From the Lockport Journal:
Alice Putnam and her two lady friends from Niagara Falls just wanted to have lunch in Lewiston. And then ride up to Old Fort Niagara to visit Alice’s daughter who works in the gift shop there.
Joyce and Bill Price had walked from Lewiston to Youngstown with their daughter, Rachael, her boyfriend, Chaz Martenstein, and Millie, their baby granddaughter. The family caught the free shuttle in Youngstown and rode it home. Then they planned to have pizza for lunch without worrying about the calories after their six-mile walk.
An Ohio family found the Discover Niagara Shuttle an easy way to get to Old Fort Niagara so their kids could see the fort. “My birthday is coming up,” said Erin Martin of Hopewell, Ohio, traveling with her husband Lee and their two children, Emma, 13, and Charley, 12. “This is my present,” she said of her family’s vacation to the region.
From the Niagara Gazette:
Support from Niagara Falls could keep the Discover Niagara Shuttle service free to riders.
In coming weeks, city lawmakers will consider giving up to $100,000 to the Discover Niagara Shuttle, which during the 2016 tourist season ferried 33,000 visitors and locals from Youngstown to Niagara Falls.
It was free for riders last summer, subsidized entirely by public sector partnerships, and will require another $200,000 to support its second year.
The Niagara Gazette has a Niagara Falls New York related summary of 2016
For years the local tourist industry operators had stressed the need to connect Niagara Falls State Park and the city within the other area attractions.
It was finally accomplished this year with the Discover Niagara Shuttle. The inaugural service linked the city, the tourist district and the nation’s oldest state park with 14 sites etween the Niagara Falls State Park and the historic Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown.
From the Niagara Gazette:
The new Niagara Jet Adventures ready to launch boat tours along the lower river this year is planning a job fair Wednesday at the Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
The job fair is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center (Red Brick School) with the company looking to fill a variety of part-time and full-time jobs (e.g., retail, customer service, tour guides, marketing, boat staff and management positions.) Applicants with boating experience and service in the hospitality industry will be given preference.
(This is old, but again, I wanted to post it still)
From the Tonawanda News:
Two historic forts and nearby communities along the Niagara River will be under siege again this month as part of colorful pageantry to commemorate the War of 1812.
The events also marking the 200th anniversary of peace between the U.S. and Canada are set for Fort Niagara in Youngstown, Buffalo, Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
Major reenactments are designed to ignite interest in two of the most destructive attacks on both sides of the border: the Americans destroying Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.) on Dec. 6, 1813, and the British seeking revenge in capturing Fort Niagara Dec. 19, and then torching homes and villages from Youngstown to Buffalo.