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NEW Asthma Screening Program Kicks-Off At The Belle Center

NEW Asthma Screening Program Kicks-Off At The Belle Center

The Asthma Screening Program at The Belle Center kicked-off this week on MLK Day. (Sponsored in part by the New York State Department of Health, Office of Minority Health)  It addresses the high rates of Asthma in the Buffalo community by developing Asthma management strategies for children residing in Buffalo’s West Side through education, screening and at home assessments.

Volunteers Needed for Ombudsman Program

Volunteers Needed for Ombudsman Program

BUFFALO, NY – The American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter is currently seeking volunteers for its Ombudsman Program, which provides advocacy services responsive to the complaints and problems of residents living in long term care facilities.

LAM Foundation to Present an ‘Evening of Hope’

LAM Foundation to Present an ‘Evening of Hope’

The Western New York Friends of the LAM Foundation is holding its sixth annual “Evening of Hope” event on Saturday, February 5, at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to find a cure for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a progressive lung disease that primarily strikes women in the prime of their lives. 

Gilda’s Club WNY Hosts Cancer Seminar

Gilda’s Club WNY Hosts Cancer Seminar

BUFFALO, NY – Anyone living with cancer or who has been affected by cancer is invited to attend a free workshop on Thursday, January 27th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Gilda’s Club Western New York Office located on 1140 Delaware Avenue.

‘Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care’ is designed to provide a practical guide to navigating the numerous and complex challenges of managing the cost of cancer care.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so registration is required. 

Call 332-5900 to register in advance.

Following Injury, Retired Athlete is Reclaiming an Active Lifestyle

Following Injury, Retired Athlete is Reclaiming an Active Lifestyle

When former Slippery Rock University wrestler and West Seneca West Middle School teacher and coach Marty Rudich was told by the medical profession to cut back on his activities and increase his medications, he wisely chose to explore another alternative.

Marty contacted Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, and is now working with Helmicki and Primordial to regain his strength and return to a more active and athletic lifestyle.  

Twin Pumps Helped Downtown Buffalo Keep Cool Up To 1891

Twin Pumps Helped Downtown Buffalo Keep Cool Up To 1891

ALL'S  WELL  THAT  ENDS  WELL - The Buffalo History Gazette

    A familiar early photo of Buffalo shows the Twin Pumps that stood at Main Street and The Terrace near what was the entrance to Memorial Auditorium.  The two pumps standing side by side, were operated manually by two slim, curved pump handles made of wrought iron, about 4 feet long, with a ball at the end of each handle about the size of a small orange.  The pumps stood on a stone slab about 4 feet wide, 6 feet long and about 10 inches high.  On each corner of the plot reserved for the pumps was a stout oaken post to fend off wagons that might be inclined to drive too close.

Five Points Bakery: Bringing Local Foods to Your Table Year-Round

Five Points Bakery: Bringing Local Foods to Your Table Year-Round

“We are raising the bar on local food,” says Kevin Gardner, proprietor of Five Points Bakery and just one of the many popular vendors at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. “Sourcing our ingredients from local farmers and producers whose intentions are pure, we provide whole foods, in harmony with our values as well as our bodies. We strive to overcome the limitations of our current food system and reclaim our food heritage through education, thoughtful consideration of all we do and a dedication to sustainability.”