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Winter Market at Horsefeathers Lists Jan. 25 Events

Winter Market at Horsefeathers Lists Jan. 25 Events

 

The popular Winter Market at Horsefeathers will continue its successful run on Saturday, Jan. 25. The indoor market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 3 and occupies portions of the first floor and lower level of the Horsefeathers Market & Residences, located at 346 Connecticut St. on Buffalo’s West Side. 

Community Beer Works, Buffalo’s first nanobrewery, is the newest vendor to join the market. Providing musical entertainment will be singer/guitarist Don Z.

Press Raw Food & Juice to Open on Grant Street

Press Raw Food & Juice to Open on Grant Street

 

Press Raw Food & Juice, a specialty store for individuals interested in raw vegan and healthy food choices, will be the latest business to join the Grant Street revitalization when it opens for business on Thursday, Dec. 19. The food retailer and take-out shop is located at 197 Grant St. on Buffalo’s West Side.

“Press specializes in organic cold-pressed juices and raw organic foods,” said owner and executive chef Esther Pica. “We are, I think, the first in Buffalo to offer an entirely raw, vegan, organic and gluten-free menu. We’re sure that the demand is here.”

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Better Vision

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Better Vision

 

Millions of Americans deal with vision-related issues every day, from easily correctible impairments such as near- or far-sightedness to more complicated problems such as cataracts or macular degeneration. And during this season of gift-giving, wouldn’t it make sense to give a gift that brings eye care and eye health into focus?

Vision-related gift items could include a gift certificate for a complete eye exam, stylish new sunglasses, a supply of contact lenses, sport or safety goggles, or products such as lens cleaner or contact lens solution.

Don’t Allow Your Thanksgiving Eve Celebration to Turn Tragic

Don’t Allow Your Thanksgiving Eve Celebration to Turn Tragic

 

While Thanksgiving Day typically kicks off the holiday shopping season — a joyous time of year for many families — Thanksgiving Eve has become known in recent years for something much more worrisome. For a variety of reasons, the evening before Thanksgiving has transformed into the the biggest party night of the year, leading to a significant increase in impaired driving crashes and arrests.

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services recognized as NeighborWorks Green Organization

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services recognized as NeighborWorks Green Organization

 

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services in Buffalo has been recognized as a NeighborWorks Green Organization for its comprehensive commitment to sustainable operations.  To achieve this designation, West Side NHS was required to demonstrate adherence to a set of green business practices across its operations and all of its program areas. 

This is the second consecutive year that NeighborWorks America has recognized member organizations for their efforts to create healthier, energy-efficient environments for homeowners, renters, community residents and employees. To date, 42 NeighborWorks organizations have achieved this designation.

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services, which preserves and revitalizes Buffalo neighborhoods by providing safe, affordable and sustainable housing opportunities, is committed to green practices, including:

Parents: Remember the ‘5 to Drive’ to Keep Your Teen Drivers Safe

Parents: Remember the ‘5 to Drive’ to Keep Your Teen Drivers Safe

 

The Resource Training Center is issuing a special challenge this week to the parents of all teen drivers with a special “5 to Drive” campaign encouraging parents to always set the rules before their teens hit the road.

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in America. In 2011, 2,105 teen drivers were involved in fatal crashes – with almost half (45 percent) of those teen drivers being killed in those crashes.

Trauma-Based Coalition Hosting Conference Examining Connection of Childhood Distress on Adult Health

Trauma-Based Coalition Hosting Conference Examining Connection of Childhood Distress on Adult Health

Could the impact of childhood trauma contribute to emotional, behavioral and physical health problems in adults, creating a need for more detailed care? Robin Karr-Morse and Meredith S. Wiley, authors of the book Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease, invite you to hear their research on the topic of early-life trauma on adult disease during a conference Nov. 6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center Butler Wellness Clinic, 400 Forest Ave., Buffalo.  

Hosted by the Trauma-Informed Community Initiative of Western New York (TICIWNY), the conference is designed to explore how the community can work to become more informed about the effects of trauma, providing trauma-informed care and trauma-specific services.