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HEALTHeLINK Unveils $16.1 Million Beacon Community Initiative to Fight Diabetes

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In June 2010, HEALTHeLINK received the largest Beacon Community Award in the United States from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Beacon Project was created to help communities use health information technology to forge cooperation and use resources effectively toward local priority health goals.

HEALTHeLINK was joined today by Dr. David Blumenthal, the point person for the national health information technology initiative, as well as other dignitaries, including Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard F.

Once Again, the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Will be Abuzz With Activity

Join the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, August 28, for the following: Guest chef demonstration featuring Chef Jim Guarino of Shango, a visit from the Massachusetts Avenue Project, music by the Six String Circus, and wine-tasting courtesy of Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and Arrowhead Spring Vineyards!

For additional information, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. For frequent updates on the market, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Always fresh. Always seasonal. Always local!

Transformation at the Albright Knox Art Gallery

BUFFALO, NY-- A new work of art is being installed at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery that will transform the stair case connecting the Gallery's 1905 Albright and the 1962 Knox buildings. Once built, it will be the largest Scribble Drawing by renowned artist, Sol LeWitt, to be installed anywhere.

The work is scheduled to be completed in October, and once completed, it will remain on view indefinitely. The massive undertaking will encompass several thousand square feet of drawing, comprising 15 artists working seven hours a day, six days a week to achieve this undertaking.

The idea for the Albright-Know's work is based on a complex of matrix graphite scribbles built up to suggest tubular shapes that modulate in horizontal and vertical directions, vacillating between black and white.

Electric Tower joins effort to honor Blessed Mother Teresa

Iskalo Development’s Electric Tower in downtown Buffalo has joined the Peace Bridge in honoring Blessed Mother Teresa on the evening of August 26 to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth. The downtown landmark will be illuminated in blue and white, the colors of Blessed Mother Teresa’s order of women religious, the Missionaries of Charity.

“Iskalo Development is pleased to illuminate the Electric Tower in blue and white in honor of the 100th birthday of Blessed Mother Teresa, as requested by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo,” said Paul B. Iskalo, president and CEO, Iskalo Development Corp.

42" PLASMA for $399 Today!!! / Great Big Store Deals

BUFFALO, NY - In my continued search to find the best websites to save you time and money, today we're getting your week started in style.

One Week Later, Patrons Return To Downtown Bars & Restaurants

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Exactly one week after a gunman shot eight people outside of the City Grill, many patrons returned to Downtown Buffalo's bars and restaurants undaunted by the violence.

"I believe in this city," said bride-to-be Cameron Stelmach, as she held rehearsal dinner at the City Grill. "I bought a house in this city. I'm having my wedding in this city. And so I want more people to see the good side of this city."

While it may take weeks, if not longer, to get a true sense of how the murder of four partygoers might affect business for bar and restaurant owners, many of the Friday club goers sounded determined not to let the violence affect their lives.

REPORTER: Does it concern you at all that there was some violence down here?

STELMACH: It doesn't really concern me that it was down here. I really think that was a random act of violence. I don't think it reflects the neighborhood at all.

Huge Half-Off Sale: Welcome Back 2 School!

In my continued search to find the best websites to save you time and money, today a celebration of Back 2 School Savings.

Consider this the last weekend to practically steal everything you'll need for your dorm room, apartment and wardrobe.

Let's start with clothes. Today there are a few retailers to keep a close eye on.

Aeropostale offers half off on almost everything with hoodies at $14.75 for girls and guys and many other discoutns. Dont' forget to stop by the sale section. CLICK HERE.

Urban Outfitters has a big selection of clothes $9.99 and under. CLICK HERE.