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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

Hit the Beach with Carly's Crossing

Hit the Beach with Carly's Crossing

Hundreds of Western New York swimmers are expected to take part in the ninth annual Carly’s Crossing to raise funds for Carly’s Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Carly’s Crossing is Western New York’s largest open-water swim event and will be held on Sunday, August 14 from 7 am to 3 pm in Buffalo’s Small Boat Harbor (1111 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo).

Swimmers can choose from a one-mile timed or non-competitive course, or a 600-yard non-competitive course. For the first time, supporters also can choose to sign up as a “virtual swimmer” and raise funds for Carly’s Club without swimming. Carly’s Crossing features a post-swim party on the beach that offers family-friendly activities including face painting, bounce houses, games, raffles and more. There is no admission fee for attending the on-land party.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

11 Days of Art Under the Radar

1200 performances!
52 venues
50 visual artists
190 musical acts
24 films/videos
90 performance projects including:
20 dances troupes/performers
35 theater groups/performers
27 poetry/ spoken word


The Buffalo Infringement Festival is an 11 day celebration of art of all kinds. It takes place in over 50 venues centered in Allentown and spans across the whole city of Buffalo. 

Artists perform in the usual venues and take over the streets of Allentown and the Elmwood Village.


There are 1200 performances and events scheduled in dance, theater, music, poetry, film, and visual installations.

In its 7th year, Infringement has grown tremendously from under 50 proposals in 2005, to 350 this year. Just about every artist in Buffalo takes part in the festival somehow and this year has 30 out- of - town acts coming to perform. 

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.

Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Some simple rules of the road can help keep bicyclists safe when they venture out for a two-wheel excursion. Following are some tips courtesy of Buffalo attorney John Feroleto:

1.) Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Protect your brain, save your life.

2.) See and be seen. Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you. 

Dennis Gallagher 'Any Style, Any Place, Anybody'

Dennis Gallagher 'Any Style, Any Place, Anybody'

Rassle Champ of 1888 Hasn't Yielded His Throne 

   It took 89 years to pin Dennis Gallagher. Dinny Gallagher, the First Ward Irishman, was a magic name in the 1880's & '90's throughout the world. He was famous in Paris. He was the toast of London. He was a 165 pound Buffalo Irishman who met every heavyweight wrestling challenger in the world.  And won...