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Cheektowaga fitness trainer Shannon L. Hockwater in the coming weeks will offer cardio-strength classes for adults and an adaptive fitness program for those aged 12 to 21. The adult summer group fitness class will run from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. through July on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Academic and Wellness Center on the Damen College, at Main Street and Amherstdale Roa…

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Participate in the University at Buffalo Step Challenge next month and it might extend your life. The challenge – free and open to all – is among activities set to launch next week as part of National Public Health Week, designed to highlight the role that health policy and planning can make on the well-being of people and their surroundings. “It’s a great time to be…

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A pair of Daemen College assistant professors who have studied with some of the top autism experts in the nation have launched a new program at the Amherst school that should help improve autism treatment in the region – and beyond. “There’s just so much hope in what we do,” said Vicki Madaus Knapp, head of the new Applied Behavior Analysis Program. Knapp and Vanessa…

The state Department of Education has approved a Daemen College request to offer a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) starting in the fall, making it the only state-approved ABA graduate program in New York. The master’s program, under the direction of Vicki Madaus Knapp, assistant professor of education, will provide comprehensive graduate training in A…

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Feb. 4, 1940 – July 24, 2017 As a tireless volunteer, Mary Ruth Haberman helped Buffalo's homeless, AIDS and cancer patients. And she helped even more people during in her career as a neurological technician. The longtime Eggertsville resident died Monday in Erie County Medical Center from injuries suffered in an auto accident Sunday evening near Gasport. She was …

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The latest version of “Ring of Fire,” the Johnny Cash tribute show, is pared down and pepped up, and it plays out on stage as a celebration of Cash, not as an embodiment of him. He probably would prefer it this way.The “Ring of Fire” now playing at MusicalFare Theatre, looks like a production that his biggest fans would put together, with none of them mistaken for the Man …

Broadway and Hollywood have contributed a slew of songs that seem tailor-made for cabaret performers. The melodies are hummable and the lyrics are catchy enough to hang around in the memory. Coincidentally, jazz musicians have had a role in transforming some of those songs with arrangements and improvisations that, in the right hands, enhanced the cabaret experience by giv…