DELUCA: Zaika's blooms as downtown begins its blossom
Mandy is dark-haired and vivacious, a typical young American mom, who loves the city she grew up in and wants to help bring it back to life.
- CITY DESK: Standing ovation for Faba The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center lost one of its strongest advocates last week.
- CONFER: Celebrate your tax freedom day Today, May 6, is a holiday of sorts for the workingperson - it's Tax Freedom Day in New York. It's the day that you can finally go about working for your own personal needs and interests like feeding your family, paying your mortgage, saving for your retirement, or helping your kid through college. Prior to that, every day that you worked this year covered your tax obligations and nothing else.
- HIGGS: Comments and more on landmark school building Anthony Manarina sent me an email reminding me that "Vincent Ladd, a stern but dedicated man, ran a tight ship as principal at North Junior during our years there during the early 1950s." He also recalled John Overhiser, one of his teachers who taught math and geometry and said he was a tough teacher who taught life lessons in his classes without the sugar coating. He mentioned others; Lucille Carella, Paul Balassone, Al Mis and of course the Dominianni sisters, Blanche and Adeline.
- GLYNN: No need winding up to write Now the computers are threatening to take away one of our cherished skills that connects us to our past -- handwriting.
- VINCENT DAVIS: You don't need a sombrero to have a good time For those of you who do not own calendars, today we find ourselves at the end of a metaphorical valley of confusion -- a place of temporal vagueness that can cause people to take part in strange rituals which they have no understanding of.
- LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Expressing our condolences We've been spending way too much time in mortuaries recently, and sending out condolences. Larry Felser last weekend, then Andy Watkinson, neither particularly young, but both with a lot more to give.
- HAMILTON: The point is that Dolson was a scrapper Donald Dolson died last month. Most of you reading this have never even heard of him; and that's alright; because there are hundreds of other Donald Dolsons right around you, and most of you don't realize it.
- GUEST VIEW: Practicing proper infection control Recently, local media have been discussing relatively new forms of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are making their way around the world called carbapenemase-producing Enterobactera
- TOM'S CORNER: How do you say the name of that car? 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.
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