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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Events for June 4

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Events for June 4

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week will be singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the Hutch Tech Guitar Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including the Buffalo Animal Shelter, Art Alive 2011, Massachusetts Avenue Project and the Richmond Ashland National Register Historic District. Arrowhead Spring Vineyards and Leonard Oakes Estate Winery will be offering wine-tasting.

American Cancer Society Says: Don't Fry this Friday!

American Cancer Society Says: Don't Fry this Friday!

Start of Memorial Day Weekend helps remind people about the importance of being sun-safe

It's the unofficial kick off to summer. After several long, cold months, Western New Yorkers will flock to the great outdoors this weekend to enjoy the weather. But as you head out for Memorial Day Weekend, the American Cancer Society wants to remind you about how important it is to protect yourself and keep sun safe.

The American Cancer Society recognizes the Friday before Memorial Day as Don’t Fry Day– a day to raise awareness of sun safety and encourage everyone to take steps to protect their skin. And there's a good reason for it.  Ultraviolet rays from the sun and other sources like tanning beds are the primary source of skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. More than 68,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed this year.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Enjoy a Beef on Weck, Help a Good Cause

Enjoy a Beef on Weck, Help a Good Cause

According to a Statement from Riley's Roast Beef 

Buffalo, NY – May 19, 2011 –  Riley’s Roast Beef announced today that they will roll out their second season beginning on May 24, 2011. All sales on Opening Day will be donated to support cancer research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Riley’s and two of their largest suppliers – Red Osier Roast Beef of Rochester, and Dicamillo’s Bakery of Niagara Falls – have joined forces to give back to the WNY community.  “We wanted to do something for our community which was responsible for our first successful year,” states Merl Rabb owner of Riley’s Roast Beef.

Tackling Inner City Stigmas Regarding Primary Care

Tackling Inner City Stigmas Regarding Primary Care

BUFFALO, NY (May 11, 2011)  Jericho Road Family Practice (JRFP) is pleased to announce a new pilot initiative with COMMUNITY Charter School to provide preventative care to low-income community members on Buffalo’s East Side. 

Having discovered that a large number of children attending local charter schools have had difficulty receiving the required vaccinations and physicals as mandated by NYS for school entry, Takesha Leonard, family nurse practitioner at the Genesee Street location of JRFP, set out to tackle inner city stigmas regarding primary care in one of Buffalo’s most challenging neighborhoods.

American Cancer Society Announces More than $2.1 Million in WNY Grants

American Cancer Society Announces More than $2.1 Million in WNY Grants

Four New Grants This Year Will Support Cancer Research and More at Roswell Park and UB

It’s a significant investment in Western New York and the fight against cancer.

The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has awarded has awarded 4 grants totaling $2,168,000 to researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo. The grants are among 94 national research and training grants totaling $46,633,000 in the first of two grants cycles for 2011.

For more than 60 years, the American Cancer Society has funded research and training of health professionals to investigate the causes, prevention, and early detection of cancer, as well as new treatments, cancer survivorship, and end of life support for patients and their families.