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Ellicott Creek Park in Buffalo, NY an Update

Parks can be a great place to take your children to for outdoor activities. The best part of about going to local parks is it is free and there is plenty of room to engage you children in fitness activities. About a year ago the writer did a story on local parks in Buffalo, NY and Ellicott Creek Park in Western, NY was mentioned in one of the articles.  Well, Ellicott Creek Park has a new addition added on to it, an outside fitness center that can help you in your efforts to get fit. The writer was there with his daughter a couple of days ago. The center is shaped in a circle with about 6 stations to work different muscle groups from your upper body to your lower body.  Some of the stations have adjustable weights built in to increase strength, resistance and stamina.

Ghosts Are Real: My Experience

Ghosts Are Real: My Experience

Here’s my disclaimer: I do not like scary things.

Never in my life have I gone to see a horror movie and for perspective purposes, the movie “Signs” kept me restlessly awake for over a month.

So take that into consideration when I tell you that the idea of the paranormal scares the be-Jesus out of me. 

The funny thing about the paranormal is that it doesn’t care if you are scared, it will exist without you. That was case when I was growing up and is still the case today.

My first memorable experience with the paranormal was when I lived in Alden, NY.  I was just 4 years old at the time and woke up to the sounds of a party going on downstairs in my basement.  By party, I mean people laughing, talking loudly and music playing.  It was loud enough to wake me out of a sound sleep.  As I crept downstairs to sneak a peek at this party, I noticed that the lights were not on.  No one was down there.

National Education Blogger Says Bullying Initiatives Won't Work

National Education Blogger Says Bullying Initiatives Won't Work

Christopher Emdin of The Huffington Post took a controversial stance in his blog yesterday, explaining what he believes are the 5 Major Reasons that the latest anti-bullying efforts won't work.

His reasons are as follows:

  • The Zero-Tolerance Theory Backfires
  • Avoiding Social Media Is NOT A Solution
  • We Address Bullying with Celebrity, Not Expertise
  • We Forget that the Bullied And The Bully Are Both Children
  • We Turn A Blind Eye To Adult Bullying

 

Edmin cites the deaths of Williamsville teen Jamey Rodemeyer and Rutgers student Tyler Clementi as the main catalysts for the new push to resolve the bullying issue.

For the full blog where Emdin explains his reasoning, click here.

Do you agree/disagree?  What solutions do you think the exper

Support The Breast Cancer Network of WNY: Oct 16

Support The Breast Cancer Network of WNY: Oct 16

 

Support The Breast Cancer Network of WNY: Oct 16

 

Lifetime Memories Photography and Serenity Salon, Spa 'n more present: PINCS [Proponents In Networking for Cancer Survivors] a network of local business women that assist breast cancer survivors and families in finding various avenues of help and support in Western New York.

Founded by Christine Wallace [Lifetime Memories Photography] and Jennifer Mutton [Serenity Salon, Spa 'n more], PINCS is holding this event at Monsignor Nash Knights of Columbus [261 South Legion Drive, South Buffalo]  October 16, 2011 at 1pm.

Move Customs and Border Patrol to NF Air Reserve Station

Move Customs and Border Patrol to NF Air Reserve Station

A Statement from the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Gillibrand Leads Effort to Strengthen New York’s Military Bases, Ensure Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Increases Mission

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

Coming Soon to a Roadside Near You

What do you think? Enlightened message or unenlightening atheism? Add your comments below.

This billboard is part of a widespread advertising campaign launched by Amherst's Center for Inquiry

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

by Susan Marie


My phone rang. I were told to turn on the TV. I stared in abject horror at the screen as a plane flew directly into the 2nd tower of The World Trade Center. I thought: How is this possible in America, let alone New York City, the most populous city in the U.S, the largest metropolitan area in the world?

All I knew is that people were dying.


After 9/11, every available person volunteered to assist NYC ranging from the health care field, firefighters, police force, and everyday people. The attitude in America was one of solidarity. No one fought about religion and politics. Diversity in race, financial status or sexual gender was not an issue. People stood together.  Not apart.

What followed as a result, was and still is, global mass hysteria.