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Ranzenhofer to hold electronics recycling event

State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer will hold a free drop-off event for electronics recycling on Saturday, September 14th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parking Lot of the Transportation Facility for the Churchville-Chili School District, 3461 Westside Drive, Churchville, NY.

 

“Recycling your unwanted electronic waste – old televisions, desktops, printers or anything with a circuit board or cord– can help protect the environment by sending less hazardous waste to landfills.  That is why I am sponsoring a free electronics recycling drop-off event next Saturday,” said Ranzenhofer.  “I encourage residents to join me in making a positive impact on the environment by getting rid of their electronic waste.”

 

September 4, 2013
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Ranzenhofer marches in Clarence Labor Day parade

Clarence, N.Y.- State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer marches in the Clarence Labor Day parade.

September 2, 2013
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Look for Senator Ranzenhofer's Monthly Column!

Look for Senator Ranzenhofer's Monthly Column in your local newspaper the third week of every month!

September 1, 2013
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Local police agencies partner with Ranzenhofer to inspect car seats

Batavia, N.Y.– Representatives from the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, City of Batavia Fire Department and LeRoy Police Department assisted with Senator Mike Ranzenhofer's safety check for child car seats on Saturday morning. More than 20 car seats were inspected during the two-hour event.

 

August 24, 2013
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Monthly Column: Helpful tips to protect yourself from identity theft

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

Over the last decade, identity theft has been causing ever-increasing problems for many people across New York State.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, as many as 9 million Americans’ identities are stolen every year.  

 

Due to the availability of information in computer databases; increased use of credit, debit and ATM cards; and the growth in e-commerce, identity theft has become the number one financial and consumer crime of the information age.  

 

August 21, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to hold safety check for child car seats in Batavia

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a free car seat safety check this Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, 165 Park Road in Batavia.

 

“Every parent knows installing their child’s car seat isn’t as easy as a click of a seat belt, and the pages and pages of instructions that are included in the box often don’t make it any easier.  With the first day of school right around the corner, I am encouraging parents and grandparents to get their child’s car seat checked,” said Ranzenhofer.

 

August 19, 2013
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Senator Ranzenhofer joins Williamsville officials for Picture Main St. LIVE! announcement

Williamsville, N.Y. - Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa presents Senator Mike Ranzenhofer with a Picture Main St. LIVE! t-shirt. Senator Ranzenhofer joined Mayor Kulpa, Williamsville Business Association President Maria MacPeek and Village Trustees for a press conference to announce the lineup of activities as part of Picture Main Street LIVE! on August 16 and 17.  The Picture Main Street project is an initiative by the Village of Williamsville to make Main Street more pedestrian friendly. For more information, visit PictureMainStreet.com. 

August 16, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to hold safety check for child car seats in Amherst

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a free car seat safety check next Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at Main-Transit Fire Department, 6777 Main Street in Williamsville.

 

“Every parent knows installing their child’s car seat isn’t as easy as a click of a seat belt, and the pages and pages of instructions that are included in the box often don’t make it any easier.  With the first day of school right around the corner, I am encouraging parents and grandparents to get their child’s car seat checked,” said Ranzenhofer.

 

August 16, 2013
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Letter to the Editor

Senator Ranzenhofer's Letter to the Editor appeared in the Amherst Bee on August 14, 2013.

 

August 9, 2013

August 14, 2013
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Community Uplift in City of Rochester

Senator Ranzenhofer joins the Southwest Neighborhood Service Center for a Community Uplift. The program has teams of volunteers visit and check-up on their neighbors in different parts of the City of Rochester.

August 13, 2013
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Ranzenhofer promotes healthy living at annual Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y.- Senator Ranzenhofer promotes healthy living at his annual Family Health Fair at the Amherst Senior Center.  Over eighty health providers offered free screenings and health information on a wide variety of topics.

August 12, 2013
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More than 80 providers attend 2013 Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y.- Over 80 providers participated in Senator Ranzenhofer's 2013 Family Health Fair, offering dozens of free screenings and information on so many important health-related topics.

Photo: (from right to left) Representatives of King's Acupuncture & Wellness Center, Senator Ranzenhofer, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, and Assemblyman Ray Walter.

August 4, 2013
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Over 800 residents stop by 2013 Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y. - Over 800 residents stopped by the Amherst Senior Center for Senator Ranzenhofer's 2013 Family Health Fair.  

August 4, 2013
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Hundreds of free screenings completed at Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y.- Hundreds of free health screenings were conducted at Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair:

Around 250 residents participated in a glucose test and cholesterol screening
85 residents were screened for skin cancer  
78 PSA tests were given
85 bone density heel scans were completed 
145 retina scans were conducted

 

 

Photo: UB School of Phramacy student checks Senator Ranzenhofer's blood pressure.

August 4, 2013
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Ranzenhofer announces health information available at 2013 Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer has announced that information on the following health topics will be available at this year's Family Health Fair:

Stroke Prevention
Chiropractic Care
EPIC
Dental Health
Alzheimer's Disease
Medicare
Substance Abuse
Venous Disease
Nutrition
Heart Disease
Cancer Support
Diabetes
Emergency Preparedness
Health & Wellness
Parkinson's Disease
Empower NY Program
Organ Donation
Celiac Disease
Gluten Free Diet
HEALTHeLink

 

July 24, 2013
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Ranzenhofer announces screenings/services at 2013 Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer has announced that the following services/screenings will be offered for free at this year's Family Health Fair:

Balance & Strength Assessments
Blood Pressure Checks
Bone Density Heel Scans
Cholesterol Screening
Foot Screening
Glucose Test
Hearing Screening
Medicine/Prescription Review
Mini-Reflexology Sessions
Retina Scans
Prostate Cancer Screening
Skin Cancer Screening

 

Click here for more information about Senator Ranzenhofer's 2013 Family Health Fair. 

July 24, 2013
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Public Service Announcement: Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair

Senator Ranzenhofer has partnered with Time Warner Cable to encourage residents to take advantage of all of the free health services, screenings and information at the 2013 Family Health Fair.

Click here for more information about Senator Ranzenhofer's Family Health Fair. 

July 23, 2013
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Ranzenhofer to sponsor blood drive at Family Health Fair

Amherst, N.Y. – Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will be sponsoring an open-to-the-public blood drive with Unyts during the Family Health Fair on Saturday, August 3rd  from 9 a.m. to noon at the Amherst Senior Center.  

 

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, residents can contact Unyts at (716) 512-7940.

 

“One person needs blood every two seconds.  Your blood donation helps families, friends and neighbors right here in Western New York and can save up to three lives.  I encourage residents to schedule an appointment to help save lives at my Family Health Fair,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  

 

July 22, 2013
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Monthly Column: Positive actions taken at end of session

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the New York State Senate passed 1,408 pieces of legislation, while the State Assembly approved 1,071 bills.  Six hundred fifty bills were approved by both the Senate and Assembly, and the Governor will be considering whether or not to sign each and every one into law.

 

While there were many controversial issues often making the front page of the news, I wanted to offer an update on other positive actions taken that are just as important but you may not have heard about in the headlines.

 

Honoring Staff Sergeant Wilson (S3550B)

July 17, 2013
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Q&A at the Amherst Senior Center

Amherst, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer visits the Amherst Senior Center for a question and answer period with seniors.

July 11, 2013
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