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Sno-chiefs to hold snowmobile safety course
Tue, Nov 22nd 2011 07:00 am
Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will be offering a New York state snowmobile safety course, Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. Course time is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course is available to children ages 10 and up. Parents are required to accompany the child at registration to sign the state required permission slip and provide a signed note for their child to take the course. Parents are also encouraged to attend the course with their child.

Students are advised to bring a pencil and/or pen and a snack. Soft drinks will be provided courtesy of Shawnee Sno-Chiefs.

Ransomville Speedway: Big R announces purse increases
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 05:40 pm
With the ink barely dry on the 2011 season, the management of Ransomville Speedway has immediately turned its focus on the 2012 year. The successes of both 2010 and 2011 with solid car counts and a great fan base has prompted a purse increase in the Mighty Taco Modifieds, Original Pizza Logs Sportsman, and Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstocks.

"In light of the recent successful seasons, we feel it's time to help out the drivers with their costs by increasing the purse in our three weekly divisions," commented co-promoter Jamie Friesen. "The full 2012 purses will be released along with the Ransomville rules structure for next year by Dec. 5," continued Friesen. "I do not foresee any major changes."

For the 2012 season - the Mighty Taco Modified feature winner will now earn $1,500, an increase from $1,200 in 2011.

Coyotes that roam Niagara County
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 05:40 pm
Niagara coyotes are described as the Eastern coyote (canis latrans), and the theory is they migrated to New York state in the late 1930s and early '40s. In the 1970s they became very abundant across the state, and in some pockets they over-populated.
Grisanti to meet with UFC executive team to discuss MMA in New York
Tue, Nov 15th 2011 02:10 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti will have a meeting to discuss the regulation of mixed martial arts in New York in order to discuss the growing economic development potential the sport has brought to regions around the world. MMA was banned in New York in the 1990s when the sport was known as a no-holds barred exhibition without rules or regulations.
Coleman moves to Sportsman Division following successful 2011 at Big R
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 08:05 pm
Like many of the young stars that run on a weekly basis at Ransomville Speedway, Billy Coleman has stepped up to the plate and seen success.

Coleman, 24 years of age and another Ransomville-based driver, turned some heads during the 2011 season and hopes that this is the start of something big. Coleman finished second in 2011 points in the very competitive Ransomville Speedway Streetstock class. He was in the hunt for the title right down to the final points night.

"I was very pleased with the way this season has turned out," said Coleman at last Friday night's 2011 Ransomville Speedway banquet. "We were right in the middle of the title up to the end of the season. It was an exciting season."

Lew-Port Middle School PTSA networking at Brickyard
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 07:40 pm
The second annual Lewiston-Porter Middle School PTSA fall mixer, a networking event for the Lew-Port community and a fundraiser for PTSA, took place recently.
Porter boat/trailer storage reminder
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 07:00 pm
The Town of Porter reminds boaters that its new boat/trailer storage ordinance, specifying seasonal restrictions for medium density residential areas is now in effect. This is taken from Article V, paragraph 80, of the town's boat storage ordinance covering storage and seasonal dates in medium density residential areas:
Hole-in-one at Hickory Stick
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 07:00 pm
The 2011 golf season may be just about over, but there's still news coming from the Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club on Creek Road.
Motor racing fan club history celebrated at Salisa's
Thu, Nov 10th 2011 04:10 pm
Members of FOAR SCORE, the oldest race fan club in America, presented a plaque to Salisa's All American Diner in Wheatfield.
Teaming up to fight cancer
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 07:00 am
Sabres, ECMC, First Niagara join forces to purchase breast cancer prevention and education bus.
Champions, many others honored at Big R annual awards
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 05:15 pm
Close to 300 guests gathered recently to celebrate the 2011 season of Ransomville Speedway and the accomplishments of many. The night started out with a delicious buffet dinner catered by Johnston's Restaurant and was followed by an awards ceremony and music by Jonesie and the Cruisers. And the celebration lasted well into the night as guests enjoyed the festivities.
Lew-Port Travel Football sets fundraiser
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 05:05 pm
Lewiston-Porter Youth Travel Football will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser.
Presti names black belt recipients
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 05:00 pm
Presti Karate Centers hosted international black belt testing on Saturday, Oct. 8, conducted by an international board. Eight students were promoted to the rank of black belt or higher.

First-degree black belt recipients included: Lewiston's Robert Blakelock, 13; Rory McGuire, 13; and Jordan D'Angelo, 12; and Niagara Falls' Chris Smith, 15; Amanda Mrzygut, 16; Chris Drake, 13; and Philip D'Angelo, 15.

Carly Presti, 10, of Wilson ranked as the youngest-ever promoted to black belt. Presti has compiled more than five years of training.

Third-degree black belt recipients included Greg Bullock of Niagara-Wheatfield and Doug Boje of Pendleton.

Grand Island's season ends on high note with bowl championship win
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 02:00 pm
Grand Island put together its most dominating performance of the football season last Thursday to win the Chuck Funke Memorial Classic, 28-0 over Hamburg.
YMCA Turkey Trot seeking 'Trot Gobblers'
Mon, Oct 31st 2011 07:05 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara is inviting Western New Yorkers to cheer on the participants for the 116th annual YMCA Turkey Trot as "Trot Gobblers." Held every Thanksgiving morning, the race welcomes more than 12,500 participants to the 8K course on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.
Get in the game
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 04:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation has announced its sponsorship of the following activities and programs for November. All take place at the Lewiston Red Brick Municipal Building gym, 145 N. Fourth St.

•A craft class utilizing sand art will be offered on Monday, Nov. 7, at 4 or 6 p.m. The class is for children age 5 and older. The cost for the class is free and all supplies are included. To register for this class, call 754-1990.

•Fleece pillowmaking workshop classes for children will be offered on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 4 or 6 p.m. The class is for children 5 and older. Participants will be tying knots. The class is free and all supplies are included. To register for this class, call 754-1990.

An education on E-10 gasoline additives: Solving phase separation with K100
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 02:55 pm
by Mark Daul
Outdoors in Niagara
On Oct. 8, I wrote an article on E-10 gasoline and cautioned about using it in your boat, motorcycle, car or whatever kind of gasoline-powered engine you have because of "phase separation." I warned about using E-10 (10 percent ethanol) fuels (and E-15), and what to watch for and the real danger of mixing non-ethanol fuels with ethanol fuels.

I advised that you keep your gas tank full and vents closed to help prevent air moisture (humidity) entering your tank. I also mentioned that if there was an additive for this problem the fuel companies would already have an answer, and it would be included in every gallon of fuel you bought, but it doesn't.
Caution about E-10 in recreational vehicle gas tank
Fri, Oct 7th 2011 10:00 pm

Outdoors in Niagara

Use caution. Seems the Environmental Protection Agency wasn't happy with imposing 10 percent ethanol (E-10) in our fuel for the sake of eliminating greenhouse gases. Now they are ready to impose a 15 percent (E-15) ethanol/alcohol requirement in our fuel. Even your lawnmower, motorcycle, car, and whatever other toy you have uses gasoline with E-10, and now coming soon the new E-15 is being pushed on us. And you can thank the American Coalition for Ethanol and other allied groups for pushing for it.
Muzzleloader course offered
Fri, Oct 7th 2011 09:00 am
The Firearms Permit Review Board of Wheatfield will offer its annual muzzleloader course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Wheatfield Community Center, next to Town Hall.

Instructor will be Don MacSwan. A certificate will be issued to those completing the course as a requirement for their muzzleloader discharge permit. There is no course fee. The class is open to anyone age 14 and older. Those ages 14 to 17 should be accompanied by an adult.
Welcoming 8 into Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame
Tue, Oct 4th 2011 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame board announced its 2011 inductees.
Protect your hunting, fishing rights
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 07:15 pm
Concerned? If you are a hunter or fisher or both, you should be concerned. Our rights are slowly eroding away. As we go along, hunting land is disappearing with posted signs, fishing access is becoming less and less, and the antis keep pulling their tricks. Take a look at the radical People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for example - vegans that would rather wear cabbage leaves than wool, and no leather, just plastic shoes. Just think: no dairy products, no meat, and no hunting or fishing, and not even seeing-eye dogs.
Have your photo taken with the Stanley Cup at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 08:40 am
Thanks to the generosity of Delaware North and the Jacobs family, the Buffalo Zoo will host the Stanley Cup from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The zoo is proud to offer visitors and staff the opportunity to have a photo taken with the NHL's top prize, the oldest trophy awarded to professional athletes in North America.
Lew-Port varsity soccer teams up with local food pantry
Sat, Sep 24th 2011 12:20 am
On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Lewiston-Porter boys varsity soccer team will conduct a canned food drive to benefit the Ransomville Community Services Food Pantry. All fans attending the game are encouraged to bring at least one non-perishable food item with them that evening. Donation bins will be placed outside the main gates at Elia Stadium prior to the 6:30 p.m. game versus Kenmore West.
3rd annual Hospice run: 'Dash' to Youngstown for Hospice fundraiser
Thu, Sep 22nd 2011 07:00 am
It is time once again to lace up your sneakers in preparation for the third annual Hospice Dash. On Saturday, Sept. 24, runners and walkers will wait for the signal to begin on the trail through the uniquely scenic route created for this special event.
Ransomville Speedway: Brachmann crowned modified champion
Fri, Sep 9th 2011 05:35 pm
Chad Brachmann of Sanborn won the Mighty Taco Modified main and his first 358 modified title at Ransomville Speedway on Sept. 2. Brachmann came from 11th place to the point position on lap 33 and quickly pulled away from the field aboard the 50-lap main.
Bobby Grenga Memorial 5K run/walk
Fri, Sep 9th 2011 04:15 pm
The Bobby Grenga Memorial 5K run/walk begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Goat Island (parking lot 3) in Niagara Falls. The cost is $25 ($15 for students). All proceeds benefit the Bobby Grenga Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Girl's basketball in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 9th 2011 04:10 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring a girls basketball program starting Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Lewiston Red Brick Gym, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. Seven sessions will follow, from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 1-22 and Nov. 5-19.
Project Future kicks off for fall
Thu, Sep 8th 2011 01:25 pm
The Project Future Center, located at 2720 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Wheatfield, will hold its "Fall Kickoff" on Saturday, Sept. 10, and through the end of the month.
Lancers football schedule
Fri, Sep 2nd 2011 06:00 pm
Section VI has released the fall varsity football schedule for the Lewiston-Porter High School Lancers. Contests include:
Ransomville Speedway: Martin, Hossfeld collect 1st wins
Fri, Sep 2nd 2011 05:55 pm
It was a night of firsts last Friday, Aug. 26, at Ransomville Speedway as two new faces visited victory lane.
State parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Tue, Aug 30th 2011 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier State Park Region announces the annual permit lottery for the 2011 pheasant-hunting season will take place Friday, Sept. 30. This event will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Time to Dance open house
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 02:15 pm
Time to Dance hosts an open house from 1 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Burley wins $10K Summer Nationals
Fri, Aug 26th 2011 06:35 pm
The 27th Alex Friesen Summer Nationals, Friday, Aug. 19, was a rousing success as some 2,500 fans packed the grandstands at Ransomville Speedway.
Thunder on the Niagara
Thu, Aug 25th 2011 09:20 pm
Girls-only motorcycle ride set
Thu, Aug 25th 2011 09:20 pm
Female motorcyclists are teaming up with State Trooper Art Pittman to coordinate the "G.O. Ride" on Saturday, Aug. 27, from Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls.
NT hockey meat raffle fundraiser
Mon, Aug 22nd 2011 12:30 pm
The North Tonawanda Federation Varsity Hockey Team has begun its yearly fundraising efforts. The cost of one season of hockey is approximately $35,000, which the school district is unable to provide. Therefore, the burden falls on the players and the booster club to raise the money.
Ransomville Speedway: Flannigan, Ortiz, Dell and Sheehan win
Fri, Aug 19th 2011 10:30 pm
Another gorgeous night greeted race fans and drivers last Friday, Aug. 12, for a full card of racing at Ransomville Speedway, presented by Tim Hortons and LocalEdge. Some 200 VIP guests filled the Bud Towers and another 2,000 jammed the grandstands for a hot night of racing.
10-pound walleye takes lower Niagara River contest honors
Fri, Aug 19th 2011 10:30 pm
Ian Emes of Niagara Falls went home with a nice payday last Saturday by winning the fourth annual Walleye Classic sponsored by Outdoors Niagara and A-1 Bait Supplies. Emes also won the Lunker Award for the biggest fish of the day, weighing in at 10 pounds even.
Presti Kick-a-thon aids Child Advocacy Center
Thu, Aug 18th 2011 04:15 pm
Executive Director Laura Kelemen of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, standing third from left, and Carli Wilson of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, second from right, accept a donation from Presti Karate Center owner John Presti and winners of the center's annual Kid's Tournament & Kick-a-Thon.
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.

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