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Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

What are local medical professionals saying about Cool Gel ’n Cap, the first aid cap brought to market by Western New Yorker Timothy Panicali, the company’s president and product co-inventor?

“Cool Gel ’n Cap is a practical, user and kid friendly device which can ease our little patients’ pain from head bumps, headaches or earaches,” said Dr. Robert Schulman, a pediatrician with Forestream Pediatrics in Depew. “The concept is genuinely well thought out and should be a value to parents.”

“The ‘Toby’ Cool Gel ’n Cap is a welcome addition to help our children get the appropriate local care for the lumps and bumps they get day to day,” said Dr. Shawn Cotton of East Aurora Family Practice.

NOCO Express Donates to Food Bank of WNY

NOCO Express Donates to Food Bank of WNY

To help fight hunger in Western New York, NOCO Express Stores recently donated $8,835 to the Food Bank of Western New York. NOCO donated ten cents from the sale of every cup of Nickel City Roast Coffee or 23.7 oz. bottle of Poland Spring water sold throughout November and December, in addition to collecting donations from customers.

“We are proud to support the Food Bank of Western New York in their hunger relief efforts,” said Terry Messmer, director of merchandising, NOCO Express. “For every dollar donated, the Food Bank is able to provide seven pounds of food to help those who are hungry in our community.”

The Food Bank of Western New York collects and distributes food to its 400 member agencies in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, distributing one million pounds of food per month, assisting 100,000 people in need.

Eight Essential Facts about Claiming the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Eight Essential Facts about Claiming the First-Time Homebuyer Credit

If you purchased a home in 2010, you may be eligible to claim the First-Time Homebuyer Credit, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a long-time resident purchasing a new home. The purchaser must have been at least 18 years old on the date of purchase; for a married couple, only one spouse must meet this age requirement. A dependent is not eligible to claim the credit.

Here are eight things the IRS wants you to know about claiming the credit:

1.         You must have bought – or entered into a binding contract to buy – a principal residence located in the United States on or before April 30, 2010. If you entered into a binding contract by April 30, 2010, you must have closed on the home on or before September 30, 2010.

National Grid Donates More than $250,000 to WNY United Way Chapters

National Grid Donates More than $250,000 to  WNY United Way Chapters

NATIONAL GRID DONATES $3.4 MILLION TO THE UNITED WAY    

Company and its Employees Team up to Match 2010 Record-Setting Levels 

More than $250,000 raised and donated in Western New York

 

Medical and Dental Expenses

Medical and Dental Expenses

If you itemize your deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A, you may be able to deduct expenses you paid in 2010 for medical care – including dental – for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents. Here are six things the IRS wants you to know about medical and dental expenses and other benefits. 

1.         You may deduct only the amount by which your total medical care expenses for the year exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. You do this calculation on Form 1040, Schedule A in computing the amount deductible. 

2.         You can only include the medical expenses you paid during the year. Your total medical expenses for the year must be reduced by any reimbursement. It makes no difference if you receive the reimbursement or if it is paid directly to the doctor or hospital.

New York Power Authority Offers Slick Savings at Hyde Park Ice Rink with New Electric Zamboni

New York Power Authority Offers Slick Savings at Hyde Park Ice Rink with New Electric Zamboni

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Standing in front of a new electric Zamboni, New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel (at podium) is joined by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster (left) and New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto at an announcement on Jan. 26, 2011, of the completion of a comprehensive energy efficiency project at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.

In addition to the  Zamboni, the nearly $1.4 million initiative will save energy, provide significant financial savings for taxpayers, and help protect the environment.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

My 2004 Olds Bravada smells hot … really hot. I keep putting in more antifreeze and it seems to disappear (I don't see any wet spots under the vehicle). The overflow keeps emptying, as well as the radiator. Please help!

Janet from Buffalo, NY

Janet,