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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, opened for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 7. Hours at the open-air market are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine.

This Saturday, the unique entertainment group Pyromancy will perform from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the Hutch Tech Guitar Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additionally, the market welcomes three community groups that will be distributing information about their organizations. Joining the market on May 14 will be representatives of Buffalo ReUse, Crisis Services and New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt’s office.

A new Electronic Benefit Transfer system is also in place at the market. The EBT system allows individuals and families receiving public assistance to purchase products from eligible market vendors. 

A Mammogram for Mother's Day

A Mammogram for Mother's Day

Who Needs Flowers? Give Mom the Gift of More Birthdays this Year

Flowers, chocolates, breakfast in bed, but what about giving mom something really special this year? What about giving her More Birthdays?

Sunday is Mother's Day, as we celebrate the special women in our lives, the American Cancer Society is suggesting people talk to their moms this year about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.  While it may not sound like a traditional Mother's Day gift, having a simple conversation about getting tested could help save a life.

If you are 40 or older the American Cancer Society encourages you to get a mammogram. In addition, health advocates are urging all mom's to talk to their health care providers about getting screened for breast cancer and to better understand their personal risk for the disease. 

Food Stamp Customers Can Now Use Their Benefits Card at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Food Stamp Customers Can Now Use Their  Benefits Card at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

 

Those with food stamp benefits are now able to use their food stamp (EBT) card at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. This electronic transaction is made possible through wireless technology which is set up at the market manager’s booth. Upon arrival to the market, food stamp customers can use their card to purchase $1 wooden tokens. These tokens then function as cash within the market.

At the market, food stamp customers are able to purchase food-stamp authorized goods such as fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, dairy, maple syrup and other maple products, honey, breads, baked goods, jams and jellies, processed foods and even seeds and plants which produce food. 

People All Over WNY are Talking About Cool Gel ’n Cap

People All Over WNY are Talking About Cool Gel ’n Cap

Positive feedback regarding a product developed right here in Western New York continues to arrive at Cool Gel ’n Cap headquarters. 

Cool Gel ’n Cap is a unique first aid cap brought to market by Western New Yorker Timothy Panicali, the company’s president and product co-inventor. Designed for toddlers and young children, the fun and comfortable plush hat holds either a hot or cold pack in place for bumps, bruises, earaches, headaches, etc., leaving Mom and Dad’s hands free to comfort and calm their child with a soothing touch.

Here’s what people from all over the area are saying:

“Cool Gel ’n Cap is a very innovative and unique product for parents that are always on the go.” Betty from Buffalo

“My husband and I find this hat very useful, and it is very much needed for those unexpected falls. Great product!” Kim from East Aurora

“Good quality product.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Celebrates Opening Day May 7

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Celebrates Opening Day May 7

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, opens for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 7. Hours at the open-air market are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine.

Local singer/guitarist Kate Shaffer will kick off the market’s entertainment schedule, performing from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m. At 10:15 a.m., a special presentation will honor the winner of the market’s 2011 poster competition, JoAnn Andolina of Williamsville.

Additionally, the market welcomes three local nonprofit organizations who will be distributing information about their organizations.

Cool Gel ’n Cap: A Good Fit for Fevers

Cool Gel ’n Cap: A Good Fit for Fevers

Cool Gel ’n Cap, a unique first aid cap for children developed right here in Western New York, can help relieve your child’s fear and discomfort from bumps and bruises, earaches, ear infections and headaches. In this week’s article, we’ll cover the topic of fevers.

If your child has a fever and you're alarmed, keep in mind that most fevers are completely harmless. The normal body temperature for adults is 98.6 degrees, and most children's core temperatures are a little higher than this. Physicians know that a temperature greater than 100 to 101 degrees does not pose much danger for otherwise healthy kids. If your child has no other symptoms you can just keep them in a cool environment, dress them in light clothing and monitor them for any changes.

Is it necessary to treat a fever? Not necessarily. In most cases, fever is treated as a comfort measure.

ECMC Tops Off Kidney Transplant Center

ECMC Tops Off Kidney Transplant Center

Steelworkers “topped off” the frame for a $27 million Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation & Kidney Care at Erie County Medical Center that is part of a consolidation of transplant and dialysis programs with Kaleida and Great Lakes Health.

In a symbolic ceremony commemorating the end of the first phase of the 18-month project, crews hoisted a 31-foot steel girder to the top of the building. ECMC employees signed the girder over the last three weeks.

The center is part of a five-year, $150 million project on ECMC’s Health Campus that when complete will provide good-paying jobs and health-focused economic development centered in a section of Buffalo that has seen too little of both.