Niagara Gazette — Several times he has mentioned that he relishes the idea of someday having an attraction or exhibit area (e.g. museum) in downtown Niagara Falls. If that comes to fruition, there’s no doubt that the investment would prove a boost to Cataract City tourist industry.
HIGH IN THE SKY: One of the best vantage points for the Independence Day fireworks in Lewiston is behind the Mini Plaza on South Eighth Street and Seneca Park, near the village library. Other people tend to favor Academy Park or even along Center Street. As most people are aware by now, parking along the hill on the Robert Moses Parkway is prohibited.
SHOCKING STATISTIC: A Gov. Cuomo-appointed task force to develop a strategy for increasing participation in food assistance programs in the Empire State found that nearly 13 percent of New York households do not always know where they will get their next meal. It is said that about half of New Yorkers age 60 and up may be eligible for food benefits but have not applied.
CITED FOR SERVICE: Five Niagara Falls, N.Y., airmen will be honored for making the supreme sacrifice while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. their names will be inscribed on a 300-foot granite wall with more than 18,000 other RCAF personnel who perished in the fight for freedom. The wall has been designated as “They Grew Not Old.” The ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of Canada’s entry into the war is set for Sept. 10 at the Commonwealth Air training Plan Museum at McGill Field in Brandon, Manitoba.
The local airmen to be posthumously honored: James L. Dunlop, George A. Firman, Bruce E. Greenhalgh, Orval B. Hughes and Norman L. Lauzon. Overall, 847 American airmen joined forces with the RCAF in that dark era.
MIXED MESSAGE: The sign on the door read: “Toilet Out Of Order, Please Use Floor Below.” Surely, there’s a better way of putting it.
TRIVIA QUIZ: (Answer to Thursday question): The National Soccer Hall of Fame was established in 1979 at Oneonta, N.Y.
Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.