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HEALTHeLINK Unveils $16.1 Million Beacon Community Initiative to Fight Diabetes

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In June 2010, HEALTHeLINK received the largest Beacon Community Award in the United States from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Beacon Project was created to help communities use health information technology to forge cooperation and use resources effectively toward local priority health goals.

HEALTHeLINK was joined today by Dr. David Blumenthal, the point person for the national health information technology initiative, as well as other dignitaries, including Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard F.

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Pint-Sized Picassos Paint Their Own Pottery

In Williamsville, there is a new "paint your own pottery" studio with a catchy name. 'Oh Clay By Me' features an amazing array of bisque (unglazed china), which can be painted by artists of all ages.

Perfect for a birthday party, making a gift for Grandma, or a rainy afternoon, Oh Clay By Me is open six day a week! The website is right here for you.

42" PLASMA for $399 Today!!! / Great Big Store Deals

BUFFALO, NY - In my continued search to find the best websites to save you time and money, today we're getting your week started in style.

Depew Police vs. Fire Softball Game

DEPEW – Bragging rights between village rivals, Depew Fire Department and Depew Police Department were once again fought over during the annual charity PD vs. FD softball game Sunday afternoon.

This is the third annual game between the two departments which was held at the Hillview Elementary School softball diamonds, just of Transit Road in the Village.

“Over the past two years we have raised over $2,000 which was split up between the Lancaster/Depew Boys Club and the Tri-Community Food Pantry.” Chairman of the event and Depew Police Patrolman David Anthony tells Erie County Fire Blotter.

The police department won by one point during the first game two years ago, last year, the fire department won in the third extra inning.

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Army Weapons Specialist Adam Claybolt back in WNY

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - Army Weapons Specialist Adam Claybolt was greeted by his mother Gina Emmerling this morning, at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

Claybolt, who is based at Fort Stewart in Washington is back in the Buffalo area for a 2-week stay. His mother is also one of the founders of the Military "Wall Of Hero's," which is located in the Village of East Aurora Town Hall. The living wall was built to honor 26 local soldiers who have, or are currently serving in either Iraq and Afghanistan.

As far as his return, Claybolt could only describe it this way. "Shocked, I saw my mom and my dad when i turned the corner, and there's everybody else. I was shocked."

Huge Half-Off Sale: Welcome Back 2 School!

In my continued search to find the best websites to save you time and money, today a celebration of Back 2 School Savings.

Consider this the last weekend to practically steal everything you'll need for your dorm room, apartment and wardrobe.

Let's start with clothes. Today there are a few retailers to keep a close eye on.

Aeropostale offers half off on almost everything with hoodies at $14.75 for girls and guys and many other discoutns. Dont' forget to stop by the sale section. CLICK HERE.

Urban Outfitters has a big selection of clothes $9.99 and under. CLICK HERE.

Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Collecting Gift Cards for Local Military Families

The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey organization, a college-prep level program based at Holiday Twin Rinks, is challenging Western New York’s youth hockey associations to collect gift cards to benefit the New York Air National Guard 107th Airlift Wing's Family Readiness Group.

This gift card drive is part of the Stars' upcoming “Salute to American Troops” ceremony, which takes place during the hockey club’s season opener on Saturday, September 11 at Holiday Twin Rinks.  (Further details about the schedule and team are available at www.buffalostars.com