So, have you ever seen someone swallow a sword? Well, I have! Today! I was at Ripley’s today for Sword Swallowers Awareness Day. At various Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museums there were sword swallowers who performed. In Niagara Falls, Riley Schillaci of Rochester performed. Here’s a video I took: Here are some pictures:
From the Niagara Falls Review: The first time Riley Schillaci stuck a sharp metal object down her throat was fine. The second time … not so good. “I went to show my friend -I was 14 and we had been pigging out on candy all night,” recalls the Rochester, N. Y. resident. “So at that [...]
From the Niagara Falls Review: Not everybody loves Marineland. Not the 47 individuals and families who will be losing their homes next year when their trailer park is closed. Families living at the Green Oaks Trailer Park on Stanley Avenue say they are in shock after being told they have until the end of August [...]
From the Niagara Falls Review: An American businessman is going to court, seeking to overturn the lease between the Maid of the Mist and Niagara Parks Commission and to have an “open and fair” bidding process for the right to run boat tours in Niagara Falls. A lawyer for Bill Windsor applied for a judicial [...]
Almost two months after the Winter Festival of Lights ended, the last of the lights are finally being taken down (the Zimmerman Fountain lights were also taken out/down).
Someone with their own web site has posted about how they grew up in Niagara Falls: …It wasn’t until years after I’d left Buffalo, for New Orleans, or DC or Miami, that I started to understand how spectacular Niagara Falls is, and how special it is to have grown up with it so close by. [...]
From the Niagara Falls Review: Barack Obama could be a stimulus package in his own right for the Niagara Falls tourism industry, says Mayor Ted Salci. “Tourism has historically increased the year after an American presidential election,” Salci said Thursday during his “state of the city speech.” No one’s sure whether it’s because they’re involved [...]
From the Niagara Gazette: Over 160 local tourism leaders will meet with state legislators to discuss a variety of issues and initiatives during today’s Niagara Falls Legislative Reception. The reception, organized by the state’s Hospitality and Tourism Association, Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., the Niagara Falls Hotel/Motel Association and the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce, [...]
Now that the Quality Inn Clifton Hill is entirely gone, they have filled in the holes and seem to be get things ready. It looks like they are building a driveway to the back of Boston Pizza.
From the Niagara Falls Review: Springlicious will be back for a return engagement in downtown Niagara Falls in June. Last year’s inaugural food festival attracted over over 30,000 visitors. Organized by Celebrate Old Downtown, this year’s event will take place June 5, 6 and 7 and will feature food, beer and wines from across the [...]