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A trio of long-distance running races whose routes include the Erie Canal towpath in Lockport – one of them a 100-miler – a "Snow Roll" Buffalo bike ride, and a presentation on gluten-free eating are among WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Cross-country skiing: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. …

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Outdoor fun and fitness, free indoor yoga and barre classes, and a mental health first-aid class that will help adults help young people struggling with behavioral or substance abuse challenges are among the top picks of the week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. TUESDAY Holistic Lecture Series: “Posture Matters: Quick and E…

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Outdoor winter activities, and allergy support and tai chi indoors 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. As the weekend approaches, also read our outdoor winter in WNY story in Refresh. MONDAY Cross-country skiing: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m…

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A City of Tonawanda parks vehicle crashed through the ice last week while clearing snow from the Ives Park skating pond off of Delaware Street. The driver, Fred Sparks, was uninjured, according to police, but the 2016 Jeep appears to be a total loss, according to Mayor Rick Davis. It was not the first time this has happened. "It seems like every so often we have a…

NIAGARA FALLS – The outdoor ice skating rink at Deveaux Woods State Park is now open and Reservoir State Park should be open within the week, according to an announcement by New York State Parks. Both parks are free and open to the public. Skate rentals are not available and hockey is prohibited because it ruins the ice surface. Both rinks are open (or soon will be o…