OLAF FUB SEZ: A point of definition from President William McKinley, born on this date in 1843, “Our differences are politics, our agreements principles.”


PUPPY LOVE – The Erie Region of Guiding Eyes for the Blind is holding another information and orientation session for people who would like to raise and train guide dog puppies for the visually impaired from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in West Seneca East High School, 4760 Seneca St. It’s free. For info, call Mary Ellen Pratt at 947-5135 and visit


POLISH PRIDE – The Polish-American Congress, Western New York Division, is sponsoring a Polish-American Happy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Flappy’s Greyside Grill and Pub, 5700 Transit Road, West Seneca.

The occasion will feature Polish music, Polish beer, Wardynski kielbasa, pizza, wings, salad, wine, pop and juice. Admission is $25, or $20 for Polish-American Congress members. For information and reservations, call Jim Lawicki at 864-6110 or Rick Mazella at 598-5869.


PAGE TURNERS – The North Tonawanda History Museum will hold its Winter Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Paperback books are 50 cents each or three for $1. Hard covers are $1 each or three for $2. A bag of books is $5. Book sale customers also get free admission to the museum, which is featuring exhibits on the Underground Railroad for Black History Month.


LOVING PARIS – The Alliance Francaise de Buffalo, which promotes French language and culture, is presenting The Secrets of Paris Travel Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Room 210 of the E.H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College. Featured speaker will be Doni Belau, founder and contributor to The Girls Guide to Paris travel website.

The workshop will explore natural wine bars and the new cocktail craze in Paris; the extended Bordeaux area, including Ile de Re, St. Jean de Luz, St. Emilion, Sauternes and the Dordogne; walking tours; romantic Paris myths and historical highlights; trendy new areas such as Canal St. Martin in the Second District; and how to plan a romantic escape for two.

Advance reservations are needed by Thursday. The workshop is $5, free to alliance members. For information and reservations, call 688-4171 or email


WHITE WEDDING – The Buffalo History Museum wants to say yes to a dress – a traditional wedding gown to add to its collection.

To find it, the museum is holding a Wedding Dress Contest. Entries must be submitted by Feb. 11 and include a photo of the dress and a 150- to 350-word short story about it. Any dress owner can participate. For info, call 873-9644, Ext. 301, or visit

The winner will be announced March 3 at Something Old, Something New, the museum’s first wedding-themed fundraising event, which will feature an exhibit of historic gowns and oversized bridal photos from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s by Ettore-Winter Studio that were featured in Tegler’s Dress Shop.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Robin Martinelli, Cherrise Wallers-Betts, Elwyn Brown, Kara Brown, Barbara Christiano, Kim Raven, Kristin Recktenwalt, Wayne Kusienski, Cyndi Snyder, Brian Stumm, Shelly Santoro, Lori Engl, Carolyn Dorigo, Richard A. Podkulski, Mary Ann Dudek, Frank Barnashuk, Lou Pauly, Evemarie Schlehr, Kenny Emblidge, Chris Campese, Casey Allen and Chris McCann.