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West Seneca Community Education Offering Summer Courses

West Seneca Community Education Offering Summer Courses

Summer is almost here and you may be looking for new, challenging activities for yourself - or for your children or grandchildren.   Consider the West Seneca Community Education program for summer learning opportunities in academic subjects, sports, art and music.

Popular programs that keep children's minds active over the summer are computer camps, which include creative projects in robotics, where students build machines through computer programs they'll write themselves. In the Web Wizards Camps, children will create their own Web page with sound and video.

Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more using LEGO® kits in Junior Vehicle Engineering. 

Where 2 Fish: Warming Waters Waken Walleye

Click on the video link above for Terry Jones' 2 The Outdoors report on smallmouth bass fishing.

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water Temp:  67 degrees.
  • As the water temperature has increased the fishing action has, too.  Prospects look good for the NYS Bass and Muskie opener this weekend. 
  • The Buffalo harbor is still hot for smallmouth bass action.  Good fish, in the 2-4 lb range, are being caught.  Smokes' Creek area has been producing good small mouth, 4 lb.+ range. 
  • Hamburg shoreline has produced some fish but has slowed down this week. 
  • Look for smallmouth on Meyer's Reef in 26-32' of water.
  • The walleye action has been hot with good numbers of fish being caught off the windmill (Smokes' Creek area). Seneca Shoals has been producing good limits of fish.
  • Perch action is still steady, but catching much smaller fish.  West of Seneca Shoals has been producing the larger perch.

Where 2 Fish: Warming Waters Waken Walleye

Click on the video link above for Terry Jones' 2 The Outdoors report on smallmouth bass fishing.

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water Temp:  67 degrees.
  • As the water temperature has increased the fishing action has, too.  Prospects look good for the NYS Bass and Muskie opener this weekend. 
  • The Buffalo harbor is still hot for smallmouth bass action.  Good fish, in the 2-4 lb range, are being caught.  Smokes' Creek area has been producing good small mouth, 4 lb.+ range. 
  • Hamburg shoreline has produced some fish but has slowed down this week. 
  • Look for smallmouth on Meyer's Reef in 26-32' of water.
  • The walleye action has been hot with good numbers of fish being caught off the windmill (Smokes' Creek area). Seneca Shoals has been producing good limits of fish.
  • Perch action is still steady, but catching much smaller fish.  West of Seneca Shoals has been producing the larger perch.

Where 2 Fish: Walleye Starting to Pick Up

Where 2 Fish: Walleye Starting to Pick Up

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report, Thurs. 6-9-11, 10:42 a.m.

  • Water Temp: 59 degrees
  • Smallmouth bass action in the Buffalo Harbor has slowed down, although, there are some good fish still being caught. 
  • Smokes Creek area is still producing some good fish.  Look for fish in the 26' to 32' depths.
  • Perch fishing has been OK.  It has slowed down from last week.  Look for fish from the wind mills to Seneca Shoals.
  • Walleye bite is starting to pick up during the day time hours, as the night bite slows.  Smokes Creek to Meyers is a good bet.

Update Fri. 6-10-11, 4:32 p.m.

Captain Randy Lingenfelter of 1st Choice Charters confirms that walleye fishing is lighting up; says he took 3 limits (15 fish) today in about 5 hours.

Buffalo Public Schools Athletic Programs Featured in National Magazine

Buffalo Public Schools Athletic Programs Featured in National Magazine

The Buffalo Public Schools was the subject of a great article that focuses on our revitalized athletic programs and upgraded fields.  Please follow this link to the main article.

It's good to see a national publication bring attention to the pluses our district holds, and making a case for us as a model for other urban school districts. 

Pictured above: Executive Director of Athletics Aubrey T. Lloyd III and Dr. James A. Williams on Johnnie B. Wiley Field.

Mary Queen of Angels Students Earn Sports Awards

Mary Queen of Angels Students Earn Sports Awards

Four students from Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga were recently honored for outstanding athletic achievements.

Third-grader Nolan Gorecki won the boy’s 60-meter dash at the All SITA (Southtowns Invitational Track Association) meet, while his older brother Ryan, an eighth-grader, was named the Male MVP Runner at the Hoebel League Championship track meet. Also at the Hoebel League Championship, fifth-grader Alexis Alvira earned Female MVP Runner honors.

In baseball, eighth-grader Chris Nowak was chosen to represent Mary Queen of Angels in the Parochial Baseball Association All-Star Game played at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo, home of the Buffalo Bisons.

Where 2 Fish: Change in Weather Brings Change in Fortune

Where 2 Fish: Change in Weather Brings Change in Fortune

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report