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NYS Canal Corp. announces fall fishing initiative in WNY is now an annual program to support fishing environment, angling community & local businesses
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 05:00 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. announced that, after a successful two-year trial run, its fall fishing initiative is now a permanent annual program that will release regulated flows of water from the Erie Canal into Lake Ontario tributaries in Western New York each fall.
DEC announces youth pheasant hunting weekend for WNY
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 8-9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced. The youth-only pheasant hunting weekend helps acclimate junior hunters to upland game bird hunting when fewer hunters are afield, and to learn safe hunting values and skills from experienced hunters.
Holy Ghost hosts Bergholz 5K
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and School hosted the Bergholz 5K road race and 1-mile "fun run" on Saturday, to promote health and wellness within the community, and to benefit on-site facilities and operations.
Gliding Stars registration dates scheduled
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The arrival of fall signals the start of Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice-skating program for people with disabilities.
Bassmaster ranks Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River 8th in US
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Bassmaster Magazine is considered by many to be the worldwide authority on bass fishing, providing readers with tips and advice to improve their success rate on the water. This year, Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River were ranked eighth on their annual list of the 100 Best Bass Lakes in the country.
Noted journalist Bill Wolcott passes
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 01:25 pm
Western New York lost a well-respected and admired sports writer on Sept. 11, 2022. John William "Bill" Wolcott died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
3 boating safety tips just right for fall boating
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 04:00 pm
Fall boating season has arrived, and with it come different types of risks that cold water and air temperatures bring. Here are three boating safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just right for leaf peeping season.
AHA, Buffalo Bills team to offer students exciting ways to get moving with NFL PLAY 60
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
The American Heart Association and the National Football League continue their commitment to kids' whole-body health through physical activity.
'Big R': Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill set for Friday night
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 02:50 pm
Labatt and Bailey Brothers Landscape and Snow Removal will present the Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill this Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway. The racing card will also feature a $2,000 to win Big Block/Small Block Shootout, plus a Sportsman/Novice Shootout, and the final points race of the season for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks.
UB students, working with community physicians, to provide free sports physicals at Seneca-Babcock Community Center
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:30 pm
Parents whose children are playing sports this year can take advantage of free sports physicals that University at Buffalo faculty and students are providing at the Seneca-Babcock Community Center, under the supervision of physician volunteers from UB and the community.
'Big R': Big Blocks & monster trucks coming to Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 05:20 pm
The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will make their 36th visit to the Ransomville Speedway Wednesday night for the 37th running of the Summer Nationals. The race will be 75-laps in distance and will pay $7,500 to win. The Investor's Service Sportsman will join the Big Blocks as they will be competing in the second annual Mike Bonesky Memorial for the Western and Central Region.
Bergholz 5K is Sept. 24
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 09:30 am
The Bergholz 5K (and 1-mile Fun Run) road race is once again being hosted in Bergholz on Sept. 24, starting at 10 a.m.
Chimera delivers funding for Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 02:05 pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera met with coaches and young players to present a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League (HNPYBL).
Boating safety has improved nationally says Water Sports Foundation, resulting in fewer incidents & fatalities
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard's latest 2021 Recreational Boating Statistics Report revealed boating safety improved with a 15.4% drop in the fatality rate per 100,000 registered vessels since 2020, while incidents decreased by 15.7% to 4,439; total fatalities decreased by 14.2% to 658; and total injuries decreased by 17.2% to 2,641.
'Big R': Buffalo Fuel, Firth Jewelers & Telco Construction present racing action this Friday night
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:35 pm
Buffalo Fuel, Firth Jewelers and Telco Construction will be presenting the racing program this coming Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway. A full card of Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman will all be in action at 7:15 p.m.
Registration open for YMCA Turkey Trot
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:15 pm
Registration for the 127th annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot is open. Runners may register at www.YMCABN.org until race capacity is reached.
'WNY Home Run Derby' to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Foundation, other local charities
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 05:10 pm
Officials of the Buffalo AAA MUNY Baseball league announced the first-ever "WNY Home Run Derby" is happening Saturday, Aug. 13, at Sheridan Park in the Town of Tonawanda. The daylong event will feature some of the area's best hitters, competing in high school, college and open divisions.
Ransomville Speedway adjusting 2022 schedule
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 12:50 pm
Management of the Ransomville Speedway is making an adjustment to the end of the 2022 schedule.
Niagara County is 'Reelin' for a Cure'
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 10:45 am
"Reelin' for a Cure" is returning to Olcott and Wilson harbors from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 19. In its seventh year, the fishing tournament will host hundreds of women angling for prize money, bragging rights and the opportunity to raise money for women battling cancer.
Angel Cup Golf Challenge
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 10:00 am
The Community Action Angel Cup Golf Challenge, sponsored by Niagara Community Action Program, was held Monday at the Niagara County Golf Course. Pictured, from left: Chuck Cleri, Mike Hartman and board members John Lombardi and Andy Kirsch.
New 'Tackle Box' smartphone feature to enhance fishing-related tourism in New York
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the state's new "Tackle Box" mobile phone feature to, her team said, "enhance fishing-related tourism by making it easier for new and experienced anglers to enjoy the great fishing offered throughout New York.
Rapids Bowling Center sponsors fundraiser for Help and Hope for Homeless
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 10:40 am
The Rapids Bowling Center in Niagara Falls will sponsor a "no-tap" bowling event for the charity Help and Hope for Homeless on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 9524 Niagara Falls Blvd.
DEC: Hunting & trapping licenses are now on sale
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits (DMPs) for the 2022-23 seasons are now on sale. Expanded hunting opportunities offered last year are also available to hunters this year.
Racing heats up at 'Big R'
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
Ransomville Speedway's 2022 season is continuing to roll right into the month of August, as VanDeMark Chemicals and JAGG Electrical and Control will be presenting the racing program on Friday, Aug. 5. The racing program will feature a full card of Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
Making her mark: Dr. Stacey Schroeder-Watt works to level playing field for women in sports, STEM careers
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
A phenomenal track star at Grand Island High School, Dr. Stacey Schroeder-Watt got a boost on her career path in medicine through sports. "Because I had a scholarship as a result of Title IX," she explained.
'Big R': Richard Wilkinson Mini Stock Memorial, kids rides this Friday Night
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will be featured this Friday night for the annual Richard Wilkinson Memorial. Jetport Restaurant, Niagara Metals and Tim Hortons will present the program, which will also feature the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman. The popular kids rides will also be part of the show.
Youngstown Yacht Club's Can Am Challenge has boating, music & more
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 09:10 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club invites you to check out 2022 Can Am Challenge weekend, taking place July 23-24 on the Lake Ontario waters and throughout the village.
Roller Rink at Canalside opening Aug. 12
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 05:10 pm
Buffalo Waterfront Management Group announced the return of Roller Skating at Canalside starting Aug. 12, made possible in partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation.
Legislator Hill says new disc golf course in Royalton Ravine Park a 'huge hit'
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:30 pm
The new disc golf course that opened at the beginning of summer in Royalton Ravine Park appears to be a huge hit with Niagara County residents, according to Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill. This is the second disc course opened by Niagara County Parks, with the original located in Burmaster Park at Bond Lake.
$5.7 million in federal COVID-19 relief to New York's marine fishing industries
Mon, Jul 11th 2022 02:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $5.7 million in federal aid provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act is being distributed to New York's seafood, marine commercial, and for-hire fishing industries.
AAA Insurance shares pool safety tips
Thu, Jul 7th 2022 09:30 pm
Drowning kills nearly 4,000 people each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Drowning is also the leading cause of injury for children between the ages of 1 and 4. Many of these fatalities occur even with supervision.
DEC announces release of draft Lake Ontario Atlantic salmon fisheries management plan
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:15 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the release of a draft Lake Ontario Atlantic salmon fisheries management plan and is seeking public comment through Aug. 14.
All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars return to 'Big R'
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:05 am
This coming Friday night, July 8, will be the highly anticipated return of the Tezos All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars presented by Mobil 1 to the "Big R." Busch Beer will be presenting the racing program that will also feature the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds and the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks.
MAYDAY! Hundreds of thousands of new boat owners need safety training to stay safe on waterways
Tue, Jul 5th 2022 11:00 am
COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021 led consumers to seek safe, socially distanced family fun in a boat, and the rising tide of buyers lifted the U.S. recreational boating industry to historic sales levels. The resulting spike in first-time boat buyers and overall boating participation led to increased incidents, injuries and fatalities as per the latest U.S. Coast Guard data. Fortunately, these findings also revealed a key solution to this problem: boater education and training.
NYS joins 'Operation Dry Water' to deter boating under the influence
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
As boaters look forward to the Fourth of July holiday, thousands of law enforcement officers across the U.S. will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence (BUI) laws.
DEC joins Great Lakes, northeast states & Canadian provinces aquatic invasive species landing blitz
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in partnership with seven Great Lakes states, six northeast states, and six Canadian provinces, announced the newly expanded annual aquatic invasive species landing blitz. This international campaign informs boaters and the general public about the risks of introducing and spreading aquatic invasive species (AIS).
DCP & State Parks remind people about importance of water safety
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 01:00 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation remind parents and guardians of the importance of year-round water safety. As the hot weather sets in, many families head to swimming pools, beaches and lakes, but it is imperative to pay special attention to these safety tips to prevent accidents.
New York state record for smallmouth bass broken by 8.6-pound catch on Cayuga Lake
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced a new state record for smallmouth bass was set June 15, opening day for bass harvest season. Thomas Russell Jr. of Albion reeled in an 8-pound, 6-ounce smallmouth bass from Cayuga Lake, Seneca County. Russell's bass surpassed the previous record by two ounces, a tie between fish caught on Lake Erie in 1995, and in the St. Lawrence River in 2016.
'Big R': Fireworks & twin 20s highlight holiday weekend show at Ransomville
Thu, Jun 30th 2022 07:00 am
Fireworks, modified twin 20s, and the Chris Moore Sportsman Memorial highlight the holiday weekend festivities this coming Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway. Parkhill Tree & Land Management, Niagara Hardwood Center, Hy-Tech Concrete, Sunset Bar & Grille, and JW Swanson & Associates will be presenting the program.
Hundreds of thousands of new boaters & paddlers expected Fourth of July weekend
Wed, Jun 29th 2022 07:00 am
Millions of boaters are expected to head out on the water this Fourth of July weekend, including more than 830,000 first-time boat buyers who purchased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in crowds coupled with the number of inexperienced new boaters has caught the attention of the Water Sports Foundation.
 

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