan, Joanne Karpik, Jane Rosplochowski and Lynn Kwiatkowski Gembolys.

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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