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Scott Scanlon

Scott Scanlon is an award-winning reporter who is editor of WNY Refresh, which focuses on health, fitness, nutrition and family matters. He is aware of the contradictions that may appear to come from writing pieces here and there about beer, wine and travel. He does so in moderation.


Food + Drink

The Elmwood Village Farmers Market will move indoors for the next eight weeks. The Holiday Market on Bidwell will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Jan. 13, starting Saturday, at St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, 51 Colonial Circle, a short walk from the home of the outdoor market at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway. The winter market had been at S…

Family

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

Food and Drink

The chance to get an early taste of the new CoreLife Eatery in Amherst, take a tai chi class for free, and visit the last outdoor Elmwood Village Market of the season at Elmwood and Bidwell avenues are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition, and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click he…

Health and Fitness

Jennifer Bardrof squeezed in lots of stuff in the spring of 2016, during the weeks she helped move her family from the Florida Gulf Coast back to her native Western New York: The Goofy, a 10K run followed by a half-marathon at Disney World; landing a new job as a substitute teacher; buying a new house. She didn't have time to bother with the flu-like symptoms that dogge…

Health and Fitness

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. FAMILY Buffalo Living Tour…

Business

Wouldn’t it be nice, for once, if we could get through the holidays in a more thankful way, with a healthier approach toward meals and gatherings that don’t make you scream at the scale come New Year’s Day? It isn’t easy, what with more parties to attend, more comfort foods to tempt us and more demands on our time. http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/17/timely-tip…

Business

Ann Maghran and her stalwart volunteers with the Women & Children's Hospital Family Advisory Council spent the last 8½ years working in a tidy, windowless, hard-to-find corner on the first floor. Their mission dovetailed with the Family Resource Center they helped Kaleida Health create: provide resources, encouragement and respite for families with a child in need …

Health and Fitness

Holiday parties can bring plenty of nutritional temptations in the coming weeks. The trick to maintaining your weight is to balance your eating habits with your cheer, Independent Health Foundation Healthy Options nutritionist Shelby Braun says. AT PARTIES Braun encourages you to keep "SANTA" in mind once you arrive. S – Survey the table: See what's available be…

Health and Fitness

Registration for the Turkey Trot has closed after 14,000 runners signed up for the 8K Thanksgiving morning run down Delaware Avenue. Geoffrey Falkner, YMCA Buffalo Niagara Communications Director, announced at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday that the race field was full. The regional Y, which organizes the event, limits the field to 14,000 for safety reasons. The nearly 5-mil…

Local News

If you want to run the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and haven't registered, today could be your last chance. "Literally, very few spots are left," Geoffrey Falkner, YMCA Buffalo Niagara Communications Director, said Tuesday afternoon. The regional Y, which organizes the event, limits the field to 14,000 for safety reasons. Those still interested can regist…

Family

Inclusive fitness classes, a Tuesday evening healthy eating presentation, and a Saturday community living tour in the Northtowns are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition, and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. MONDAY Senior Yoga Fit: 10 a.m.; and same time Wednesday, Jewis…

Education

Kasey Shea was an incredible cook, avid Buffalo sports fan, and one of the top dart players in the city. She also struggled with depression, chronic Lyme disease, and, in the last few months of her life, a series of migraine headaches. She died by suicide last year, several hours after cooking her family a New Year's Day feast. She was 24. "When a person takes their …

Health and Fitness

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming public events for those interested in health, fitness, nutrition and family support. The Buffalo News is now accepting more community events than ever for an expanded online calendar. If you would like your event included, submit the information two weeks in advance online at BuffaloNews.com/submit. Mail, fax and email submission…

Business

Neonatal intensive care nurse Donna Alessi can think back on the early days of her 45-year career in Buffalo and recall the helplessness of holding dying babies. “It was sad,” she said. “I remember sitting there – and it would be any of us – with a baby who had a heartbeat, and there was nothing we could do. Now we save them. They go to school. They go to coll…

Dance

Farmers' markets – indoor and out – a kidney bean cookoff, and a seminar for breast cancer survivors that focuses on their relationships are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. To see this week’s complete calendar, click here. x MONDAY Swing dancing. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Polis…