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Local Fitness Instructor Named Ambassador to Sports Legacy Institute

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki of East Aurora was recently named a Sports Legacy Institute Ambassador. The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI was founded in 2007 to “Solve the Sports Concussion Crisis,” and in 2009, SLI launched programs to also serve military veterans. 

SLI is primarily focused on the study of the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, a condition caused by repetitive concussive and sub-concussive brain injuries. Helmicki contributes by communicating the Institute’s message locally and continues to advance neck and trap training that aids in the mission. 

Pet Connection releases holiday wish list

You can add a little joy to the holidays this season by making a donation to Pet Connection Programs Inc. from their holiday wish list. Pet Connection, founded in 1984, is a special care and maternity animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla.

Items on the wish list include the following:

Amherst Chamber to Host Networking Night

AMHERST, NY- On November 16, 2010 the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Kitchen World, will host a Business After Hours event from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  The evening of networking will be held at Kitchen World, located at 7370 Transit Road in Williamsville.

Kitchen World is a provider of both kitchen products and designs. They have over 50 kitchen displays on site in their showroom. With an expert design staff that provides customers with 3D computer renderings, free estimates and delivery, and in-home installation, Kitchen World strives to help their customers create the kitchen of their dreams.

From Europe to South America to Here

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. -- Claude AnShin Thomas will give a Public Talk on Wednesday, November 10th at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6320 Main Street, Williamsville NY. You can also sign up for Saturday's Day of Mindfulness Practice on November 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling Fred Tomasello at 408-6305. What does an "engaged" Buddhist Monk do to promote peace? Read his email to find out or click here to view a short clip about AnShin Thomas:

Sun, October 10, 2010 10:23:28 PM

Dear Fred:

Dr. Lewis First from University of Vermont Presents Annual Richard T. Sarkin Grand Rounds Lecture

Lewis First, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital, and Editor -in-Chief of Pediatrics, is the guest speaker for the annual Grand Rounds Lecture sponsored by the Richard T. Sarkin, M.D., Foundation for Medical Education.

Dr. First presented, "Thoughts on Humanistic Pediatric Leadership: some first impressions after 16 fun-filled years as a Pediatric Department Chair".

Meet Western New York's Newest Catholic Priests

St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo was filled to capacity on Oct. 9 for the ordinations of Father David Richards and Father Thomas Roman.

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, presided at the Mass.  Dozens of priests were also present.  The bishop quoted from Pope Benedict XVI's "The Hands of a Priest." 

Dr. Jerrold Lerman Reviews and Provides Commentary for Article Published in The Lancet

Jerrold Lerman, MD, FRCPC, Attending Anesthesiologist at Women & Children’s Hospital, was a reviewer and requested to provide a commentary for an article recently published in The Lancet, entitled, “Risk Assessment Questionnaire Identifies Likelihood of Anesthetic Complications in Children Prior to Surgery.”

The Lancet is the world's leading general medical journal and specialty journals in Oncology, Neurology and Infectious Diseases.

As one of four reviewers for this article, Dr. Lerman was then requested to provide an objective comment on the clinical relevance of this study and implications for children under anesthesia.