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Be an educated boater - know and follow 'rules of the water'
Mon, Jun 17th 2024 11:45 am
Summer is here, and nothing signals summer in Erie County like boating. Whether you are visiting the Erie Basin Marina, fishing in the Niagara River, cruising through Canalside or motoring to the Point Abino Lighthouse, Western New York offers an abundance of waterways providing outstanding recreational opportunities for boating enthusiasts.
Niagara Pioneer Renegades Boys take tournament title
Mon, Jun 10th 2024 04:30 pm
The Niagara Pioneer Renegades Boys under 14 soccer team recently won the Under 15 Gold Division of the Westlake Invitational Soccer Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio.
May is National Bicycle Safety Month
Wed, May 29th 2024 11:10 am
May is National Bicycle Safety Month and, before the month wraps up, AAA is sharing advice for both cyclists and drivers. Every day, countless individuals of all ages bicycle along sidewalks and streets across the country - and, unfortunately, cycling fatalities are on the rise. With summer set to arrive in just weeks, cyclists should be aware that cycling deaths are highest from June to September.
DEC: Muskellunge fishing season opens in June
Tue, May 21st 2024 02:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar announced the fishing seasons for muskellunge begin on June 1 in inland waters and on June 15 in Great Lakes waters: Lake Erie, upper Niagara River, lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, and tributaries to these waters.
Highmark brings new 'Fitness on the Rink' event to KeyBank Center
Mon, May 20th 2024 10:00 am
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced a new event, "Fitness on the Rink," will be coming to KeyBank Center from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, featuring a full evening of free fitness classes for the community.
'Big R': Rain gets Ransomville's opening night
Sat, May 4th 2024 07:40 am
A 6 p.m. rain shower - and with the more rain forecasted throughout Friday night - forced Ransomville Speedway management to pull the plug on the opening night racing program.
DEC: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel & tiger muskellunge fishing season opens May 1
Mon, Apr 29th 2024 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar announced the fishing season for walleye, northern pike, pickerel, and tiger muskellunge begins May 1.
30th annual Nancy Price Memorial Run set for May 10
Mon, Apr 15th 2024 11:15 am
Registrations for the 30th annual Nancy Price Memorial Run are underway, with the race date set for May 10 this year.
Fishing and Outdoors in WNY: The smelt are running
Fri, Apr 12th 2024 09:35 am
The smelt are in!
DEC: Lake Erie fisheries outreach meeting on April 24
Wed, Apr 10th 2024 11:05 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting the public to learn more about the status of Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River fisheries at a public meeting from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Woodlawn Beach State Park's lodge in Blasdell.
Roster announcement: 2024 Scotty Bowman Showcase Presented by AMR
Wed, Apr 3rd 2024 06:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the rosters for the 18th Scotty Bowman Showcase Presented by AMR. The event will take place Friday, April 12, at KeyBank Center.
BoatUS Foundation: Free online course meets Brianna's Law Requirement for New York boaters
Tue, Mar 19th 2024 11:30 am
Brianna's Law was named after Brianna Lieneck, an 11-year-old Long Island girl who was killed in a 2005 boating accident.
DEC announces 2024 'I BIRD NY' Challenge
Tue, Mar 12th 2024 05:05 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of the 2024 "I BIRD NY" Challenge for birders of all ages and abilities. The challenge provides opportunities to identify birds and learn about birdlife and awards program finishers with a commemorative "I BIRD NY" Challenge patch and the chance to win birding equipment.
Niagara Falls Americans announce 2024 schedule
Mon, Mar 11th 2024 03:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Americans of the PGCBL are ready for their inaugural season at Sal Maglie Stadium this summer.
Hochul announces two free snowmobiling weekends
Mon, Feb 19th 2024 06:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced two free snowmobile weekends for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers to rev their engines. This year's events will occur March 1-3 and now March 8-10, encouraging out-of-state visitors to come ride the 10,500 miles of snowmobile trails in New York state.
Fishing & Outdoors in WNY: Getting ready for 2024 fishing season
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 11:00 am
One of the best things about being an angler on the Niagara Frontier is the vast species and fishing opportunities the area has to offer. It is only fitting that the 2024 Greater Niagara Fishing Expo also has diversity in its show offerings.
DEC encourages anglers to safely enjoy ice fishing this winter
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds anglers to be safe when venturing onto the ice this season - especially given recent variations in weather conditions.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips to avoid costly mistakes with gym memberships
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 01:10 pm
As we begin a new year, many of us will be setting new goals and resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is to get fit and healthy - and to achieve this, many people will be joining a gym or renewing their gym membership. The New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection shares practical tips to help guide New Yorkers on what they need to know before signing up or a renewing a health club or gym membership.
State Parks encourages snowmobilers to ride safely
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 10:55 am
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly and put safety first as they enjoy New York state's outstanding snowmobiling opportunities.
Fun ways to enjoy the start of winter
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 07:00 am
Winter begins Dec. 21, 2023, and ends March 19, 2024. Many people lament the arrival of winter, perhaps thinking the colder temperatures and shorter hours of sunlight will compromise their chances to have fun. Even though particularly chilly thermostat readings or stormy conditions can hamper some plans, when people dig deeper they may find that even the coldest days present opportunities for enjoyment.
Hunting season opens - motorists should beware
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 03:00 pm
Opening day of regular season deer hunting was Nov. 18 in most areas of Western and Central New York. Hunting will stir the deer population, which is already active due to mating season. AAA is warning motorists to buckle up, be extra cautious on the roads, and scan for deer and other animals.
Lewiston Dance Center students take part in Thrive Dance Convention
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:40 am
Lewiston Dance Center students recently took part in a new local dance convention at the Niagara Riverside Resort in Niagara Falls - Thrive Dance Convention.
'Big R': 'Little R' drivers honored at end-of-season awards banquet
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 12:45 pm
The 2023 season has officially concluded for the SANY New York/Burris Racing go-kart program at the Ransomville Speedway, with the annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon at the Ransomville Firehall.
Powerhouse Sports Center hosts open house to promote youth baseball in Niagara Falls
Wed, Oct 18th 2023 08:10 pm
Gronk Nation Travel Baseball invites the community to its open house at what it called the "state-of-the-art Powerhouse Sports Center, the latest initiative to support youth baseball in Niagara Falls. Formerly known as the Volare Lodge, the facility has been transformed into a premier destination for young athletes seeking top-tier training resources."
What's different about fall boating? 3 on-water safety tips
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 01:40 pm
For some boaters, fall is the best time for boating. Summer's steamy days have surrendered to more comfortable temperatures, angling improves, and winds are stronger for sailing. It's also time to embrace extra boating safety efforts for the season and look ahead to how you're going to store your boat this winter.
'Big R': Rudolph, Hauser, Mason, Leone, Washburn & Gordon score Ransomville finale victories
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
Third-generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville won the $2,000-to-win special for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds on Friday. Austin Hauser, from Grand Island, won the RUSH Late Model special.
'Big R': Dewitt wins Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill; Kramarz & Plante claim track championships
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:00 pm
Byron Dewitt from Pavilion took the lead on lap nine and would go on to score the win in the Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill for the KiPo Motors Street Stocks at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night.
U-17 Machine, U-10 Raptors win at NPSL International Tournament
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 07:00 am
Highlights from the Niagara Pioneer International Soccer Tournament, held July 8-9 at Fort Niagara State Park, included the Niagara Pioneer Machine winning the boys under-17 division, and the boys under-10 NPSL Raptors winning all three games played.
Buffalo Sabres sign Youngstown's Joseph Cecconi
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the team signed Joseph Cecconi to a one-year-contract.
NFL, NFLPA commit additional half-million dollars to fund studies of innovative pain management solutions, including CBD
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:20 pm
The National Football League and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) announced today they are jointly awarding two grants in research funding totaling $526,525 to independent medical researchers at the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN) and Emory University.
New York state joins Operation Dry Water to stop boating under the influence
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 08:55 am
The New York State Parks Marine Services Bureau is proud to coordinate New York's annual participation in the national Operation Dry Water campaign. This campaign involves law enforcement agencies statewide to educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs, and removing impaired boaters from the waterways. This year, Operation Dry Water's national weekend of amplified outreach and coordinated enforcement is July 1-3.
'Big R': Ron Martin Summer Nationals to take place Aug. 22
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 10:10 am
In honor of Ron Martin and his dedication to Ransomville Speedway, the Summer Nationals has been officially renamed to the Ron Martin Summer Nationals. The 38th edition of this event for the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series will take place Tuesday, Aug. 22, with Wednesday, Aug. 23, being utilized as a rain date, if needed.
GI Moose Lodge 180 to showcase NASCAR Cup Series racecar
Sat, Jun 10th 2023 07:00 am
Heads-up NASCAR fans: Later this month, you will have opportunity to check out one of the premier vehicles in the 2023 Cup Series, as Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 hosts driver Ross Chastain's No. 1 race car for public viewing.
Daughter of Lew-Port principal following in mom's shoes as sports star
Thu, May 25th 2023 08:10 am
Reyes Rodriguez is on a fast-track to sports success - which isn't surprising, considering her mom, Tina (Williams) Rodriguez, was the GOAT at Niagara Catholic High School.
NYSDOT highlights Bicycle Safety Month, encourages people to bike WNY
Wed, May 17th 2023 02:05 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez announced the importance of bicycle safety during National Bicycle Safety Month, and reminded everyone that roadway safety is a shared responsibility.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds people to wear their bike helmets
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
Ransomville Speedway's 65th season of operation starts this week
Mon, May 1st 2023 02:45 pm
Last week's inclement weather had Ransomville Speedway management quickly coming up with a plan to get the 2023 season underway for the "Big R" and "Little R."
AHA: Commotio cordis is extremely rare; quick action essential: call 911, begin CPR and use AED
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
Commotio cordis (kə-ˈmō-shē-ō-ˈkȯrd-əs) is an extremely rare and highly unusual cardiac event, yet it is vitally important for everyone to be aware of and recognize how to take action quickly in any type of cardiac emergency.
Niagara County Golf Course pro shop now open for season passes
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
With its new point-of-sale system now in place, the Niagara County Golf Course pro shop opened this week - and will begin selling season passes, according to Golf Director RP Stringfellow.
Nancy Price Memorial Run May 12 in Youngstown
Fri, Apr 7th 2023 09:40 am
The Village of Youngstown Recreation Department announced its 29th annual Nancy Price Memorial Run is approaching in a matter of weeks - and registration is now underway.
 

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