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OLAF FUB SEZ: A Valentine’s Week reflection from actress Eva Gabor, born on this date in 1919, “Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once.” Gabor went to the altar five times.

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To My Valentine

Love is:

A word, a feeling, prose, poetry,

Heartbreak, happiness, sharing and caring.

It is: Concernment, listening, understanding,

Compassion, trials and tribulations.

It is: A deep feeling that stirs

The innermost emotions of

A person’s very soul.

It is: A longing, searching revelation

Of what life is all about.

And: A bond between a husband and wife,

Parents, children, sisters and brothers.

Also: A special relationship between friends.

Love: The true overpowering feeling that

Makes life a beautiful, meaningful

And exciting experience.

Cherish it, pamper it, be grateful

For it.

For in essence, it is the very meaning

Of life

With it, we are whole;

Without it,

We are barren.

– Honey Snitzer

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INQUIRING MINDS – Looking for a link between anxiety and thinking is Caroline Ciliberti from the West Virginia University Psychology Department. Currently doing her internship at Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center, she is looking for volunteers 60 and older to take pencil-and-paper surveys lasting about 45 minutes, plus family members, friends or caregivers who will complete a brief questionnaire. All participants will be paid $5. All responses will be confidential. For info, call 616-0165.

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TECH WIZARDS – Today is the deadline for nominations for the 2013 BETA Awards given by InfoTech Niagara, the trade association of Western New York’s information technology industry.

Categories include Best Online, Best Mobile App, Executive of the Year, Healthcare IT, Technology Project Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Social Media, Students, Tech Culture and Woman in Technology.

Awards will be given at the 2013 BETA Trade Show March 27 in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. For details and to make a nomination, visit www.infotechniagara.org.

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EMERALD ISLE – “The Gorgeous Gardens of Ireland” is the topic as Bonnie G. Flickinger speaks to the Kenmore Garden Club at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. For info, call Dora Graziano at 832-4736.

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LENTEN LEAD-INS – The Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore, holds its 33rd annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $6 adults, $4 children. Proceeds benefit youth group summer camp. For info, call 876-6504.

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St. at South Cayuga Road, Williamsville, will host its sixth annual Shrove Tuesday Jambalaya Supper in the church’s Hughson Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dinners are $7 adults, $3 kids 12 and under, $25 per family (immediate family only), and include homemade jambalaya with or without shrimp, corn muffin, salad, pecan pie and a beverage.

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CONNECTIONS – The American Business Women’s Association of Western New York will hold a professional networking event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Parings Wine Bar, 5893 Main St., Williamsville. Cost is $15 and includes appetizers. There will be a cash bar. The public is welcome. Registration in advance is appreciated. To register online, visit www.abwawny.com/events.

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STRAIGHT TALK – Amherst Town Council members and representatives from various town departments will answer questions and address concerns at a meeting of the Eggertsville Community Organization at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Eggertsville. All are welcome.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Richard Szymanski, Roland R. Georger, Ella Marie Tasca, Amanda Stolfi, Nevin Wachowiak, Paul Musilli, Gary Cook, Scott Keen, Lisa Hewitt, Lucia Fiorentino, John Czyzowski, Irene Fowler and Bob Vail Sr.

email: olaffub@buffnews.com