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Reporters' Notebook: Nov. 29, 2019

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to sportscaster Vin Scully, born on this date in 1927, “Losing feels worse than winning feels good.”

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PEN IN HAND – Local author Priscilla Y. Hill will hold the first copies of her new book, “Whisperers of Secrets: A Community of Short Stories,” a collection of African American experiences in Buffalo from pre-Civil War to the present, at 1 p.m. Sunday in New Covenant United Church of Christ, 459 Clinton St.
Additional signing are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. next Friday in Outside the Box in the carriage house at 1272 Delaware Ave., and from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. The book also is available at or by emailing

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IN THE TRADITION – District IX, Polish Singers’ Alliance of America, will offer its annual Festival of Polish Christmas Carols at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in St. Stanislaus Church, Peckham and Townsend streets. A free-will offering will be accepted.

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OLD FRIENDS – Senior citizens and senior cats are matched up under the Senior Kitty Program at Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Adoption Group. For a donation of any amount, Ten Lives Club will provide a healthy cat aged 4 or older to those 65 and older, along with a litter pan, litter and a month’s supply of food. If required, up to $200 is available for a security deposit to a landlord or apartment manager. For more info, call 646-5577 or visit

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PLAY DATE – Experienced cribbage players are welcome to join ACC Cribbage for games on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Hamburg American Legion Post, 2 Memorial Drive off Pierce Avenue, Hamburg. For info, call 871-0410.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Joyce L. Wilson, Alexa Finn, Cindy Ann Sitterle, Giavanna Sacco, Finnigan Lickfeld, Maureen Brinkworth, Linda Tabor, Pat Howells, Shelly Mueller, Jason Baginski, Marcia Ciapa, Dennis Slisz, Lauren Gwizdowski, Carole Koza-Hajnosz, Kathy Longton, Connor Leising, Kim Livernois, Conor Joseph Cavanaugh and Jitterjuv Wadsworth.

AND SATURDAY – Jason Pominville, John Jubulis, John Bava, Doreen Halt, Molly Halt, William Koszela, Candy Porter, Lynne M. Johnson, Greg Morrisette, Jimmie Pitts, Patrick Vincent Occhino, Shaun Bohen, Benjamin Hilligas, Amber Cornwall Lockhart, Thom Volk, Cheryl Hanley and Kristan James.

AND SUNDAY – Phil Fairbanks, Blair Woods, Rebekah Sipos, Seymour H. Knox IV, Brian Dickman, Eva Herer, Peggy Martin, Justin Powell, Donna Saviola, Mary C. McGrath, Sister Mary Judith Goehring, Joey Lupica, Adam Maurer and Dominic Donovan.

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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