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By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kelly Gasior is a hockey mom and a fitness buff, so when it came time to help put together a fundraiser for the Cazenovia Chiefs Pee Wee Major Hockey travel team, she thought in threes. As in swimming, biking and running. “The Cas Kids Triathlon is the first of its… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, September 13, 2014

The good-natured trash talking already has started in advance of the Buffalo Ninja Warrior II competition taking place next month at Western New York’s first total obstacle gym, Hybrid Fitness. During the competition, the first male Buffalo Ninja Warrior, Jeremy Guarino, will square off against Joe Moravsky, who topped other… Read more »

Friday, September 12, 2014

The University at Buffalo QUIT program, which for years has helped smokers stop the deadly habit, is now more affordable. The UB Psychology Department is offering a $15 discount for smokers who sign up for its September or October groups. The discounted price for either month stands at $50. Trained… Read more »

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association will participate Saturday in a community health care event hosted by Catholic Health a short walk from First Niagara Center. “Get Checked,” a free community health screening program, will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center, 397 Louisiana St.;… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, September 6, 2014

It’s only a start, but Suzanne Bissonette and Scotty Burt hope that a Recovery Day celebration next Saturday in McCarthy Park will help erase some of the stigma surrounding addiction. The pair work at Cazenovia Recovery Systems, the lone residential living agency in Erie County for those suffering from alcohol… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, September 6, 2014

Julie Leatherbarrow will start teaching yoga to grown-ups next week at a day-care center in South Buffalo. It makes sense to the 42-year-old mother of three, who about two years ago started a new business – Budding Tree Yoga for Kids – in an already busy life. Leatherbarrow – subject… Read more »

Friday, September 5, 2014

Moving Day, a national effort to raise research funds for families and treatments, as well as awareness when it comes to Parkinson’s Disease, will include a walk and other events on Sunday at Coca-Cola Field. The Western New York chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation  will host a walk which… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, September 5, 2014

Dr. Michael Roizen is likely to smile at his surroundings later this month when he visits his hometown for a free lunchtime talk. The Buffalo native, whose column with Dr. Mehmet Oz appears weekly in Refresh, will speak at noon Sept. 16 in Larkin Square, a slice of the city… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, September 5, 2014

Dr. Amy Burke has made quite an impression since opening a family practice last year in Orchard Park. She’s built a busy practice, added weight loss classes and looked to build her own medical brand: Sunrise Medical Group. Burke, featured last year in a profile in WNY Refresh, will keep… Read more »

Thursday, September 4, 2014

By Lacey Severins – Contributing Reporter Yoga seems to carry a connotation that it is for the free-spirited, gentle souls that find relaxation and mediation to be the ultimate stimulus when it comes to working out. Some athletes that I have spoken to shrug off the idea of lengthy breathing,… Read more »
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