Niagara Gazette


September 29, 2013

GLYNN: Amtrak rider count up over 5 years


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ACROSS THE BORDER: Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights and the death of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock on Oct. 12. 

Amanda Gamble, general manager of Friends of Fort George, said the Brock’s Monument National Historic Site will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that weekend, Oct. 12-13, for guided tours. People interested in an overview of the site will be invited to climb the 235 steps to the top of the monument. From that unique spot, the visitors can enjoy the panorama of Queenston Heights Park, the sprawling farmlands, and the Niagara River stretching to Lake Ontario.


VILLAGE VOICES: “All items in here are from artists and craftsmen from around Western New York,” said Aaron Dey, a co-owner of the new Dory Trading Post, 453 Main St., in Youngstown. Out front, ‘Jake,’ a carved figure decked out in best fall attire, stands guard amidst the harvest setting complete with giant pumpkins from a Porter farm. Others invested in the venture are Aaron’s wife, ‘Miss Jane,’ Elizabeth Beaty of Youngstown, and Gary and Marilyn Brennan, proprietors of Brennan’s Irish Pub.

The Dory also will handle tickets for the new jet boat ride along the lower Niagara River, between the village and the Whirlpool area in Niagara Falls. 


TRIVIA QUIZ: In what year did Army win its college football national championship? (Answer Thursday)


NEW APPROACH: In the recent newsletter to the Niagara Catholic alumni, president and principal Ronald K. Buggs notes the school will become a Hospitality & Tourism Academy in 2014-15 as part of its ongoing relationship with Niagara University.


MARK THE CALENDAR: The always popular Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association, is set for Oct. 12, from 1 to 8 p.m. The free event will be held rain or shine in the middle block of the street between Third Street and the Niagara Falls State Park. A spokesman said the entertainment will be provided by the German American Musicians, the Bergholz German Band, the Alphorn Society of Western New York and the SGTV Edelweiss Dancers. Menu favorites: traditional German food, beer and wine. “It’s become the marquee fall event downtown,” says Ryan Coate, chairman of the business association and general manager of the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center on Old Falls Street.

Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, 2246.

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