Niagara Falls to go dark for Earth Hour

From Niagara This Week: It’ll be lights out at the Horseshoe and American Falls Saturday. The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), in partnership with the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, plans to participate in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) global Earth Hour initiative by switching off the evening Illumination of the falls from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30…

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Stunting wall ‘knocked down’

From the Niagara Falls Review: If Nik Wallenda is allowed to walk over Niagara Falls, then daredevil Peter DeBernardi wants a chance to go over them — again. For those who don’t remember his name, rewind to Sept. 27, 1989. Peter DeBernardi, then 42, and Jeffrey Petkovich, 24, climbed into a home-made barrel at about…

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Tourism ‘our General Motors’: Falls mayor

From Niagara This Week: Calling the tourism industry “our General Motors,” Mayor Jim Diodati said the city needs to exploit opportunities to stage “blockbuster events” to further increase the number of visitors coming to Niagara Falls. “People poke fun at it, but (tourism) is our General Motors,” Diodati told and audience of 200 at the…

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