OLAF FUB SEZ: According to British novelist Edgar Wallace, born on this date in 1875, “An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex.”



White clouds lazily reclining

In the softness of the azure blue sky

Warm sunshine basks our bodies

As we lazily stroll the avenue

Soft pastels grace the gardens that

Abound on breathing ground.

The green will soon be in sight

As the days grow longer and stay bright.

The snowy days of Winter are quickly

Forgotten and towards the sun we raise our head,

Anticipating summer’s warmth which soon rises

From Winter’s icy bed.

– Honey Snitzer


WHAT’S COOKING? – The kitchen is open again this evening at South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, 136 Cazenovia St. On the menu from 5 to 7 p.m. are roast pork dinners, with mashed potatoes, vegetable, applesauce and salad. Tickets are $8.50. For info, call 825-9557.


HOLD THE PHONE – April is, among other things, Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Out to raise awareness for young drivers is Alive at 25, a four-hour course offered by the Resource Training Center of Amherst.

In addition to texting and cellphone use behind the wheel, the course uses role playing, workbook exercises and interactive media to cover speeding, aggressive driving, impaired driving and other problems young drivers run into. For info, call the center at 983-2258.


BIRTH RIGHTS – Registration is due on Wednesday for a daylong program on July 6 at Bethesda Full Gospel Church, 22 Delaware St., City of Tonawanda, on the possibilities of vaginal birth for women after they have given birth by Caesarean section.

Presenting the program will be Jennifer Kamel, founder of VBAC Facts, who will cover risks, benefits, legal rights and guidelines. Registration is $85, $150 for couples. For info and to sign up, visit


PEACE TALKS – A free informational workshop, “Improve Your Marital Foundation, Build a Better Home,” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. next Monday in Infant of Prague Church, 921 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga.

Leading the workshop will be David Catalano, Catholic Charities Marriage Counseling Center supervisor. Free baby-sitting will be available during the workshop. To register and inquire about baby-sitting needs, call 839-4406.


PROUD PLAYERS – Congratulations to the winners of the annual scholarships presented by the Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Volunteers. All will be continuing their musical studies next fall. They are Cindy Xue, a violinist from Williamsville East High School, who will be awarded $3,000; Aaron Schuman, a trumpeter from Kenmore West High School, who will be given $2,000; and Joseph Desotelle, a percussionist and marimba player from Williamsville East, who will get $1,000.


REUNION ALERT – A 50th reunion is being planned for the Class of 1963 from Bennett High School, and organizers would like to get in touch with all their classmates. For info, call Barb Hammer at 297-8881.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Nancy Fischer, Michelle Eisen, W. Paul Ganley, Barbara Miller-Williams, Sister Mary Christine Marie Luczynski, Sister Mary Urseline Hilinski, Bonnie Werdein, Kelly Cycon, Denis J. Bastible, Chloe Maciejewski, Mary Ann Sole, Pat Huntington, Michael McGavis, Suzan Madera, Sister Ann Helene Koenig, Barbara Hastings, Sister Karen Joseph, Corey Ratajczak, Suzanne Hartling and Janice Piontek.