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State crossbow law expires Dec. 31
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
The provisions in the Environmental Conservation Law that allow the use of crossbows for big game hunting, as well as eliminate a permit requirement for hunters with physical disabilities to use special archery equipment during any big game or small game hunting season, will expire on Dec. 31, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens reminded hunters this week.
Niagara Falls Family YMCA to host free open house on New Year's Day
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Branch of YMCA Buffalo Niagara will hold a one-day open house from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2013. The branch is encouraging the public to stop in to get a tour of the facility and enjoy the many free programs going on throughout the day.
Dynamo team cap off season with silver medal at Bauer Classic Tournament
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 09:40 pm
The Dynamo Harrow Hockey Team capped off an exciting spring season by taking the silver metal in St. Catherines.
Niagara County deer seen fleeing to Canada
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
Whitetail deer are pretty smart critters and seem to know just when hunting season begins; they make themselves scarce immediately. They seem to head for parks, cemeteries, anyplace that has posted signs up, or by fleeing the country.
Lew-Port to induct four into Athletic Hall of Fame
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 08:30 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Athletic Department is holding its Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, in conjunction with the eighth annual James Walker Basketball Tournament.
Winter activities announced for local state parks
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 03:05 pm
The Niagara Region of the Office of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced its winter 2013 programming, which starts with "First Day Hikes" on Jan. 1, 2013.
Live nativity and children's party celebrate Christmas at Hilbert College
Wed, Nov 28th 2012 07:00 am
A live nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College's 15th annual Christmas celebration. The event runs from 2 until 4 p.m. on Dec. 2, and will include a children's Christmas party - complete with a visit from Santa - following the nativity.
Buffalo Bills host American Red Cross Blood Drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium
Mon, Nov 26th 2012 07:00 am
The Buffalo Bills and the American Red Cross are again teaming up to host a community blood drive. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Ralph Wilson Stadium (Paul Maguire Club), One Bills Drive in Orchard Park.
Lew-Port JV hockey Lancers off to 2-0 start
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
Defending Western New York High School Club Hockey League Champion Lew-Port JV is off to a 2-0 start following victories last weekend over Starpoint and Depew.
Open recruitment for Queen City Roller Girls
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
The Queen City Roller Girls will hold tryouts for women ages 18 and over on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Rink in North Tonawanda. Any skater who joins the league and passes assessments will be eligible for the 2013 QCRG Home Team Draft and to tryout for the Lake Effect Furies.
The squirrel represents different things to different people
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Whenever I hear the word "rodent," right away I think of mice and rats, but in the rodent "family" there are many different sizes and types of relatives.
Zarbo brothers make return
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:25 pm
Saturday, Nov. 3, the Clarkson University Golden Knights played the Canisius College Golden Griffins at Buffalo State College Sports Arena.
Purple Eagles make first NCAA tourney appearance
Thu, Nov 15th 2012 10:25 am
The Niagara University men's soccer program will take on the University of Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at the U-M Soccer Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
'Michelle's Memorial 5K' is Nov. 17
Wed, Nov 14th 2012 10:50 am
A new tradition will begin this month in Middleport.
Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship season opener
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:10 pm
A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, Red Bull Crashed Ice sets a stage for intrepid male and female amateur and pro hockey players from around the globe.
Sports clinic offered to veterans
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 07:00 am
Veterans, 55 years of age or older, can learn how to play shuffleboard, table tennis, checkers and dominoes at a sports clinic being held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at VA Western New York Healthcare System in Buffalo.
A fascinating animal found in Niagara County
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 03:45 pm
Did you ever hear of an animal that can pay for its own yearly maintenance, like veterinarians fees, room and board, and be a great pet at the same time?
Grand Island loses close match in Section VI finals to Hamburg
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Only five points separated Grand Island and Hamburg in Tuesday's Section VI Class A girls volleyball finals, but the Bulldogs were able to turn the slim margin into a 3-1 victory.
Fishing with Don Supon
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
Who is Don Supon? That's your first question, I'll bet.
Ransomville Speedway: Champions honored at 2012 Big R awards, dinner banquet
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:40 pm
A total of 222 guests and staff gathered last Friday night to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2012 stock car season at Ransomville Speedway. The top 15 in the Mighty Taco Modifieds, Original Pizza Logs Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstocks were honored in addition to the top five in Bobcat of Buffalo Fireballs and top three in Gippster's Collision 4 Bangers.
Vikings offense shut down in playoff loss
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
Grand Island shut down the usually high-powered Sweet Home offense Saturday, but it was the Panthers' defense that won them a trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Section VI Football Federation Class A championship.
Grnad Island native to race in NYC Marathon
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Island native LeighAnn Martinez is a Kessler Foundation employee who is sponsored to be one of 200 hundred disabled people to participate in the New York City Marathon.
A love affair with a fishing boat
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Boats are money pits. No doubt about that. The bigger the boat, the bigger the pit to throw money into, but they sure do bring a lot of fun and pleasure for singles and families. You can fall in love with boats and boating, quicker than you can say "Happiness."
Bring on Sweet Home
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:50 pm
Grand Island left no doubt who they wanted to play for the right to advance to the Section VI Class A Football Federation championship at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Tomcats division champs again
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:50 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Tomcats ended their regular season at the top of the heap Oct. 19 after shutting out Williamsville Navy 33-0, ending their regular season undefeated and as the Niagara Youth Football League division champs for the second year in a row.
Fish report: Fall perch are in at Wilson Harbor, finally!
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
Richard Fortier and Tim Badeneyck, both of Niagara Falls, found the fall perch running in Wilson Harbor off the north dock at the Tuscarora State Park launch ramp.
Beyoncé to perform Feb. 3 during Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show on CBS
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 08:35 pm
Beyoncé will perform in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show on CBS at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
Grand Island suffers first loss, 22-16 to McKinley
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:30 pm
Grand Island dropped its first football game of the season with a 22-16 loss to McKinley Saturday at Riverside High School.
Making a splash as volunteers
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:05 pm
About 30 members of the Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming and diving team volunteered their time the morning of Sept. 22 to assist in the Hospice Dash 5K Race and the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon in Youngstown.
Mark Daul: Preparing your boat, motor for winter storage
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 07:05 pm
This little story is about trailerable boats like the ones I have owned through the years. Don't do what I did one time, do what I didn't do. Listen up and you'll get the "drift."

One winter I prepared my boat for winter storage outside in my backyard. I covered it, left loose ends for ventilation, tightened up the cover around the edges so I wouldn't have a water problem, and didn't look at it until the following spring.

Jay McKee qualifies for 2013 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 10:00 am
Red Bull Crashed Ice skated into Western New York Tuesday holding the only northeast qualifier for the first Canadian stop in the World Championship in Niagara Falls. Two local Buffalo competitors, one from Niagara Falls, one Midwesterner, and one Canadian Buffalo Sabres alum player will represent the U.S. on Dec. 1.
Vikings hold off N-W, 14-7
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 06:00 pm
The good news is Grand Island is still undefeated in Class A of Federation football.
Vikings win on Senior Night
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 06:00 pm
The Grand Island Vikings swimming and diving team beat North Tonawanda 126-42 in the last home meet at the GIHS natatorium.
Evens, Odds battle to 3-3 draw in 23rd L-P Alumni soccer game
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 07:00 am
In one of the most competitive Lew Port alumni soccer games in recent memory, the Evens and Odds fought to a 3-3 draw before 50 appreciative fans on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Blakeslee Stadium in Youngstown.
Buffalo, it's time to fight for your spot in 2013 Ice Cross Downhill Series
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 12:00 am
New York's extreme athletes take to the ice to vie for a spot at the 2013 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Vikings run record to 5-0
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:50 pm
Chris Connors caught three touchdown passes and quarterback Quinn Corrao scored a touchdown in the waning seconds as Grand Island came back to beat Williamsville North 26-21.
Muzzleloader course to be given in Wheatfield
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 03:30 pm
Hunting season is almost here, and the Firearms Permit Review Board of Wheatfield will hold its annual muzzleloader course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Community Center located behind the Wheatfield Town Hall.
Lew-Port Youth Football recaps
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 06:55 am
Highlights of recent games in Lew-Port Youth Football include the following:
First-ever Mighty Niagara Half Marathon a success
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:30 pm
A total of 925 runners weathered cold, rainy conditions for a good cause as the first-ever Mighty Niagara Half Marathon to benefit Niagara Hospice took place Saturday morning along a course from Artpark in Lewiston to Porter on the Lake.
Niagara Falls Sports Hall Of Fame names new inductees
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:25 pm
Richard (Pete) Taylor, Ken Kenny and the late Bill Bradshaw Sr. were voted into The Niagara Falls Sports Hall Of Fame. The three, all with strong ties to the Lewiston area, are among 11 new inductees that comprise the Class of 2012.
 


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