Community aids Coast Guard Station Niagara
Members of the community around Lewiston and Youngstown in Niagara County, spearheaded by the Town of Porter, the Youngstown Yacht Club and several area charter captains, are combining to create a relief effort for U.S. Coast Guard Station Niagara in Youngstown. Thirty servicemen and women stationed there have not been paid in more than a month due to the government shutdown.
“Because the Coast Guard falls under Homeland Security, they don’t receive a check until the issues in Washington, D.C., are resolved,” said Duffy Johnston, town supervisor for the Town of Porter. “I thought that was the least we can do – raise some food and some gift cards for the people serving us in the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario.”
Nonperishables can be dropped off at the Town of Porter Town Hall, 3265 Creek Road, Youngstown. If you have questions or would like to get involved, call Johnston at 745-3730.
Iroquois Arms Collectors hold gun show
The Iroquois Arms Collectors will be holding a gun show this weekend at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Wheatfield. Admission is $5. On Saturday, the hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sales made during the show will follow state regulations.
Eight-foot tables are available to rent for display. The cost for a table is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. To rent a table or for more information, call John at 694-7443. Food and refreshments will be available during the show and the Niagara County Pistol Permit Office will be in attendance to assist with transactions.
WNY TU changes meeting location
The Western New York Chapter of Trout Unlimited has announced that they will have a new meeting location moving forward when they gather the last Tuesday of the month. The new meeting site will be the Orvis Shop, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. The fishing group’s next meeting will be Jan. 29. All meetings are open to the public.
Guest presenter for the January meeting will be David Denk, NYSDEC regional permit administrator. He will talk about “Freshwater Wetlands and Wetland Conservation in New York.” Fly tying demonstrations will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the general meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Bass Pro Hank Parker featured at BBB Dinner
Bass professional and TV show host Hank Parker will be the keynote speaker when the Bow Bending Believers host its 15th annual Dinner and Seminar on Feb. 1 at the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church, 12111 Ridge Road, Medina. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the seminar as at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call Merle at 585-765-2839 for more info. Only 400 tickets will be sold.
Parker, host of Hank Parker’s Outdoor Magazine and co-host of Hank Parker’s Flesh and Blood, is a bass fishing legend. He’s won the Bassmasters Classic, the pinnacle of professional bass fishing, twice. In addition to Parker’s talk, there will be vendor booths and displays. The Bow Bending Believers is a chapter of the national organization, Christian Bowhunters of America.