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Helping Our Heroes' Wellness Wednesday Set for November 3

-- Wellness Wednesdays, which take place the first Wednesday of each month, are part of BlueCross BlueShield’s Helping our Heroes initiative aimed at bring together resources and services to care for the physical, emotional and mental well-being of more than 70,000 veterans living in the WNY region, and their families --


BlueCross BlueShield’s first Wellness Wednesday program will take place November 3, 2010 at the Cazenovia Resource Center and Library in South Buffalo.  The event will feature community organizations that offer physical, mental, financial and emotional assistance to all veterans and their families across Western New York.

 Health and humor, lower back pain and smoking cessation programs and services will be offered at this Wellness Wednesday event.  BlueCross BlueShield representatives will also be on-hand to discuss low cost, or no-cost, health c

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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2006 F250 4x4 Ex Cab with a 6.0 L Diesel. What are your thoughts on the chip tuners such as Bully Dog and Super Chips? Are they worth the investment?
Douglas from Tornado, WV


ASD: Social Interventions for Home and School

Presenter Jennifer A. Toomey, Ph.D., Summit Educational Resources, will discus the social challenges that ASD presents in both children and adults in a presentation titled "Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Social Interventions for Home and School." Discover several new strategies to use at home, in school and within the community.

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Missing North Tonawanda Man Found Dead

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY - The Niagara County Sheriff's Office  says a missing North Tonawanda man has been found.

They say two hunters found the body of 50-year-old Joseph M. Specyal of North Tonawanda Thursday in a field off Ward Road in Wheatfield.

He was reported missing on October 10th. He was last seen in the area of Niagara Falls Blvd. and Ward Rd. in the Town of Wheatfield.

No foul play is suspected.

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Wheatfield Town Board Restores NT Library Money

The Wheatfield Town Board has agreed to restore $65,000 in funding for the North Tonawanda Library which was originally cut in Supervisor Robert Cliffe's budget plan for next year.

Cliffe says he was trying to avoid a tax increase in the financially strapped town and suggested dropping the funding line for the NT Library. That library serves Wheatfield town residents through the funding agreement. There will be a final budget vote by the town board on November 19th.

The library board then announced that without the funding,  town residents would not be able to borrow books or DVD's or use some other library services. Concerned residents in turn contacted the town and board members to complain. There were also information signs and a petition drive for town residents in the library.

Volunteers Needed for Massive Tree Planting

Buffalo, N.Y. - The City of Good Neighbors is in need of some volunteers to help plant nearly 400 trees along South Park Avenue.

The trees were dropped off by Re-Tree Western New York on Friday and will be planted along a two mile stretch of South Park Avenue, from Bailey Avenue to Dorrance (Buffalo's city line).

A massive tree planting is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th at 8:30 a.m. For information, visit the Re-Tree WNY website.

Trees planted Saturday will replace those that were damaged or destroyed during the October Storm.

Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.