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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 22, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Rodney Dangerfield, born on this date in 1921, “When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”

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OUT SHOPPING – St. Mary of the Lake Church, 4737 Lake Shore Road near Rogers Road, Hamburg, will hold its Thanksgiving flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with free appraisals of coins, stamps and sports memorabilia. Veterans Outreach will be on hand to answer questions from vets. Admission is free. For info, call 627-3619.

Bishop Gibbons Apartments, 1110 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda, will hold its Kris Kringle Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The J.F.K. Varsity Club will hold its annual Autumn Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in John F. Kennedy High School, 305 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga.

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with vendors, baked goods, ethnic food and attic treasures. Admission is free. For info, call 873-5011 or visit

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TURKEY TIME – For the 19th year, the VA Western New York Healthcare System will serve Thanksgiving dinner to veterans in need and their families from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Food Court of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. To attend and for more info, call 862-8885.

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SAVE THE DATE – Carolyn Sheehy will lead a holiday centerpiece workshop at the monthly meeting of the Hamburg House and Garden Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave., Hamburg. For info, call Nancy Kryszczuk at 652-2539.

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ROAD READY – The five-hour course that new drivers must take before they go for their road test will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 and 4 in Orchard Park High School, 4040 Baker Road, Orchard Park. Fee is $30. Applicants must have a valid New York State learner’s permit. To register, call 209-6295.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Paul Zittel, Andy Ross, John Valby, Kevin Sylvester, Casey Mittelstadt, Tammy Simon, Larthonia “Squirt” Redden, Terry Weidmann, Eulaine Ball, Beth Burdick, Mary McEwan, Christina Sobczyk, Tammy Starzynski, Beverly DiPalma, Romuald Igielinski, Cameron Chase, Vivian Robertson, Father James Bastian, Janice Schlau, Andy Ross, Jake Jakubowski, Dave Susko, Mike Hurley and Jack Lipomi.

AND SATURDAY – Karen E. Burns, Israel Ziv, Tim Bartlett, Richard Capote, Lynsey Weaver, Rebecca M. Kruszka, Pat Montemarano, Joan Zurawski, John F. Schaller, Lily Cornwall, Pat Balisteri, Sister Mary Rachael Mikolajczak, Nathan Dan, Shawn Dan, Mike Haynes, Vera Hereth, Todd Nixon, Leroy Williford, Robert LaPlante, Danielle Fleckenstein, Cyndee Stelmach, Ron Amplenient and Larry Schultz.

AND SUNDAY – Ashley J. Burns, Collette R. Evans, Scott Scanlon, Omar Fetouh, Carla Connolly, Lorayne D. Simmons, William Mattar, Denise Reichard, Jessica DiCarlo, Samantha Godzich, Noreen Spezio, Collin Augustyn, Ryan Michael “Big Rig” Higgins, Amy Betz Thomson, Elaine Korczykowski, Linda Janiga, Bettyann Duguay, Anne Kicinski and Maureen Maguire.

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