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By Scott Scanlon » Friday, June 24, 2016

Sarah Coburn knows what summer can do to family fitness goals.The mother of two understands how easy it can be for parents to put exercise on the back burner as school vacation, family travel and summer concert season starts.“I see the numbers get smaller in my gym,” said Coburn, owner of Power Fitness in North... Read More

Thursday, June 23, 2016

First Niagara gives MAP $15,000 grantThe Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) received a $15,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation to support youth leadership, job training and education.The foundation has long supported MAP’s Growing Green Program, support that has allowed MAP “to change the lives of thousands of... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sarah Haykel is about to have one very busy summer. The Latin dance teacher, certified yoga instructor and professional life coach will teach Salsa in the Park from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays (except July 4) near the Delaware Park Rose Garden, and Live at Larkin at 5 p.m. July 6, as well as juggle two weekly gigs at... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, June 18, 2016

Imagine that the world is your Wegmans. Imagine there is such a thing as a free lunch. Both are true. All you have to do, in many cases, is look in your own backyard, and take a second look at some of the plants people call weeds. “There’s sustainability in understanding what backyard weeds supply... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, June 17, 2016

Sarah Martin moved to New Jersey after she graduated five years ago from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, and worked as a door-to-door canvasser for Food and Water Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based public advocacy group that promotes access to clean and healthy food and water. “ESF got... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, June 17, 2016

Ready to start stalking wild plants? There are a few things to consider before you begin. Make sure the plant is what you think it is. Ask an expert if need be. Some areas have rules against picking or eating plants. When in doubt, ask. Do not eat weeds from any area that may have been treated with pesticides or... Read More

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Westermeier Martin Dental Care will host Dentistry from the Heart, a day of free dental care for the community, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in its East Aurora office, 950 Main St. Low-income people in need of basic dental care will be served on a walk-in, first-come-first-served basis. Children under age 18 must be... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, June 13, 2016

Yoga at the Botanical Gardens, the Great Race in Amherst and the Dragon Boat Race on the Buffalo River are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Calendar Picks of the Week. TUESDAY Recovery International support group: 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island; 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Clarence... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, June 10, 2016

Lawley – an independent insurance and employee benefits company with nine offices in three states, including its downtown Buffalo headquarters – has taken several steps to boost the health of its 350 employees. It also provides wellness advice and programs to hundreds of other companies.But in the age of ever-climbing... Read More

Friday, June 10, 2016

Marilou Smith decided to volunteer for the Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure a decade ago, after she learned a co-worker had breast cancer. It was a meaningful experience that included distributing water and cheering on those participating in the 5K event to raise money for breast cancer research and... Read More

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