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Penny 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.

He said 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. The sale was ordered to provide cash for the heirs named in Penney's will.



Dumpster approved for pizza restaurant

LOCKPORT -- The city Zoning Board of Appeals approved a Dumpster on Tuesday for Pizza Oven, a Vine Street business long embroiled in disputes with its residential neighbors.

The neighbors opposed the Dumpster in a public hearing three months ago, and the board directed owner John Rinaldo to try the city's new garbage totes. Chief Building Inspector Jason Dool said Rinaldo found the totes inadequate for his needs.

The Dumpster must be surrounded by a 6-foot-high fence, a new city regulation for all Dumpsters. It must be emptied at least twice a week during business hours and be set at least five feet from property lines. The variance was approved by a 4-1 vote.



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, 6461 Transit Road, 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.



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.