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By Scott Scanlon » 8:30 AM

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

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

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

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, July 22, 2016

Sandy York describes herself as an outdoors enthusiast who hikes, cycles and cross-country skis when conditions are right in Western New York. She moved from Youngstown during the spring into a house along Ellicott Creek in the Town of Tonawanda and, naturally, decided to try kayaking. She took an introductory class... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Monday, July 18, 2016

Fitness for kids, Latin dancing and a special Friday evening at the Aquarium of Niagara are among the Top 10 WNY Refresh Calendar of Picks the Week, culled from the calendar of Refresh, the Saturday section in The Buffalo News focused on health, fitness, nutrition and family. To see the entire calendar, click... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nicolette Sarvis spent the first half of the summer singing the praises of locally grown fruits and vegetables at the produce stand at the Massachusetts Avenue Project’s Growing Green Mobile Market. The Corfu native, a MAP intern who will finish the University at Buffalo’s dietetics program later this year, also passed... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, July 15, 2016

Kathy Leacock was a junior anthropology major at SUNY Buffalo State in 1998 when she got an opportunity that launched her career. “One of my teachers was looking for someone to work on an exciting project ‘all the way out in Lockport,’” she said during a recent interview for this weekend’s WNY Refresh In... Read More

By Scott Scanlon » Friday, July 15, 2016

Looking back, Kathy Leacock seemed destined to become director of collections at the Buffalo Museum of Science. “My mom makes fun of me because a lot of my toys are still in their box from when I was a little girl,” Leacock said. “My Care Bears are still in the package. All of my books were catalogued. My mom used... Read More

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