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Lace up for third annual Nike Hospice Dash
Mon, Aug 15th 2011 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice has announced it will hold its third annual Nike Hospice Dash on Saturday, Sept. 24. Participants can choose between a 5K walk/run through Four Mile State Park or, new this year, a half marathon course beginning at Artpark.
People in Sports: Suitor and Warner compete in Scotland
Sat, Aug 13th 2011 12:05 am
New York Premier Soccer announced that Ross Suitor of Youngstown and Daniel Warner of Pendleton were recently chosen to attend a training camp in Scotland, from a group of 23 boys at a camp held in Marlboro, Mass., on July 10.
Celebrating National Dance Day
Sat, Aug 13th 2011 12:00 am
In recognition of National Dance Day on Saturday, July 30, instructors and students from the Lewiston and Grand Island Dance Centers took part in the third annual Buffalo Dance Festival at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. Featured were daylong intensive sessions of master dance classes from Western New York dance companies, led by Jon Lehrer, Joseph Cipolla, Bill Evans and Christina Johnson.
End of summer fishing contests lining up
Sat, Aug 13th 2011 12:00 am
If you are into fishing and would like to try your hand at fishing competitively, here is your chance. I hate to say it, but summer is winding down. Before you know it, it's back to school, tune up the furnace or chop the wood, winterize your home and your boat and brace yourself.
Ransomville Speedway: Brachmann captures first season win
Sat, Aug 13th 2011 12:00 am
Chad Brachmann of Sanborn captured his first of the season at Ransomville Speedway aboard the Mighty Taco Modified division on Aug. 5.
See Grand Island from your bike
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 09:10 am
Cyclists are invited to take part in The Ride Grand Island, a biking fundraiser that takes participants on a scenic tour of the Island while raising funds for cancer research and patient support programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Tryouts for travel softball
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 09:05 am
The Lady Junior Purple Eagles welcomes all eligible players to attend travel softball tryouts for the new 2012 teams in the 14-and-under, 12-and-under and 10-and-under divisions. The Lady Eagles will compete in the Metro Girls Softball League as well as tournaments.
Sign up for baseball
Thu, Aug 11th 2011 09:05 am
The Niagara Junior Power Baseball Club will be holding a 15U tryout for the 2012 baseball season on Aug. 21.
Dance academy awards students, hosts open houses
Tue, Aug 9th 2011 02:00 pm
Students and instructors at Curtain Call Dance Academy, located in Youngstown, have had a busy summer.
Jason Raby 5K is Friday
Sat, Aug 6th 2011 12:10 am
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association announces the third annual Jason Raby Memorial 5K Run and Fun Walk will be held Friday, Aug. 12, at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Advantage Sports Training program concludes at Lew-Port
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 11:45 pm
The Advantage Sports Training Program of Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation recently completed its sessions for Lewiston-Porter High School students at the Lewiston-Porter campus.
Ransomville Speedway: Wright is right at Big R's Sportsman Nationals
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 03:15 pm
Early morning showers gave way to clear blue skies Friday evening, July 29, in the small hamlet of Ransomville. Mother Nature certainly helped the Ransomville Speedway maintenance crew provide a very racy and tacky track surface. Plenty of side-by-side racing entertained fans in the grandstands and VIP towers.
Walsh takes 'Lunker' in Niagara River Anglers Bass contest
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 03:15 pm
On Saturday, July 23, the Niagara River Anglers Association held its annual Lower Niagara Bass Contest with Brendan Walsh, Niagara Falls, taking top honors with his two-fish total weight of 9.32 pounds. His largest weighed in at 4.74 pounds, and that was good enough to get the big fish of the day Lunker Award, topping all others.
Vipers to hold tryouts
Thu, Aug 4th 2011 11:45 am
Lewiston-Porter athletics honors two
Fri, Jul 29th 2011 11:55 pm
With the 2010-11 school year now history, the Lewiston-Porter Athletic Department announced the presentation of two special honors.
Ransomville Speedway: Burley, Burek, Stone capture first wins of season
Fri, Jul 29th 2011 11:50 pm
Record heat greeted race fans and drivers alike last Friday night at Ransomville Speedway.
NWAA sets travel soccer tryouts
Thu, Jul 28th 2011 01:30 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Amateur Athletics is now accepting travel soccer tryout registration.
Lions event at speedway aids reading program
Thu, Jul 28th 2011 01:25 pm
The Ransomville Lions is hosting the annual Lions Night at the Races on Aug. 12 at the Ransomville Speedway, to benefit the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Program.
Barbecue, baskets benefit athletics
Thu, Jul 28th 2011 01:15 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Athletics Alumni along with the Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics will host their first chicken dinner barbecue/basket raffle from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at The Meeting Place Restaurant, 2469 Niagara Road, Wheatfield.
Gear up for Porter Cup
Tue, Jul 26th 2011 10:00 am
Get ready, golfers, golf enthusiasts and spectators. The Niagara Falls Country Club is hosting the 53rd annual Porter Cup, taking place Tuesday, July 26, through Saturday, July 30.
Ransomville Speedway: Borkenhagen wins Streetstock mid-season championship
Fri, Jul 22nd 2011 11:25 pm
An absolutely gorgeous night greeted race fans and drivers last Friday for the Investor's Services and RPM-sponsored event. A five-division program was on tap, resulting in the largest car count of the season, coming in at 111.
Team Fierce voted No. 1 by Chuck Norris
Thu, Jul 21st 2011 03:05 pm
Presti Karate's Demo team "Team Fierce" was voted No. 1 by Chuck Norris, his wife Gena, his brother Aaron, and famed stunt man Richard Norton on July 15 in Las Vegas.
Athletic director returns, Palka principal for secondary schools
Thu, Jul 21st 2011 02:55 pm
Change was rife at the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting last week.
'BIG Bass Classic IV' contest a success
Tue, Jul 19th 2011 12:55 pm
What a day. Weather was perfect and the bass cooperated big time.
Golf outing fundraiser to celebrate life of 'J-Mill'
Mon, Jul 18th 2011 02:35 pm
Caring, loving, passionate, intelligent, tenderhearted, kind. These are just a few of the many adjectives that can be used to describe the incredible person that Jonathan Miller was, according to his parents, friends and co-workers.
Ransomville Speedway: Williamson picks up first-ever Mighty Taco Modified win
Mon, Jul 18th 2011 02:35 pm
It was a picture perfect night for racing last Friday at Ransomville Speedway. A total of 85 cars filled the pit area set for competition on Destino's Pizza & Pasta, Niagara Frontier Publications, and A-Verdi Storage Container night. The evening also played tribute to the late Harold Rinehart with the annual Poster Contest and Kids Ride event. Another great fan base filled the grandstands enjoying plenty of side-by-side racing action.
Lewiston dancers shine at 'SummerDanse'
Mon, Jul 18th 2011 02:30 pm
Students from the Lewiston Dance Center took part in the recent "SummerDanse" competition held at Niagara County Community College. The Dancer Center's Rachel Novelli reports "SummerDanse" was a "first-time" event for most of the students who participated.
Paddles Up Niagara returns to Beaver Island
Fri, Jul 15th 2011 05:35 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission is hosting its sixth annual Paddles Up Niagara event on Saturday, July 30, starting at 7 a.m. at Beaver Island State Park. The park will host the festivities in conjunction with the Town of Grand Island, Anchor Marine and WeKanu Paddling Instruction & Instructor Certification.
Two great bass contests upcoming
Sat, Jul 9th 2011 07:00 am
The fourth annual Big Bass Classic IV, sponsored by Outdoors Niagara and A-1 Bait Supply, will be held on Saturday, July 16, from sun-up to 2 p.m. Boundaries are the lower Niagara River/Lake Ontario and tributaries. The $25 entry includes a $5 in the cash bash (the Lunker Award), which pays 100 percent of all money collected in the bash. Weigh-in, picnic and awards take place at the Lewiston Landing pavilion. Scales will be open from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A total combined weight of two fish per person is allowed.
Miss Bev's Dance Studio to celebrate National Dance Day
Fri, Jul 8th 2011 05:45 pm
Miss Bev's Dance Studio will sponsor its second annual National Dance Day celebration on Saturday, July 30.
Ransomville Speedway: Danny Johnson takes 'Battle at the Border'
Thu, Jul 7th 2011 12:45 pm
The Ransomville Speedway management welcomed in the month of July in successful fashion, as a packed house enjoyed plenty of hot racing action with 90 entries in the pit area last Friday night. At stake? Five large Gs as the second annual "Battle at the Border" took center stage. The second highest car count of the season provided plenty of racing action throughout the four divisions of Modifieds, Sportsman, Streetstocks and 4 Bangers.
Basketball camp planned at NCCC
Thu, Jul 7th 2011 12:45 pm
A boy's basketball camp will be held at Niagara County Community College on July 18 through July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bass season open, in full swing
Sat, Jul 2nd 2011 07:00 am
Those of us who live in the area of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario are lucky people. We have some of the most fabulous bass fishing right here in our own backyard - minutes from launch ramps and minutes from shore fishing opportunities from June through September.
NF sports old timers have new name
Fri, Jul 1st 2011 05:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Old Timers Sports Hall of Fame has changed its name to The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame. The organization, formed in 1968, has inducted 250 members and is working on creating a new image. Coinciding with its new name is a new logo.
Boating safety covered
Fri, Jul 1st 2011 03:25 pm
The Niagara Sail and Power Squadron is offering a public safe boating course on Saturday July 9, in the Community Room at Elks Lodge 346 (next to the Fashion Outlet Mall), 1805 Factory Outlet Blvd., Niagara Falls.
St. Peter's celebrates night at ballpark
Fri, Jul 1st 2011 03:05 pm
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church and School of Sanborn celebrated "St. Peter's Night at the Ballpark" in conjunction with the Niagara Power baseball organization on June 11. The Niagara Power took on the Alleghany County Nitros at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls in front of a crowd of 370 people.
Broadway alumna and Buffalo stage alumna light up Leary Theatre in 'The World Goes 'Round'
Tue, Jun 28th 2011 02:40 pm
Broadway alumna Carmen Ruby Floyd, Class of 2000, and eight of her NU theater peers will electrify Niagara University's Leary Theatre stage this summer with an exciting, all-alumni production of the musical revue by John Kander and Fred Ebb, "The World Goes 'Round" from July 21-31.
 


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