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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.
How about learning to sail this summer?
Sat, Apr 7th 2012 07:00 am
If you know a young person who would like to learn a new sport, why not consider sailing? Sailing is a lifelong sport, and there is no better time to learn it than when you are young.
Dozens compete in Presti Kid's-only Karate tourney
Fri, Apr 6th 2012 02:55 pm
On March 24, Presti Karate Centers hosted its 12th annual Kid's-only Karate tournament. A total of 150 children, ages 6 to 18, competed in weapons, kata and sparring.
DNFBA hosts USA Track & Field-sanctioned 'Run with the Rapids 5K Run/Walk'
Wed, Apr 4th 2012 11:45 am
The fourth annual "Run with the Rapids 5K Run/Walk" will be held on Saturday, May 19, in downtown Niagara Falls. This USA Track & Field-sanctioned race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Coyotes go to finals
Thu, Mar 29th 2012 07:00 am
The NC Coyotes Midget 16U team followed a victory in the Gene Harrington Spring Classic Tournament at Hyde Park Arena with an incredible ride to the finals of the New York state championships.
Fish stocking: See how it's done and why
Sat, Mar 24th 2012 07:00 am
New York state operates 12 fish hatcheries throughout the state, raising muskellunge, walleye, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, rainbow, Coho and Chinook salmon.
Wheatfield Blades win league championship
Thu, Mar 22nd 2012 04:45 pm
The 2012 Wheatfield Blades Squirt Minor AAA team won the Western New York Amateur Hockey League Championship by beating the Depew Saints, 4-1, at Cheektowaga Town Rink.
League champs
Thu, Mar 22nd 2012 04:45 pm
Congratulations to the Holy Ghost girls varsity basketball team for winning the Lutheran School Basketball League Championship.
Level 5, 6 teams do well at Nickel City Classic
Thu, Mar 22nd 2012 04:40 pm
The Niagara team from Gleason's School of Gymnastics level 5 team took second place overall in the Nickel City Classic meet held in Orchard Park on Feb 12.
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course one of first in Western New York to open for 2012
Tue, Mar 13th 2012 04:35 pm
New Seneca Hickory Stick loyalty card on sale now
Big R preps for 55th year
Sat, Mar 10th 2012 07:00 am
The racing season is just eight short weeks away for Ransomville Speedway, which will celebrate its 55th season of operation. The Friesen family will enter their 40th as track operators at the famed one-half Niagara County oval.

As with all racetracks, sponsorship remains a valuable part of the weekly operations. We are blessed to have great companies to work with at Ransomville Speedway. Certainly one of the factors that make my job so enjoyable is the great people I work with from the sponsors, to the drivers, and the fans - they are second to none.

Bud Bakewell Bruins win second consecutive Major title
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 06:20 pm
The Bud Bakewell Bruins won the Western New York Amateur Hockey League Bantam Major AA playoff championship for 2011-12.
Readying for 'Dancin' 2012'
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 05:45 pm
Students from the Lewiston Dance Center try on their costumes for the upcoming yearly revue, "Dancin' 2012" taking place this spring at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
Lutheran champs
Thu, Mar 8th 2012 12:10 pm
Congratulations to the St. John Eagles boys varsity basketball team for winning the Lutheran School Basketball League Championship.
N-W wrestling fans aid food banks, City Mission
Thu, Mar 1st 2012 10:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Youth Wrestling Club helped out some area food banks and the City Mission by holding a canned food drive at a recent tournament at the high school.
Lower Niagara Steelhead contest results
Sat, Feb 25th 2012 07:00 am
Even though the weather was pretty decent compared to other years, there were 88 hearty contestants in the 28th annual Lower Niagara River Anglers Steelhead Contest held on Feb. 18. The contest is held yearly in honor of Roger Tobey, who was a hard-working volunteer in fisheries management.
Teams collect money for American Cancer Society
Thu, Feb 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield junior varsity and varsity girls basketball players were big winners off the court, raising more than $1,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Lancer wrestlers win class and section team titles; two advance to states
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 11:45 am
The Lewiston-Porter varsity wrestling team successfully defended its 2011 Section VI and Class B tournament championships. The Lancers have two wrestlers traveling to Albany for the New York State Wrestling Championships.
VFW donates to Red Brick Bench Press Championship 9
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 03:30 pm
VFW Post 7487 recently presented Dennis Brochey of Dennis Brochey's Automotive with a check for $1,000.
Lewiston Dance Ensemble performs around region
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 03:20 pm
The Lewiston Dance Center's competition/performance team, the Lewiston Dance Ensemble, has recently toured the county.
Senn inks letter of intent to Kent State
Sat, Feb 11th 2012 01:30 pm
Stephanie Senn signed on to play goalkeeper for the Kent State University women's soccer team next year, but if the Golden Flash need someone to play one of the other 10 positions, the Grand Island High School senior is ready.
First place at Skaneateles Figure Skating Invitational
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 04:45 pm
For the second year in a row, the Niagara University Skating Club was awarded the club trophy for first place at the Skaneateles Figure Skating Invitational competition
They did it again
Thu, Feb 9th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield boys' swimming and diving team recently posted its second consecutive undefeated season and won the Niagara Frontier League title.
Edward Town student competes in Empire Games
Thu, Feb 9th 2012 05:25 am
The Empire State Winter Games, a multiple day sporting event, took place Feb. 2-5 in Lake Placid.
'Pink in the Rink' at NU
Thu, Feb 2nd 2012 07:05 am
The Niagara University women's hockey team is holding its annual "Pink the Rink" game on Friday, Feb. 3, when they host Mercyhurst University at 7 p.m.

All four of the women's hockey teams in the College Hockey America conference are taking part in the sixth annual "Skate for the Cure" fundraiser. The program was started to help raise awareness and funds toward the fight against breast cancer. In an effort to "pink" Dwyer Arena, the hockey team will wear custom-made pink jerseys and encourage everyone in attendance to join them by also wearing pink.

Winter steelheading the lower Niagara -- the steelhead contest
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 06:05 pm
Throughout the winter around here you regularly see boats on trailers coming on and off the Moses Parkway, and up and down Center Street heading for the Lewiston Landing.
Banker breaks all-time scoring record at GIHS
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:20 pm
Kallie Banker became Grand Island High School's all-time leading scorer in basketball during a win at Niagara Falls on Jan. 19.
Banker coaches 300th win in beating of Ken-East
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 04:00 pm
Grand Island basketball player Kallie Banker is on the verge of setting a GIHS record for scoring.
 


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