Niagara Gazette — •••
THE INVASION: If you were shopping Monday on Military Road or elsewhere, no doubt you discovered the unusually heavy traffic volumes, even for President’s Day.
For the record, many of those backups at the traffic signals and the lines at the checkouts included Canadians celebrating “Family Day” with cross-border shopping. At one busy gas station near Niagara Falls Boulevard and Military Road, the Ontario license plates at the pumps were outnumbering the U.S. plates 4 to 1.
ON THE ROAD: The Niagara County History Center is planning a spring bus trip to Letchworth State Park on May 11. The tour will leave Lockport at 9 a.m. and depart the 14,000-acre park by 5 p.m.
The total cost including lunch at the historic Glen Iris Inn is $65 for History Center members and $70 for non-members, Additional information is available at 434-7433. A spokesman said reservations are required by May 1.
A COSTLY TOLL: A reader notes that the social networks have been jammed with comments about the Carnival Triumph, the cruise ship stranded at sea for four days. The buzz was mostly from people angry that some 4,000 passengers had been stuck aboard the vessel. Others were just relaying their sympathy or pledging to never go on another cruise. As always some even resorted to humor: “Do you know what the worst job in the world is now?” The answer: A public relations spokesman for Carnival.”
DIET TALK: Overheard in the deli at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute: “She may be a vegetarian but she’s still full of baloney” — a student sounding off between classes.Contact reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.