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2016-10-06 / Editorial

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Lancaster/ Depew Editor

A CASE OF THE SNIFFLES — We all have those little quirks to stall getting sick or cut flu season short.

It may be something you have to drink in one sitting, or simply wrapping a hot towel around your head.

For me, it’s all about the tea. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t drink hot tea unless I’m sick.

I use peppermint and honey for a sore throat, or some sort of citrusy, herbal tea for aches and pains.

If you haven’t tried them yet, Airborne tablets are helpful, too. You have to drink them as soon as they’ve dissolved, and if you drop the tablet in a rocks glass, it’s easier to get it all down.

RESTART PROGRAM — When the colder months set in, it’s hard to stay on a healthy track. Everywhere you turn there are trays of cookies and holiday parties packed with calorie pitfalls in the form of mozzarella sticks and sugary cocktails.

Sometimes, when we need help to stay on track, a jolt of the right nutrients and sound advice from an expert are the best medicine.

Finish Strong Health and Wellness has a Restart Program in the works for those who are interested. It’s a five-week program with a three-week sugar detox built in.

The program incorporates a nutritional class and support group to help individuals get to a point that feels healthy to them. Health-conscious treats will be featured each week.

Visit Finish Strong Health and Wellness at 6229 Transit Road in Depew or call 880-5967 to learn more about this new program.

SCOUT SALE — Girl Scout troops throughout Western New York will be using digital platforms for customers to easily purchase candy and nut products, along with magazines, from Oct. 1 to 29.

Stock up on popular treats such as dark chocolate mint penguins, peanut butter bears and Black Forest trail mix via gswny.org.

Purchases made online also can help the military personnel and veterans. The Magazines and Munchies Project Share Program allows residents to choose a local veteran or other military person to benefit.

SAVE THE DATE — Halloween and other fun events are set for October, including the Lancaster Opera House’s Witches Brew, a quirky dinner theater production to be performed at Eddie Ryan’s, 50 Central Ave. in Lancaster. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Visit www.lancopera.org for tickets.

Lancaster Village’s “Zombieville” will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, along Central Avenue and West Main Street.

Lancaster and Depew schools’ Spirit Week will be from Tuesday, Oct. 11, to Saturday, Oct. 15. The football game will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Lancaster High School, 1 Forton Drive.

Depew’s official trick or treat night, in conjunction with the towns of Lancaster and Cheektowaga, is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

The Depew Fire Department will have a cider and doughnuts “passout” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Northside Station, 112 Brewster St.; Southside Station, 45 Meridian St.; and West End Station, 2325 George Urban Blvd.

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