Niagara Gazette — •••
PARTY TIME?: "The wife and I drove down Third Street Sunday (when the Super Bowl was on TV) and there wasn't one car parked anywhere in front of those taverns. And they call that 'The Entertainment District?' " — a guest on the "Vince Anello Show" (WJJL Radio).
An employee at another South End business offered this solution to the dismal Third Street scene: Most of those bars don't have television sets and there are very few parking spots any way. So most people just stayed home to watch the game.
OUT OF THE PAST:"I Remember Olcott," part of the popular documentary film series at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport, will be featured at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 General admission, $6; seniors, $5; and students, $4. Additional information available at 439-0431.
In the early 1900s, Olcott was a favorite destination for thousands of daily visitors every summer, arriving via the New York Central Railroad excursions from across the state. The landmark Olcott Hotel near the beach area was demolished in 1937.
FOOTNOTE: Overheard in the Earl W. Brydges Library, Main and Lockport streets: "That President George Bush was really a well-read man. When he heard that the creator of Cliff Notes died, Bush was real upset because that was his favorite author" — a patron checking a book out.Contact reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.