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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 »

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 »

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 »

By Scott Scanlon » Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced upcoming programs for adults and caregivers dealing with chronic illness. The programs meet once weekly, are run by certified peer leaders coping with chronic disease themselves, and enable people to better manage their diseases, stay well and work more effectively with… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Sunday, August 31, 2014

A new wellness series begins next week at the Audubon Library in Amherst. “Nourish the Whole You Living,” presented by nurse practitioner and holistic health coach Dana Inzeo, is designed to help those who attend find a healthier balance when it comes to juggling relationships, careers, physical health, spiritual practices… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last year’s National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival healthy wing contest winner has a confession to make. “I do like a good wing if it’s done right,” said George W. Schaeffer, “but after 15 years of selling Frank’s Hot Sauce and tasting a lot, a lot, a lot of chicken wings,… Read more »

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, August 23, 2014

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… Read more »
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