OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from President George H.W. Bush, born on this date in 1924, “Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They’ll tell you.”


RUN TO REMEMBER – Young runner Devin Miller, who lost his life after he was hit by a car last December, will be memorialized in the “Love Everybody 5K Walk/Run” at 6 p.m. Saturday at Northwood Elementary School, 250 Northwood Ave., West Seneca, where he was a sixth-grade student.

Entry fee is $20 for runners, $15 for walkers, $10 for students 12 and under. First 300 registered runners will receive a premium gift. Proceeds will benefit the school; Kaden’s Kisses, which helps families who have lost a child; and a scholarship fund for Northwood grads who go on to college. For info and registration, visit


SHARING HONORS – The Wilson Lions Club will hold its 10th annual awards dinner Monday evening in the Wilson Boathouse Restaurant, 57 Harbor St. Tickets are $30 and include a steak dinner and a beverage.

Betty Haag will be honored as Citizen of the Year, Gary Pettit as Hometown Hero, and Lion Robert A. Hull will receive the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 7. For info and tickets, call 751-0212 or 751-4078.


MOVING OUT – Room to Spare Storage, 7545 Transit Road, East Amherst, which ordinarily provides people space to keep stuff, is offering them a way to get rid of it at a “Storage Wars”-style garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Last year’s sale featured 114 households and attracted hundreds of shoppers.

Tables are $20 and can be reserved by calling Wendy Merkle at 636-4620. First 50 buyers Saturday will get a free goodie bag, valued at more than $30.


FEELING FESTIVE – Beer and music will be the highlights of two festivals this weekend at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, formerly the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

A German Festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday will feature music by the Frankfurters and the Alphorn Society of Western New York, among others, plus the Edelweiss Dancers, a VW Bug Fest car show, a strongman competition, a cake competition and food by award-winning Nickel City Chef Adam Goetz. Tickets are $6 adults, $4 kids 4 to 12.

Sunday sees a Buffalo Blues and Brews Festival from noon to 9 p.m. Topping a daylong music lineup will be Walter Trout, listed as one of the world’s top 20 guitarists by BBC Radio. Other performers include Critt’s Juke Joint, Dive House Union, Lee Ron Zydeco, the Jeff Miers Band and DJ Cutler. There also will be a variety of food and beverage vendors. Admission is $10 adults, kids 13 and under free. VIP ticket packages are $25. For info, visit or call 689-1440.


CURB APPEAL – Classic car owners are invited to Parkin’ at Larkin, an informal cruise-in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St. at Swan Street. Fee for cars is $10.

The square’s food concessions will be open. Local vendors and car-oriented small businesses will offer items. For info and to register, visit


BENEFIT – A benefit will be held Saturday for Terry Hurtgam, who is battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event is set from 4 to 8 p.m. at the 3F Club, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston.

It will feature basket raffles, a 50/50 split and silent auction, which will include many sports-related items, including Buffalo Sabres tickets and footballs autographed by Jim Kelly and hometown hero Darryl Johnston.

Porter Town Councilman Jeff Baker, one of the organizers, said that the Hurtgams are trying to make their Cambria home handicapped-accessible and that the fundraiser will help defray some of the costs. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Baker at 940-2022.


ITTY BITTIES – Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project is hosting its annual Kitten Shower from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday on the lower level of Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga, near the Apple store. Kittens will be available for adoption or for temporary stays in volunteer foster homes. Adoption fees are reduced to $75 and include spaying or neutering and vaccinations.

Maddie’s also will be collecting donations of cash and items to help area cat shelters, including blankets, towels, litter pans, non-clumping litter, plastic cat carriers, scratching posts, small stuffed animals and two-ounce nursing bottles. For info, visit


HOLD THE PHONE – The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is looking for volunteers to help out as receptionists for a few hours a week at its Williamsville office.

Volunteers will be trained in office procedures and mostly will be answering phones. For info, call toll-free (800) 272-3900 or email Julia Schrader at


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Cathy Dengler, Michael Gilbert, Shirley E. Lowe, Robert Gioia, Corey Rae Rodda, Kara Benkovich, Elizabeth Lesswing, Paula Callman, Bertha Nero, David E. Beyers, Patty Jakubowski, Ron Drzwiecki, Vickie Bieger, Edna Murray, Nichole Becker, Phyllis K. Haines and Sharon DePerro.

AND THURSDAY – Lottie Sue Koszela, Joy Griggsby, Andres D. Ortiz, Kiel Vulcheff, David Hess, Betty Sante, Mark Lempko, John Sliwa, Lisa Janiga and Dawn Baumgardner.