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12 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame inductees to be unveiled Wednesday
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will introduce its 12-member Class of 2014 Wednesday afternoon in the ballroom of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.
Buffalo Championship Wrestling returns with fundraiser, Johnny Swinger
Sat, May 24th 2014 03:00 pm
On Saturday, June 7, Buffalo Championship Wrestling and Entertainment Group are partnering with Relay For Life for a fundraiser at Niagara Active Hose, 6010 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara.
Lew-Port Lancers win league title with victory
Sat, May 24th 2014 09:00 am
On Wednesday, May 13, the Lewiston-Porter boys tennis team defeated Kenmore East by a score of 5-0. With the win, the Lancers completed a near perfect season with a 13-1 record, and officially earned the Niagara Frontier League championship.
Sign up for safe boating
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:50 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 is offering "About Boating Safely" classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Officers Club of Fort Niagara in Youngstown.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy golf tournament honors James Catanese
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its 22nd annual "Matthew J. Murphy Jr. On the Tee fore NCP" golf tournament, June 13 at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Registration and lunch are at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit NCP's adult vocational program.

The event will celebrate the agency's 60th anniversary, in addition to unveiling a new award, "The Chairman's Award." This year's recipient is James Catanese.

Buffalo RiverWorks lands roller derby league; brings women's amateur sport to Buffalo River
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
Buffalo RiverWorks recently announced it would become home to the Queen City Roller Girls, an amateur Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association league next season.

The Queen City Roller Girls will compete on a 98-foot-by-66-foot derby track that will be built to accommodate some of the nation's best female athletes. The indoor track is a part of Buffalo RiverWorks eight-acre entertainment and event center that will officially open next fall on the shore of the Buffalo River. The derby track will be the first of its kind in the nation. Derby players provided input into its custom design.

Jim Kelly reflects on his cancer battle; future of Buffalo Bills
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
As Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly returned home to continue his battle with mouth cancer, he took time Wednesday to meet with WBBZ-TV Vice President and General Manager Bob Koshinski for a television interview to update everyone in Western New York and across #BillsNation on his health, family and involvement with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the sale of the Buffalo Bills.
NY Sea Grant offers clean and safe boating tips with 2014 'Water Mouse' exhibit
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
New York Sea Grant shares clean and safe boating tips as the new "Discover Clean & Safe Boating" educational vessel travels to venues throughout upstate New York through the 2014 boating season. The top 10 list of tips from New York Sea Grant is designed to help boaters be safe, environmentally friendly and legal on New York's recreational waters:
Sibling athletes from Wilson find success in lacrosse
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:50 pm
Elizabeth Keefer, a senior at Wilson Central High School, has signed with Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester and will receive a scholarship to play women's lacrosse. Steven, her brother, is also on a lacrosse scholarship to Roberts Wesleyan College.

Elizabeth comes from a lacrosse-playing family and has played the past four years for the Newfane Panthers girls club lacrosse team (Wilson does not have a girls team). Prior to that, she played lacrosse in the N.W.A.A. youth program. Elizabeth will be first student from Wilson to play NCAA Division II women's lacrosse.

Rodden rips record
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Penny Rodden of Niagara Falls took first-place honors recently at the RPS Spring Supremacy Powerlifting Championship held in Rochester.
Golf tournament to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 30th annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament is taking place Monday, June 9, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown. All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Niagara County.
Ransomville Speedway loses another one to Mother Nature
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:45 am
A heavy rainstorm moved in at 5 p.m. Friday, forcing Ransomville Speedway officials to cancel the racing program slated for the night.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2014-15 season-ticket prices
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the prices for season-ticket packages for the 2014-15 season. The prices for season tickets have increased by 4 percent from 2013-14, which amounts to roughly $1 to $4 more per game, depending on seat location, but will remain among the most affordable in the NHL, officials said.

"We are grateful to our fans for their incredible loyalty and patience through a challenging season," said Sabres president Ted Black. "It's important to us to balance the affordability of our tickets against the opportunity to qualify for league revenue sharing."

Accordingly, as an added benefit this year, season ticket holders can earn up to a 6.5 percent rebate, which is added to their SabreBucks card, if their account is renewed by June 23.

Annual 'Run with the Rapids' 5K race scheduled for May 17
Tue, May 6th 2014 12:10 pm
The sixth annual "Run with the Rapids" 5K race will be held Saturday, May 17, in downtown Niagara Falls. This USA Track & Field-sanctioned race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association. Race registration and the post-race party will be held on Old Falls Street, USA.
Lewiston Event Center set to begin phase two of construction
Sat, May 3rd 2014 11:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center (formerly Frontier Lanes) is a perfect example of before and after construction work.
May 3 marks season opener for many popular warmwater sportfish
Fri, May 2nd 2014 05:55 pm
The state fishing season for walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge opens Saturday, May 3, marking the opening of most of New York's freshwater sportfish seasons, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced.
Ransomville Speedway cancels opener due to saturated grounds
Fri, May 2nd 2014 03:45 pm
Ransomville Speedway announced the cancellation of its season-opening program, which was scheduled for tonight, due to the heavy amounts of rain that fell through the middle of the week. Big R reported the speedway grounds are simply too saturated, forcing officials to cancel the 57th season opener.
First Buffalo Jr. Sabres Golf Tournament scheduled for July 7
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres have announced the first Buffalo Jr. Sabres Golf Tournament will take place Monday, July 7, at Westwood Country Club in Williamsville.
Hunting or trapping of wild boars in New York now prohibited
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:05 pm
A new regulation that prohibits hunting or trapping of free-ranging Eurasian boars in New York State was formally adopted, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Monday. The regulation is designed to ensure maximum effectiveness of DEC's statewide eradication efforts.
Lewiston Kiwanis Spring Fling 'One Mile Race for Kids' winners announced
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
The winners of the 19th annual Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild Spring Fling "One Mile Race for Kids" are ...
Buffarun Distance Club: 'I run because I can'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
An inspiring message runs across the Buffarun Distance Club's website which reads, "I run for others. I run for my family. I run for a challenge. I run for a cure. I run because I can."
Rivershore hosts inaugural 5K May 3 in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 10:15 pm
Rivershore Inc. has announced a new and unique 5K running event to be held in the Village of Lewiston Saturday, May 3. The Rivershore 5K will be held annually on the first Saturday of May to coincide with the Lewiston Smelt Festival, and will be the first of 10 runs in the DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series.

The event, professionally managed by Race Management Solution, seeks to support Rivershore programs while promoting the historic Village of Lewiston.

This one-of-a-kind running experience will start and finish on Lewiston Landing in front of the Barton Hill Hotel (start time 11 a.m.). Runners will experience the most challenging incline in Lewiston.

John Tucker named head coach of Buffalo Jr. Sabres
Fri, Apr 18th 2014 09:30 pm
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres have announced several management and coaching changes in the organization, including the hiring of former Buffalo Sabres player John Tucker as head coach of the Junior A team of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Hypnotizing houseflies; lots of Scuttlebutt
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 07:00 am
There are a lot of people that don't know, or even realize this but there are many critters that can be hypnotized. It wouldn't actually put them in a hypnotic state, but more or less immobilize or relax them temporarily.
G. Garvin returns to Cooking Channel to tour country for best southern-inspired dishes
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 06:20 pm
Chef Gerry Garvin, aka "G.," hits the road again for the third season of "Road Trip with G. Garvin," premiering Wednesday, May 21, at 9 p.m. on Cooking Channel.
NTCC alerts outdoor enthusiasts about reductions in state sporting license fees
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:55 pm
Attention resident and nonresident anglers and hunters: The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is alerting outdoor enthusiasts New York has made several changes to its sporting licenses this year, including a reduction in fees.
HARBORCENTER announces partnership with Erie Community College
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel and Erie Community College President Jack Quinn Jr. have announced a partnership that will make HARBORCENTER the home of ECC Kats hockey, beginning with the 2014-15 season.
'Dick Lang Day' in Niagara County: Long-time Royalton supervisor, Roy-Hart and Newfane wrestling coach to be honored
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:00 pm
County and state officials will honor former Royalton Supervisor Dick Lang tonight, taking note of a lengthy public service career that spanned 34 years, as well as more than three decades spent as a wrestling coach.
Seneca Hickory Stick honored with national awards
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 07:00 am
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club was honored with two national customer service awards at the recent KemperSports national leadership conference.
New York State Parks welcomes spring boating season
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
As more moderate weather arrives across the state, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation welcomes boaters and anglers to take advantage of New York State's abundance of recreational waterways, while encouraging them to take common-sense precautions to stay safe.

For a safe and enjoyable boating season, State Parks recommends the following:

Yahoo! is presenting sponsor of 2014 Mighty Niagara Half Marathon to benefit Niagara Hospice
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:45 pm
Technology giant Yahoo!, a worldwide provider of communication tools on the Internet and mobile devices, and one of Niagara County's fastest-growing employers, has teamed up with Niagara Hospice to sponsor The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon. Yahoo! will be the presenting sponsor for the annual event, which raises money for the programs and services provided by Niagara Hospice.
2014 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the rosters for the 10th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place Wednesday, April 9, at First Niagara Center.
Mark Daul: Spring has sprung; bald eagle flies the coop
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:50 am
Spring has officially arrived according to the Gregorian calendar. It was a really long winter for most of us, and the same goes for outdoor creatures too.
NCCC Alumni Association to host annual 5K run/walk
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host the 2014 Alumni 5K Run/Walk Friday, May 2. The course is now USA Track and Field-certified and features a fast, flat route around the scenic campus in Sanborn.
DEC invites hunter input on fall 2014 waterfowl seasons
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:25 pm
Through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY's Open for Fishing & Hunting" initiative, hunters are invited to submit recommendations to regional waterfowl hunter task forces for the dates of the fall 2014 duck hunting seasons by April 4, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Tuesday. DEC will evaluate the task force recommendations in setting waterfowl seasons, which must comply with federal rules.
GI Dance Center to welcome Flow40! to Island for workshops
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 07:00 pm
The Grand Island Dance Center, 2407 Grand Island Blvd., and the Lewiston Dance Center will host a Flow40 Dance Workshop at the GI location. All dancers of age in the community are invited to attend.
Junior Sabres begin second-round action of OJHL Playoffs at First Niagara Center
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Junior Sabres are set to face the Georgetown Raiders in the second round of the Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs. Game 1 will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, March 14, at First Niagara Center. Admission for the game is $10 for adults and $7 for students with a school ID.
Redhawks are Squirt champs
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 06:05 pm
Auto Collision and Glass Team Redhawks defeated Anzalone Electric Team Hornets 3-2 at Dwyer Arena on March 2.
Falcons WNY champs for 3rd year
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 06:00 pm
The N-W Falcons hockey team won the WNY Section VI championship for the third year in a row on Feb. 24. The team is shown at the First Niagara Center after its 3-2 win against Williamsville North.
DEC: Another successful year for DEC's Angler Achievement Awards Program
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 04:25 pm
As part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "NY Open for Fishing and Hunting" initiative, the Angler Achievement Awards Program established a new state record for brook trout, New York State Department of Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced.

"Almost 200 entries were submitted into the program in 2013 with more than 75 percent of those qualified under the Catch and Release Category, indicating the sound stewardship ethic of New York's anglers," Martens said. "Not only does the Angler Achievement Awards Program provide deserved recognition to those anglers catching trophy fish, it also provides a useful snapshot of the quality of the state's freshwater fishery."

 


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