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Poverty Workshop III will be held Friday

Local scholars, social service professionals, advocates, government leaders and others are invited to attend Buffalo Poverty Workshop III to hear about new and ongoing research, strategies and opportunities for collaboration and networking with others in the field.

The workshop is free and open to the public and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Education Center and Atrium of the Olmsted Center for Sight, 1170 Main St.

During the seminar, data on local poverty will be provided, and participants will hear about three collaborations between the University at Buffalo and the community.

To register, email Sara Gales at or phone Megan Connelly at 852-4191, Ext. 110.



Treatment service celebrating 75th anniversary Thursday

Child & Adolescent Treatment Services celebrates its 75th anniversary with a gala reception and awards ceremony from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday in Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Lancaster.

Awards will be given to Bob Bennett, chancellor emeritus of the state Board of Regents; Dr. Shepard Goldberg, past CATS executive director; philanthropists Bill and Nancy Gacioch; and Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

Tickets are available by calling Cassie Wall at 819-3420, Ext. 140, or emailing CATS works with young people ages 3 to 21 with depression and behavioral difficulties and with victims of sexual abuse.



Youth Police Academy accepting applications

The Buffalo Police Department's 17th annual Youth Police Academy, set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24, is accepting applications for seventh- and eighth-grade students.

Those who participate in the free academy will learn about cyber crime and drug prevention, and receive tips on living a healthy lifestyle for teenagers. They also will have the chance to talk with different experts in the Police Department and other agencies.

In addition, lunch and snacks will be served, and a graduation certificate will be awarded to each youngster. Participation also counts for a community service credit.

There are only 100 slots available, and applications must be received by March 16. School principals have applications. Also, applications can be obtained by calling 851-4523.

The academy will be held in Buffalo Police Headquarters, 74 Franklin St.



Penney estate sale raises more than $35,000

Sales totaled more than $35,000 at the second round of the Charles Rand Penney estate sale Friday and Saturday, attorney and executor F. Gerard Hogan said Tuesday.

Hogan said figures are still being tallied from the sale at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site.

More than 800 people shopped at the sale of the property of the noted Lockport art collector, who died in 2010 at age 87. A two-day sale in Lockport last September grossed more than $130,000.