OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English novelist Arnold Bennett, born on this date in 1867, “It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.”


To Our Servicemen and Women

You answered the call

Of the Red, White and Blue;

You know you were needed

To help see us through.

We needed your strength

And your wisdom, your care

And God saw us through

As we whispered a prayer.

We still have our freedom,

Oh, how we thank you!

We lay our red carpet

To these folks of true blue.

Welcome home!

– Doris V. Neumann


MILITARY REUNION – A reunion for those who served aboard the USS Elokomin AO-55 will be held Sept. 24 to 27 in Lancaster, Pa. For info, call Robert F. O’Sullivan at (617) 288-3755 or email


PAINT THE TOWN – For the second year in a row, Lewiston businesses have donated gifts and certificates for the annual fundraiser for the Friends of Lewiston Library. Drawings for two “Passports to Lewiston,” one worth more than $1,100 and the other worth more than $650, will be made June 23 during Garden Fest on Center Street in Lewiston. Tickets are $10 each, three for $25, and are available at the library at 305 Center St.


SONG AND DANCE – Classic movie musicals will be featured in the 2013 Summer Film Series in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. Films will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets are $3.

The schedule includes: “Singing in the Rain,” July 11; “Grease,” July 18; “Cabaret,” Aug. 1; “West Side Story,” Aug. 8; “Guys and Dolls,” Aug. 15; “Fiddler on the Roof,” Aug. 22; “Oliver,” Aug. 29; and “The Music Man,” Sept. 5. For more info, call the theater at 692-2413 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.


EYE ON THE BALL – Individual players of all skill levels, foursomes and sponsors are invited to tee up for the annual “Come Get Some” golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation July 12 at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Registration is $80 and includes lunch, a steak dinner, beverages and 18 holes of scramble-format golf. Tickets for the dinner only are $40. Donations of items for raffles during the event are still being accepted. For info, visit or email


WURLITZER MEMORIES – The great-great-grandson of Rudolph Wurlitzer will be on hand as the North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St., presents “The History of Wurlitzer Theatre Organs” at 6 p.m. June 6. The program originally was scheduled for June 9, but was moved because of logistical problems.

During the program, David Eilers will present the museum with a brass plaque which once hung in Wurlitzer’s showroom on 42nd Street in New York City. It recently was given to him by the showroom’s longtime manager.

Returning to give the presentation he gave here five years ago will be Jeff Weiler, the editor of The Journal of American Organbuilding, who compiled an 800-page book, “The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ: An Illustrated History.”

A limited number of tickets remain at $10 advance. If any are left on the night of the program, they will be $15 at the door. For info, call 213-0554.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Richard Soluri, Shirley Lyth, Michael Kozak, Sister Mary Teresita Langawski, Sister Mary Elizabeth Mackowiak, Shawn McCabe, Greg Golda, Dave Kowalewski, Pat Kasprzak, Madeline Hawthorn, Nancy Recktenwalt Brown, Shawn Merkwa, Cassandra Wilcox, Peter Was, Rita Curtin, Kennedy Elizabeth Louth, James Kaminski Sr., Millie Kowalski, Carol Eagen.