OLAF FUB SEZ: According to filmmaker Kevin Smith, born on this date in 1970, “The main goal in life careerwise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself.”


TAKING STEPS – Among the 50 teams taking part in the Buffalo Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday in Delaware Park is the Maloney Clan of Family and Friends, walking in honor of Mike Maloney, the first chief executive officer of Fox Run at Orchard Park, who was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a year ago this month.

Maloney, a Buffalo native and father of three who has worked in long-term care since he graduated from Niagara University in 1973, previously served as an administrator at the Bristol Home, Brothers of Mercy, Canterbury Woods and GreenFields.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the one-mile walk starts at 11. For info, to donate or to join the Maloney Clan or another team, visit


BARGAINS GALORE – Alden’s annual midsummer Village-Wide Garage Sale, which takes place Saturday at private homes throughout the village and town, also will add many garage sale and crafts tables to the Alden Farmers’ Market, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Alden Village Plaza, 13119 Broadway.

The market’s regular vendors also will be on hand, offering fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, meat, honey, maple products and a variety of handcrafted items. For info, visit


HORSELESS – History will be on wheels from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for the first Antique & Classic Car Show at the Buffalo History Museum, Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace.

Registration for classic cars is $15 and can be done by calling 818-8143 or in person from 9 to 11:30 a.m. the day of the show. Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 who register.

Admission for spectators is free. The afternoon will include food from Greek to Me and Just Pizza, celebrity hosts presenting awards to car owners, a DJ and free mini-tours of the museum. For museum info, call 873-9644 or visit


DRUMSTICK BEAT – Harris Hill United Methodist Church, 8495 Main St. at Harris Hill Road, Clarence, will host a Krolick’s chicken barbecue from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. For info, call 632-4688.

The Shriners of Western New York will hold a chicken barbecue beginning at noon Sunday at the Shrine Center, 1600 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca. Dinners are $9. For info, call 674-8666.


DOUBLE DATE – There are two good reasons to head for North Tonawanda on Saturday. The North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St., is holding its Summer Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hard- cover books are $1, or three for $2. Paperbacks are 50 cents, or three for $1. Customers also can buy a bag for $5 and fill it with books.

Also newly arrived for sale at the museum are “Proud to Be From North Tonawanda, NY” bumper stickers and magnets, which come in two styles. Stickers are $3, magnets are $2.

Then there’s the North Tonawanda Summer Art Walk, which begins at 4 p.m. and includes Partners in Art Gallery, 74 Webster St., open 4 to 6; River Art Gallery, 83 Webster St., open 4 to 8; Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., open 5 to 7; and Project 308 Gallery, 308 Oliver St., open 5:30 to 7:30.

Visitors can get a passport punched at each of the galleries, then get a free treat at Webster’s Bistro & Bar, 102 Webster St. For info, call 694-4400.


OOPS! – Apologies to Beth Tilert, who submitted the item, for inadvertently omitting part of a name in last Friday’s column. Here’s a corrected version:

A five-generation tradition continued last Sunday when cousins Natalie Kathleen Metzger, seven months, daughter of Lindsey and Jacob Metzger of Lake View, and Claire Diane Mills, three months, daughter of Julie and Kevin Mills of Hamburg, were baptized in Hamburg Presbyterian Church. Natalie’s christening gown and Claire’s slip have been worn by each generation in the family going back to their maternal great-great-grandparents, Laverne DeBoth Gibson in 1898 and Thompson Reid Gibson in 1892.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Nikolas James Barry, Cynthia Conides, Dale Volker, Debbie Keller, Rachel Kingston, Ray August, Sister Mary Angelette Helak, Sister Mary Louis Rustowicz, Lt. Dan Burke, Joelle Seaner, Roger Rozler, Mike Yeates, Sandy Nizinkiewicz, Kathleen Karla, Kim M. Gipp, Barbara Slisz, Sam Palmisano, Jack Plevniak, Jo Polowy, Ed Marschner and Tom Brodfuehrer.

SATURDAY – Edward Carl Smith, Jody Yohn, Mary A. Morrow, Cecile Calabrese, Marv Levy, Susan Gentile, Sister Mary Antonia Sikorski, Lori Merrell, Nancy Nolf, Michael Sliwinski, Joe Raven, Mary Jean Jakubowski, Kate McGowan, Annmarie R. Cellino, Bill Kotarski, Michelle Giambra, Robert Joseph Posson, Emily Gates and Irene Hartman.

AND SUNDAY – Ed Cardoni, Lynn Marinelli, Mark Sommer, Ellen Goldstein, Sally Cunningham, JoAnn Michael, Kathy Sfeir, Kristen Lewandowski, Flo O’Shei, Dorothy Korczak, Jacob Scott Prell, Breslyn Gonzalez, Paul Pfitzinger, Richie Noblett III and Debbie Ernest.