She Thought She Wanted to Be a Rabbi: Instead She Became a Farmer

By Tess Moran Missy Singer DuMars never set out to become a farmer. “I grew up as a suburban city-girl, where playing outside was on a golf course and manicured yards — not ponds and forests and fields. Animals were at zoos, not in my backyard. Beyond

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Childhood Obesity Risk Factors

Parents want their children to be as healthy as possible, but many youngsters are at serious risk for poor health because of their weight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 13.7 million children and adolescents in the United States are obese, which poses

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Common Carcinogens Everyone Should Know About

A carcinogen is any substance that can be cancer causing. Carcinogens can be found in the air, the products a person uses, or even in popular foods and beverages. Scientists continually study exposures that can contribute to the formation of cancer. The National Cancer Institute reminds the

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Every ‘variant of concern’ has now been detected in Erie County

UB scientists doing genomic sequencing on coronavirus say every variant has been detected. Locally and nationwide, the number of COVID-19 cases is plummeting and the predominant message seems to be that the worst of the pandemic may be behind us. Yet while vaccinated individuals are enjoying returning

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Get Fit with These Outdoor Fitness Resources!

Outdoor Activities/Things to Do/Great Ideas! Visit Rolling Hills Asylum Visit the Botanical Gardens and check their calendar. Botanical Gardens Virtual School Programs. Take a road trip to one of these Epic NYS Waterfalls You Can Drive to In 3 Hours or Less Sign up for a Board

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One Life. Just One. Run Toward Your Dreams. About the Cover: Howard Cadmus

By Annette Pinder A lot of people know Howard Cadmus, not because he’s famous, but because he stands out — at least he does to me. I’ve known Howard for several years, follow him on Facebook, enjoy his thoughtful posts, and melt at the love he expresses

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The Healing Hub: Helping the Community One Person at a Time

By Shannon Traphagen This year as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on our lives, individuals throughout our community experienced the need for help and healing. One Western New Yorker who has helped many of these people is Kelly Whitfield, founder of the Healing Hub of Western New

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