- BRADBERRY: Happy 50th birthday, Civil Rights Act of 1964 It was just another early summer day, a Thursday, so dinner was probably Mom's exquisite meatloaf served up with healthy helpings of her home grown canned green beans and delicious hand peeled potatoes with hot corn bread, and for desert, a tall, thick slice of hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream and Dad's delicious homemade lemonade.
- CONFER: Looking north to those living the Canadian dream Wikipedia defines the American Dream as "a national ethos of the United States, a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work."
- HIGGS: Lots to see and do around here There is still more to see and do on the "Fam" Tour with members working in the tourist industry. Lana Perlman of NTCC organized the tour and she told them that they were "powerful" and gave a few facts and numbers.
- GLYNN: Heavy traffic at the border; Wallenda ceremony coming July 7 Customs and border protection agencies on both sides of the Niagara River are braced for heavy traffic over the two holidays this week -- Canada Day (Tuesday) and Independence Day (Friday).
- SINGER: A new generation of golf phenoms? Watching the 2014 Masters played around the spring environs of Augusta's lush greens and azaleas, with dramatic shifts of fortune, particularly at water-laden Amen Corner, I thought: are we witnessing the inception of a new era in pro golf?
- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Ready to march into summer on the island Good heavens, is it summer already? Wasn't it winter just a month ago? Now, one week from today our Parade will be past tense, traditionally with no sign that it passed this way at all.
HAMILTON: Will Dyster survive this garbage?
“Hey Ken,” Geoff Jenkins started off his email to me, “this trash thing is ridiculous. There’s no one besides Modern who’s willing to pick up trash at the laundromat. The five other companies we called either didn’t respond or gave us Dumpster pricing for construction sites.”
- GLYNN: New paddleboat to debut on lower river in July Competition for passengers on sightseeing boats along the lower Niagara River will ramp up next month when the Niagara Belle, a new paddleboat, will begin offering dinner cruises.
CHIPP: A fine farewell
About two years ago, I was struggling at my job reporting here at the Niagara Gazette. I had a hard time writing meaningful stories or meeting my own expectations. Words, for the most part, weren’t being friendly.
- BRADBERRY: The more things change the more they ... French journalist and novelist, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890) is often credited with coining the phrase, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose", translated, "The more things change, the more they remain the same", a fitting description for the most recent disappointing news from the New York Education Commissioner about the sad state of affairs generally with New York boasting a slight rise to a 74.9 percent graduation rate while Niagara Falls remains stuck closer to the bottom at 63.1 percent with neighbors Buffalo at 53.4 and Rochester a distant last place at 43 percent.
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