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Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

Tunisia Sparks Arab Spring: Headmasters Forced to Resign

by Hind Houas

Volunteers Needed for Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

Volunteers Needed for Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours

Every October, the Niagara Falls Museums delights spectators with moving stories through a guided tour at the Drummond Hill Cemetery. This annual storytelling event is performed by male and female volunteer actors ages 14 and up. The museum is looking for volunteer performers and backstage assistants for this year’s upcoming cemetery tours. mPublic Programmer of the Niagara Falls Museums, Maja Bannerman says, “This theatrical experience is a good introduction to the worlds of community and professional theatre as well as the field of living history.” An initial volunteer meeting will take place at museum at 5049 Victoria Ave. on Sunday, September 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Those interested will be asked to fill out a volunteer application, which is available now at the museum. Participants must be available for every performance.

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Brush Up Buffalo’s 15th Event to Take Place in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood

Buffalo, NY – Brush Up Buffalo, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization focused on revitalizing City of Buffalo neighborhoods, recently announced that it will repaint 15 low-income homes with the help of 400 volunteers in the nationally-designated Buffalo Promise Neighborhood on Saturday, September 10, 2011.

Designated avenues and streets for Brush Up Buffalo 2011 – Westminster, East Amherst, Stockbridge and Berkshire – are in a relatively tight cluster and are near Westminster Community Charter School, where Brush Up Buffalo will set up operations for check-in and lunch.  (Parking will be at the Erie County Medical Center parking lot, with shuttles to the school.)  At least 25 volunteers will be needed to paint on each house; no prior painting experience is necessary.

Where 2 Fish: Run Silent, Run Deep

Where 2 Fish: Run Silent, Run Deep

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

It's time to fish deep as the water temperature stays hot.

Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Protecting New York's Waters

Governor Cuomo to Sign Legislation Protecting New York's Waters

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will sign a new law to protect New York's waters and the Great Lakes by requiring a state permit for the withdrawal of large volumes of water from the state's rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater.

The new law is designed to foster responsible conservation practices and economic growth while protecting water bodies and wildlife habitats. The permitting process will ensure a continued water supply to existing municipal, agricultural and industrial users, and will help identify areas that could support new water-dependent businesses. Specifically, the law requires approval before operating or proposing a system with the capacity to withdraw 100,000 gallons or more per day of surface and groundwater.

"The preservation and protection of New York's water resources is vital to the state's residents, farmers and businesses," Governor Cuomo said.

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

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.