“Reporters’ Notebook: Jan. 27, 2020”

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, father of the nuclear Navy and born on this date in 1900, “It is necessary for us to learn from others’ mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.”
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SOMEWHERE TO GO – A ribbon-cutting Sunday celebrated the opening of the area’s first social club for seniors, the Mar-Bon Social Club, 6477 Transit Road, in the East Amherst Medical Park Campus.
Founders Laurie Pope-Greco and Victoria “Vicky” Pope named it after their parents, Mary and Boniface Pope.
“When our dad passed away, my sister and I set out to find a place where mom could spend a few days throughout the week (that wasn’t an adult daycare facility),” Laurie says. “Unfortunately, that place did not exist.”
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, Mar-Bon offers morning and afternoon snacks, a hot lunch, salon service and other activities.
“The concept is to allow seniors to connect with their peers and become members of the community again,” Vicky says. “My sister and I both gave up our careers to do this, but we know it’s the right thing to do.”
Tours are available. For more info, call 406-4577 or visit marbonsocialclub.com.
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IN THE KNOW – “Nature and Science” is the topic at the free lunchtime IMAGINE lecture series at noon Tuesday in the Central Library in downtown Buffalo. A Great Courses video on the trial of Galileo will be followed by a panel discussion by Jim Guido, Larry Brooks, Rev. Richard Augustyn and Rev. Tom Yorty.
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WRIGHT REVIVAL – Matt Meier of HHL Architects will give a presentation about the history and the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. To reserve a seat, call 332-4375.
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COVER TO COVER – A dedication will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday for the new book house in the Dolce Valvo Art Center at Niagara County Community College. The book house will allow the community to exchange and take out books free of charge.
Free books from pre-school level to adult will be available at the dedication. There will be a reading of “Where the Wild Things Are” and a craft station with activities related to the story. Artwork created by students in the John R. Oishei Child Development Center at NCCC is on display today through Friday.
The book house was built by students in the Liberty Partnerships Future Leaders Program at NCCC and will be donated to the Oishei Center. For more info, call Jamie Reid at 614-6891 or email jreid@niagaracc.suny.edu.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Juanita Tillmon, Nomiki Konst, Dr. Phil Glick, Zachery Bohen, Linda Evans, Barb Jakubowski, Donna Benson, Denise Herkey Jarosch, Donna Moss Dudek, Maria Clare, Jimmy Messana, Rebecca Sokolowski, Sarah Burdick, Bert Gustafson, Linda Evans, James Michalski, Daniel Wolf, Sue Hogenkamp, Alyssa Szafranski, Dina Kaczmarz, Robin Kosmowski, Dan Klein, Dan Wolf, David Irizarry, Luke Colpoys, Lillian Colpoys, Arthur Harold Jayes and Kelsey Kalamata.

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