Niagara Gazette — Explaining her current visit to the Cataract City, O’Neill, a former Oneida County resident who received her doctorate in education at Syracuse University, said, “When I come back home, I try to see where I can visit that would be fun. This is a no-brainer, Niagara Falls,” she said, noting the significant link between the city and her latest book.
Another reason, she said: “We wanted to do a big splash for the birthday of the book (Sept. 1) and what better place than the Falls and Oakwood Cemetery, where the staff has been so helpful in planning this event.”
In addition to Oakwood, “Family Day” sponsors include the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, Niagara Falls Museums and Aeolus Curricula.
OFF THE PRESS: “Today in Buffalo Sports History — 366 Days of Milestones,” by Budd Bailey (Western New York Wares, Inc., 184 pages, paperback, $15.95). Bailey, an editor and reporter for the Buffalo News, is the author of two other popular books, “Tradition” (1989), a history of the Buffalo Sabres, and “Razor’s Edge” (2007), featuring Rob Ray, an ex-Sabre and now a television analyst covering his former team.
TRIVIA QUIZ: (Answer to Sunday’s question) The 1994 movie “Canadian Bacon,” starring John Candy, was filmed in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The premiere was held in the former Convention & Civic Center, now the Seneca Niagara Casino.
Contact ReporterDon Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.