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Reporters' Notebook: March 23, 2020

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to social psychologist Erich Fromm, born on this date in 1900, “Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.”

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OFF THE ROAD – Another casualty of Covid-19 is driver education. AAA Western and Central New York has suspended its upcoming Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Program and five-hour pre-licensing classes until further notice.
Students already signed up for defensive driving can take the course online. The five-hour course, however, is not available online at this time.
Some limited in-car driving lessons and driver evaluations will be done for those already registered, with proper car cleaning after each lesson. No new registrations are being accepted.
For more info, call 800-836-2582 or visit AAA.com/DriverTraining.

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CANCELLATION DESK – The Northtowns Christian Women’s Connection luncheon scheduled for Wednesday in Classics V restaurant in Amherst has been canceled.

CEPA Gallery’s 15th Biennial Art Auction, which was supposed to be held Saturday, has been postponed to a later date, but you still can check out the auction art online at cepagallery.org.

Also postponed is a workshop on how to create a marketing plan for agricultural businesses, scheduled April 2 by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County at the Seneca Nation of Indians Cattaraugus Community Center in Irving. “We anticipate rescheduling for a later date,” says CCE agriculture educator John Whitney. “The new date and venue have not yet been determined.”

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STAYING WELL – Olaf Fub plans to observe a proper social distance again on Tuesday and will not appear. Reporters’ Notebook will return on Wednesday.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – David Milch, Jack Trachtenberg, Bob Kaprove, Arthur Eve, Margot Shoemaker, Jim Ranney, Les Greenbaum, Nick Sinatra, Calvin College, Kelly Barrett, Nick Carone, Mia McCabe, Linda Morrisette, Pat Nowak, Peter Fiorella, Joe Dabrowski, Don Jaehn, Samantha Koeppel, Pat Lerch, Rev. David I. Richards, Steve Black, Jackie Lawrie, Monsignor Thomas Moran, Bridget Margaret Mitchell and Philomena Ventresca Gallagher.

AND TUESDAY – Eugene Przybyl, Pat Rasmus, Bonnie Besmanoff, Dave Gillen, Barbara Pieterse, Lisa Pupo, Megan Giambra, Lynn Skubish, Jan Dziadaszak, Robin Willard, Steven J. Bagel, Julie Wilczak, Liz Merrick, Madeline L. Elminowski, Kyler Simmons, Eric Pacer, Jackie Mullen and Gary T. Refermat Sr.

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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