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The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival (BIF) is an 11-day long multi-genre arts festival in Buffalo, NY.

It is free for all artists to participate, everyone is accepted and artists keep 100% of the profits from their projects and performances. The art that is typically Under the Radar is exemplified.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is a non-profit-driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor bringing together a broad range of eclectic, independent, experimental, and controversial art of all forms. Visual, performing, musical, and media arts are all welcome here. Taking place in multiple venues in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District, the festival is an annual eleven-day event running from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August.

Fishing Pier at Base of NYPA Project to Remain Open April 27, 28

Fishing Pier at Base of NYPA Project to Remain Open April 27, 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 5:45 p.m., April 27

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced today that plans for the temporary closing on Wednesday and Thursday (April 27-28) of the Robert Moses Fishing Pier at NYPA’s Niagara Power Project were indefinitely postponed.  The fishing pier, or platform, remains open as usual and restrictions by the U.S. Coast Guard to boating in the Devil’s Hole area have been cancelled.

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LEWISTON, NY — The fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project will be closed to the public on April 27 and 28.

A cable car that runs across the lower Niagara River from Lewiston to Queenston, Ontario, is being permanently removed along with its cable. The 715-foot steel cable was installed in 1973 to monitor the flow of water in that section of the river.

Registration Forms Available for Kenan Center Summer Soccer

Registration Forms Available for Kenan Center Summer Soccer

The Kenan Center Arena is not taking registrations for the summer youth soccer program. Deadline for all registrations is May 14. Register by April 29, and save $5. Fee for non-members is $50; with Kenan membership, $38. All fees must be paid in full at time of registration. If you are a member, you must present a membership card at the time of registration. No refunds are issued.

For the summer outdoor soccer league, divisions will be structured after registration based on age and Kenan soccer ratings. Divisions will be identified A-D, A being the youngest players, starting at age five, and D being the oldest youth players.

A minimum of four teams will be required to operate in each division. All teams will be scheduled for one game per week, subject to change and depending upon registration. No games will be played during thunderstorms.

Niagara University Accepting Registrations for Popular Summer Youth Camp

Niagara University Accepting Registrations for Popular Summer Youth Camp

Niagara University’s recreation department is now accepting registrations for its popular Summer Youth Camp, which will be held on campus from July 5 to August 19.

Geared toward children ages six to 12, the camp is conducted in a safe, fun environment by an experienced and friendly staff, and features access to university facilities, tours of the Castellani Art Museum and a wide range of themed weekly activities, including Adventure Week, Sports Week, Real World Week, Game Show Week, Holiday Week and Wacky Week.

With the exception of the abbreviated first week ($105), the cost to register for a week of camp is $130. Campers may enroll for as many or as few of the seven weeks as they wish.  Pre-registration is required, at which time a $50 deposit per week is due.

Nichols Students Named Squash City Champions

Nichols Students Named Squash City Champions
Recently, an historic moment occurred in the 100-year history of squash in Buffalo. For the first time, both Buffalo Squash Racquets Championships were won by junior players, both from Nichols School.   Nichols seniors, Michael Che and Pamicka Marinello, became the City Champions on Saturday, March 5. This win implies their positions as the best male and female players in the city.   Che thrashed a veteran of five city championships and Marinello triumphed over a former collegiate squash player at St. Lawrence University. Nichols freshman, Caroline Hogan, came in fourth in the women’s tournament. They all exhibited great sportsmanship and graciousness in victory.

Former NFL Player Bo Eason Comes to Lockport Tomorrow

Former NFL Player Bo Eason Comes to Lockport Tomorrow

Called “One of the most powerful plays of the decade,” by The New York Times, RUNT OF THE LITTER, performed and written by former Houston Oilers safety, Bo Eason, comes to the Kenan Center Taylor Theater on March 8, 7:00 p.m. The performance, which contains adult language and themes, is geared to ages 13 and up. Tickets are $10 with a $1.00 discount for seniors and members.

RUNT OF THE LITTER opens when Eason’s character, Jack Henry, is within an hour of realizing his lifelong dream, and only one thing stands in his way--his brother. RUNT OF THE LITTER looks at what happens to two brothers in a family of over-achievers: when their parents assure their oldest son he is destined for football superstardom, and tell their youngest son he is too small to compete, a line in the family sand is drawn that colors the rest of their lives.

Roller Hockey Team Plays for Guinness Record at Kenan Arena

March 8, 10:09 a.m. UPDATE:

According to Cheryl Walsh, event chairperson for the Buffalo Wings Roller Hockey Organization, the two Buffalo Wings teams broke the record at 11:20 am and set the new record at 1pm - skating for a total of 27 hours.

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March 7, 12:50 p.m. - After playing for 27 hours and 20 minutes, the Buffalo Wings Roller Hockey skaters are waiting to find out if they've made it into the Guinness World Records. The current record for the longest roller hockey game is 25 hours, 20 minutes set last December in France.