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Local Fitness Expert to Celebrate a Decade of Writing for International Strength Magazine

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki, a resident of East Aurora, will celebrate his 10th year of writing for MILO: A Journal For Serious Strength Athletes, in December. Published by IronMind, MILO is the pre-eminent international strength magazine.

Local Fitness Instructor Named Ambassador to Sports Legacy Institute

Primordial Strength Inc. President Steven Helmicki of East Aurora was recently named a Sports Legacy Institute Ambassador. The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI was founded in 2007 to “Solve the Sports Concussion Crisis,” and in 2009, SLI launched programs to also serve military veterans. 

SLI is primarily focused on the study of the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, a condition caused by repetitive concussive and sub-concussive brain injuries. Helmicki contributes by communicating the Institute’s message locally and continues to advance neck and trap training that aids in the mission. 

Pet Connection releases holiday wish list

You can add a little joy to the holidays this season by making a donation to Pet Connection Programs Inc. from their holiday wish list. Pet Connection, founded in 1984, is a special care and maternity animal shelter located at 12935 Williston Road in Marilla.

Items on the wish list include the following:

Annunciation Students Celebrate Halloween

Students, teachers, faculty and parents enjoyed a Halloween celebration at Annunciation School in Elma today. Events included a parade throughout the building and related classroom activities.

Located at 7580 Clinton St., Annunciation is a pre-K3 through eighth-grade Catholic school that “touches hearts, teaches minds and transforms lives!” For more information, visit www.annunciationschoolelma.com. To schedule a tour, please call 681-1327. 

 

 

5K Race/Walk to Benefit Laura Friend

CLARENCE, N.Y. -- Laura Friend, a Clarence resident, is battling recurrent cancer and is facing large expenses for treatments without the benefit of insurance coverage.

This race is being set up solely to help with those expenses.

Date: October 30, 2010

Time: 10 AM—Noon

Starting point: 5375 Old Goodrich Road; Parking at the Church of Christ (next to Library).

The Route: Scenic loop through Clarence and Clarence Center

Prizes awarded for the best race time, and best Halloween costume!

- Children (0-12)

- Teen (13-17)

- Young Adult (18-25)

- Adult (25-55)

- Senior (55+)

For more information about volunteering or registering, call Cliff Miller at (716) 741-9001 or send an email

Annunciation School to Host Ice Cream Social & Book Fair

Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host an Ice Cream Social & All American Book Fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, in the school. The event is open to students and families. Members of the community who are interested in learning more about the school and parish are also encouraged to attend.

Books will be available for sale, as well as delicious ice cream sundaes for only $1. There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest, and children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Pumpkins entered in the contest should be decorated at home. If you would like to light up your pumpkin, please use a non-flammable light source.

Recruitment Event for Software Quality Assurance Professionals

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If you have software testing experience, don’t miss out on the chance to meet with the hiring managers from our Quality Assurance team. We are currently hiring for multiple positions:

- Manager, Quality Assurance and Test

- Software Quality Assurance Testers

- Software Quality Assurance Leads

- Senior Test Automation Engineers

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is located at 257 West Genesee St. in Buffalo. Free parking is available in our visitor’s lot. The recruitment event is Thursday, October 14, 3–7 p.m. We offer alternative work solutions, comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, a state-of-the-art health and fitness center and more.

For information on these and other career opportunities, visit our website.