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Tips May Help Golfers Avoid Back Injuries

Tips May Help Golfers Avoid Back Injuries

 

In 2007, the National Golf Foundation reported 29.5 million golfers in the U.S. The World Golf Federation, on the other hand, expects there to be 55 million golfers by the year 2020. Add in the fact that low back pain affects 80 percent of American’s during their lifetime, and you can see the potential for an outbreak of back issues just waiting to happen.

Low back pain resulting from muscle strains and disc herniations is the most common complaint of amateur and professional golfers, while poor technique is the primary cause of such injuries. Lumbar strains can also occur when the golfer’s core muscles are not strong enough or lack the endurance to control the rotational demands on the spine.  

Jacobs Says Permit Holders Can Still “Opt-Out”

Jacobs Says Permit Holders Can Still “Opt-Out”

Clerk to host community outreach effort

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to prompt pistol permit holders who have not yet completed their Public Records Exemptions forms, also known as the “Opt-Out” form, that his office is still accepting them. Individual permit holders have another opportunity to complete and submit the form during a Community Outreach on Tuesday, July 9th from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Northtown Auto Bureau, located in the Northtown Plaza, 3095 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY.

The Pasta Peddler’s Fresh Pasta is Right at Home on Buffalo’s West Side

The Pasta Peddler’s Fresh Pasta is Right at Home on Buffalo’s West Side

If you’ve ever visited the Elmwood-Bidwell, Williamsville, Hamburg or East Aurora farmers’ markets, or the Winter Market at Horsefeathers on Buffalo’s West Side, you’re probably familiar with the delicious, locally produced pasta and sauce carrying The Pasta Peddler label. 

In fact, countless Western New Yorkers are now very familiar with the product, which caused owners Eric Amodeo and Michael Sedia to recently move their basement pasta-making operation into the recently renovated Horsefeathers Market & Residences at 346 Connecticut St. 

Compeer and Mental Health Association Host 28th Annual Road 2 Recovery

Compeer and Mental Health Association Host 28th Annual Road 2 Recovery

Continuing the tradition of the only race and walk in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, Compeer of Greater Buffalo joins forces with the Mental Health Association of Erie County to host the Road 2 Recovery 5K Mental Health Run and Wellness Walk – A Superhero Run! at St. George’s Church and Delaware Park on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Through a partnership with the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program at the Mental Health Association of Erie County and The Superhero Foundation, this year’s event will be a “Superhero Race.” Organizers encourage all participants to dress up in their favorite Superhero costumes to help raise awareness for the program, which helps abused children have their voice in court and in the community. The Superhero Run calls attention to the idea that while every child needs a hero, abused children need Superheroes.

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to Honor Legends of the Game

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to Honor Legends of the Game

Now that the warmer months are upon us, “Play ball” is being heard at baseball parks across North America. And if you just can’t get enough of America’s favorite pastime, you may want to head north of the border for very special baseball event taking place on June 28 in nearby London, Ontario.

Jacobs Urges Area Golf Courses to Offer Veteran Discounts

Jacobs Urges Area Golf Courses to Offer Veteran Discounts

Asks them to consider joining Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program

Erie County, NY – In an effort to make a round of golf a bit more affordable for Erie County’s Veterans, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs sent a letter to all the area golf courses, including the two owned and operated by Erie County, asking that they consider participating in the Clerks’ “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program by offering a discount to County veterans.

“Many of the over 60,000 veterans in Erie County are avid golfers,” said Clerk Jacobs. “With the tough financial times and many vets on fixed incomes, even a small discount for veterans could go a long way to allow our vets to keep swinging their clubs.”

‘Love Everybody 5K Walk/Run’ to Remember Young Runner

‘Love Everybody 5K Walk/Run’ to Remember Young Runner

 

Applications are still being accepted for the “Love Everybody 5K Walk/Run” taking place on Saturday, June 15, at Northwood Elementary School, 250 Northwood Ave., West Seneca. The event is being held in memory of Devin Miller, a sixth grade student at Northwood and an avid runner who lost his life in December 2012 after being struck by a car.