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Buffalo Sabres, past and present, visit Island for Miracle League game
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:10 pm
Marcus Foligno of the Buffalo Sabres signs an autograph on the shirt of Miracle League ballplayer Ian Cameron during a night game at the Miracle League Field in Veterans Park Wednesday. (photo by Larry Austin)
Dance students support hurricane victims
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 04:15 pm
Dance students at Jaclyn Carol's Dance Academy in Wheatfield are giving a helping hand to dancers they've never met, just because they share the same passion.
Tomcats start season with a win
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 04:10 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Tomcats started their regular season off with a 40-0 win over the North Tonawanda 49ers.
Alzheimer's Association hosts 'Walk to End Alzheimer's'
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 03:55 pm
Participants raise critically needed funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier State Park Region has announced that the annual permit lottery for the 2012 pheasant hunting season will take place Friday, Sept. 28. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Vikings overcome slow start to beat Kenmore East, 26-14
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:00 am
Grand Island shook off some nerves and beat Kenmore East 26-14 in the first Section VI football game of the season on Sept. 1.
Does Niagara have beavers? Yes, it does!
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:25 am
Although mainly a nocturnal animal, beavers can be spotted occasionally during the day, and their homes or "lodges" can be seen around the county along different streams and creeks.
Wheatfield resident co-hosts 'The Fred Jackson Show'
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 12:05 am
WBBZ-TV will introduce "The Fred Jackson Show" to the local program roster beginning Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Jackson, star running back for the Buffalo Bills, has been a member of the team since 2007.
LPYF holds annual tournament
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 08:35 pm
Lew Port Youth Football held its annual football tournament on Aug. 25 and 26. The event included a chicken barbecue on Sunday as a fundraiser.
Ransomville Speedway: Rudolph wins first 358 DIRT Modified feature
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 08:00 pm
It was another great night last Friday, Aug. 24, as Mother Nature provided perfect weather for racing. Clear blue skies greeted fans, drivers, crews and sponsors, as and Firth Jewelers presented a four star program of Mighty Taco Modifieds, Original Pizza Logs Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstocks and Bobcat of Buffalo Fireballs.
People in Sports
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 08:00 pm
GI productive in scrimmage at Lockport
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 06:30 pm
Grand Island football coach Dean Santorio was "pretty happy overall" with his team after the Vikings' first live action of the season Saturday.
N-W's Lumadue on NU golf team
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:25 pm
Head coach Kevin Miller has announced the addition of two players to the Niagara University men's golf team for the 2012-13 season as Jackson Lizardo and William Lumadue join the squad.

Niagara begins play with the Little Three Tournament in Orchard Park on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 08:10 am
This year's Lewiston Kiwanis Club Peach Festival Cheerleading Competition will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. in Academy Park.
Tops Friendly Markets joins forces with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Team Cure Challenge to fight cancer
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 07:50 am
Fifth annual 5k/10k road race expected to draw more than 1,500 participants and raise more than $150,000.
Zahno sets two state powerlifting records
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 04:05 pm
Stacey Zahno of Ransomville, wife of powerlifting American record-holder Dan Zahno, recently set two state records.
Expect large turnout at Mighty Niagara Half Marathon
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 07:00 am
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. in conjunction with the Hospice Dash 5K Walk/Run. The half marathon, which was added to the event in 2011 (and had a turnout of more than 1,000 participants), has been expanded this year. The event will include more live bands and music, a new website at, and a new name.
GIHS alumnus to compete in men's physique competition
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 11:15 pm
Bodybuilder, actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, "Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100 percent to your training, diet and mental approach." Grand Island native fitness expert, Blast Fitness personal trainer and construction inspector Michael Del Zoppo, could not agree with this statement more.
Lew-Port senior to conduct Red Cross blood drive
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 11:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Academy of International Business and Finance, a volunteer group of professionals that provides students with knowledge and skills intended to give them an advantage in their future academic and professional careers, has announced one of its latest student endeavors.
Ransomville Speedway: Wright wins 2nd of rookie season at Big R
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 10:40 pm
Despite a 90 percent chance of rain, Ransomville Speedway was able to complete its 15th show of the 2012 season without a drop. Lucky? Perhaps. Suffice to say it was good to be at the Big R last Friday night (Aug. 10) despite the meteorologist's dismal forecast. Lesson to learn - don't listen to the weather "experts."
Independent Living clients have enjoyable fishing experience
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 10:35 pm
Independent Living of Niagara County recently held their seventh annual fishing contest in the Lower Niagara River. The contest was organized by ILNC for clients with disabilities.
Mike & Nate biked the states for Wounded Warrior Project
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 12:00 pm
Mike & Nate give new meaning to the phrase, "God works in mysterious ways."

Over 50 days, the two churchgoing college buddies - Mike Buonaiuto, 22, and Nate Frankoski, 26 - biked 2,500 miles to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

New members in Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame voted in 11 new inductees, to comprise the Class of 2012, at a recent meeting of their board of directors.
Time to Dance hosts free 'Community Day'
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:10 pm
Time to Dance hosts a free "Community Day" from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. The dance studio is located at 5000 Saunders Settlement Road, just past the Town of Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces River Run winners
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:00 pm
Jack Hughes of Williamsville (18 minutes, 15 seconds) and Stephanie Schmidt of Sanborn were the winners in the 10th annual River Run to benefit the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Bond Lake: A hop, skip and a jump away
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 07:00 am
I often get asked by people where there is a good, safe place to take kids fishing - where they'll catch fish, be safe and learn to fish without a boat. Those are good questions for sure, especially the last one. We have lots of places around here to do that.
New QBs impress in Bills-Skins preseason opener
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 11:25 pm
Thursday night's Bills-Redskins preseason opener was one marked by a largely lackadaisical offense for the Bills first string, but also impressive showings by two new QBs in their first games on both squads.
Ransomville Speedway: Willard wins big at Big R
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 10:00 pm
Great weather greeted race fans as week 14 of the 2012 season was completed Aug. 3 at Ransomville Speedway. A total of 85 cars entered the pit area set to battle in the Four Star Program presented by Grelak Mechanical.

BJ Willard invaded the Big R and took home a cool grand for his efforts aboard the 50-lap Grelak Mechanical Sportsman Nationals. Willard took control at the drop of the green and quickly pulled away from the field aboard his No. 77 machine. In only his second appearance of the season, Willard proved he adapts well as he mastered the one-half mile clay oval and captured his first win ever at Ransomville Speedway.

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.