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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.
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.
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.

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 www.mightyniagarahalfmarathon.com, and a new name.
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.

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."
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.
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.
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.
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.

Islander takes part in first pitch at Bisons game
Sat, Jul 7th 2012 09:00 am
On June 26 at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, Chuck Thore of Harvey Road was the honorary PALS member (Person with ALS) at a Buffalo Bisons game, and got to throw out the first pitch of the game with the assistance of his wife Kristen, and step-daughter Sarah Brand.
Johnson remains undefeated in Ransomville's 'Battle at the Border'
Sat, Jul 7th 2012 01:15 am
Despite Mother Nature's best efforts - Ransomville Speedway pulled off its races Tuesday night for the third annual "Battle at the Border." Presented by Waste Management and Gater Racing News, the event proved to be action packed for the 2,200 in attendance. As has been the norm on Fridays this season, close to 100 cars filled the pit area for this mid-week special.

Danny Johnson of Rochester took top honors aboard the Mighty Taco/DIRTcar 358 Modified 75-lap main. Johnson threaded the needle on lap 18 splitting the likes of leader Ryan Susice and Chad Brachmann.

Carter, Putt win Bessel Independence Day Run
Fri, Jul 6th 2012 02:00 pm
Grand Island's Dick Bessel Independence Day road race set another record for participation, race director Jim Masiello told runners at the starting line.
Big catch
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 01:10 pm
The Niagara River Anglers provided this youngster with the thrill of the catch at the Waste Management picnic last Friday.
'Paddles Up' coming up
Mon, Jul 2nd 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announces the seventh annual "Paddles Up Niagara" will take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 28.
Bass fishing - a Niagara River adventure, Coast Guard encounter
Sat, Jun 30th 2012 07:00 am
Last Saturday my grandson Jesse, son Danny, and I went on a little fishing excursion for bass on the lower Niagara. It was a bright, windless, and event-filled day as it seemed the fish wanted to show off.
21st annual Niagara Cup Classic raises $40,000 for Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Jun 29th 2012 08:45 pm
One hundred-forty golfers took to the links June 5 at the Niagara Falls Country Club for the 21st Annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament.
Local team skates for a cure
Thu, Jun 28th 2012 02:55 pm
Brenden Dewey led Team Sharks with four goals to beat Team USA 5-4 in one of many games that were held in the 24 Hours of Hockey at the Northtown Center in Amherst.
Gleason's gymnasts finish season on high note
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 07:00 am
The level 4 gymnasts of Gleason's School of Gymnastics Niagara Team, pictured, competed at the Team Cup in Syracuse, the last meet of the 2011-12 season.
Olcott: Niagara County's hidden jewel - 'Ultimate Fishing Town'
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:20 pm
Father's Day found my wife and me on a car cruise to Olcott, and when we came over the Eighteen Mile Creek bridge and turned north, down the main drag into town we saw this little hamlet in the Town of Newfane bustling with people.
The 'fishermen' of the Niagara River
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 07:00 am
The "Nagara" River is a 103-mile-long river in Japan, and it is a popular river like our own famous Niagara River. In Japan there is also an ancient method of fishing the Nagara, and that is with a diving, fish-eating bird - the cormorant.
Free fishing days - U.S./Canada Border warning
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 02:50 pm
Every year, New York state offers a license-free fishing weekend, always the last full weekend in June. On Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, you will be able to fish any and all New York state waters without a license.
Car show honors NT's Hurtubise
Thu, Jun 7th 2012 08:35 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum's participation in New York Heritage Weekend included the Jim (Herk) Hurtubise Memorial Car Show. Hurtubise was a North Tonawanda racing legend and the museum has a permanent exhibit in his honor.
WNY Army, Air National Guardsmen at national shooting match
Fri, May 18th 2012 06:40 pm
Eight Western New York Army and Air National Guardsmen represented New York at the annual Winston P. Wilson National Shooting Competition in Arkansas the last week in April.
Mount St. Mary's Reverse Draw raises nearly $12,000
Fri, May 11th 2012 06:55 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation held its second annual Reverse Draw Fundraiser on May 9 and raised nearly $12,000 to benefit The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a one-stop health care facility for women of all ages.
Gleason's level 5 team wins in Spring Graffiti
Fri, May 11th 2012 05:50 pm
The Niagara team from Gleason's School of Gymnastics, level 5, took home first place in the Spring Graffiti in Hamburg on April 21.
World-class golf
Fri, May 11th 2012 01:00 am
VIDEO: The Niagara Frontier Country Club in Porter will hold an "Open House Golf Tournament" on Saturday, May 19.
UB 'Duel in the Pool' with Lance Armstrong, Mary Eggers
Thu, May 3rd 2012 08:50 am
Lance Armstrong competed April 28 against Mary Eggers at the University at Buffalo in a fundraiser dubbed "Duel in the Pool." Proceeds went to Rochester's Teens Living with Cancer organization.
Is it a steelhead or a rainbow trout?
Fri, Apr 27th 2012 09:45 pm
OK, you heard it here.

What is the difference between a steelhead trout and a rainbow trout? Around here in our watershed you could say they are the same, and people like to call them all "steelhead." Maybe it just sounds better. Genetically, they are both the same.

Ransomville, Canandaigua to offer 'Friendship Pass'
Sat, Apr 21st 2012 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway reports that, in an effort to provide unity between two regional racetracks, both Ransomville and Canandaigua Motorsports Park will be offering a "Friendship Pass" to each of its competitors for the 2012 season.

The program will be allowed for Ransomville Speedway's Sportsman and Street Stock Division along with the Canandaigua Motorsports Park Sportsman and Pure Stock classes only. Each driver who chooses to use the Friendship Pass will be allowed to get a "buy one, get one free" pit pass. Each race team will be able to use the program for up to three of its members, which will allow six persons from each team to benefit.

Coyotes wrap up spring season
Sat, Apr 14th 2012 07:00 am
The Coyotes had a great run exceeding the expectations of many and finishing their spring season 9-1-1. The team is comprised of players from Niagara Falls, Niagara Wheatfield, Lewiston, Amherst and Grand Island.
Hospice debuts DiMino Lower Niagara 5K Series
Mon, Apr 9th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice has announced the creation of the DiMino Lower Niagara 5K Series.