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BOPC Announces "Olmsted Nights Winter Lights" and "FLURRIOUS!"

The official announcement went out for Olmsted Nights Winter Lights the first energy efficient theatrical lighting show in Western New York. Taking place in the historic Delaware Park along Parkside Ave. including the Parkside Lodge this event will use over 50,000 LED, solar, and other energy efficient lights in a theatrical lighting display. Today's press conference took place inside the Parkside Lodge to provide a media preview which included the ceremonial relighting of the fireplace for the first time in 50 years. The lodge was also decked out in holiday decorations similar to how it will look during Olmsted Nights Winter Lights. Live music was performed by O'Connell & Company Productions and Eden Carriage Company gave a preview of the carriage rides that will be available to enhance the experience.

Turkeys Leave Country, Will Spend Holiday Overseas!

    There are 68 more days until Thanksgiving, and you can do your worrying about that turkey during the last 41. The first 27 days, or until October 15th, you can spend being thankful that the turkey you might not get will go to our boys overseas. This about sizes up the situation. Some time ago the government slapped a two-way freeze order on the national turkey crop.  It froze the sale of the birds until it can buy up 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 pounds needed by the armed forces, and it is now freezing the birds for shipment overseas. 

Turkeys remaining after Uncle Sam has his share will be allocated to civilian use.

Veetai Li, MD, Receives The Children’s Guild Foundation Purpose & Passion Award

The Children’s Guild Foundation recently recognized Veetai Li, M.D., Medical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo, with its Community Recognition Award for a professional working in the field of healthcare.

In celebration of its 100th anniversary year, The Children's Guild Foundation chose to acknowledge indiviuals for their expecptional contributions to the community of special needs children and their families with a grant award made in their honor to a non profit organization proving services for these children.

Herman Hollerith - PEOPLE COUNT

  Herman Hollerith, American inventor, born February 29, 1860 in Buffalo, New York, and educated at Columbia University, devised a system of encoding data on cards through a series of punched holes. This system proved useful in statistical work and was important in the development of the digital computer. Hollerith's machine, used in the 1890 U.S. census, "read" the cards by passing them through electrical contacts. Closed circuits, which indicated hole positions, could then be selected and counted. His Tabulating Machine Company (1896) was a predecessor to the International Business Machines Corporation.

Former Buffalo Bills Players Tackle Buffalo City Mission Thanksgiving Community Meal

Earlier today, the Buffalo City Mission tackled its annual Thanksgiving “Community Meal” with support from former Buffalo Bills stars, including Cornerback Booker Edgerson (62’-69’), Quarterback/Wide Receiver Ed Rutkowski (63’-68’), Wide Receiver Lou Piccone (77’-82’), and Defensive Back, Jeffrey Nixon (‘79-‘82).The players teamed up to serve more than 250 people a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The Bills alums also greeted guests, washed dishes, and of course, signed autographs.

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.