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2018-02-14 / Editorials

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ETHAN POWERS
Editor

RAY MANCINI — Former lightweight boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will appear at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Orazio’s Restaurant, 9415 Main St.

On May 8, 1982, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, the people of Youngstown, Ohio, and the rest of the world rejoiced as the Mancini family finally had their world champion. Mancini won the lightweight title for his father, Lenny, a former top-ranked lightweight contender whose dream of becoming a champion was dashed after being wounded in WWII.

During his career, Mancini achieved the highest of highs, winning two world titles and experiencing the lowest of lows in 1982 with the unfortunate death in the ring of challenger Duk Koo Kim.

After his career, Mancini reached the pinnacle of sports achievement and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015.

Residents will have a rare opportunity to meet and speak with Mancini in person and hear his story of triumph, tragedy and redemption in his own words. Tickets are available for $65 and can be purchased by calling 759-8888.

REALTOR-ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR — Lori A. Adams of Century 21 was named Realtor-Associate of the Year at the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors event last month at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

Adams has been a member of the BNAR since 2006 and has served on 14 BNAR committees, including chairmanships, and served two years as membership chairperson of the Women’s Council of Realtors. In addition, she has attended many New York State Association of Realtors meetings and participates in their committees as well.

She has received her New York State real estate instructor approval from the Department of State and is qualified to instruct real estate qualifying and continuing education courses throughout New York.

Adams has been nationally recognized by her company for both sales and service to customers. Her civic contributions include involvement in the Clarence Rotary, Big Sister/Big Brother program, Swormville Fire Ladies Auxiliary, Boy Scout Troop chairperson, 2006 Judges & Police Conference Citizen of the Year, 1992 Big Sister of the Year honoree and Flight 3407 Memorial Committee chairperson.

Adams resides in Clarence Center with her husband, Greg, and their two children, Christopher and Steven.

CALLING COLLECT — It’s probably not much of a stretch to assume all of us collect something.

Maybe it’s something with monetary value such as vintage baseball cards or something with personal value such as bottle caps. Heck, you might even collect something that exists only to be collected, such as presidential plates.

If you think we should know about your collection, let us know, and we might feature it in an upcoming edition of The Bee.

If we think so, too, we’ll send a reporter to check it out and interview you about what got you started, why you collect and what makes your collection important to you.

Send an email with a description of your collection and a short pitch of why it should be included.

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