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Dave's Memorial Dice Run raises $3,313 for Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co.
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 07:00 am
The sixth annual Dave's Memorial Dice Run benefit, held July 21, netted $3,313 for the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co.'s "Ambulance Drive for Life."
State: Gov. Cuomo working to keep Bills in Buffalo
Thu, Aug 9th 2012 12:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that Irwin P. Raij, a nationally recognized professional sports expert with extensive experience in stadium development and the sports industry, will advise the state on its efforts to keep the Bills in Buffalo.

"New York state is committed to doing all we can to keep the Bills a part of the Buffalo community, while also protecting taxpayer dollars and seeing that the team can thrive in Western New York for years to come," Cuomo said. "Irwin Raij has years of experience working together with sports franchise owners, local communities, and government in sports development projects, and he will be a valuable addition to the state's efforts to keep the Bills right here in New York."

Outdoors in Niagara: A Grand Island fishing opportunity
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 01:30 pm
Last week, when it was so hot the trees were whistling for the dogs, my wife and I took a little car ride.
Niagara PAL 'Great Niagara Steakout' next week
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 07:45 am
Look forward to a day of golf, games and food on Wednesday, Aug. 1. That day, the Niagara Police Athletic League will hold its seventh annual "Great Niagara Steakout" at the Hyde Park Golf Course and Oasis.
Hole in one at Hickory Stick
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 07:30 am
Nathan Morski (left) shot his first hole in one this week at the Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club on Creek Road.
Niagara's McLaughlin leaves post to become VCU athletic director
Tue, Jul 24th 2012 04:40 pm
Niagara University Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin has accepted the athletic director position at Virginia Commonwealth University, it was announced on Tuesday.
Have a 'Blast' at Matt's Military Boot Camp
Mon, Jul 23rd 2012 05:20 pm
Intense, extreme, challenging, enjoyable, unique. These are just a few adjectives Niagara-Wheatfield High School alum, Matt Daniels, uses to describe his unique workouts he creates for his clients.
2x Division I NCAA national champion comes to Lew-Port for wrestling camp
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 08:50 am
Two-time NCAA Division I national champion Matt Valenti of Pennsylvania University will headline the first "State Champ Boot Camp" hosted by Lewiston-Porter.
Village of Lewiston: Hoopla
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston councilmen Steve Reiter and Mike Marra unveiled the new playground behind the Red Brick Municipal Building in the Village of Lewiston.
Before iPads, cell phones and Facebook, fishing filled our time
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
Occasionally I bump into a long time friend of mine and we get into some great conversations, and a few evenings ago this was no different.
500 bicyclists celebrate completion of 400-mile journey along Erie Canal
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 03:35 pm
Celebrating upstate New York's unique history and scenic beauty, 500 bicycle riders from 36 states joined with state and local officials at Quackenbush Square in Albany Sunday to mark the completion of Parks & Trails New York's annual week-long bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany.

The Albany celebration recognized the riders' achievement and highlighted the importance of the Erie Canalway Trail to upstate New York's quality of life and economy. When the Canalway Trail is finished, it will be the longest statewide trail in the U.S. It is 75 percent complete along its 524-mile total length.

Miss Bev's sponsors 'National Dance Day' celebration
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 07:00 am
Miss Bev's Dance Studio will sponsor its third annual "National Dance Day" celebration on Saturday, July 28. This day has been created to encourage people of all ages to get out and enjoy all that dance has to offer.
Final golf fundraiser to commemorate life and legacy of Jonathan Miller
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 03:35 pm
The family of Jonathan Miller, a member of Lewiston-Porter High School's Class of 2010 who died in a tragic car accident, announce that the upcoming J-Mill Memorial Charity Giving Fund's third annual golf outing and dinner will be the last. However, the cancellation of future fundraisers is not for a lack of generosity, support, kindness, and empathy from the Niagara Falls community.
Sports Briefs: Paddles Up coming up
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 10:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announces the seventh annual Paddles Up Niagara will take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 28.
Large turnout expected at 'Mighty Niagara' half-marathon
Mon, Jul 9th 2012 07:00 am
The highly anticipated "Mighty Niagara" half-marathon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m.
Islander takes part in first pitch at Bisons game
Sat, Jul 7th 2012 09:00 am
On June 26 at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, Chuck Thore of Harvey Road was the honorary PALS member (Person with ALS) at a Buffalo Bisons game, and got to throw out the first pitch of the game with the assistance of his wife Kristen, and step-daughter Sarah Brand.
Johnson remains undefeated in Ransomville's 'Battle at the Border'
Sat, Jul 7th 2012 01:15 am
Despite Mother Nature's best efforts - Ransomville Speedway pulled off its races Tuesday night for the third annual "Battle at the Border." Presented by Waste Management and Gater Racing News, the event proved to be action packed for the 2,200 in attendance. As has been the norm on Fridays this season, close to 100 cars filled the pit area for this mid-week special.

Danny Johnson of Rochester took top honors aboard the Mighty Taco/DIRTcar 358 Modified 75-lap main. Johnson threaded the needle on lap 18 splitting the likes of leader Ryan Susice and Chad Brachmann.

Carter, Putt win Bessel Independence Day Run
Fri, Jul 6th 2012 02:00 pm
Grand Island's Dick Bessel Independence Day road race set another record for participation, race director Jim Masiello told runners at the starting line.
Big catch
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 01:10 pm
The Niagara River Anglers provided this youngster with the thrill of the catch at the Waste Management picnic last Friday.
Niagara Falls to host NYCBL All-Star Game
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 09:30 am
The Niagara Power baseball team will host the 2012 New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game at Sal Maglie Stadium, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls, on Wednesday, July 11.
MLB minor league all stars to visit Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 09:30 am
On Tuesday, July 10, Niagara Falls State Park welcomes the 2012 Minor League All Star Game participants. Players, coaches, team representatives and families from across the USA will be visiting the Falls as part of the All Star Week festivities. The Buffalo Bisons are proudly hosting the All Star Game, which includes the Home Run Derby and other fun-filled events.
Golf under the stars to help Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Jul 2nd 2012 07:00 am
Join in the fun at "Putting for Penguins," an annual event to benefit the Aquarium of Niagara, on Friday, July 13, at the Newfane Pro-Am course at 2501 N. Main St. (Route 78).
Play golf with NCBA
Mon, Jul 2nd 2012 07:00 am
Both avid golfers and those who just play once or twice a year won't want to miss the annual Niagara County Builders Association Golf Outing on Monday, July 9, at Tan Tara Country Club in North Tonawanda.
'Paddles Up' coming up
Mon, Jul 2nd 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announces the seventh annual "Paddles Up Niagara" will take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 28.
Bass fishing - a Niagara River adventure, Coast Guard encounter
Sat, Jun 30th 2012 07:00 am
Last Saturday my grandson Jesse, son Danny, and I went on a little fishing excursion for bass on the lower Niagara. It was a bright, windless, and event-filled day as it seemed the fish wanted to show off.
21st annual Niagara Cup Classic raises $40,000 for Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 08:45 pm
One hundred-forty golfers took to the links June 5 at the Niagara Falls Country Club for the 21st Annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament.
Local team skates for a cure
Thu, Jun 28th 2012 02:55 pm
Brenden Dewey led Team Sharks with four goals to beat Team USA 5-4 in one of many games that were held in the 24 Hours of Hockey at the Northtown Center in Amherst.
Gleason's gymnasts finish season on high note
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 07:00 am
The level 4 gymnasts of Gleason's School of Gymnastics Niagara Team, pictured, competed at the Team Cup in Syracuse, the last meet of the 2011-12 season.
Village Open golf tourney set for June 28
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The Village Open golf tournament, a highlight of the golf season, is planned for Thursday, June 28.
Fundraiser to promote new concussion-reducing helmet for Lew-Port
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Currently there's a hot topic among all organized football teams, including those in the National Football League about head injuries sustained by players, resulting in concussions.
Northern Customs Services 2012 Niagara Pioneer Soccer Tournament starts June 30
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 09:50 pm
The Niagara Pioneer Soccer League is getting ready to host the Northern Customs Services 2012 International Soccer Tournament on June 30 and July 1 at Fort Niagara.
Free vessel safety check offered by USCGA
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:20 pm
A vessel safety check, a complementary safety inspection of a recreational boat conducted by a trained and certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadron vessel examiner, ensures vessels meet federal safety standards.
Olcott: Niagara County's hidden jewel - 'Ultimate Fishing Town'
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:20 pm
Father's Day found my wife and me on a car cruise to Olcott, and when we came over the Eighteen Mile Creek bridge and turned north, down the main drag into town we saw this little hamlet in the Town of Newfane bustling with people.
Ransomville Speedway: Brachmann, Williams, Harvey Torre win at Big R
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:20 pm
What a picture perfect night for racing last Friday, June 15, as Ransomville Speedway in conjunction with Johnston's Restaurant and BlueCross/BlueShield of WNY presented a full card of racing. A total of 102 cars filled the pit area set to entertain more than 2,000 fans who filled the grandstands.
Get moving this summer with 'Fitness in the Parks'
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 09:10 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara is pleased to team up once again with Independent Health to offer "Fitness in the Parks." This free, 10-week community exercise program allows participants to still enjoy the great Buffalo weather without having to skip their workout.
ALS Association teams with Buffalo Bisons to 'Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease'
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 01:15 am
The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter is teaming up with the Buffalo Bisons to honor people living with Lou Gehrig's Disease. "Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease" will take place on June 26 at The Coca-Cola Field, home of the Buffalo Bisons.
Niagara Dance Centre introduces Summer Dance Camp
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Dance Centre, located at 8962 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, will hold a Summer Dance Camp this July.
The 'fishermen' of the Niagara River
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 07:00 am
The "Nagara" River is a 103-mile-long river in Japan, and it is a popular river like our own famous Niagara River. In Japan there is also an ancient method of fishing the Nagara, and that is with a diving, fish-eating bird - the cormorant.

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