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Enjoy a Game, a Walk or a Bike Ride at London’s Premier Athletic Fields

Enjoy a Game, a Walk or a Bike Ride at London’s Premier Athletic Fields

The next time you find yourself in need of a relaxing break from the daily grind, consider a trip to nearby London, Ontario, where London’s “Field of Dreams” awaits! The North London Athletic Fields have that far-away feel ... a place where you can enjoy a casual walk, a healthy bike ride or simply sit back and enjoy a ballgame.

The North London Athletic Fields have a history as the site for enthusiastic athletic competition within London’s active sporting community. In 2001, major improvements were made to the site, which have upgraded it’s status to a premier sports facility. This is due, in part, to the park’s advanced irrigation system, field house, six soccer fields and three baseball diamonds.

WNY Baseball Fans Will Appreciate the History of Labatt Park

WNY Baseball Fans Will Appreciate the History of Labatt Park

Labatt Park — known as Tecumseh Park when it was built in nearby London, Ontario, in 1877 — is believed to be the “world's oldest baseball park in continuous use in its original location.” But that label doesn’t come without a wee bit of controversy.

Several U.S. baseball websites list Rickwood Field in Alabama as the “World's Oldest Ballpark” on the rationale that the stadium still retains some of its original 1910 grandstand. While Labatt Park is currently using its fourth main grandstand, the site and field is the oldest known ballpark in continuous use in the world. Nestled at the forks of the Thames River, London’s landmark field has been a center for sports, recreational and cultural activities for more than 130 years! 

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

11 Days of Art Under the Radar

1200 performances!
52 venues
50 visual artists
190 musical acts
24 films/videos
90 performance projects including:
20 dances troupes/performers
35 theater groups/performers
27 poetry/ spoken word


The Buffalo Infringement Festival is an 11 day celebration of art of all kinds. It takes place in over 50 venues centered in Allentown and spans across the whole city of Buffalo. 

Artists perform in the usual venues and take over the streets of Allentown and the Elmwood Village.


There are 1200 performances and events scheduled in dance, theater, music, poetry, film, and visual installations.

In its 7th year, Infringement has grown tremendously from under 50 proposals in 2005, to 350 this year. Just about every artist in Buffalo takes part in the festival somehow and this year has 30 out- of - town acts coming to perform. 

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.

Bikes, Blades and Boards: A New Outdoor Skate Park for Youth

Bikes, Blades and Boards: A New Outdoor Skate Park for Youth

If you’ve driven down Vandervoort or Goundry Street in North Tonawanda in the last week you may have noticed something new going on behind the Rainbow Roller Rink.

Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Safety Precautions for Local Bicycling Enthusiasts

Some simple rules of the road can help keep bicyclists safe when they venture out for a two-wheel excursion. Following are some tips courtesy of Buffalo attorney John Feroleto:

1.) Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Protect your brain, save your life.

2.) See and be seen. Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather or at night, you need to be seen by others. Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible. Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent or other bright colors when riding day or night. Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights. Remember, just because you can see a driver doesn’t mean the driver can see you. 

"Cycling the Erie Canal" Tour Arrives in Rochester

"Cycling the Erie Canal"  Tour Arrives in Rochester

ALBANY, N.Y. – They started out in Buffalo on Sunday, July 10, leaving their cars behind.   Some 500 bicyclists from 35 states will be arriving in Rochester on Monday, July 11 as participants in the 13th annual Cycling the Erie Canal tour, organized by Parks & Trails New York, a statewide not-for-profit organization.  The 400-mile bicycle tour ends on Sunday, July 17 in Albany.

About three-quarters of the journey is on the off-road Erie Canalway Trail.  When the Trail is finished, it will be the longest statewide trails in the United States.