There are many reasons to get in shape. Weight loss is a prime motivator, as is reversing a negative health effect, such as high cholesterol or increased diabetes risk. Routine exercise also can improve life expectancy.

Alzheimer’s disease is an insidious illness that slowly robs individuals of their memories, personalities and relationships. The Mayo Clinic says Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurological disorder that causes brain atrophy and cell death, which contributes to continuous decline in thinking, …

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, people with a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to develop the disease than those who do not have a first-degree relative with Alzheimer’s. In addition, those who have more than one first-degree relative with Alzheimer’s are …

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LIVONIA - The Friends of the Livonia Public Library are celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week by bringing back its popular silent auction. The auction features more than 70 items and baskets along with many gift certificates donated by local merchants.

BUFFALO — Girl Scouts across Western New York are putting their entrepreneurial, e-commerce, and cyber-safety skills to work as they use an online digital platform to engage friends, family, and the general public to order candies, nuts, and magazines.

A take-out spaghetti dinner is scheduled at the United Methodist Church of Livonia, 21 Summer St, Livonia on Oct. 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., or until sold out.

Members of the Dansville High School Class of 1971 celebrated 50 years since graduation with an Aug. 21 gathering at Scovill’s Grill at Brae Burn Golf Club in Dansville.

As the weeks pass and temperatures cool, I continue to enjoy many colors in my garden and in other gardens I visit. We recently enjoyed a vacation along the shores of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and the garden colors were spectacular.

BATAVIA — Coming to Batavia Downs Thursday for the first time to perform is Niagara Falls native Martha McWilson.

Fall is a dog-gone good time to spend in your family yard. It’s also the top-dog time of year to prep your living landscape for another favorite season — spring.

YORK – A drive-thru chicken and biscuit dinner is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at York Baptist Church (“The White Church”) at 2738 Main St.

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BATAVIA – Glenn S. Loomis American Legion Post 332, 8960 Alexander Rd., will sponsor a multi-organization recruitment drive at its Post home from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

(TNS)– Pfizer and BioNTech announced Thursday that it has requested an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11, which would protect more than 28 million people in the U.S.

BUFFALO — Even though the leaves are just starting to fall, now is the time to start looking at hiring a snow plow contractor for the winter season, according to officials at the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York.

The American Red Cross and the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York are urging people to test their smoke alarms before the colder weather of autumn and winter, which usually precede an uptick in the prevalence of structure fires, starts to set in.