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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 28, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: A thought for Thanksgiving dinner from British poet William Blake, born on this date in 1757, “You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”

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ROYAL WISH – Actress and storyteller Denise Reichard will present “More Than a Magi,” a story about a fourth king who wants to see the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem, at 7 p.m. Monday in the gym St. Martha Parish/OLBS School, 10 French Road, Depew. Music from the Lancaster High School Mixed Chorus and Show Tune Choir follows at 7:45. Admission is free. A donation of cash or a non-perishable food item for the church’s food pantry will be appreciated.

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SWEET TALK – Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold its Western New York Maple School and Trade Show for commercial maple producers and hobbyists from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Attica Central School, 3338 E. Main St., Attica. Fee is $15, which includes classroom instruction in production and marketing, plus lunch. To register, call 585-786-2251 or visit

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MAINSTAYS – The East Amherst Fire Department on Transit Road, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, includes three members whose active service totals more than a century and a half. Ed McGrew Jr. has devoted 55 years as a volunteer, Mel Spoth has been active for 56 years and John Moulin has served with the department for 61 years, including a term as fire chief.

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COLLEGE CASH – Applications are being accepted by the Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women for three college scholarship programs for women. Two $5,000 Women Entering College scholarships are available for Erie and Niagara County high school senior girls heading for college in 2020. Two $4,000 Catalyst for Change scholarships are offered for women living in Western New York or attending college here. And two $8,000 Olga Lindberg scholarships will be given to women going on to graduate studies.
For more info, visit Deadline is Jan. 15. Scholarships are funded through the Buffalo Branch’s annual book sale in May. Donations of books for the 2020 sale already are being accepted Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Brianna Lorefice, Christopher Jacobs, David Kane, Brother Clifford Bell, Sam Tiranno, Tessa Muskopf, Maxwell Izzo, Joe Mandeville, Bruce Mitchell, Susan Staddon, Joey Panek Montana, John McFall, Beverly Qualey, Sister Mary Gerard Frederick, Sister Mary Fredrica Polanski, Sister Mary Dianne Miller, Wally Peters, Candi Youngman, Gwen Sweet, Skyler Mann, Annemarie Danieu, Helen Russo, Parker Hudson Cieslinski, Debbie Olear and Ann Gambino-Cook.

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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