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Grand Island Dance Center: Dance Ensemble has busy season
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 06:55 am
The Grand Island Dance Center's Dance Ensemble had a very full performance season. The last performance of the season was at Niagara University for the halftime show.
Mark Daul: Whatever became of 'Lewiston Louie?'
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 06:55 am
He has a round, heavy looking body, a thick and long neck, and a large head. He also has pink legs and feet, and an orange bill. It is believed he had dual citizenship, U.S. and Canada. He hangs out with a floozy named "Lady Louise," believed to be a Canadian beauty.
HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey announces youth clinics
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:35 pm
HARBORCENTER VP and Director of the Academy of Hockey Kevyn Adams have announced 11 Academy of Hockey development clinics will be offered to travel players at the AAA and AA levels from March 25 through April 12. Included are two sessions dedicated to goaltenders on April 10, and a girl's-only clinic on April 12. All sessions will be at the First Niagara Center.

"We are excited to have this opportunity to jumpstart our programming to support youth hockey development," Adams said.

2014 WNY Boat Show to be held at Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Marine Trades Association of WNY has announced the 2014 WNY Boat Show will once again be held at The Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. Buffalo's premier boat dealers will present brand-new product, from cruisers and pontoon boats to wakeboarding and fishing boats, personal watercraft and much more.
Fishing a Finger Lake; there are six Great Lakes?
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:35 pm
Can you name the 11 Finger Lakes? How about the six Great Lakes?
Mount St. Mary's Foundation offers double-header sports package with Niagara University athletics
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation has teamed with Niagara University athletics to offer a special package for a men's basketball and hockey doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 22.
N-W swim team collecting awards
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:15 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield boys swim team collected a Niagara Frontier League first place with its 200 medley relay team scoring a time of 1:45.25 at last weekend's NFL meet at Lockport High School.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. to promote nationally televised SHOWTIME boxing event at Turning Stone Resort Casino Feb. 28
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
Floyd Mayweather Jr., the current light middleweight champion of the world, and considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time, will bring a night of world-class boxing to the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center Friday, Feb. 28, through his Mayweather Promotions brand.
Charlie lived a good life
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:05 pm
Charlie comes from a large family of black bass and is the closest cousin to the largemouth bass, both abundant in our local fishery. The guy you see in the picture has been with me for about 28 years, and has a cool history.
NHL Stadium Series sets viewership records across NBC and NBCSN
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:05 am
The NHL Stadium Series matchups from iconic venues in Los Angeles and New York this past weekend set viewership records across NBC and NBCSN, continuing NBC Sports Group's strong NHL ratings this season.
Comcast, NBCUniversal enter into 10-year deal with San Francisco 49ers and Levi's Stadium to deliver new fan experience
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:25 pm
Comcast and NBCUniversal have announced a 10-year agreement with the San Francisco 49ers and Levi's Stadium designed to deliver an unmatched in-stadium fan experience. Comcast is leveraging multiple business units - Comcast Cable, Comcast Business, regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, and local NBC owned station NBC Bay Area - to help power what will be one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in sports.
Marty Biron joins HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey staff
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:30 pm
HARBORCENTER VP and Director of the Academy of Hockey Kevyn Adams has announced Marty Biron has joined the Academy of Hockey coaching staff, and will serve as its director of goaltending.
HARBORCENTER: IMPACT Sports Performance will operate high-performance training facility
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel has announced IMPACT Sports Performance will operate HARBORCENTER's 5,000-square-foot, high-performance off-ice training facility.
Sabres Star Steve Ott on texting and driving: 'It Can Wait'
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 04:00 pm
Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott takes a moment away from signing autographs at the AT&T store in the Walden Galleria Mall to pose with Jackson, Grady and Kobee Decker. Ott was at the AT&T store to meet with fans and to assist the company in educating the community on the dangers of texting while driving.
Buffalo Junior Sabres organization releases details for 2014-15 season
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 11:45 am
The Buffalo Junior Sabres youth organization today announced details for the upcoming season, including team coaches, tryout dates and player fees. The organization also announced additions to its website, buffalojuniorsabres.com, which has been expanded and re-launched.
NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee to commence Super Bowl week with concert, fireworks display
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 09:35 am
Area football fans and visitors to New York and New Jersey will have a unique opportunity to welcome Super Bowl XLVIII to the region, as the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with Macy's, will produce the "Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular," a free, ticketed event featuring performances by Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls, with additional acts to be announced, and a first-class Macy's fireworks show.
More sponsors on board as Big R readies for 2014 season
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
With the colder, winter temperatures settling into the Western New York atmosphere, Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season. The Niagara County-based half-mile speed plant will be releasing a monster 2014 schedule within the next few weeks and continues to sign valuable marketing partners that will only enhance Ransomville Speedway's popular Friday racing program.

Tim Hortons, Johnston's Restaurant, Pepsi and Gippster's Collision are officially back in the fold for the upcoming season.

K of C to hold FT contest
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:50 pm
The gymnasium at St. Stephen School is reserved for the local/Council 4752 championship, the first level of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, on Saturday, Jan. 18. Registration, as well as free throw practice, begins at 12:30 p.m. and closes at 1:30 p.m. Competition begins promptly at 1:30 p.m.
U.S. House Soccer program arrives in Wheatfield
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:20 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics has introduced an approved U.S. House Soccer development program in Wheatfield.
Sabres to sell 'Ott's Otters' to benefit Buffalo Zoo
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will sell a limited number of special edition stuffed otters, known as "Ott's Otters," with an autograph from Sabres forward Steve Ott. The stuffed otters, each one wearing an Ott jersey, come with a card autographed by the Sabres captain. All proceeds will directly benefit the Buffalo Zoo.
AMSOIL Championship Snocross Racing returns to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram - the world's premier professional snowmobile racing circuit - returns to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel for two days/nights of high-octane racing action Feb. 7 and 8, with the running of the Seneca Allegany Casino Air Force Snocross.
Big R announces return of sponsors for 2014
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway has announced the return of several sponsors for the 2014 season. With the 14th annual Hangover 150 in the books, Big R has set its sights on preparing for Friday, April 25, and the annual test, tune and time night. The 57th season opener is slated for Friday, May 2.

Mike Greenawalt and Investors Service Company will return for the upcoming season in several capacities.

Sno-Chiefs set state snowmobile safety course
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will hold a New York state snowmobile safety course this month. Course dates are Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 20 and 21, at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. Times are 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
NU to honor Scaffidi with bobblehead day
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will recognize NU Hall of Famer Phil Scaffidi with a bobblehead day when the men's basketball team hosts Rider at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. The first 1,200 fans in attendance will receive a Scaffidi bobblehead.
Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo: Additional speakers and activities announced
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, to be held Jan. 24-26 inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., is providing attendees the opportunity to learn from the pros as Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, co-founders of Bass University, head two panel discussions throughout the weekend.
Buffalo Stars to expand footprint to Falls
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Stars hockey organization will expand its footprint in the 2014-15 hockey season with the formation of the "Buffalo Stars North" or Niagara Falls Stars.

The Stars will form multiple organization house league teams in the squirt, peewee, bantam and midget levels. In addition, the Stars will offer a beginner/learn to skate hockey program.

Tonight's Jr. Sabres game postponed
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:40 am
Tonight's scheduled Buffalo Jr. Sabres home game vs. the Hamilton Red Wings at Northtown Center is postponed.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls kick off the 2014 season with a re-match of last year's championship
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:50 am
On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Queen City Roller Girls will kick-off the 2014 season with a re-match of last year's championship between the Devil Dollies and the Nickel City Knockouts.
Cecconi tallies first USHL goal
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
Last month marked a first for Lewiston's own Joseph Cecconi, pictured, as he tallied his first USHL goal.
Big R kicks off racing with 14th annual Hangover 150
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
A total of 91 entries were recorded for the 14th annual Hangover 150. The yearly event at the half-mile Western New York oval officially kicks off the racing season at the Big R.
Birding in winter? Great Lakes Seaway Trail offers avian diversity
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
Winter along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway offers birdwatchers unique opportunities to espy feathered fliers along the freshwater shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania.
Intense Milk launches 'Winter of Fun' ski resort discount program
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
Intense Milk continues its "Winter of Fun" program this season by offering deep discounts at New York state ski resorts from Western New York to the Capital Region.
New Year's resolution: Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
Another year has passed us by and now a new one is here. We know one of the easiest things to break is a resolution we make and, silently, somehow, forget about it and, snap, it's broken and forgotten. Here is a resolution you should make and keep forever: "Take an elderly person fishing."
New York State Parks to celebrate new year with 'First Day Hikes'
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will sponsor 24 guided hikes in state parks and historic sites on New Year's Day as part of the third annual "First Day Hikes" program taking place across the nation.
DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir Park ice rinks are now open
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 11:25 am
The ice rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir Park are now officially open for public use.
DEC announces a temporary blackout period for sporting license sales and game harvest reporting
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced that, beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, the public will not be able to purchase hunting, fishing or trapping licenses, or secure a recreational marine fishing registration or report their harvested game.
Janice Cavaretta becomes first woman to receive Duffett Award
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Janice Cavaretta was named as the 2013 recipient of the J. Michael Duffett Memorial Award, presented each year to the coach or administrator whose contributions to amateur hockey in Western New York "best exemplify the knowledge, teaching, love of the game and gentle humanity of Mike."
Bowl game gives UB a chance to shine before national audience
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo is heading to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 21, giving the university an opportunity to introduce a national audience to the institution's athletic, academic and research strengths.
HARBORCENTER announces team of the month contest
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:40 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the details of the HARBORCENTER team of the month contest.
Sabres to sell autographed holiday ornaments for charity
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will again provide fans a chance to do some holiday shopping while supporting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation with the return of their annual autographed ornament surprise.
 


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