Niagara Gazette


April 20, 2014

GLYNN: Seneca Niagara Casino in billionaire category


Niagara Gazette — Yots said he intends to continue serving on the seven-member regional state parks commission. He also will remain active in preservation efforts throughout the Buffalo Niagara community. He and his wife, Louise, now Buffalo residents, operated a bed-and-breakfast on Park Place in Niagara Falls for many years.


NEW BUSINESS: The Porter House, formerly a popular tavern with adjacent volleyball courts at Blairville Road and East Avenue, Town of Porter, is expected to re-open soon. A retired Niagara Falls police officer is reportedly a partner in the project. There’s also talk that of renewed interest in a volleyball league.


HEADLINE OF THE WEEK: “He’s Captain Courage-Less” —in the New York Post, a reference to South Korean ferry Capt. Lee Joon-seok, 68, who allegedly jumped ship Wednesday in an area off the Port of Incheon, leaving hundreds of high school students on a class trip to die in the disaster. 


PRIME EXAMPLE: Sign on a repair shop door: “We Can Repair Anything. (Please knock hard on the door since the Bell Don’t Work).


TRIVIA QUIZ: (Answer to last week’s question): “Canadian Bacon,” starring John Candy, premiered at the Niagara Falls Convention & Civic Center (now the Seneca Niagara Casino) in 1995. A major portion of the filming was in the Niagara Falls area.


TIMELY THOUGHT: A friend sends this reminder from The Christophers’ movement, founded by the Rev. James Keller. The writer notes how many lives have been lost in global tragedies during the past 60 days or so: 239 on Malaysia Flight 370; 258 on that ferry off South Korea; at least 30 persons in the mudslide north of Seattle; and 12 in the Mount Everest slide. 

Despite the heavy toll, he quotes the Christophers’  belief based on an ancient Chinese motto: “It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

Contact reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.

Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.

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