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By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sandra Warner and Carol Sobczak embrace this time of year. Warner has spent the past few weeks preparing the half dozen raised garden beds in her yard for the vegetable plants and herbs she will nurture in the coming months. Sobczak has taken a similar tack on her property, as well as tinkered with what she calls her... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, May 21, 2016

Carol Sobczak painted a pretty picture during a recent public talk about sustainable, organic farming. “Gardens are beautiful,” she said. “They attract us creatively. They have critters that we enjoy. We grow things that we eat, that we pass along to other people.”The pitch works to perfection during most such... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, May 20, 2016

Patrick Hall has been so pumped by the “American Ninja Warrior” television series that he started a gym in downtown Buffalo for those who share his enthusiasm. He plans to step up to even greater heights before and after the June 1 premiere of the eighth season of the show on NBC. Hall, 38, a former ANW... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, May 20, 2016

Pamela Szalay has thought of almost every contingency should something happen to her while she’s in her SUV. She carries road salt, food, extra blankets and an overnight kit. A flashlight and a radio you crank if the gas runs out. A special hammer to break a car window and a device to cut her seat belt if she ends up... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, May 16, 2016

Bike to Work Week events. A weekend appearance by Buffalo Sabres NHL Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret at Canalside. The start of organized walks around the region. There were so many options that could be part of a packed WNY Refresh Top 10 Calendar Picks of the week, we decided to give you a... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dr. Marc Fineberg is a Buffalo dad who, like many in the region, was raised on pizza and wings. There are times he still feels them calling his name at dinnertime. But these days, the sports medicine and active lifestyle physician with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, and team doctor with the Buffalo Sabres and... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, May 14, 2016

Charles Feldman found hiking in a pinch. He weighed 290 pounds this time last year – 15 pounds too much to pass the “ladder test” required for his job as a service installer for Time Warner Cable. So he joined the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, started hiking at least 30 miles a week, and over time realized how... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, May 13, 2016

Henry Raess lives on the West Side and rides one of his three bikes weekdays to and from work on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Usually, he hops aboard his Surly Cross-Check all-purpose bike. Sometimes, it’s his road bike. On winter days, it’s a Huffy mountain bike. “A lot of people bike just for fun,”... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, May 13, 2016

Buffalo Sabres NHL Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret endured 33 radiation treatments and several bouts of chemotherapy after he was diagnosed with Stage 3 throat cancer in the summer of 2014. “It wasn’t fun at all going through it,” he said this week, “but I had so much encouragement coming my... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, May 9, 2016

An anti-bullying play, the opening of a West Seneca farmers’ market and the Kelly Tough 12K are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Calendar Picks of the Week. TUESDAY Living Well at Any Age Health & Wellness Conference: 7:30 a.m., Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Presentation... Read More

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