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5 Ways to Beat The Heat On a Budget

5 Ways to Beat The Heat On a Budget

It's officially a heatwave here in Buffalo. As we all sweat through our shirts, we begin looking for ways to cool off. For those of us on a budget, however, cooling off can be a challenge. It's easy to run through our sprinklers or hose each other off, but when even that becomes tiresome, we must search for more creative alternatives. 

 The Mall

It may sound silly, but the mall is the best way to get access to free air conditioning. It's also a great way to get light exercise while staying out of the scorching heat. It is common knowledge that a 30 minute walk, 3 days a week is a great way to stay healthy. However, as temperatures soar to the 90s, walking outside for that long can not only be uncomfortable, it can be dangerous. A brisk walk around an air-conditioned mall is a great alternative to risking dehydration or heat stroke, especially for the elderly.

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MQA Offers Backpack Safety Tips for Kids

MQA Offers Backpack Safety Tips for Kids

This is the first in a series of back-to-school articles courtesy of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga. Openings for the 2011-12 school year are still available at all levels, Pre-K3 through Grade 8. For more information, please visit www.mqangels.com or call 895-6280.

 

Are backpacks becoming a pain in the neck — or the back — for your child?  

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 23 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 23 Activities

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, July 23, will be Breckenwood from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registered dietitian Nicole Klem will also be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to answer any nutritional questions you may have. She will be stationed at the Elmwood Village Association table near Elmwood Avenue. 

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

Tough Anti-Texting Measure Is Signed In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined together today in Orchard Park to sign legislation to strengthen the state’s law against texting while driving.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District), gives law enforcement the authority to pull over a motorist who is text messaging, e-mailing, transmitting images, or playing games while driving -- making it a primary traffic offense. Previous statute considered texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning police could only stop a texting driver if they had committed an additional infraction like speeding or failing to stop at a traffic signal.

“Today is about one thing – saving lives,” said Gallivan. “We have seen far too many tragedies caused by driving distracted to sit idly by any longer.

ECMC Breaks Ground for New Home

ECMC Breaks Ground for New Home

Long-term care facility at ECMC closer to families’ and employees’ homes

From a Statement Released by ECMC and Great Lakes Health System

BUFFALO, NY  – Erie County Medical Center today officially broke ground for a new $103 million, 390-bed nursing home on the ECMC Health Campus on Grider Street.

The new long-term care facility, which will open in December 2012, replaces the 80-year-old Erie County nursing home in Alden. It also combines in one location existing long-term care beds from Alden and ECMC.

The move from Alden to ECMC’s Health Campus focuses on providing higher quality, state-of-the-art care for residents. It also moves residents closer to family, increases access to employment for Buffalo and suburban residents, and reduces operating costs for ECMC Corp.

Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Some simple rules of the road can help keep bicyclists safe when they venture out for a two-wheel excursion. Following are some tips courtesy of Buffalo attorney John Feroleto:

1.) Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Protect your brain, save your life.

2.) See and be seen. Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you. 

Eight Safety Tips for Western New York Runners

Eight Safety Tips for Western New York Runners

As an avid runner, Buffalo attorney John Feroleto has run races from the mile to the Boston Marathon. And while he enjoys running as a way to stay in shape, relieve stress and build camaraderie and friendships, he also knows the importance of safety when hitting the pavement.

Following are eight safety tips for runners, courtesy of John Feroleto, Attorneys at Law: