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WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

 

When people think of Buffalo, NY, they often think of a tumultuous amount of snow, chicken wings, and the losing streak of the Buffalo Bills. What many don’t know is that the city is rich with different cultures and an immense diversity of amazing food! Each summer promises various food festivals as an opportunity to venture out and experience something new, and in 2014 one group decided to take this a step further.

 

WNY VegFest merges Vegetarian and Vegan with a clean, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle. The event brought over 5,000 people to Delaware Park last year and expects an even larger turnout this year.

 

StreetPoetz.Com founder, Cece Carson, had a moment to speak with Albert Brown, one of the co-founders of WNY Vegfest and he provided insight into the birth of this astounding event.

 

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Catholic Charities Breastfeeding Walks, Healthy Baby Festivals set for July 31, Aug. 5

Family fun walks, children’s activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walks & Healthy Baby Festivals hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 31 in Delaware Park in Buffalo and on Wednesday, Aug. 5 in Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.

The Buffalo walk and festival will be at the Colvin Avenue and Amherst Street entrance of Delaware Park, and the Niagara Falls event will be held in Hyde Park near the splash pad at Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
All are invited to attend, especially families, caregivers and anyone in support of a healthy start for babies or who would like to learn more about breastfeeding.

‘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.” 

13th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 20

13th annual Mount St. Mary’s “River Run” set for June 20

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will hold its 13th annual “River Run” on Saturday, June 20. The USATF sanctioned 5K Run/2 mile walk starts at 9 a.m.  The course starts and ends at the Red Brick School in the Village of Lewiston, with a main portion of the course following Lower River Road in Lewiston.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host free Mommy & Baby Expo on June 13

Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host free Mommy & Baby Expo on June 13

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in partnership with its Center for Women is hosting a free Mommy & Baby Expo on Saturday, June 13 from 8 – 11:15 a.m. at the hospital. Open to all moms and their babies, the event features a wide array of vendors and health information from prenatal care through early childhood.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the hospital lobby and cafeteria. At 9 a.m., meet with area pediatricians including Shawn Ferguson, MD, Edward Brown, MD, and Robert Gadawski, MD. The Center for Women’s medical team will be on hand to meet and greet with attendees beginning at 10 a.m., including obstetricians and gynecologists, Sharmilee Thota, MD, Rachel Weselak, MD, and Daniel Burns, MD.

Mount St. Mary’s hosts “A Father’s Day Gift of Love and Life”- Prostate Cancer Screening

Mount St. Mary’s hosts “A Father’s Day Gift of Love and Life”- Prostate Cancer Screening

In celebration of Father’s Day and National Men’s Health Month, the Board of Associates of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital is sponsoring the 13th Annual “A Father’s Day Gift of Love and Life” – a free Prostate Cancer Screening from June 15 - June 20.

The free PSA screening will be held from Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19 from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 20 from 7 a.m. to noon in the Outpatient Center in the North Lobby of the Hospital at 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.  The Outpatient Center can be conveniently reached through the North Entrance Driveway off Military Road.