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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 First Saturday …

JustTellOne.org – a peer-to-peer public awareness campaign focused on the prevention and early intervention of mental health and substance abuse challenges facing teens and young adults in Western New York – on Tuesday unveiled new features of a multiyear program it launched last year. A prominent new feature of the web-based campaign is 24/7 live chat capability in…

You'll find a skeleton in every closet in the netherworld explored by Mason Winfield. Winfield built a business on spinning ghost tales during walking tours he leads through some of the area's more fabled neighborhoods. Allentown, Larkinville and the Roycroft Campus of East Aurora all hold secrets, according to Winfield. This season Winfield partnered with Nickel …

We don't need to go to Germany for Oktoberfest. We have Ulrich's. Ulrich's 1868 Tavern, at 674 Ellicott St., is more than Buffalo's oldest bar. Opened in 1868, it is a reminder of the days when Buffalo was a capital of beer brewing and German culture. The years when Germans -- our area's most populous ethnic group -- were visible. The late Buffalo News columnist Ray…

1) Central Terminal Oktoberfest, 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 30 in Buffalo Central Terminal (495 Paderewski Drive). Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance here or at the event. Parking is free, and the event is for ages 21 and over. Commentary: The historic Buffalo Central Terminal transforms into a festive party hall with Polish music, as polka band Those Idiots is sla…

Jessica Underberg, who has been assistant manager of the Erie County Fair since 2010, will succeed the retiring Dennis Lang, the Erie County Agricultural Society has announced. Underberg, who grew up on a farm in Collins, will manage operations at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg year-round as CEO and fair manager for the agricultural society. Underberg's first…

Comic book fans of all ages know fall is officially here when Queen City Bookstore sponsors the annual Buffalo Comicon, set to take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Queen City Bookstore owner Emil Novak likes to keep his convention focused on comics, and this year promises something special. He’s been working with Paula’s Donuts (a…

Slow Roll is twice as nice this week, Food Truck Tuesday is about to wind down, and Nardin Academy will host a squash gathering to fight cancer during the weekend. These 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 Buffal…

The Sisters of Mercy "Many Faces of Mercy" program recently pledged $1,800 to promote parenting education at Cornerstone Manor, an emergency shelter and temporary housing complex for women and their children, said Kathy Diina, grants manager for Many Faces of Mercy. It was part of nine grants totaling $17,100 that Sisters of Mercy provided to Buffalo area nonprofits …

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…

A 1-year-old harbor seal who had his hind flipper amputated is the latest rescue finding a home at the Aquarium of Niagara. The seal is scheduled to arrive at the Niagara Falls facility today. He was found in April by the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in New Jersey with injuries consistent with being struck by a vessel. His hind flipper was nearly severed and he…

Romance is in the air. You find it in Niagara Falls, Ont., just off the Niagara Parkway, a 10-minute drive from Clifton Hill. For more than a century it has glided, suspended from a 1,800-foot cable, high over the deep green whirlpool. All day, from April to November, it goes back and forth, making its 10-minute trip. It is the Whirlpool Aero Car. Until 2004, it w…

Did the solar eclipse leave you dazzled? Are you interested in learning what else is in the stars? Fall is full of events of interest to stargazers. The Buffalo Astronomical Association lists events on its website. The group also works closely with virtually all the astronomy-oriented organizations in town. Oct. 7, 8 p.m.: Public Observing Night, Beaver Meadow Ob…

August's solar eclipse was a rare phenomenon. It was a day we all stood together, in wonder. Folks gathered at the Buffalo Museum of Science, at Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve, at observatories, outside planetariums, and at fields out in the country. People who couldn't get away simply went out on the street. Everyone asked questions, shared viewing equipme…

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, …