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Buffalo Pediatricians Start Program to Fight Childhood Obesity

BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) -- Pediatricians at Allentown Pediatrics started a walking program to encourage patients and parents to start moving and make healthy life choices.

Since the program started 7 weeks, patients and their parents have walked around Delaware Park in an effort to get moving.  Pediatricians Dr. Daryl Ehlenfield and Dr. Deborah Raiken say the program has gotten their patients excited about excercise.

The group averages about 20 - 30 people each Wednesday night with staff from Allentown Pediatrics also participating. 

Click on the video link above to see Marissa Bailey's report shot by photojournalist John Guinane.

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Urgent: Pet Connection Needs Your Help!

Do to a manufacturing mix-up, Pet Connection Programs Inc. is in urgent need of reusable grocery-style bags for the Erie County Fair. The bags are then filled with pet supplies and sold to Fairgoers to raise funds for the nonprofit animal shelter in Marilla. Unfortunately, only 200 bags have arrived so far, and they sold out the very first day of the Fair.

 If you can help with a donation of new bags, please call Joe Kirchmyer at 997-0152. 

Superintendent Says No to Teacher Transfer Requests

BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) -- This year nearly 600 Buffalo Public School teachers submitted requests to transfer to different schools. The Superintendent says no requests will be granted.

Calling this his toughest summer as a Superintendent, Dr. Williams wants stability in every school building.  When asked why he believes so many teachers want to transfer, Dr. Williams said there are many reasons.  "They want to move to another school and historically in this district they have moved around. Some don't want to be with principal X, Y, Z."

The district is also has to replace six principals who retired. The schools in need of principals are Hutch Tech, Montessori, Leonardo DaVinci and Schools 3, 54 and 65.

On Monday, the Superintendent will get a list of the top three candidates for each of the schools. He expects to have principals in place by August 18.

Local Chefs to Visit the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market this Saturday

Are you ready to make a commitment to eating better? Just looking for something different to do on a relaxing Saturday morning? Then make plans to explore the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Coming to the market on Saturday, August 14: A guest chef demo with Chef William Metzgar and wine-tasting courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellar and Freedom Run. Also, Feed Your Soul will tour the market with Chef Kate Elliott and guests. 

The market features more than 30 vendors offering fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, eggs, dairy, honey and much more in an open-air setting.

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'Buffalo Loves Music City' to Benefit Flood Victims

BUFFALO, NY-- 'Buffalo Loves Music City' will be performing on Saturday, September 25, at 11 a.m.

The performance will take place at Sportman's Tavern, 326 Amherst Street in Buffalo.

Buffalo Loves Music is dedicated to helping those affected by the devastating floods this spring in Nashville, Tennessee. BLMC aspires to raise awareness and funds through concerts and events to help support long term flood recovery efforts.

Musicians from Buffalo, Detroit, and Nashville are scheduled to appear. They include: See Three, Bullfrog Review, and Johnny Neel, Broken Arrow Blues Band, and Myron & the ID, LeeRon Zydeco & the Hot Tamales, and John Kloberdanz.


New StudyQuad & QuietQuad at Buffalo State

Buffalo State College has a new StudyQuad and QuietQuad for the new school year. Here is information provided by the college and Lisa Forrest at the Butler Library:

All Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the grand opening celebration for our new QuietQuad Lab and StudyQuad Lounge.   The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, August 31st at 12:00 p. m.  outside of E. H. Butler Library (just across from Cleveland Hall).

Our newest 24/7 computer lab features a comfortable lounge area, quiet study spaces, and a spacious assistive technology center.  Please join us in celebrating this beautiful new facility!

For more information: http://library.buffalostate.edu/news/2010/08/coming-soon-new-studyquad-quietquad/


Elmwood Village Summer Concert Series Finale

BUFFALO, NY-Tonight is your last chance to enjoy the annual Elmwood Village Summer Concert Series.

The country-R&B-gospel roots sounds of Gretchen Schultz and the Morvells wrap up the free event for another season at 7 PM.

The concert takes place at Bidwell Park and Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway.