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Simply Food – Mardi Gras Shrub Cocktail

By Liz Bares In honor of Mardi Gras, I thought a nice cocktail would shake things up a bit. This cocktail involves making a shrub syrup. Shrubs were popular in 17th and 18th century England and were typically made with rum or brandy mixed with sugar and the juice or rind of citrus fruits. The American version uses vinegar and ... Read More »

The Funeral Business: Funny to the Last Drop

I would like to draw your attention to the healthiest and liveliest industry in North America:  the death business. Recently, I spoke to a branch of the Ontario Funeral Service Association, and in the audience was the ever-smiling face of a casket salesman, my old friend – wait for it – Bill Sleep. I’m not making this up. The group ... Read More »

The Old Mixed Metaphor

By William Thomas Last month, 22-year-old Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Jerry D’Amigo finally got his first NHL goal and you could tell he was greatly relieved.  The wait to notch that first one had been distressing his friends and fans alike. All excited, D’Amigo said after the game:  “It’s a monkey off your back to get that off your chest.” ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Legs – Back to Basics

By Kim Duke neta & afaa Certified Trainer Watching the Olympics has made me focus even harder on my training. My legs and glutes have always been my trademark features. Since the legs are the biggest muscle group, it’s easy to see why their strength is so important to performance and metabolism. Training the legs is hard work and requires ... Read More »

Ellicottville Entertainment Feb. 14 – 20, 2014

Winter Rocks in EVL Ellicottville’s Charm and Distinct Personality Will Quickly Captivate You With Its Music-Filled Nightlife, Fabulous Restaurants, Unique Shops, Cozy Lodging And Loads of Outdoor Entertainment. Come Satisfy Your Family’s Appetite for Fun! Friday, Feb. 14 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. RT Live, Acoustic Rock/Country Balloons, 7 p.m. Black Widow, Rock Madigan’s, 9 p.m. Rockers, Reggae   Saturday, Feb. 15 Gin Mill, 9 p.m. West, Rock Holiday Valley ... Read More »

Canada Customs – The Front Line of Funny

By William Thomas They’re getting tricky at the border these days, asking odd questions way beyond citizenship, destination and purpose of your trip. Headed for the racetrack at Saratoga Springs, New York, this past summer, I entered the United States with my buddy, Dan. After the usual flash photo and passport exchange, the female customs officer said to me: “How ... Read More »

Two Halves Do Make a Turn

By Ron Kubicki, Director of Holiday Valley Snowsports School From printed and video educational material of Professional Snowsports Instructors of America/ American Association of Snowboard instructors If you have read any of my previous articles, you have heard the terms “inside ski” and “outside ski.” Well, we divide our body into inside and outside halves as well. In order to ... Read More »

The Sports Medicine Doctor:

No Prescription Required: Treating Musculoskeletal Pain, Part I By Andrew W. Gottschalk, M.D., Director of Sports Medicine Champion Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Cole Memorial Hospital The day before the 2014 Winter Olympics proved more gut-wrenchingly dramatic than anything else in the first week of Olympic competition. Heidi Kloser of Colorado, one of the best mogul skiers in the world, ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Use Muscle Science to Create ‘Cuts’

By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer No matter how much some people exercise, visible muscle definition escapes them, and they simply cannot get the kind of defined “cuts” that they seek, nor shed that layer of subcutaneous water beneath their skin. So what gives? Unfortunately, those elusive cuts spring up only after a variety of factors are in place, ... Read More »

LEGAL MATTERS: How Do I Make Changes to My Will or Power of Attorney?

By Kathleen G. Moriarty, Peters & Moriarty, Attorneys and Counselors of Law Legal Matters is a regular column intended to address general legal concerns. Since every client walks in the door with a different set of circumstances, you should not rely on this column to provide specific legal advice. If you are in need of specific legal advice, please consult with an attorney; ... Read More »

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