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Gym-free Fitness Ideas Anyone Can Do

Gym-free Fitness Ideas Anyone Can Do

(ProActive Sports Rehab offers a weekly column promoting health, fitness and physical therapy. Please be sure to check back each week for a new topic!)

Visiting a gym to lift weights or take a class is great for your health. However, busy schedules, tight budgets and simply not feeling like the gym environment is for you are reasons that frequently cause people to stop going. Fortunately, being fit doesn't require the gym!

Tavis Piattoly, a sports dietitian, expert nutritionist and co-founder of My Sports Dietitian, offers some no-fuss ideas for staying healthy without the gym.

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No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Launches New Website

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Launches New Website

No Frills Buffalo publishing company has launched a new website — www.nfbpublishing.com — after its previous website was lost due to a technical failure experienced by the website’s former host.

“Due to a massive failure of the No Frills Buffalo website hosting company, nofrillsbuffalo.com is now nfbpublishing.com,” said the Buffalo-based publishing company’s owner, Mark Pogodzinski. “All literary submissions and contact should now be conducted through the new website. Emails can also be sent to mark@nfbpublishing.com.

Limited-edition Jack Eichel-autographed Hat to be Raffled off by Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Limited-edition Jack Eichel-autographed Hat to be Raffled off by Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

One of four signed and numbered 2015 NHL Draft hats autographed by Buffalo Sabres star center Jack Eichel will be raffled off by Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles on Monday, June 27, following the 2016 NHL Draft held in Buffalo.

This limited-edition NHL Draft hat is one of only four signed by Eichel and is numbered 4/4. The hat comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Upper Deck company. Eichel was the second overall selection in the 2015 draft which was held in Sunrise, Fla.

THIRD ANNUAL BUFFALO BREWERS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 18TH AT BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR

THIRD ANNUAL BUFFALO BREWERS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 18TH AT BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR

Back and bigger than ever, the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association (BNBA) will host its third annual Buffalo Brewers Festival on Saturday, June 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The BNBA’s Brewers Festival is the only event of its kind in Western New York hosted by and for local craft brewers and will feature approximately 40 breweries from Western New York and across New York State and Ontario.  Also participating are local food-to-table vendors.

In order to create more space for the event as well as add new features, the Festival has moved from Canalside to the Outer Harbor. Some of the new features include a “Meet the Brewers” session, an interactive taste experience with five local brews which will be paired with exquisite cheeses from Vermont Farmstead. Buffalo Cheese Traders also will conduct a collaborative cheese and beer pairing with the brewers.

Participating breweries of this year’s festival include:

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THIRD ANNUAL BUFFALO BREWERS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 18TH AT BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR

THIRD ANNUAL BUFFALO BREWERS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 18TH AT BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR

Back and bigger than ever, the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association (BNBA) will host its third annual Buffalo Brewers Festival on Saturday, June 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The BNBA’s Brewers Festival is the only event of its kind in Western New York hosted by and for local craft brewers and will feature approximately 40 breweries from Western New York and across New York State and Ontario.  Also participating are local food-to-table vendors.

In order to create more space for the event as well as add new features, the Festival has moved from Canalside to the Outer Harbor. Some of the new features include a “Meet the Brewers” session, an interactive taste experience with five local brews which will be paired with exquisite cheeses from Vermont Farmstead. Buffalo Cheese Traders also will conduct a collaborative cheese and beer pairing with the brewers.

Participating breweries of this year’s festival include:

Artpark Brings the Spirit of Brazil to Its Stage

Artpark Brings the Spirit of Brazil to Its Stage

Lewiston, NY – Baila Brazil, a colorful celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture, has sold out the Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Festival Hall and the Casino de Paris. This month, the show makes its exclusive North American premiere right here in Western New York. The Balé de Rua dance troupe will electrify Artpark’s Mainstage Theater in Lewiston from July 14 to 17 for four energetic and culturally immersive performances.

Balé de Rua was established by Fernando Narduchi and Marco Antônio Garcia in Uberlândia, Brazil. The backdrop was the ’80s in a city brimming with culture, and young people were finally feeling free to explore and honor their heritage. The two artists sought to capture and express the style, rhythm and soulfulness of the urban dance groups that were multiplying in the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities.  

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Summer Reading and Writing Camps for Kids and Teens

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Summer Reading and Writing Camps for Kids and Teens

Summer reading and writing camps for kids and teens will be offered this summer by Dog Ears Bookstore & The Enlightenment Literacy Arts Center, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

A free Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids begins on June 27. Sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon, this camp will feature reading and writing activities, games and more, with all activities aligned with Common Core and New York State Standards in Education. Participants must reside in Councilman Scanlon’s district.

Held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, this camp will be offered from June 27 through July 1 for 7 and 8 year olds, July 11-15 for students ages 9 to 11, and July 18-22 for students ages 12 and 13.