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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 26, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, born on this date in 1922, “Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”

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FAMILIAR HAUNTS – The South Buffalo Fresh Air Music Club will return to its roots in Daly’s Tavern, 2423 Seneca St., for a homecoming show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. A hat will be passed for donations to Sister Celeste’s South Buffalo Community Table.

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IN HARMONY – The 50-member Lewiston Choraleers kick off their series of holiday concerts at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John de LaSalle Church, 8477 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free.
Other concerts will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Site, 27th Street and Independence Avenue, Niagara Falls; at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 in St. Peter’s Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston, as part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk; and at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. For more info, visit

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BANDSTAND DUEL – The fifth annual Polka vs. Country Night brings together two award-winning bands, the Polka Country Musicians from Connecticut and West of the Mark from Western New York, at 7 p.m. Saturday in The Cove Seafood and Banquets, 4701 Transit Road, Depew. Doors open at 5. Free line dance lessons at 6. Admission is $12 advance, $15 at the door. Polish food and Polish beverages will be available. For tickets, call 777-2455 or email

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HOLIDAY PREP – Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group will host its annual Holiday Bazaar and Wreath Sale from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave., Lackawanna. There also will be vendors, crafters and a basket raffle. Advance orders are recommended for the live Fraser Fir wreaths. Call 646-5577 or visit

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GIFT OF LIFE – The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce will host a ConnectLife (formerly Unyts) blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Monday in the Recreation Department gym in the West Seneca Community Center and Library, 1300 Union Road. Donors will receive a free large coffee at Spot Coffee West Seneca and a free 2020 West Seneca Chamber of Commerce discount card for 20 local restaurants and businesses. To schedule an appointment, call 674-4900 or visit

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Jean Sullivan, Dr. Emmekunla Nylander, Adam Rath, Anne Conable, Sharon Mozeko, Jeanne Colvin, Theresa Manzuk Mazur, Geraldine DeBold, Patricia E. Kelley, Taylor Baldwin, John Luterk, Denise Jenner, Brian Zarkzewski, Jason Cornwall, Grant Karb, Jennifer Sieracki Tobias, Janet Bulger, John Young III, Diane Simonsen, MaryAnn Transki, Paul Ortwein, Jim Russell, Thomas A. Ptak, John Bernard, Joey DeGeorge and Laurie Christopher.

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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