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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.”

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.

ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism in Buffalo May 12

Celebrating “100 Cities, One Night For Autism”, the critically-acclaimed film, "Wretches and Jabberers", will play for a one night limited engagement in Buffalo on Thursday, May 12th at 7:30pm at Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main Street.


Directed by Academy Award®-winner Gerardine Wurzburg, the feature documentary follows two men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability, intelligence and communication. 
 

Watch the trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZ_I0LoTaM

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, opened for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 7. Hours at the open-air market are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine.

This Saturday, the unique entertainment group Pyromancy will perform from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the Hutch Tech Guitar Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additionally, the market welcomes three community groups that will be distributing information about their organizations. Joining the market on May 14 will be representatives of Buffalo ReUse, Crisis Services and New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt’s office.

A new Electronic Benefit Transfer system is also in place at the market. The EBT system allows individuals and families receiving public assistance to purchase products from eligible market vendors. 

A Mammogram for Mother's Day

A Mammogram for Mother's Day

Who Needs Flowers? Give Mom the Gift of More Birthdays this Year

Flowers, chocolates, breakfast in bed, but what about giving mom something really special this year? What about giving her More Birthdays?

Sunday is Mother's Day, as we celebrate the special women in our lives, the American Cancer Society is suggesting people talk to their moms this year about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.  While it may not sound like a traditional Mother's Day gift, having a simple conversation about getting tested could help save a life.

If you are 40 or older the American Cancer Society encourages you to get a mammogram. In addition, health advocates are urging all mom's to talk to their health care providers about getting screened for breast cancer and to better understand their personal risk for the disease.