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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.
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.

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