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There’s Still Time to Stock Up at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

While the farmers’ market season is winding down in Western New York, there’s still time to visit the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to stock up on some of your favorites! The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and will remain open through December 18, weather permitting.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck. A while ago you answered my question about the fuel gauge sticking. I'm now having the same problem. If I rock the truck and put it back into park, then the gauge works. If I am correct, you said this was a result of too much sulfur in the gas and there is an additive that can used to resolve the problem. I can't remember what additive to use. Can you help me out?

Dr. Peter Gambacorta Appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine

Peter L. Gambacorta, D.O., has been appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

A native of Western New York, Dr. Gambacorta graduated cum laude from SUNY at Buffalo, during which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He subsequently earned his Master of Science degree at Roswell Park Cancer Institute from SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Gambacorta earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his internship and orthopedic surgery residency training at South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System.

Local Fitness Instructor Named Ambassador to Sports Legacy Institute

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki of East Aurora was recently named a Sports Legacy Institute Ambassador. The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI was founded in 2007 to “Solve the Sports Concussion Crisis,” and in 2009, SLI launched programs to also serve military veterans. 

SLI is primarily focused on the study of the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, a condition caused by repetitive concussive and sub-concussive brain injuries. Helmicki contributes by communicating the Institute’s message locally and continues to advance neck and trap training that aids in the mission. 

Pet Connection releases holiday wish list

You can add a little joy to the holidays this season by making a donation to Pet Connection Programs Inc. from their holiday wish list. Pet Connection, founded in 1984, is a special care and maternity animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla.

Items on the wish list include the following:

Horsing Around In Buffalo - 1891

NY Times Dec. 30 1973   

The receipts of livestock at the East Buffalo Stockyards for 1873 exhibit a flattering increase over those of previous years, footing up 409,758 head of cattle, 733,400 head of sheep, 1,662,500 head of hogs, and 28,326 head of horses. The estimated value of this stock exclusive of the horses is $47,517,750.  The shipments for the year to Eastern markets were: 381,191 head of cattle, 695,000 head of sheep, 1,458,100 head of hogs, and 27,239 head of horses.

First Niagara, City Leaders Unveil Larkin Improvements

News from Buffalo Niagara Enterprise

In a classic example of the strength and effectiveness of public/private partnerships, First Niagara Financial Group CEO John Koelmel joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and local developer Howard Zemsky this week in unveiling $2 million in streetscape beautification in the Larkin District.  Stretching more than a half mile along Seneca Street between Larkin Street and Fillmore Avenue, the improvements included new streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, curbs, landscaping, lighting, benches, bus shelters and cross walks.