A Family Health Fair presented by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Amherst Senior Center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Free and open to the public, the event is being held in conjunction with Assemblyman Ray Walter and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, and is co-sponsoredby Kaleida Health.
More than 85 organizations will offer health information, screenings and services during the event. Healthy highlights include a balance and fall risk assessment, blood pressure checks, a bone density heel scan, cholesterol screening, foot screening, glucose testing and hearing screenings. Other screenings and services will include a medicine/prescription review, depression screening, Prevnar vaccinations, prostate cancer screening, skin cancer screening, the Vial of Life Program and more!
The Olear Team will also be there, so please stop by and see us for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle!
Reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s office at 631-8695.
For years, walking close to the Falls has been difficult for visitors– access to the natural wonder was impeded by embankments and dangerous street traffic. Robert Moses Parkway has blocked off most of the Niagara river leading to the Falls, which is rich with natural beauty and views across the river.
Yesterday, work began to move one mile of the Parkway, which many hope will open the waterfront to new opportunities, including the goal of making the area a “riverway.” Other projects have already commenced, and the city has some $40 million to use in updating the American side.
New pedestrian crosswalks and paths are planned for the project, aimed at opening up access to the river and falls, and hopefully, developing the area as a more tourist-friendly destination.
Buffalo’s rebirth and revitalization has been featured in a lot of articles as of late– some posted here, some yet to be posted here. In a recent article by a Canadian, we get yet another look of all the city has to offer, including up and coming communities, interesting cultural activities, and the new craft brewery scene. Check out the fantastic article here, and you’re sure to be amazed at all our hometown has to offer.
Have you been enjoying Buffalo’s many outdoor festivals this year? From Allentown’s Art Festival to this past weekend’s Blues Festival, there is something for everyone in Buffalo. This August, Buffalo Brewfest will move from its location inside the First Niagara Center to Illinois street, in the cobblestone district.
The festival, scheduled for August 8, will include more than 50 craft beers from across the region, with live music scheduled.
Tickets, which include admission, 20 tasting coupons and a souvenir glass, cost $25. The Brewfest runs 5:30-9:30 p.m.