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Sarah Richheimer might get teased by her younger brothers about her nutritional habits, but she’s heartened that they’ve picked up on the idea that they have to eat right. Still, Jordan, who turns 13 next month, and Zachary 18, don’t share their sister’s fondness for wheatgrass smoothies. “Jordan eats healthy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
Rachel Miller, right, is among those who joins Deanna Giordano during early morning workouts this time of year in Mang Park, Kenmore (Photo by Karen Carney Fumerelle) By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor Most outdoor fitness classes in Western New York will end by Labor Day weekend, but not so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
OB/GYN Associates of WNY has been recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Practice. The designation is awarded by the state Department of Health to medical practices that create a breast-feeding friendly office environment and provides support and education throughout pregnancy, child birth and postpartum. The practice offers several services, including a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
People Inc. will host its 13th Annual Drive Fore Disabilities Golf Tournament to benefit People Inc. Foundation Monday at East Aurora Country Club. Tee times for the tournament are 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m; snacks and beverages will be offered throughout the course; an evening reception and auction will take... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
A proposed deal with One Niagara and a $10,000 grant for the Niagara Falls Blues Festival will be considered this week by the City Council. It has called a special meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers. Here's the agenda (revised to 10 items from the original seven) and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at The Brink
Kids fitness coach Jerry Turcotte is leading “Exercise Like The Animals” classes at 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through this month at Canalside. Youngsters will go through a program of squats, running, jumping and stretching, all while learning about the animal world. For more info, visit Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
The P2 Collaborative of Western New York has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the New York State Health Foundation to help health departments in Cattaraugus, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties implement Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) to help them better deal with obesity, mental health or substance abuse... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. Updated Aug. 11, 9:36 a.m.: There is no City Council meeting tonight, as the Council remains on recess for the month of August. Incorrect information was printed in Sunday's Niagara Weekend... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at The Brink
DENTON, Texas – If your sixth-grader is physically fit when he or she enters middle school, will he or she be less likely to become depressed before entering high school? A University of North Texas study suggests that the answer is yes. A team of researchers led by Camilo Ruggero,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
Carol Knapp says thermal imaging can become a tool in a health and wellness strategy that is much less expensive than other diagnostic tools, without radiation. (John Hickey/Buffalo News) By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor When I used to ask my former primary care physician if I should try something... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
Al Staton, right, counts Yvonne Folck among his Maximum Performance Sports Training clients. The two are working together on the Wild Women Unite weekend Oct. 3-5 on Grand Island; Staton will help lead an obstacle fitness workshop. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News) By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor Al Staton figures into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Adam Zyglis
Vicki Smith has been appointed director of women’s services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Smith is a women’s health nurse practitioner who specializes in community health nursing. Her patient care work has included two years as a clinical nurse specialist and five years as nurse manager of women’s services... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
Proposals for how to use the waterfront along the Outer Harbor were rated Wednesday by the public in back-to-back planning sessions at WNED Studios. The decision-making process, led by Perkins + Will, a San Francisco-based planning organization, is focusing on the 160 acres of industrial land along Lake Erie, and how it is to be integrated into the larger 350-acre tract that includes the newly designated Buffalo Harbor State Park. "We’re showing three ways to package the ideas for the waterfront, and in the end we will see what people prefer,” said Karen Alschuler, Perkins + Will’s global leader for urban design. Take a look at the proposals – eight categories packaged with a different emphasis into three groupings – prepared by Perkins + Will. They were shaped in July by public input collected from more than 600 people at three public forums. PDF: The proposals Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Buffalo News Live
The state today said it has publicly released about half of the questions used on math and English exams given to third- through eighth-graders last spring. The state Education Department said it made available a "representative sample" of questions from the 2014 state Common Core assessments. The state has been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at School Zone
Live Blog Buffalo School Board Meeting: August 6, 2014 In his first significant move as interim superintendent of the Buffalo schools, Donald A. Ogilvie will ask the school board to approve the appointment of Linda Cimusz as his chief academic officer. The board will also consider several other key resolutions,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at School Zone
NBC newsman, following in his father's footsteps as a Buffalo Bills fan, makes his feelings known on a YouTube video for the Buffalo Fan Alliance. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Buffalo News Live
By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor It’s easy to forget during the changing days of summer in Western New York that overexertion during the hottest of times can ratchet up the risk of heat stroke and related illnesses. “Our climate changes are pretty drastic. You will have a day where... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
Sara Feiler may look like she’s leading a class last Monday evening in the parking lot outside Hive: Lifespan Center in East Amherst, but she’s actually one of dozens of those who took spinning classes as part of Spinyasa. (Photos by Dan Cappellazzo/Special to The Buffalo News) The staff at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at The Brink
What does it take to make a community work? Not just to exist, but to move forward, even to thrive? Many factors go into those places, but chief among them has to be a collection of people who are committed to the kinds of causes that build the foundations and structures of communities where people want to be. And, in that, Buffalo is blessed. Each year, The Buffalo News presents its selection of Outstanding Citizens, and while people sometimes are acknowledged in more than one year, for the most part, different individuals stand out from year to year, demonstrating a depth of passion and talent that feeds the civic engine. This year’s winners are Dr. Myron and Joyce Glick of Jericho Road Community Health Center; Darnell Barton, a bus driver who saved a woman’s life; Keith Wiley, a math teacher at Houghton Academy; Robert Gioia, president of the John R. Oishei Foundation and chairman of Great Lakes Health and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.; Justin Booth, executive director of GObike Buffalo; and Leslie Zemsky, director of fun for the Larkin Development Group. We’re pleased to honor this inspiring group of people who are making a positive impact on Buffalo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Buffalo News Live