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The Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program is hosting a Healthy Baby Festival for the first time in Chautauqua County. The free event for families is set for 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 in Washington Park, Washington Avenue and Fifth Street, Dunkirk. Similar events take place from 11 a.m. to 1... Read More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Department of Pediatric Dermatology at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo recently announced expanded hours for those who receive phototherapy treatments. Phototherapy is a state-of-the-art ultraviolet light therapy used to treat a wide variety of skin disorders including eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo,... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, July 25, 2016

A world record Ice Bucket Challenge attempt, a bike run in Lackawanna and Hoopathon Saturday in the Elmwood Village are among the Top 10 WNY Refresh Picks of the Week for healthy pursuits in the region this week. MONDAY Exercise Like the Animals: 9 a.m., Monday; also same time Tuesday and Thursday, Canalside. Fitness... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, July 23, 2016

A summer festival in 2008 at an Amherst synagogue forged the largest annual fundraiser for the Food Bank of Western New York. Temple Beth Am – which since has merged with Temple Sinai into Congregation Shir Shalom – was planning the festival when board member Todd Sugarman suggested creating a walk to go with it.... Read More

Saturday, July 23, 2016

BlueCross BlueShield, Independent Health and Univera Healthcare all were recently recognized as Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksites by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. “Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Independent Health. We are honored... Read More

Friday, July 22, 2016

By Molly Egloff - Contributing writer With the renaissance at the waterfront in Buffalo, the harbors and rivers are coming to life with hundreds of people venturing out on watercraft. There's dozens of ways to enjoy the water, including speed boats, sail boats, jet skis, wind surfing, or even just lazily floating on an... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, July 22, 2016

The thirst for free kayak instruction has been palpable this summer, so much so that Tina Spencer’s Smartstart beginner classes at Beaver Island, Buffalo Harbor and Wilson Tuscarora state parks filled up shortly after they were announced. Spencer, a state parks environmental education assistant, said this week she has... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, July 22, 2016

Looking for a way to cool down this sultry summer, break a world record and raise money for a good cause? Then organizers of next weekend’s Ice Bucket Challenge in Western New York are looking for you. They hope to lure about 1,000 people to Ralph Wilson Stadium next weekend to dump icy buckets of water over their... Read More

Friday, July 22, 2016

FAMILYSummer reading series. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Canalside. Story time for children up to age 8. GRIEF SUPPORTGood Grief support. 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Amherst. Call church office at 633-7800 for upcoming meeting info.SENIOR SUPPORTRetirement community open house. 1 p.m.... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, July 22, 2016

The last eight months have been a back to the future adventure for Honor Martin, vice president of clinical services for Aspire of Western New York. She started her career almost 30 years ago, spending her first decade in medicine at Health Care Plan. “They were a staff model HMO and they did exactly what we... Read More

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