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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.


The Familial Cancer Foundation of Western New York will host an evening of craft beer and wine tasting to help raise funds for the new nonprofit organization committed to supporting those who have discovered a genetic link to cancers that have run through their families. The organization provides up-to-date, reliable information meant to help individuals make informed d…

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…

Nik Rivers has enjoyed plenty of travel, social gatherings and brushes with celebrities during two decades as a radio personality. Until last spring, he had 50 extra pounds to show for his professional career, too. Crazy hours, fast food meals and vending machine snacks were part of the mix at stints at stations in New England, Florida, Albany, Rochester and, for the…

Hit the gym today. Go for a run. Talk a walk. Do something! If not for yourself, for your community, which ranked sixth from the bottom out of nearly 200 regions across the U.S. in an exercise survey released this week. “There’s lots of challenging work to do,” said Philip L. Haberstro, executive director of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo. “Over ti…

If you knew your genetic makeup, would it help you lose weight? Linda Taylor, a functional medical provider, says yes. The nurse practitioner specializes in helping adults better address chronic health challenges including obesity, and recently started offering a multi-week weight loss program based on genetic testing. "The patient comes in and it's a very quick v…

Those who tip a pint – or more – during Buffalo Beer Week should know that a peanut farmer, TV news reporter, two governors and pair of Colorado breweries figure into the Western New York craft-brewing boom. “It’s taken something of a different path than I thought but I hoped there would be more breweries,” said Tim Herzog, who watched the boom ferment, in fit…

Dan Syracuse and Tim Herzog have been throwing beer-tasting gatherings every fall in Western New York for the last 28 years. Let's just say that the co-owner of Pizza Plant and general manager of Flying Bison Brewing Company have had lots of company in recent years. They are among the old guard of a regional craft movement that got its start three decades ago – wit…

Farmers' markets, a bike ride and several hikes 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 Clinton Bailey Farmers & Flea Market: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; same time other weekdays, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, …

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…

Stacie Bliss will start nursing school in the spring, something that seemed improbable 18 years ago when doctors at Women & Children's Hospital sent her home for the holidays fearing it might be her last Christmas. Instead, doctors confirmed come the January afterward that her acute lymphoblastic leukemia was in the early stages, and knocked out her cancer in one ro…

Slow Roll, indoor fitness and a busy Saturday with fundraising walks and a run 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 Slow Roll Buffalo: 5:30 p.m., roll at 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Fire Department Engine 20, 157 Ohio St. Roughly 10-…

Mayda Pozantides slings burgers two nights a week in an Allentown restaurant but her career aspirations involve something much more grounded. She wants to be a full-time farmer in the City of Buffalo. Pozantides, 30, and her boyfriend, Anders Gunnersen – operations director with Buffalo Reddy BikeShare – bought a patch of land three years ago on the East Side. Th…

Chris Manca misses the beer, cheese and pickles he discovered in Western New York – and he's been gone only a few weeks. "There's definitely an up-and-coming food and beverage scene," said Manca, who lives in the New York City suburbs and hadn't set foot in the region until early this year. "That's starting to translate into more entrepreneurship going on in terms o…

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…

Slow Roll is twice as nice this week, most fitness classes move indoors and Food Truck Tuesday rolls on several more weeks. These 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. MONDAY Slow Roll Buffalo: 5:30 p.m., roll at 6:30 p.m., LaS…