Pair of swimming bans lifted at Krull Park, Camp Kenan
LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Health Department Thursday lifted swimming bans imposed Tuesday on two Lake Ontario beaches because of elevated levels of E. coli bacteria.
Beaches were reopened at Krull Park in Olcott and Camp Kenan in Somerset. The latter is a private beach for campers at the facility, operated by the Lockport Family YMCA.
Tuesday’s was the third closing of the season for both beaches.
CITY OF LOCKPORT
Canal Street building OK’d for sale to tire businessman
LOCKPORT – The city has agreed to sell a building at 51 Canal St. to Douglas F. Zimmerman, owner of a tire shop next door, for $75,000.
Alderman Patrick W. Schrader, D-4th Ward, said Zimmerman intends to live in a now-vacant second-floor apartment in the building.
The price was the same as an appraised valuation the city obtained for the three-story building in 2006.
Zimmerman, owner of Zimmie’s Tire, originally had offered $65,000.
The Common Council’s recent vote approving the sale included five years of lease protection for the first-floor tenant, Sweet Ride Rentals, a bike rental shop owned by Ellen Martin.
She will pay her rent to Zimmerman, starting in 2013.
The Council also approved a 10-year extension of an easement allowing Hydraulic Race Co., operator of the Lockport Cave boat ride, to use an 8-foot-wide walkway in Upson Park.
VILLAGE OF WILSON
Annual Harbor Hoops slated for Saturday at Clark’s Park
WILSON – The annual Harbor Hoops event is being held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdayin Clark’s Park in the Village of Wilson.
Organizers are hosting a basket raffle with all donations going to the Johnson family, who lost their home and a member of their family in a propane explosion on Chestnut Road in Wilson on July 24.
Organizers are still seeking basket donations.
To donate contact Jamie Moxham at 628-8069 to have a basket picked up prior to the event.
Baskets can also be dropped of at the First Baptist Church, 265 Petit St. in Wilson.
old fort niagara
'Soldiers of the Revolution’ set to unfold this weekend
YOUNGSTOWN – About 100 re-enactors will descend on Old Fort Niagara Saturday and Sunday for the annual “Soldiers of the Revolution” weekend.
An 18th century battle re-enactment will be offered at 3 p.m. both days.
Children can sign up for a battle of their own, using wooden “muskets,” at 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m., choosing either the American or British side.
There will be cannon and musket firing demonstrations, 18th century music and a British court-martial, as a redcoat is tried for desertion.
The event is covered by the regular admission price of $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12,
Children younger than 6 are admitted free.