- HIGGS: More on Holy Trinity and the Old East Side I saw Mike Parsnick recently and he reminded me that in the very early days of immigration in Niagara Falls, the Polish immigrants living on the east side of the city and working on the hydraulic canal attended Mass at St. Mary's of the Cataract Church on Fourth Street before they built a small wooden church to call their own on 13th Street which was later moved to land owned by the parish on 14th Street.
- GLYNN: Early birds will witness fort assault as War of 1812 springs to life in Youngstown If you're really interested in getting an accurate glimpse of local history, mark the calendar for about 4 a.m. Dec. 19.
- SINGER: The decline of outdoors? Young (and even not so young) America used to be a more outdoors contingent than today.
- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Trickier treats than usual this year So how was your Halloween? Ours defined weird. The town established trick-or-treat hours as 5 to 8 p.m. and at 5:07, the doorbell rang and there stood four youngsters maybe about 4 ½ feet tall, so encased in their costumes that we weren't even sure of their gender. We gave each a couple of bite-sized bars and down the sidewalk they skittered.
- DAVIS: Spelling out how to make S.M.A.R.T. life choices We are all a part of "history in the making." Each day we live, we make an impact on the world around us by the essence of our human existence.
COPS NOTEBOOK: Top Falls officer remembered
Some sad news this week about the passing of a longtime Falls Police detective who left a mark on everyone he met.
- HAMILTON: The 'Calorie Corridor' and county sales tax In San Diego, there was the famous "Mile of Cars." In south Philadelphia, there was a mile of automobile junkyards. But in the Niagara Falls area, between Bob Evans restaurant at Niagara Falls Boulevard and Interstate-190, through the hot dog stand and Mom's at Military and the Boulevard, and on up Military Road to Tim Hortons at Porter and Packard roads, we have the "Calorie Corridor."
- TOM'S CORNER: Diesel becomes the 'norm' and other auto news The Gazette has partnered with local automotive expert Tom Torbjornsen to publish his weekly national column. Tom's Corner will appear in Thursday's editions.
- GLYNN: Issues still rise over casino gambling impact Here we go expanding gambling in New York state.
- KEPPELER: A sweet reminder of lives lived The small news item landed on my desk about this time last year.
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