OLAF FUB SEZ: According to five-time presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs, born on this date in 1855, “It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don’t want and get it.”


Somewhat Sedentary Habits

I’m torn between Twitter, Facebook and Netflix

But my day is delightful, since it always depends

On these amazing electronic devices

Instead of my flesh and blood friends.

When I dislike a bad film, a bothersome post,

Or a tiresome tweet,

Unlike with some of my friends,

I can always block or delete.

And should my PC break down

I don’t get depressed or deal with

A case of the blues, because I always

Can read my old favorite

Well known as The Buffalo News.

– Diana Notaro


EAT AND VOTE – South Park United Methodist Church, 2291 South Park Ave. at Ashton Place, is serving its annual Election Day roast beef luncheon and dinner. Lunch, which includes a hot roast beef sandwich, coleslaw and brownie, is from noon to 1:30 p.m. and is $6 adults, $5 children and free for kids under 4. The hot roast beef dinner, including mashed potatoes and pie for dessert, is served from 4 to 7 p.m. and is $9 adults, $7 children and free for kids under 4. There also will be a bazaar, with crafts, baked goods and theme baskets, beginning at noon. For info, call 822-1255.

St. John Lutheran Church, Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, Wheatfield, will hold an Election Day ham dinner and holiday gift boutique from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dinners are $9 adults, $5 kids under 12. Children under 5 are free. For tickets and info, call 573-7131 or 693-9677.


IT TAKES A VILLAGE – We Are Women Warriors will host a discussion on “Getting Our Village in Order” from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library.

Invited panelists are Samuel Radford, president of the District Parent Coordinating Council; Charley H. Fisher III, president of BUILD Buffalo; Sherry Sherrill, Count Every Vote Buffalo; Murray Holman, president of Stop the Violence Coalition; and a guest political pundit who will give a summary of the Tuesday presidential election results.

The event is free and open to the pubic. The Merriweather library is at 1324 Jefferson Ave.


RING TONES – A handbell performance by Benjamin Atnacio will be featured as the Beechwood Service Guild meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Beechwood Homes, 2235 Millersport Highway, Getzville.


PEACE MATTERS Bishop Thomas Gumbleton will speak at the Western New York Peace Center’s 45th annual dinner Saturday in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Gumbleton is a founding member and past president of Pax Christi USA and founder and former president of Bread for the World.

He has been a forceful voice for civil rights, the participation of women and gays in the Catholic Church and a critic of U.S. military involvement overseas.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $50, $25 for students and those with low incomes. There also will be a silent auction and basket raffle. For more information, call the office at 332-3904.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Elnora B. Grice, Fred Yellen, David Robinson, Lee Denz, Lynn Piscorz, Boyce Myers, Keri Lickfeld, Sister Mary Immaculate Ballak, Jeanette McGuire, Phylllis Pasternak, Mary Holler, Dan Bieger, Joan Davies, David Isbell, Matthew Lang, Collin Zaranek, Mary E. O’Connor, Sheila Gersbacher, Cindy Erdey, Mark Palmer and Kim Taylor.