Category: Blog Posts


New Year, New Start!

New Year’s Day symbolizes fresh starts and new beginnings. People use January as a benchmark to reprioritize their lives, and with the unique challenges that last year brought, many of us are looking ahead with even more fervor. Something that…

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, and this year’s theme is “Best for You. Best for Baby”.  Leading prenatal health experts from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, March…

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Catholic Charities Provides Local Support for Families

During this Holiday season, we are all experiencing much more stress and pressure than we are accustomed to.  Individuals and families are seeking help and comfort, and having to weed through so many sources of information.  So, where do we…

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Western New York Reality Check Names Student Art Contest Winners to Celebrate Great American Smokeout 2020

In coordination with this year’s Great American Smokeout (GASO), more than 30 students responded to honor the national event, observed today, November 19, this year. The Reality Check art contest focused on the dangers of tobacco use. Artists were encouraged…

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GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT

Thursday, November 19th, marks the 45th Great American Smokeout, a day set aside for smokers and other tobacco users to abstain for at least one day, in hopes that people will quit completely.  The idea began in 1971 when Arthur…

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The Hidden Addiction Among Veterans and Active Duty Members

November, particularly the 11th, is dedicated to commemorating the men and women who have served in the U.S. Military.  As a country, we strive to honor and protect these individuals after returning to civilian life.  While there are many mental…

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Allegany County Participates in National Take Back Day

Bolivar and Cuba, NY – October 24, was the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Like so many communities across the country, Allegany County had two locations at the Bolivar and Cuba Fire Departments where community members…

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Allegany Council Kicks Off October with the Bob Weigand Memorial Move-A-Thon

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.  On Saturday, October 3rd, the Prevention Department of the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc., held the 22nd annual Bob Weigand Memorial Move-a-Thon at the Angelica Village Office.  Twenty-one people and…

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Risky Relationships: The Link Between Domestic Violence & Problem Gambling

Problem gambling may not be a common topic discussed during Domestic Violence Awareness Month; however, the link between domestic violence and problem gambling makes it important to bring awareness to this volatile relationship. Domestic violence is defined as violent or…

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Seen Enough Tobacco Day – “Spirit Week”

Reality Check (RC) youth from schools across New York declared Tuesday, October 13, 2020 as the fourth annual Seen Enough Tobacco (SET) Day, which highlights the need for communities to protect children from the billions of dollars of tobacco marketing…

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