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Where 2 Fish: Smallmouth Bass Action Hot Like the Weather

Where 2 Fish:  Smallmouth Bass Action Hot Like the Weather

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

BUFFALO–Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that five grants have been awarded directly from New York State to the City of Buffalo/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), worth approximately $1.2 million for major park improvements.

“I remain focused on upgrading recreational facilities throughout the city, especially parks,” said Mayor Brown. “The parks are one of the city’s greatest assets, and I will continue to support initiatives that make the parks safe and enjoyable for Buffalo residents and visitors.”

The grants will fund improvements in Delaware Park for the Parkside Lodge, Hoyt Lake pathway restoration, Point of Meadow shelter and pathway restoration. The grants will also include $525,000 in upgrades to MLK, Jr. Park for the Humboldt Basin wall, new statue sculpture and plaza improvements. Riverside Park will receive $125,000 in new landscaping around the lighthouse.

Where 2 Fish: Separating the Sheepheads from the Walleye

Where 2 Fish: Separating the Sheepheads from the Walleye

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water temp: 73 degrees
  • Smallmouth bass action is very good, lots of good fish in the 2 to 3-1/2 lb class.  Buffalo Harbor and the Inner break walls are still producing fish.  When the winds are very light try fishing the corners of the walls where the current flows around them. 
  • Smallmouth are starting to show up in water around the water intake (round house) at the head of the river.  The deeper side of Seneca Shoals has been finding some bigger fish in the 4 lb. class. 
  • Try drop shot fishing a Poor Boy's Erie Darter or their goby bait on a red mustad drop shot hook (size 2).  This combination is hard to beat.
  • Walleye fishing is good.  The Fish Markey along the foot of Ferry Wall has been hot for walleye. The problem is the sheepheads are mixed in with the walleyes. 
  • Seneca Shoals has seen good schools of walleye in 40' depths.  If you start catching more gobys and sheepheads, try increasing your trolling speed.
  • Perch fishing is still OK.  The schools of fish are harder to find.  Perch have been showing up in depths from 25' to 50' of water.  The schools have been from the bell buoy to Meyers.

Congressmen Reed & Higgins Offer Amendment to Restore Funding for West Valley Clean-Up

Congressmen Reed & Higgins Offer Amendment to Restore Funding for West Valley Clean-Up

WNY Members Say Investments Now Save In the Long-Term

 

U.S. Representatives Tom Reed (NY-29) and Brian Higgins (NY-27) have together introduced an amendment to increase funding designated for clean-up efforts at the West Valley site, a move aimed at protecting the greater Western New York community and saving money over the long-term.  The Reed-Higgins Amendment would restore $41 million to the non-defense environmental cleanup fund in H.R. 2354, the FY 2012 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. 

Front Yard Garden Competition Kick-Off

Front Yard Garden Competition Kick-Off

Next week, thirteen front yards along South Buffalo’s Newman Place (bordering the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Cazenovia Park) will be transformed by professional landscapers, who will donate their time and materials and compete to create the most impressive yards. This Front Yard Garden Competition is part of 2nd annual National Garden Festival and festival organizers believe it is the only such civic-minded garden competition in the country.

The public can view the landscaping work in progress from July 11 to July 16 and then vote for their favorite yard from July 17 to July 22.

Pakistan: A New Perspective (3D)

Pakistan: A New Perspective (3D)


*Click the links in bold below for a 3D experience of Pakistan*

“Let us trust each other,” roared the Governor-general designate and added; “Let us judge by results, not by theories. With the help of every section –I see that every class is represented in this huge gathering –let us work in double shift if necessary to make the Sovereign State of Pakistan really happy, really united and really powerful.” 

-  Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Speech at a Dinner Party given by the late Mr. Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah at the Karachi Club on 9th August, 1947.

Independence: All Men Are Created Equal?

Independence:  All Men Are Created Equal?

Righteous:  acting in accord with divine or moral law.

Rightful:  having a just or legally established claim.

© Merriam Webster 2011

 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

- Preamble, The United States Declaration of Independence, 1776 

 

Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is a celebration [and federal holiday] in the United States to recognize the Declaration of Independence of 1776.  A statement adopted by the Continental Congress declaring that thirteen American colonies [then at war with Great Britain], were now independent states, no longer a part of the British Empire.