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Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins highlights

Game 3

The Buffalo Sabres wish Mark Recchi was retired. At 42, the oldest player in the NHL, is having too much fun schooling Buffalo’s youngsters and winning Stanley Cup Playoff games to think of retiring. The League’s leading active scorer has been the Bruins’ driving force through the first three games of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against the Sabres. Buffalo has a chance to tie up the series this Wednesday.

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Casting Call for MTV’s Real World Buffalo

casting callMTV’s Real World is coming to Buffalo… Maybe.  First they want to have a casting call. If you feel you were born to be a star, here is your chance to prove it:

SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH, 12:00PM-6:00PM
Pure Nightclub | 75 West Chippewa St., Buffalo, NY 14202

For more information visit: http://www.bunim-murray.com

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Smingus Dyngus Day

Just in case you missed Smingus Dingus Day, Buffalo Rising was able to provide us with some pictures from celebrations in Buffalo NY.

The World’s largest Dyngus Day Celebration proved to be another exceptional event held throughout the city and region. Record setting numbers came out to enjoy dozens of festivities during Easter Monday’s unseasonably mild weather.

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Buffalo’s historic Polonia neighborhood flocked with activity, as people from all ethnic groups came out to participate in the spectacle. more…
Famous Friday – Matt DePeters

mattName: Matt DePeters
Birth Date: August 20, 1987
Place of Birth: Buffalo New York, USA
Claim to Fame: Freestyle Skier in the 2010 Olympics

Vancouver represents DePeters’ first time competing at a major international championship at the senior level. His qualification for the 2010 Olympic team was buoyed by a personal best 15th-place finish on Jan. 15, 2010, in just his third appearance at a World Cup. He finished third at the 2009 National Championships.

DePeters’ father, Mark, a former aerialist and now a coach, started the freestyle program at the Buffalo (NY) Ski Club when Matt was 9. The oldest of three brothers, DePeters has been on skis since age 2.

Buffalo Roots

DePeters’ hometown of Hamburg is located approximately 13 miles south of Buffalo, less than 10 miles from the Canadian border. Also hailing from Buffalo is Olympic bobsled push athlete Steve Mesler, who should contend for gold in the men’s four-man competition as part of Steve Holcomb’s Team Night Train.

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Niagara Falls Library owed $464k in fines – officials unaware

niagaraThe Niagara Falls Public Library has hired a collection agency to go after $464,494 in unpaid fines after state auditors found that officials were unaware of the amount patrons owed.

An audit by the office of State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released Tuesday faulted the library for using an accounting system that did not give officials a full picture of how much was owed in unpaid fines.

In addition, auditors found, the library could not account for $6,967 in fines collected during a two-year period.

“Because of the poor internal controls and lack of accountability,” auditors wrote, “library officials do not have assurance that all cash collected by library employees is appropriately accounted for.” more…

Border Crossing Wait Times

If you are planning a shopping trip to Buffalo, Niagara Falls, or Toronto keep visiting NiagaraBlog.com. We will be featuring a series of posts that will save you time and money.

Travellers interested in a cross border shopping spree are probably contemplating which border crossing to take. You have 3 options; the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls; the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge in Queenston; or the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. The wait times for these vary so you should check which crossing to take right before you depart. The two most reliable websites are:

USA: Niagara Falls Bridge Commission

Canada: Border Crossing Times

These are great resources, however to get live up to the minute information we recommend that you use your mobile phone and the Government of Canada Web Poratal ( www.wap.gc.ca).  

To access border crossing wait times information just follow these easy steps on your WAP enabled phone.

1. With your phone go to www.wap.gc.ca

2. Choose Services
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3. Border Wait Times
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Niagara Falls Marathon

The only marathon in the world that starts in one country and finishes in another.

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Do you think you can beat Matt Loiselle’s time of 2:27:33 or Elizabeth Primrose’s time of 2:55:26.6?  Yes, that’s right.  They can run 42 km (26 miles) in under 3 hours.

The marathon starts at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo N.Y. The first 6.5km (4 miles) of the race travel the majestic parkways of Buffalo before crossing the Peace Bridge into the historic old town of Fort Erie, Ontario. The route then follows the beautiful Niagara River Parkway and finishes at the magnificent Niagara Falls.

If a marathon is a little too much for you can sign up for the 5km or 10km run.

Date: October 25th, 2009
Course Type: Flat
Boston Marathon Qualifier: Yes
Website: Niagara Falls Marathon

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Reverse Currents in the Upper Niagara River

It’s known as Thompson’s Hole. A deep hole where the current runs up river instead of down.

Scuba Diving The Upper Niagara River

A plate, a bowling ball and lots of fish.