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For Admiral Byrd, Made in Buffalo

For Admiral Byrd, Made in Buffalo

 New Buffalo Made Byrd Plane Leaves

  The newly christened monoplane, "Aristocrat", made in Buffalo by the General Airplanes Corporation for the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, took off Wednesday for New York, with Bernt Balchen, transatlantic flier and chief pilot of the expedition, at the controls. G. Maclean Gardner, General Airplanes factory manager, was the only passenger.  The plane, painted a bright green and with the words "Byrd Antarctic Expedition," vivid on its sides, was towed to the airport Tuesday and groomed for immediate departure.  The Propeller which did not arrive from Detroit via plane until late in the afternoon, forced postponement of the takeoff until Wednesday morning.

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. 

Local high school coaches become certified in concussion reduction training

Local high school coaches become certified in concussion reduction training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.

Helmicki, a resident of East Aurora, founded Primordial Strength in 2007 and is focused on training coaches, athletes and teams across Western New York on all levels, teaching them what he has learned over the course of a lifetime. Primordial Strength is a leader in the anti-concussion movement, specializing in neck and trapezius training.

Maria M. Love and The Fitch Crèche of Buffalo

Maria M. Love and The Fitch Crèche of Buffalo
  •   The Fitch Crèche, nationally recognized as the first day care center for the children of working women in the United States, one which would serve as a model to be emulated by other American cities.  It was the first to implement a Froebel kindergarten in the U.S.  
  •   Maria M. Love was a prominent Buffalonian and social services pioneer.  In 1881, she established the Fitch Crèche, at 159 Swan Street in Buffalo, near the corner of Michigan Avenue. Ms. Love founded the Fitch Crèche, after a trip to France where she became aware of the plight of children of working mothers.  The building was a dry goods store that was owned by Benjamin Fitch, a native Buffalonian who donated this building for use by the Crèche which formally opened January 6, 1881. By 1881, Mr.

Free Adult Flu Shot & Health Screening Clinic at The Belle Center

Buffalo, New York – December 1, 2010 – The winter season is here and we want to help adult members in the community fight the flu virus. Flu shots, blood pressure and diabetes screenings will be given: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 6th, at 104 Maryland Street Buffalo, NY 14201.

Insurance cards should be brought if the person is insured. If a person does not have insurance, they will not be turned away. This event is free to the community and sponsored by Catholic Health Charities Health Connection, The Belle Center and Holy Cross Church. 

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.

BOPC Announces "Olmsted Nights Winter Lights" and "FLURRIOUS!"

The official announcement went out for Olmsted Nights Winter Lights the first energy efficient theatrical lighting show in Western New York. Taking place in the historic Delaware Park along Parkside Ave. including the Parkside Lodge this event will use over 50,000 LED, solar, and other energy efficient lights in a theatrical lighting display. Today's press conference took place inside the Parkside Lodge to provide a media preview which included the ceremonial relighting of the fireplace for the first time in 50 years. The lodge was also decked out in holiday decorations similar to how it will look during Olmsted Nights Winter Lights. Live music was performed by O'Connell & Company Productions and Eden Carriage Company gave a preview of the carriage rides that will be available to enhance the experience.