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A Healthier 2018 You: Wellness


By Carlee Frank It’s week nine of A Healthier You and we’re about to change things up. Unlike usual, I won’t ask you to drop and give me 50, or even eat your fruits and vegetables – instead, I’m asking you to kick back and relax as we discuss wellness. Some may roll their eyes and mutter something about hippies, ... Read More »

A Look Back: Bugle Calls During the Civil War


By Jolene Hawkins In the mid 1860s, there was a conflict brewing—states with different ideas and wants, brothers and families on both sides. Men and horses were being signed up and acquired for the many Calvary Units, and Infantries, along with some of the local men that served from this area—William Dunbar, George Barker, Henry Beaver and Charles Beebe. Do ... Read More »

The End of World War I and the American Legion


By Jolene Hawkins One hundred years ago, in 1918 — what was going on?  You could buy Shredded Wheat for 11 cents a box, watch Dustin Farnum play Davy Crocket, go to a barn dance and hear a five-piece orchestra from Buffalo play or Archie Warner and his group with fiddle and banjo play. A boxed lunch and dance was ... Read More »

Meal Prepping For a Healthier You


By Carlee Frank Welcome to week eight of a Healthier You! I have a question: when did you eat last, and what did you eat? If you are similar to four in 10 Americans, you skipped breakfast and snacked for lunch (ABC News, IDEA). Furthermore, a 2014 Nielson poll found that snacking purchases — such as Greek yogurt, nutritional bars ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Godard Memorial Hall


By Jolene Hawkins How many of us have attended a event at the Godard Memorial Hall? Ever wonder how the hall got its name? In 1901,  Calista Godard contracted with L J Shuttleworth to build a large fireproof building to be devoted to religious, scientific and educational purposes, and when completed, it was to be presented to the Village of Springville.  ... Read More »

A Healthier 2018 You: Hydration Station


By Carlee Frank Welcome to the seventh week of a healthier you! This week, we’re diving into a sea of crystal blue water, standing under a tropical waterfall and listening to a babbling brook –yes, you guessed it, we’re discussing water. Hydration is the one of the most important functions in the human body. We can survive three weeks of ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Kazoo Factory and Gift Shop


By Jennifer Weber Last weekend, a friend and I set out on a quick afternoon escape from the WNY January Winter doldrums and headed to the Kazoo Boutique Gift Shop, located at 703 South Main Street in Eden. It’s a place we’ve all heard about, right? And perhaps once upon a time visited a decade or two ago. But for ... Read More »

A Healthier 2018 You: Exercise Methods


By Carlee Frank We are officially into the second month of the New Year. February is the month of love, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner; it also contains National Freedom Day, Groundhog Day and even National Nutella Day –but you know what else? February is going to be the month that you commit to a healthy lifestyle! We’re ... Read More »

A Look Back: Skiing at Bluemont


By Alicia Dziak So many Western New Yorkers have skiing in their blood. While I married into a ski family, instead of being from one myself, I’ve spent the last 20+ years hearing stories about the great times had on the slopes and in the lodges “back in the day” — not only at Kissing Bridge, but at Bluemont as ... Read More »

A HEALTHIER 2018 YOU: Diet Fads


By Carlee Frank It’s week five of a Healthier 2018 You, and I hope your mind and body are feeling the improvements! Did you implement stretching into your daily routine last week? You might have reached into your first stretch only to realize you could barely touch your calves—but don’t be disheartened. Each time you stretch you will feel your ... Read More »

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