OLAF FUB SEZ: According to Australian writer Henry Lawson, born on this date in 1867, “Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.”


Forever Grateful

Life’s lessons are both good and bad.

My greatest teacher has been my dad.

He’s instilled in me patience and integrity

To live with honor and dignity

In life’s drama, that while playing my part

I could be a man and still have kindness in my heart.

Dad taught me to take responsibility –

To account for my actions with humility,

With admiration and gratitude for a debt

Of love, so difficult to repay,

I just wanted to tell you how proud I am

To be your son, on this Father’s Day.

– Scott D. Snitzer


COOL CHALLENGE – Do you love ice cream? Frosty’s Ice Cream, 2424 George Urban Blvd., Depew, wants to put that passion to the test at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with its inaugural Frosty’s Colossal Cone Challenge, a contest to see who can devour its trademark One Pounder ice cream cone the fastest. The cone measures 14 inches tall and features generous scoops of Perry’s hard ice cream.

There is a $5 entry fee, which includes the cone and a bottled water. The winner will receive a Frosty’s T-shirt and have their photo posted on the Frosty’s website. For info or to register, stop in at the George Urban Boulevard shop or the Frosty’s location at 5500 Broadway, Lancaster, or visit


BERRY SEASON – St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church, 12029 Liberia Road, Marilla, half a mile east of Four Rod Road, will hold a strawberry social from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday on the church grounds. In addition to strawberries, shortcake and ice cream, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and beverages, plus dancing by the Backwoods Cloggers and Music by Vince. All are welcome.


YOUR TREAT – Consumer’s Beverages invites shoppers to “Step Up to the Plate” to help out the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York. From now through July 15, the 17 Consumers’ Beverage locations will accept $1, $3 or $5 donations to support the meal delivery service to homebound senior citizens and the disabled.

“The need for Meals on Wheels service is staggering,” says Meals on Wheels president and CEO Tara A. Ellis. “Government support has declined while everything else – from food prices to gas prices – continues to rise. That’s why community support is so critical.”

For info about Meals on Wheels and to make a donation online, visit


MENTAL OLYMPICS – Before your brain goes on summer vacation, give it a workout with the American Mensa Summer Admission Test, Mensa being the nonpolitical international organization for people who score at or above the 98th percentile on this IQ test.

Next test is at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Community Room at Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Fee is $40. Photo ID is required.

Anyone 14 and older is welcome, but those under 18 need parental permission. Walk-ins are OK, but it’s better if you call Jaclyn McKewan at 472-1422. For general info, visit


GOLDEN AGE – A new selection of mansions is featured this year on the 2013 Twilight Tour of Mansions from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, sponsored by Preservation Buffalo Niagara and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site.

The tour, which is self-guided, starts at the former Rand Mansion, now Canisius High School at 1180 Delaware Ave. The route includes the former Albright Estate on West Ferry Street.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $35, $25 for PBN and Theodore Roosevelt Site members, and can be purchased by calling 884-0095.

Also available are $65 VIP tickets, which include an exclusive ticket pick-up at the landmark Garret Club, an E.B. Green building at 91 Cleveland Ave., where there will be preferred parking and a reception.


REUNION TIME – The Williamsville High School Class of 1963 will hold its 50th reunion on the weekend of July 12. For info, call Athea Darner Lazroe at 689-1861 or email Jean Metz Grela at

The Class of 1964 at West Seneca High School is planning two events in July – a girls’ luncheon and a picnic for everyone.

The girls will meet at noon July 2 in the Olive Garden at McKinley Mall, 3701 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell. RSVP by June 28 to Nancy Murphy Catanzaro at 677-0950 or email

The picnic will take place July 27 at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. There’s no cost. Reservations are appreciated, but not necessary. Classmates are invited to bring along whatever they want to eat and drink. RSVP to Carole Ball Oyler by calling 491-0593 or email


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Karyn Shanks, Heather Hartmann, Doug Dean, Tina M. Powell, Adam R. Powell, Dakota Wysocki, Dee Maher, Marge Terranova, Judy Miceli, David Genco, Shelly Guzzetta, Marilyn Meyers, Bill Lehr, Tom Partridge, John F. Baker, Broderick Kamuda, Jim Santora, Katie Straiton, Elizabeth Hagerty, Dick Curran, Raegon Kelly Rooth, Elizabeth Bastible, Patti Warnes, Lillie Harber, Becky Butler, Tom Partridge and John F. Baker.