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Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

What are local medical professionals saying about Cool Gel ’n Cap, the first aid cap brought to market by Western New Yorker Timothy Panicali, the company’s president and product co-inventor?

“Cool Gel ’n Cap is a practical, user and kid friendly device which can ease our little patients’ pain from head bumps, headaches or earaches,” said Dr. Robert Schulman, a pediatrician with Forestream Pediatrics in Depew. “The concept is genuinely well thought out and should be a value to parents.”

“The ‘Toby’ Cool Gel ’n Cap is a welcome addition to help our children get the appropriate local care for the lumps and bumps they get day to day,” said Dr. Shawn Cotton of East Aurora Family Practice.

NOCO Express Donates to Food Bank of WNY

NOCO Express Donates to Food Bank of WNY

To help fight hunger in Western New York, NOCO Express Stores recently donated $8,835 to the Food Bank of Western New York. NOCO donated ten cents from the sale of every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee or 23.7 oz. bottle of Poland Spring water sold throughout November and December, in addition to collecting donations from customers.

“We are proud to support the Food Bank of Western New York in their hunger relief efforts,” said Terry Messmer, director of merchandising, NOCO Express. “For every dollar donated, the Food Bank is able to provide seven pounds of food to help those who are hungry in our community.”

The Food Bank of Western New York collects and distributes food to its 400 member agencies in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, distributing one million pounds of food per month, assisting 100,000 people in need.

Eight Essential Facts about Claiming the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Eight Essential Facts about Claiming the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

If you purchased a home in 2010, you may be eligible to claim the First-Time Homebuyer Credit, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a long-time resident purchasing a new home. The purchaser must have been at least 18 years old on the date of purchase; for a married couple, only one spouse must meet this age requirement. A dependent is not eligible to claim the credit.

Here are eight things the IRS wants you to know about claiming the credit:

1.         You must have bought – or entered into a binding contract to buy – a principal residence located in the United States on or before April 30, 2010. If you entered into a binding contract by April 30, 2010, you must have closed on the home on or before September 30, 2010.

More Snow Could Bring Smiles to Dental Customers

More Snow Could Bring Smiles to Dental Customers

What is your chance of having dental work done for free? If you go to one of several Western New York dentists, it's a snowfall's chance in March.

Any individual -- excluding insurance companies -- who makes a purchase through March 10 at Elite Dental in Amherst, Elmwood Village Dental Care in Buffalo, Niagara QualityCare Dentistry in Niagara Falls and/or Kenmore QualityCare Dentistry in Buffalo will be entitled to a refund in the amount of the full purchase price, excluding sales tax and delivery charges, if 6 inches of snow falls at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport between the insured hours of midnight and 11:59 p.m.

National Grid Donates More than $250,000 to WNY United Way Chapters

National Grid Donates More than $250,000 to  WNY United Way Chapters

NATIONAL GRID DONATES $3.4 MILLION TO THE UNITED WAY    

Company and its Employees Team up to Match 2010 Record-Setting Levels 

More than $250,000 raised and donated in Western New York

 

NCIDA Approves Safety Valve for Pilot Modification for AES Eastern Energy

NCIDA Approves Safety Valve for Pilot Modification for AES Eastern Energy

SANBORN, NEW YORK – The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency (NCIDA) Board of Directors today approved a modification to AES Eastern Energy’s current Payment In Lieu of Tax (PILOT).  The modification was approved to provide stability to the largest tax payer in Niagara County which is experiencing difficult economic times in the energy industry.  A stipulation of the PILOT modification entails that if market conditions in the energy sector return to 2009 levels that the modified PILOT payments also would return to the original amounts, providing a safety valve for both the company and the taxing jurisdictions.

Medical and Dental Expenses

Medical and Dental Expenses

If you itemize your deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A, you may be able to deduct expenses you paid in 2010 for medical care – including dental – for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents. Here are six things the IRS wants you to know about medical and dental expenses and other benefits. 

1.         You may deduct only the amount by which your total medical care expenses for the year exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. You do this calculation on Form 1040, Schedule A in computing the amount deductible. 

2.         You can only include the medical expenses you paid during the year. Your total medical expenses for the year must be reduced by any reimbursement. It makes no difference if you receive the reimbursement or if it is paid directly to the doctor or hospital.