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‘5 to Drive’ Campaign Helps Parents Protect Teen Drivers

‘5 to Drive’ Campaign Helps Parents Protect Teen Drivers

 

The Resource Training Center, based in Amherst, is joining with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to promote the “5 to Drive” campaign during National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 18-24. The campaign aims to help parents talk to their teen drivers about the rules of the road.

“Even though your teens might be gaining some independence and getting older, protecting them from harm shouldn’t stop now,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center and “Alive at 25,” a program created specifically for young drivers. “The ‘5 to Drive’ campaign will give parents the tools they need to keep their teen drivers safe.”

Popular Native Offerings Farm Expands With Opening of Two Roadside Venues

Popular Native Offerings Farm Expands With Opening of Two Roadside Venues

 

Native Offerings Farm, a fixture at both the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market and the Winter Market at Horsefeathers in Buffalo, is making it easier for health-conscious consumers to purchase fresh, local produce by opening two roadside venues. Their on-farm stand will open from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays located at 8501 Maples Road, Little Valley, while the second venue is now open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the parking lot of Groove Health & Fitness, 6696 Route 219, Ellicottville.

Nature Center Taste of Nature Series: Fall Foraging

Nature Center Taste of Nature Series: Fall Foraging

Jamestown, NY – The dictionary defines the verb “forage” as “to wander or go in search of provisions.”

Some people forage for survival, others to save on the grocery bill. Foraging can also be a wonderful way to spend time outside, learn plant identification, try new foods, and strengthen your connection to the earth and the food it produces to nourish our bodies.

At the Audubon Nature Center’s “Fall Foraging” class on Sunday afternoon, September 27, you can learn to identify fall edibles on the Nature Center property. During the 1:30-3:30 p.m. workshop participants will discover how to recognize edible plants and distinguish them from those that may look similar.

Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-session Living with Diabetes Seminar

Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-session Living with Diabetes Seminar

 

Rural Outreach Center Health Care Services is offering a free five-week seminar on Living with Diabetes: New Directions, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3. The seminar will take place at  730 Olean Road, East Aurora. 

These interactive seminars are set up for people with diabetes, caregivers and other interested individuals. Major topics in this Living with Diabetes seminar series will include the importance of exercise, medications, new and ongoing research, and the importance of proper nutrition for people dealing with diabetes. This series is open to the public and interested individuals are invited to attend as many sessions as possible. To register, please contact Ruthie at 220-4834 or Don at 652-8197.

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

Football Game Days End Safely When a Designated Driver is Part of Your Team

 

We’re about to enter another season here in Western New York and across the country — football season! Whether you’re a season ticket holder or watching the game in a bar with family and friends, there’s one individual that no winning team can be without, and that’s a designated driver.

“While game day is always a highly anticipated event, it is also a day frequently associated with heavy drinking, reckless behavior, drinking and driving, and an increase in motor vehicle crashes,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “If alcohol is part of your game day, plan ahead and plan on having a sober ride that will get you home safe and sound.

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

The Resource Training Center Says Designate a Sober Driver this July 4th

 

The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking. Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst, is urging everyone to plan ahead this Independence Day and designate a sober driver! 

“The Fourth of July festivities can be so much fun,” said Farrar. “People make plans for the partying, but too many drivers don’t plan ahead to get home safely.”