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Landmarks in WNY, Ontario, Across State to ‘Light it Up for Lymphedema’

Landmarks in WNY, Ontario, Across State to ‘Light it Up for Lymphedema’

Attractions on the United States and Canadian sides of the border will "Light it Up for Lymphedema" between March 6 and 8 in order to shine the light on lymphedema, a chronic swelling that has no cure.

In order to mark March being designated World Lymphedema Month and March 6 being declared World Lymphedema Day, the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) has contacted the operators of attractions from Buffalo to Toronto to Albany to request the lighting of buildings, domes, bridges, and waterway in teal -- the color of lymphedema (LE) awareness -- in order to bring attention to the disease. This year, LE&RN also is celebrating its 20th year since its inception in 1998, when it was founded as the Lymphatic Research Foundation.

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Infinity Flapjack Fundraiser

Infinity Flapjack Fundraiser

Come have breakfast with us at Lakewood Applebees! 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

8AM-10AM

Buffalo’s Transportation Museum Began With a Curious Child and a Peek Behind the Curtain

Buffalo’s Transportation Museum Began With a Curious Child and a Peek Behind the Curtain

By Joe Kirchmyer

Their website says that “Jim Sandoro and his wife, Mary Ann, have spent more than 45 years collecting memorabilia, antique vehicles and historic artifacts to visually display the rich transportation history of Western New York.” That statement says a lot, yet somehow, it doesn’t come close to capturing the enormity of that collection, a portion of which is on display at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo.

Seven Tips for Managing Diabetes

Seven Tips for Managing Diabetes

(ProActive Sports Rehab offers a weekly column promoting health, fitness and physical therapy. Please be sure to check back each week for a new topic!)

Staying healthy can be a challenge, especially for those living with diabetes. Everyone can have conflicts finding the right balance of partaking in healthy habits, such as exercise, eating well and even keeping your teeth and gums clean. From stress to self-care, life can be up and down when you're living with diabetes. 

These seven tips from Dr. Natalie Strand, the winner of season 17 of "The Amazing Race" who lives with diabetes herself, can help you stay healthy and lead a balanced life while managing your diabetes. 

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United Arts Appeal Organizations Offering Varied Holiday Fare

United Arts Appeal Organizations Offering Varied Holiday Fare

Jamestown, NY – Nothing adds to the celebration of the season like experiencing a live holiday performance.

United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) member organizations are contributing to the festivities with a number of exciting opportunities.

Two UAA members are teaming up for a holiday production on Wednesday, December 6. The Jamestown Concert Association will present the Western New York Chamber Orchestra’s “Poinsettia Pops” at the festively decorated Reg Lenna Civic Center in downtown Jamestown. Lobby doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments and merriment, while a Southwestern High School string ensemble provides pre-concert music from the lobby balcony. For ticket information on the 7:30 concert, visit reglenna.com or call the Reg box office at (716) 484-7070.

Audubon Blue Heron Gift Shop Participating in Small Business Saturday

Audubon Blue Heron Gift Shop Participating in Small Business Saturday

Jamestown, N.Y. – The Blue Heron Gift Shop at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is participating with the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Saturday on November 25, 2017.

As long as supplies last on Saturday and after, when your purchase comes to more than $50, you will receive a free Shop Small canvas tote bag.

You may be surprised at the range of items you can choose from. You will find everything from nature-related books and field guides, adult coloring books and nature journals to t-shirts, polo shirts, and jackets.

Now is a good time to purchase bird feeders and Conewango Blend birdseed, specially formulated for our local feathered friends.

You will also want to check out the glasses, travel mugs, puppets, puzzles, distinctive jewelry, notecards and stationery, handcrafted walking sticks, locally-made soaps, and more. You may not be able to resist one of soft, furry animal hand puppets.

You Are Invited to Audubon’s Family Volunteer Day, Saturday Morning, December 2

You Are Invited to Audubon’s Family Volunteer Day, Saturday Morning, December 2

Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center has an opportunity for you and the children in your life to give back to the community during the holiday season.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, children ages 2-15 and their favorite adult(s) are invited to Family Volunteer Day.

Volunteers can choose from a variety of different jobs around Audubon. Each task supports the animals or visitors to Audubon throughout the year. 

Projects may include creating milkweed seed packets, assembling nest box kits, decorating Wild 5K give-away bags, and more. Most jobs will be inside but there may be some outside if the weather permits.   

Snacks are provided. 

While walk-ins are welcome, reservations ahead will help with planning. Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or register on the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.