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Four people who battled addiction with help from the Total Freedom program –  which takes place on a working farm about 25 miles outside Buffalo – recently talked about how their lives have changed Each credited the structure, healthy practices and shared support the program provides – as well as the central role they say God has provided in their recovery. MAURY'S S…

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Yoga originated in northern India more than 5,000 years ago – roughly 3,000 years before the first Christmas – but its discipline has proven a capacity to stir a closer spiritual relationship for people of many faiths. Teresa DeLabio is among those who can attest. DeLabio, 26, a licensed massage therapist and member of The Chapel at Cross Point, discovered Holy Yoga …

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"Blink of an Eye," a short, locally produced film that underlines the dangers of drug addiction, has made headlines in recent months about whether real drugs were used in one of its scenes. Almost lost has been a 12-minute segment that traces the life, and death, of a teenage dancer who takes a prescription opioid to deal with pain in her knee, turns to illegal drugs to fe…

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Lamont Perry couldn't simply let it pass. Last month, a contractor for the city leveled the old Salem Evangelical Reformed Church on Sherman Street, leaving just the bell tower as a kind of neighborhood monument. If you look through the chain link fence that separates the sidewalk from the brick rubble, the lonesome tower is the only sign a church was ever there. To …

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Wintertime – especially the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays – tends to be a time when Western New Yorkers are most apt to turn their attention to helping support the Food Bank of Western New York. Those at Congregation Shir Shalom and Calvary Episcopal Church in  Amherst understand, however, that summertime can be a heavier burden for families that include children who…