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Reporters' Notebook: May 5, 2021 – Hot pursuits
Reporters' Notebook: May 5, 2021 – Hot pursuits

Reporters' Notebook: May 5, 2021 – Hot pursuits

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, born on this date in 1813, “Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.”

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NUTS AND BOLTS – The basics of architectural preservation and the social, economic and environmental benefits of saving historic buildings will be reviewed in Preservation 101, a free online course at 6 p.m. Thursday. Host is Christiana Limniatis, director of preservation services for Preservation Buffalo Niagara. To sign up, visit

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BE SAFE – The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce is joining with SynchroNet, an IT support company in West Seneca, to offer a free meeting on Zoom at 10 a.m. Friday entitled “The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Improve Cybersecurity.” The session is free and open to Chamber members and non-members. Reservations are required. Call 674-4900 or email

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FIND A FRIEND – Adoption prices are reduced Thursday to Saturday as Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group takes part in the Empty the Shelters program sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation. Adult cats, usually $90, can be adopted for $25. Adoptions are available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ten Lives Club’s location in Eastern Hills Mall. Adoptions are done by appointment at the main shelter in Blasdell. For more info and appointments, call 646-5577, ext. 2, or visit

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SPRING IS HERE – Grand Island Post 1346, American Legion, will hold its annual plant and flower sale from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2333 Grand Island Blvd. at Baseline Road, Grand Island. Hanging baskets of flowers are $15. Patio tomato plants are $6.

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MILITARY REUNION – The Second (Indianhead) Division Association, which is holding its 99th annual reunion Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 in Kansas City, Mo., invites anyone who ever served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division to visit its website at or contact Bob Haynes at or 224-225-1202.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Paul W. Lorefice, Bob Jeffords, Christine Green, Lisa Theurer, Ann Ruminski, Brandon Drayton, Jacqueline Henry, Trish Halligan, Rory “Rors” Rajczak, Bonnie Roetzer, Mark Garris, Theresa Suglia, Janice Galla, Madonna Igielinski, MaryAnn Parini, Shelly Pyle, Mark Missert, Chris Kuhnle and Michael Bycina Jr.

AND THURSDAY – Katelynn Lagace, Larry Norton, Tom Stelmach, Diana Principe, Chase Longman, Wally Napierala, Madison Butler, Phil Jarosz, Debbie Popple, Jerome Okonzak, Bryan Staddon, Cindi Edington, Collin Neilson and Brian Leistner Jr.

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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Dale Anderson has been a Buffalo News staff reporter since 1968. He was the chief rock and pop writer for 20 years and helped establish the weekend entertainment magazine Gusto.

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