Biggest Winner

Are you and your family interested in getting fit in the new year? The Holley Central School District has a fun way to do so. Once again they are partnering with area businesses to host its annual “Biggest Winner” weight loss challenge. A more positive spin than the TV version, this competition is presented by the district’s Wellness Committee and focuses on healthy living. Open to the Holley community, adults and students ages 10 and up can participate.

The challenge begins on Feb 11th with a 6:30  p.m. meeting at the Holley Elementary School and runs  through June. The Biggest Winner challenge requires participants to weigh  in monthly at the school and attend at least four out of  the five monthly seminars that take place at each weigh-in session. Each seminar focuses on healthful eating, exercising and tips for weight loss success as well as a grab bag prize at the end of each meeting.

At the end of the challenge, a grand prize is given to the  participant who has lost the largest percentage of body weight. Last year, the  grand prize was a 50-inch large screen Samsung TV! Stay tuned for this year’s prize.

Interested? Register by picking up a form in the Elementary School office or by attending the first meeting on Feb. 11 at the Elementary School. Good luck to all those who participate!

New life, new name for Lakeside Hospital

Great news for area residents who expressed concern about where to get healthcare in the area with the recent closing of Lakeside Memorial Hospital in Brockport. University of Rochester Medical Center officials announced today that they plan to reactivate a portion of the closed Lakeside Memorial Hospital. Immediate plans call for opening an urgent care center in the hospital’s former emergency department in August 2013, with long term plans to obtain state approval to operate a free-standing emergency room at Lakeside by early 2014, thus allowing ambulance service again to the hospital. Along with a new life, Lakeside will have a new name — Strong West.

This is not only great news for area residents who no longer need to drive all the way to Unity Park Ridge Hospital in Greece, but for 8000 college students who return to nearby College at Brockport campus in August. For more information, check out the complete article at Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.