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Why? "Poop In A Candle"

Why?  "Poop In A Candle"
I will never forget that day. January 27, 2009.  My sweet boy Christian was 4; yes FOUR years old. But first, let me back up a little.

Christian was terrible at keeping the stuff that should stay in the diaper or toilet, ACTUALLY in the diaper or toilet.  When he was 2 yrs old, he would wake up in the morning and silently rip his diaper open until the contents (including all that nasty jelly stuff) would be all over his crib. You know what I'm talking about.  If you've ever let your child sit in a pool with a regular diaper, you've seen that jelly.  It's gross and it sticks to everything!  I know what you're thinking: "Get him out when he wakes up."

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.

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.

One of the Most Touching Love Letters of the Entire American Civil War

Of all the letters associated with the American Civil War, is the the letter from Rhode Islander Sullivan Ballou to his wife, Sarah. Written one week before the First Battle of Manassas, or Bull Run - as it was called in the North, the words are all the more heartbreaking when you realize the writer did not survive the fight.

Sullivan Ballou was killed a week later at the first Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861.

The letter;

July the 14th, 1861

Washington DC


My very dear Sarah:

 The indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days - perhaps tomorrow.

Former Buffalo Bills Players Tackle Buffalo City Mission Thanksgiving Community Meal

Earlier today, the Buffalo City Mission tackled its annual Thanksgiving “Community Meal” with support from former Buffalo Bills stars, including Cornerback Booker Edgerson (62’-69’), Quarterback/Wide Receiver Ed Rutkowski (63’-68’), Wide Receiver Lou Piccone (77’-82’), and Defensive Back, Jeffrey Nixon (‘79-‘82).The players teamed up to serve more than 250 people a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The Bills alums also greeted guests, washed dishes, and of course, signed autographs.

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. 

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: