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Students in the Pembroke and Alexander school districts exercise less on weekends than during the school week. A lot less. The 1,800 students spread across five schools tend to exercise almost 44 percent less on Saturdays and Sundays than during the week, said Mai Nguyen (pronounced My Win), the Carol M. White PEP Grant director for the two Genesee County districts. …

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 submissions…

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The breaking point came for Paul Hamilton on June 25, 2016, as he labored up a stairwell and to his car after the NHL draft came to a close in downtown Buffalo. He was gassed physically, mentally and emotionally. Drained by excess weight, swollen legs and a back so sore he could barely stand for more than 5 minutes. So self-conscious by the way he looked that he chose t…

Health and Fitness

Two lawmakers from Erie County want the State Legislature to do something it has never done since Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took office in 2011: override one of his vetoes. And it looks like it will be a heavy lift to override the Wednesday night veto of legislation that would have prevented the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center from moving from a sprawling rura…

Local News

The Buffalo metro area has the shortest life-expectancy rate of any city in New York State, an online financial news and opinion company has said. "Buffalo residents have an average life expectancy of 78.5 years (vs. 80.4 years statewide – sixth highest), a median household income of $50,962 and 27.4 percent of the population suffers from obesity," according to a rep…

The Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (BSRA) invites high school age boys to join the newly established Team BSRA Boys. Rowing experience is not required and there are no cuts. Everyone practices and everyone competes. Rowing is a four-season sport and association teams compete locally, nationally and in Canada. Rowing is also a non-contact sport that provides a ful…

Local News

ALBANY – Sen. Patrick Gallivan and Assemblyman Michael Kearns say they will ask their colleagues to override Gov. Andrew Cuomo's veto of a bill that would have kept the Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center operating in West Seneca. Cuomo late Wednesday vetoed the legislation and said the state will proceed with opening a replacement facility in Buffalo. …

Attractions

Niagara Falls plans to jingle all the way through the three Saturdays – leading up to Christmas weekend with a new holiday celebration downtown that will feature a variety of free activities Saturday, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. A Candlelight Stroll will launch Jingle Falls USA at 4:30 p.m. Saturday from the steps of Niagara Falls City Hall, 745 Main St. The procession will l…

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The bill to keep the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center in West Seneca has been sent to the governor. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has not taken any action on the bill, his spokesman said Tuesday. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-Elma, and Assemblyman Michael Kearns, D-Buffalo, would prevent the state from moving ahead with plans to move…

Health and Fitness

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara will host a Narcan program designed to help show people how to treat someone who has overdosed on an opioid. Those who attend the free, two-hour program, also will receive kits that can be used to help. The program will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 639 Main St., Niagara Falls. Seating is limited, so participa…

Health and Fitness

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation invite parents, coaches, community leaders and others interested in youth sports in Western New York to participate in one of three public conversations this week. Both foundations have asked experts from the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program to talk about the recently release…

Family

Kids theater, a Slow Roll fundraiser and a trio of Monday tai chi classes 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 Tai chi: 9:30 a.m., Jewish Community Center of Buffalo, 787 Delaware Ave. For more info, visit jccbuffalo.org; a…

Food and Drink

Desperation fueled RealEats, an organic, whole foods meal delivery company started three years ago. "It was all about my own inability to feed my children really good, healthy food as a busy, working single father," said CEO and founder Dan Wise, a Toronto native who splits his time between Montreal, New York City and the Finger Lakes. "I didn't want to pick up pizza. I…

Erie County

Amy Bueme tends to hear lots of explanations during the holidays about why people have decided to shelve their fitness routines. There are too many family meals to prepare. There is not enough time, what with parties to attend, gifts to buy and kids to manage when they have days off from school. The stress of the holidays makes it too tiring to work out. These …

Food and 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…