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Reporters' Notebook: Feb. 10, 2020

Charles Lamb

OLAF FUB SEZ: A sentiment from eloquent English essayist Charles Lamb, born on this date in 1775, “I’d like to grow very old as slowly as possible.”

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STEEPLE CHASE – Rev. Matt Lincoln, rector of historic Trinity Episcopal Church, is guest speaker at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the free lunchtime IMAGINE lecture series in the Central Library on Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo. The program begins at noon with a Great Courses video on “The Urban Context of Cathedrals.”

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CALENDAR DATES – Darlene Stry, a member of the Southtowns Camera Club and a digital photography instructor, will talk about the best techniques for taking pictures of flowers at a meeting of the Kenmore Garden Club at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. Guests are welcome.

The Orchard Park Woman’s Club will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Wednesday in the Byrd House, 4190 N. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. New members are welcome.

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FAMOUS FOREBEARS – Rick Falkowski, founder of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, will talk about the pioneering people who built Western New York in the 19th century and sign copies of his latest book, “Profiles Volume I: Historic and Influential People from Buffalo and WNY – the 1800s,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. It’s free, but seats are limited. Call 332-4375.

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HELP WITH TAXES – For the 39th year, Niagara University’s College of Business Administration will offer free help with tax preparation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning this week in St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 309. Sessions also will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and March 28 in the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Appointments are advised, but not necessary. Call 286-7328. Last year 91 student volunteers helped local residents file 492 tax returns and get back more than $596,000 in refunds.

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LATHER UP – Collectible occupational shaving mugs are the topic at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Hall, 205 Longmeadow Road at Callodine Avenue, Eggertsville. Various mugs will be on display. The program follows a meeting of the Greater Buffalo Bottle Collectors Association at 7. Admission is free. All are welcome. For more info, call Peter Jablonski at 440-7985.

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REUNION ALERT – The Class of 1970 from Wilson Central High School is planning its 50th reunion on Aug. 22. Classmates who have not received their “Save the Date” email should text or call Stan Culverwell at 622-6198.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Billy Scahall, Patti Pierce, Larry Soong, Mindy Cervoni, Diane Benczkowski, Michael Merrell, John Noworyta, Joyce Brocato, John Michael Buczkowski, Gwendolyn Leisten, Ethan Kosmoski, Bonnie Platt, Charles Coe, Sierra Pyle, Bill Whited III, Benjamin LaGrow, Mark Cunningham, Kerrie Yeates, Denise Helinski, Jeannie Wright LeBarron and Michelle Grabowski.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email olaffub@buffnews.com or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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