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Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course Named to Golfweek’s ‘Casino Top 40’ List

Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course Named to Golfweek’s ‘Casino Top 40’ List

A second full golf season is in the books for Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, and new honors have rolled in.  In Golfweek magazine’s just-released December 2012 issue, the Lewiston, N.Y. course is listed as No. 25 among the “Casino Top 40 Golf Courses” in the U.S.  Golfweek is considered one of the gold-standard publications in the golf industry.

Seneca Hickory Stick is one of the newest courses listed among Golfweek’s top 40 casino courses.  The $25 million course, designed by world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones II and owned by Seneca Gaming Corporation, first opened on July 2, 2010, and is located just minutes away from Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.

E. Coli Lawsuit Filed by Niagara County Women

Buffalo, NY - A Niagara County family is suing a salad packaging company after an E-Coli outbreak.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Erica Duerr of North Tonawanda and Beth Duerr of Sanborn in federal court Tuesday.

WEB EXTRA: Click here to read the complaint

The complaint says Beth Duerr, 60, purchased Wegmans Spinach and Salad Mix at the Niagara Falls Boulevard location and served it to her family in early October.  A few days after the meal, Erica Duerr, 32, started to experience gastrointestinal problems. She had recently given birth, and was not able to nurse or care for her newborn.  Her mother-in-law Beth helped take care of both of them until she started experiencing symptoms herself.  Both woman tested positive for E. Coli bacteria.

Police Car Hit in Niagara County

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. -- Police in Niagara County say it's pretty amazing no one was seriously hurt when a car slammed into the back of a sheriff's patrol vehicle in Wheatfield.

A deputy was assisting an ambulance on Witmer Road when a car smashed into his.

Investigators say charges could be filed as they're trying to find out why the driver didn't stop.

December 2012 Live Regional Musical Acts at Seneca Casinos

December 2012 Live Regional Musical Acts at Seneca Casinos

Some of the best live musical acts from Western New York, Southern Ontario and beyond can be seen for free at Seneca Casinos.  Club 101 at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls and Casino Bar at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca are the places to be for intimate, live music while enjoying drinks and gaming.

Club 101 features an elevated circular lounge at the center of Seneca Niagara Casino’s gaming floor, while Casino Bar offers a semi-walled setting near Seneca Allegany Casino’s table games area.

Upcoming acts in December at Club 101 in Niagara Falls include:

Date / Music (Genre) / Time

Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Diamond Rio Rock in the New Year at Seneca Allegany Casino

Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Diamond Rio Rock in the New Year at Seneca Allegany Casino

A vocally-talented country/Christian group and one of the defining rock bands of the early 1970’s will kick off entertainment at Seneca Casinos on a high note to start the new year.  Diamond Rio and Creedence Clearwater Revisited will play at Seneca Allegany Events Center respectively on Jan. 12 and Jan. 27, and tickets for both shows start at a bargain-priced $20.

Niagara Falls Police Locate Runaway Teens

NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Niagara Falls Police say they have located the two teens they say ran away.

The teens have since returned home.

Detectives say Desiree Farley, 14, took off with her boyfriend, Bradley Zadul, 14, after a fight with her mom about her relationship with Bradley.

Officials said the teens were not in danger, and that they had been spotted in the Niagara Falls area several times.

Deal Reached to Keep Maid of the Mist Operating in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, NY -  During his visit to Western New York Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a deal that would keep the Maid of the Mist operating on the American side of Niagara Falls.

The family that owns the tour boat company will invest $32 million in the former Schoellkopf Power Station site for winter storage and maintenance of its boats. 

The investment not only allows Maid of the Mist to continue operations, it also provides a revenue source for Niagara Falls State Parks.