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October 10, 2013

Newfane Stroll by Julie Obermiller

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — The temperatures are coming down, but activities in the Newfane/Olcott area are heating up. Be sure to make the most of these beautiful autumn days before the big winter hibernation.

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Did you know? Here are this week’s odd trivia facts to share. The ear of a cat has 32 muscles. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Flutterby was the original name of the butterfly. Tom Sawyer was the first novel written on a typewriter. The only bird that can swim and not fly is the penguin. A parliament is a group of owls. Sneezes have been clocked at 100 mph.

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The Newfane Legion Post 873 is looking for a few good caps. One of the things the Post does is present the “Missing Man” or POW/MIA table at military and veteran’s dinners in our area. To complete the symbolism of the services, they need the dress hats for the Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. If anyone has one they would like to donate, call 471-0382 or email NewfaneLegion@yahoo.com. They will be presenting the stirring display at the Barker Veteran’s Dinner on Nov. 10, so check out those attics for service caps to donate. The Newfane American Legion is a patriotic organization devoted to helping Newfane’s veterans. It numbers nearly 95 members, both men and woman. They support our troops and honor our veterans in many ways, and they war-time veterans to help keep all the activities going. For more membership information, call 471-0382.

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The “Circuit Stompers,” Newfane’s Robotics team, has announced the details of its upcoming 5K run. Participants are asked to pre-register by Oct. 24 for the Nov. 2 event. There is a fun run starting at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K starts at 10 a.m. The race will start and finish in the Newfane Elementary School parking lot. The entry fee is $20 until Oct. 24; $25 after and race day. Cost for the Fun Run is $5. Entry forms are available at Budwey’s, Shoppe on Main, Ontario Shores FCU, Wilson’s Pizza, Curves, Newfane middle and high school main offices and other locations. You can also get information from one of the Circuit Stompers or by calling Bill Neidlinger at 697-2688. There will be refreshments and age group awards after the race.

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