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Niagara University Finance Professor Scales South American Volcano

Niagara University Finance Professor Scales South American Volcano

While many were reveling in the yearly celebration of America’s birthday, a Niagara University assistant professor was climbing one of the world’s tallest active volcanoes.

Ed Hutton, assistant professor of finance and director of NU’s Financial Services Laboratory, reached the summit of Cotopaxi, a stratovolcano in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains, around 11:30 a.m. on July 4, 2014.

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Hundreds re-enact siege of Old Fort Niagara


YOUNGSTOWN, NY - The Fourth of July weekend is a big event for one of Western New York's most famous historical sites. Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown spent the weekend holding its 35th annual French and Indian War encampment -- the biggest event of the year for the fort.

Hundreds of re-enactors played out the events during the siege of 1759, leading up to today's surrender of the fort from the French to the British.

That event played a big role in making Western New York what it is today. Had things turned out differently in 1759, we might all be speaking a different language today, have different customs and institutions.

More than 7,000 spectators turned out for the re-enactment over the weekend. There will be another big encampment in the last weekend of August as part of the War of 1812 bicentennial.


Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 12 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 12 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on July 12. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on July 12 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Don Z. from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by Birdie Cree from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lexington Co-operative Market will occupy the community group table this Saturday. 

Light-sport aircraft crashes at Royalton Airport


GASPORT, NY – A 79-year-old-man crashed his light-sport aircraft Saturday morning just after takeoff, according to Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour. The man was taken to the hospital by Mercy Flight but we don't know his condition at this time.

Voutour described the craft as a small, two-seat airplane.

The victim was trapped in the cockpit and had to be extricated by emergency personnel. He was conscious at the time. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment of multiple injuries, Voutour said.

The plane came down in some thick foliage about 150 feet from the runway of Royalton Airport, which is located at the intersection of Mackey and Dale roads in this rural Niagara County community.

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Marine rescue on Lake Ontario


OLCOTT, NY - The Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a call of a boat in distress, west of Olcott Harbor, just before 10 p.m. Thursday.

Officials located the six occupants of the boat, who were in the water, about 150 feet from the shore.

"Right at around 10 o'clock ... a front came in, winds increased over 20 miles an hour, seas picked up between two and four feet, blowing right up on the shoreline," said Chief Adam Pedzich of the U.S. Coast Guard Niagara Station. "For small boat recreational traffic, it definitely picked up where it could be dangerous for them."

First responders were able to locate the victims by tracing a phone call one of them made. They quickly located where the boat was.

London Ready to Rock The Park for a Great Cause

London Ready to Rock The Park for a Great Cause

The popular Rock The Park event in nearby London, Ontario, returns to Harris Park from July 24-26 with headliners that include Weezer, Sammy Hagar & Friends and Burton Cummings! The annual music festival benefits Bethanys Hope Foundation in progressing research for metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD).

USCIS Celebrates Independence Day by Inducting 9,000 New Citizens

USCIS Celebrates Independence Day by Inducting 9,000 New Citizens

On July 4, 1776, the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring our country’s freedom from the rule of Great Britain. Americans now celebrate this historic event — Independence Day — each year on the Fourth of July with a barrage of fireworks, parades, cookouts, carnivals and everything in between. This year, USCIS will be celebrating Independence Day by inducting more than 9,000 new U.S. citizens.