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Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 15, 2021 – Words to the wise

Reporters' Notebook: Oct. 15, 2021 – Words to the wise

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English humorist P. G. Wodehouse, born on this date in 1881, “I always advise people never to give advice.”

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STOP AND SHOP – St. Mary on the Lake Church, 4737 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, will hold a Halloween flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Veterans Outreach will have an information table.

The Lancaster Women’s Civic Club and the Friends of the Lancaster Public Library will hold a fall book sale and baked goods sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the library, 5466 Broadway. Books are $10 a bag Saturday, $5 a bag Sunday.

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SHARE A CUP – Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio hosts Coffee with Chris at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Cristoforo Colombo Society, 2223 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Voccio provides the coffee. For more info, call 696-0086.

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HELLO, DOLLIES – The Niagara Frontier Doll Club holds its 34th annual Doll Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North Campus in Amherst. Admission $5, children under 12 free.

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FEELING FESTIVE – The Altar and Rosary Society of Queen of Angels Church, 144 Warsaw St. at Electric Avenue, Lackawanna, will hold a Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Parish Social Center. Featured will be a Mega Raffle and Weidner’s chicken dinners for $12, including dessert.

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LET’S EAT – St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, will host a popcorn sale by WNY Fun Food from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more info, call 674-1233 or visit

The Holy Name Society of the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will hold its annual pork chop dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. $12, take-out only. For more info, visit annunciation.ccs.

Niagara Hose Fire Company 3, 74 Wheeler St., City of Tonawanda, holds its first chowder sale since the pandemic began at noon Saturday. $6 a quart.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport, will offer a turkey dinner at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. $14, $7 kids 3 to 10, take-out only.

The ushers at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster, will sponsor a roast beef dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. $13, $6 kids 12 and under. Also a raffles and theme baskets. For tickets, call Roger Papaj at 683-4046.

The Lancaster Elks, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster, will serve a German dinner beginning at noon Sunday with wiener schnitzel, spatzle, red cabbage and potato dumplings. $13. For info, call 685-1478.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Sue Rozler, Rose Popper, Emily Elkin, John Fredo, Kristina Lagace, Jena Meredith, Wanda Johnson, Judy Egner, Cole Lukasavich, Jeff Rishel, Margaret Brown, Mary Beth Friscic, Lisa Domagala, Kimberly Shanks, Kaydie Milks, Rory Hornberger, Brooks Owczarczak, Sarah Wesolek Rowland, Craig R. Bucki and Rosemary G. Gresock.

AND SATURDAY – Elaine Davidow, Matt Glynn, Carol Kociela, Drew Longman, Kevin Lombardo Jr., Josephine Gambino, Bill Youngman, Peggy Earsing, Paul Czamara, Quinn Marie Carver, Marie Packard, Scott Merkwa, Dolores Zasowski, Lucy Sloan, Patty Gilmour, Shelly Bruso, Carole Geisler, Michael Skowronski and Heather Conklin.

AND SUNDAY – Sandy Saada, David A. Stocking, Leslie R. Daniel, Darwin Rossler, Grace Bednarek, Kenneth McCaffrey, Gord Perry, Noel Becker, Roy Becker, Anderson James Beacham, Kathy Lounsbury, Ryan Hooley, Mary Brunning Harkin and Dan Owczarczak.

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.

Today’s online edition of Reporters’ Notebook contains items that appear in shorter form in the print edition, due to space limitations.

When space permits, Reporters’ Notebook welcomes the opportunity to share light verse on everyday topics, providing that the poems are short, 12 to 16 lines maximum.

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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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