ELLICOTTVILLE — In the heat of summer it’s hard to think “snow,” but officials at Holiday Valley already have the white stuff in mind as work continues to prepare the resort for the upcoming ski season.

ELLICOTTVILLE — The annual Jazz and Blues Weekend returns to Ellicottville July 26-28 when the village will come alive with the syncopated rhythm of jazz and the sultry melodies of the blues.

ELLICOTTVILLE — Later this summer, the tradition will continue when The Gin Mill reopens at its new home on the corner of Monroe and Washington streets. The establishment’s summer motto is, “Everything Old is New Again. August is coming.”

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OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Being overweight or obese is commonly associated with diabetes, but a new Kaiser Permanente study finds the connection differs widely by race or ethnicity. Members of racial and ethnic minority groups were much more likely to have diabetes or prediabetes at lower weights -- even at normal or below-normal body mass index (BMI), according to research published in Diabetes Care.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Z Natural Foods is proud to announce their new Organic Pumpkin Powder, a fresh, healthy and natural way to enjoy delicious pumpkin all year long. Used as an alternative to traditional flour, pumpkin powder is a powerful, nutrient-dense and convenient superfood that stays fresh for multiple seasons.

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KAUAI, Hawaii, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef, lifestyle expert, and mom, Hollan Hawaii proudly releases her new beach-inspired vegan cookbook Good Food Gratitude: Easy to Prepare Vegan Home-Style Recipes and Beach inspired Lifestyle Tips for the Entire Family ($34.95, Deeper Well Publishing).

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent alarming news headlines have told of the sudden deaths of dogs that swam in waters that contained the deadly hepatotoxins that are found in blue-green algae. Until now the only way to be sure that waters were safe for pets was to conduct expensive tests that took days to provide results. But now 5Strands® Affordable Testing is offering a simple yet accurate and affordable blue-green algae test ($29.96) that will provide results within as little as ten minutes.

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

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Public officials in Ohio say no amount of money will restore the cities that have been upended by the opioid crisis. Local police and fire chiefs say it's taken an immeasurable toll on the wellbeing of first responders on the front lines. (Sept. 12)