IN BUSINESS: FMC, Tops make investment into local community
FMC is making a $5 million investment in its Middleport plant on Telegraph Road.
NATURAL HEALTH: Tips to fight the winter blues
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that affects many individuals especially in regions that experience longer and colder winters. The farther north you are from the equator, the higher your incidence of suffering from this very real form of depression.
In most cases, SAD occurs each year around the same time. Common symptoms include depression, sadness, inability to concentrate, lack of motivation, increased carbohydrate cravings, weight gain and longer sleep patterns. Many become frustrated because they have a difficult time “snapping out” of these feelings.
HELPING KIDS SEE: Town of Niagara Lion's need help to purchase new eye exam camera
When little kids with sight problems finally get glasses, learning becomes a lot clearer.
“It opens up a whole new world for them,” said Shawn Licht, executive director of the Niagara County Head Start program.
It’s a big job screening the nearly 500 children in the area program but the Town of Niagara Lions Club has been helping in the effort for the past 15 years, using a camera that provides images that can be assessed by an eye doctor.
Unfortunately, the camera has broken and the Lions are seeking support from the community to match a $3,500 grant from the Lions Club International Foundation, to buy a new one. The cost of the new camera is $7,000.
A TASTE OF HOME: From apples to chocolates, there's no lack of food gifts from the Niagara Region
Let’s admit it: When much of the world thinks of Buffalo, N.Y., the first thing that comes to mind — except for, perhaps, snow and certain Super Bowls — is a certain eponymous food item. And Western New York has certainly embraced the chicken wing and its associated sauce(s) in all their forms.
But when you look past the obvious, the Niagara Region in particular has produced many unique food items, from candy and baked goods, to wines and ciders and barbecue sauces. And with Christmas time approaching, they can be a way to give a small taste of home to a Western New York expatriate or someone who simply doesn’t need more knick-knacks.
- IN BUSINESS: The Topper celebrates first anniversary Some people placed bets last year that The Topper wouldn't survive.
- TOM'S CORNER: Time for a litte diesel engine 101 The Gazette has partnered with local automotive expert Tom Torbjornsen to publish his weekly national column. Tom's Corner will appear in Thursday's editions.
FOREVER HOMES: Sisters are 'angels' of adoption
Two Niagara County sisters are honored for their efforts to care for area children
AGAINST THE ODDS: Doctor describes how he beat lung cancer with alternative
HEALTH Q&A: Author says he's longest surviving lung cancer patient
THE CRIB: New residence reaches out to homeless teen moms in Niagara County
Some people scoffed when Hillary Clinton said, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
She may have been wrong. In some cases, it takes a whole nation. The evidence: A new residence for homeless teen moms, which opened in October in Niagara Falls, was born through a vibrant service network locally, with funds that came through state and federal channels.
- TOM'S CORNER: Major auto repairs? Ask a service adviser for options The Gazette has partnered with local automotive expert Tom Torbjornsen to publish his weekly national column. Tom's Corner will appear in Thursday's editions.
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