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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.

3rd Annual Ed Krieger Memorial Golf Tournament Tees Off On Saturday, June 1st at Cardinal Hills

3rd Annual Ed Krieger Memorial Golf Tournament Tees Off On Saturday, June 1st at Cardinal Hills

More than 85 local golfers set to raise money for New Directions Youth and Family Services and to create a the Ed Krieger Memorial Scholarship

 

WHO:              Friends and family of Ed Krieger

                        New Directions Youth and Family Services

                        More than 85 local golfers

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

JACOBS MAKES BOATER’S SAFETY GUIDE AVAILABLE AT CLERK'S OFFICE

JACOBS MAKES BOATER’S SAFETY GUIDE AVAILABLE AT CLERK'S OFFICE

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that the New York State Boater’s Guide is now available through his office. The guidebook is made possible by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The guide provides a summary of the more important laws, registration and training requirements, as well as suggested safety information governing recreational boating within New York State.

“Just like there are ‘rules of the road’ for vehicles, there are ‘rules of the waterway’ that govern the safe maneuvering of watercrafts”, said County Clerk Jacobs. “I encourage all recreational boaters and jet skiers to know the risks, learn the rules and be prepared before taking the helm this boating season.”

Proper Training Will Help Pitchers Avoid Arm Injuries

Proper Training Will Help Pitchers Avoid Arm Injuries

 

As the sports scene become more competitive, today’s young athletes are pushed more and more aggressively to succeed. Many athletes — and their parents — hold the dream of signing million-dollar contracts and playing in the big leagues.

With increased competition comes a higher risk of injury, especially seen with young baseball pitchers. Common ailments include tearing of the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow or medial epicondyle apopysitis (Little League elbow) in the throwing arm. These injuries often result in surgery and require physical therapy prior to returning to play. Studies have shown that college pitchers were much more prone to injury if they experienced a prior injury during youth play.

Legislator Dixon Offers Free Boater Safety Course: May 20 & 21

Legislator Dixon Offers Free Boater Safety Course: May 20 & 21

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces a free Boater Safety Course will be held to provide attendees the necessary instruction to receive a New York State Boating Safety Certificate.