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>Residents vote, 236-18, for roof repair project

East Aurora School District residents Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in support of plan to fund a high school roof repair project totaling $1 million.

The vote was 236-18.

The cost of the project will be funded mainly through state building aid, with the remainder covered by $250,000 in district reserve funds.

Work is expected to begin in June and be completed in August.


>Soho Bar hosting benefit for UB grad with cancer

A downtown nightclub will host a chance for friends, family and community members to help a recent University at Buffalo graduate in her second fight with cancer in less than a year.

Soho Bar, 64 W. Chippewa St., will host a benefit from 6 to 11 p.m. next Wednesday to defray medical costs for Jamestown native and Lancaster resident Mindi May.

May, 32, was diagnosed with cervical cancer a few weeks before earning a bachelor's degree in psychology. After having the malignant tumor removed, she was thought to be cancer-free until she was diagnosed in November with acute myeloid leukemia.

May receives treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute three times per week.

The event will feature live music, food, drinks and basket and silent auctions.

Tickets are available in advance and at the door for a $25 donation. May's reflections on living with cancer, and information about the event, can be found at:


>Schools, artists recruited for Fairy House Festival

LEWISTON -- Artpark is seeking local schools, Scout groups, regional artists and families to create fairy houses for display at Artpark's new Fairy House Festival in June.

The festival will feature a tour of "houses" -- built from sticks, dry grasses, leaves, pinecones and other natural materials -- throughout the woods and gardens of the park.

A book-signing by children's book author Tracy Kane, art activities and other family fun also will be part of the June 5 event.

Tickets for the festival are $5 and can be purchased in advance at or by calling 754-4375. Building guidelines, applications and photos of fairy houses can be found at the Artpark website.

The application deadline is Feb. 15.


>'Going Bald for Bucks raises $8,000 for cancer

Lancaster High School students and faculty have raised more than $8,000 for cancer research.

The Senior Class sponsored the "Going Bald for Bucks" event, which had 42 students and seven faculty members lining up Wednesday in the Java Gym to have their heads shaved.

Proceeds will benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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