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The Niagara Parks Commission Approves Wallenda Tightrope Walk

The Niagara Parks Commission Approves Wallenda Tightrope Walk

A statement from Enterprise Canada

Niagara Falls, ON Canada–The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) has approved a request by professional tightrope walker Nik Wallenda to walk across the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope.

“This decision was approved in part in recognition of the role that stunting has played in the history and promotion of Niagara Falls. We have made it clear that this is a very unique one-time situation.

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Looking for an affordable and creative alternative to candy, jewelry and flowers for your sweetheart? Surprise them with a gift that they will cherish forever - a Singing Valentine. On February 12th, 13th and 14th, the Friends of Harmony, a local male a Capella chorus, will be sending authentic Barbershop Quartets to personally deliver Singing Valentines to people all over Western NY. The quartets, in full matching costume, will appear at homes, schools, restaurants and places of business to sing two love songs and to present a flower and a personalized Valentine along with a photo with the quartet commemorating the event all for just $45.00.

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

If you can safely take a photograph, send us a picture of the most devastating, rim-busting, hubcap-popping, alignment-wrecking pothole in your neighborhood. Let's see if we can find The Worst Pothole in All of WNY.

Be sure to include your name and the location of the pothole.

Amherst Glen Senior Apartments Now Open on Weinberg Campus

Amherst Glen Senior Apartments Now Open on Weinberg Campus

It’s officially move in day at the new Amherst Glen Senior Apartments on Weinberg Campus.  The new building features 50, one-bedroom apartments – designed for low-income older adults, age 62+.  The new building is located at 465 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst.

Amherst Glen Senior Apartments is a beautifully landscaped two-story building across the street from the Weinberg Campus main entrance.  Rent is adjusted according to income and includes heat, hot water and cable.  Amenities include: automatic, handicap-accessible entrances; air conditioning; security intercom; emergency pull cords and engaging activities for independent adults. 

Apartments are still available.  Income restrictions apply.  Please call 639-3311 ext. 3326 for an application or more information.  Applications can also be downloaded online at: www.weinbergcampus.org

Canalway Trail Count Released

Canalway Trail Count Released

A Statement Released by the Erie Canalway Trail 

More Than 600,000 Visitors to Park Along Niagara River

ALBANY, NY - There were an estimated 605,000 visits to the Canalway Trail at Niawanda Park in Tonawanda, Niagara County, in 2011, according to the annual trail count conducted by the New York State Canal Corporation and Parks & Trails New York.

The trail user count also found that Camillus Erie Canal Park, near Syracuse, drew more than 200,000 visitors last year, roughly the same as 2010, and that there were 100,000 visitors to Henpeck Park in Greece in the Rochester area.

There are an estimated 1.7 million visits annually to the Erie Canalway Trail that spans Upstate New York.

The data is found in "Who's on the Trail? The Erie Canalway Trail User Count 2011," a detailed report of annual traffic on the Canalway Trail at four locations in Western and Central New York.

Join Us For a Winter 'Geocaching' Leap Day Event

Join Us For a Winter 'Geocaching' Leap Day Event

2 Your Town News Tip 

Have you heard of geocaching?  If not, it is a high-tech treasure hunting game that takes place around the world.  You use your GPSr unit, or other navigational device, to hide and seek containers worldwide. Basically, you upload coordinates from a geocaching website, you plug them in to your GPSr, follow the coordinates and start looking for a container.  The container could be as small as your fingertip or as big as a .50 cal ammo can (rarely larger).  Once found, you will normally find a logbook to sign and some trinkets to trade.  It is a great year-round outdoor activity!!  You get a lot of exercise (sometimes without even realizing it) and you get to visit some neat historic and scenic places! 

Event: GC39DCC - LEAP....MEET....and RIDE! (http://coord.info/GC39DCC)

Lewiston Residents Overwhelmingly Support New Recreation Center

Lewiston Residents Overwhelmingly Support New Recreation Center

In stark contrast to the previous two Village of Lewiston Board meetings, where trustees were blasted for stumping for a new recreation center, residents Monday overwhelmingly voiced their support for a new indoor sports complex.

"It is needed for the kids," said Bruce Blakelock.

His son, eighth-grader Robert Blakelock, said, "There's not a whole lot of areas in Lewiston to go and play sports."

"If we don't accept this for our children ... we're throwing something away," said Dennis Brochey.

"There are a lot of people in the village that are very supportive of (a new recreation center)," Peter Nagy said. "It's a shame that this project is kind of dead in the water."