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

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

Dear Tom,

I own a ’95 Ford Contour 6 cylinder. Whenever I drive the car there is a humming or roaring noise in the front that gets louder on acceleration. Also, whenever I make a turn there’s a popping or grinding sound more pronounced on one side. What’s wrong?

Jeffrey from Lancaster, PA

DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

DNV Grants Kaleida Health Accreditation

Continuing to pursue its goal of providing exceptional care to its patients in a safe environment, Kaleida Health has selected DNV Healthcare, Inc. to provide accreditation services for its hospitals.

Kaleida Health is the first healthcare system in Western New York to partner with DNV Healthcare Inc. and pursue ISO 9001 compliance.

James R. Kaskie, President and CEO of Kaleida Health said, “DNV brings a collaborative relationship that will help us—as a team—provide that level of care.  Their philosophy is to build a partnership of cooperation and instruction. Accreditation is very important as it recognizes an organization-wide and continual commitment to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.”

Locally Developed Marine Training Program Featured in Fitness Magazine

Locally Developed Marine Training Program Featured in Fitness Magazine

Marine Functional Force Training, developed locally by Steven Helmicki of East Aurora, president of Primordial Strength Inc., is featured in the December issue of MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes. Former Lancaster resident Len Kuhn, now manager of Area 4 Gym at Camp Lejune, a Marine Corps military training facility in North Carolina, is photographed in the feature.

Primordial’s Marine Functional Force Training program was specially created to meet the needs of our fighting men and women who train at Area 4. Helmicki’s curriculum is a National Association of Sports Medicine and Coopers Institute approved course and can be used to set up authentic boot camp/military-style training in homes, gyms, corporations, schools or hospitals. 

National Grid Grant Assists Expansion Plans

National Grid Grant Assists  Expansion Plans

National Grid today awarded a $250,000 grant from its Strategic Economic Development Outreach program to Unifrax to assist in that company’s $6.9 million expansion project that was recently completed at its Tonawanda facility.  The economic development grant was an influential factor for Unifrax for selecting the Tonawanda site for the expansion as various other international and domestic locations also were considered.

“National Grid is pleased that our investment in Unifrax will help retain 144 good jobs in the region,” said Dennis Elsenbeck, regional executive for National Grid in Western New York.  “The opportunity to help a company strengthen its market position and solidify its operations in Western New York were key factors we considered in awarding this grant.” 

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

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

Dear Tom,

I own a 2001 Nissan Sentra, and there is a problem with the brake pedal. Occasionally, when I'm waiting at a traffic light, the brake pedal goes down about a half-inch or more, as if there is a loss of vacuum (doesn’t go all the way to the floor). Have you ever heard of this occurring?

Paul from Nashville, TN

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Seeks Vendors for Annual Tails on the Trails Event

Pet Connection Programs Inc. is looking for vendors for its Tails on the Trails event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Como Lake Park in Lancaster. This annual dog-walking event/fundraiser attracts hundreds of walkers and their best friends. Pet Connection provides tables, chairs, tents and publicity. A small donation is required to help cover costs. For more information on Tails on the Trails, please contact the shelter at 652-0192. 

Local Fitness Expert to Celebrate a Decade of Writing for International Strength Magazine

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki, a resident of East Aurora, will celebrate his 10th year of writing for MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes, in December. Published by IronMind, MILO is the pre-eminent international strength magazine.