Month: August 2012

Daytripper: Niagara Falls

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From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

The 5th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival, being held on Old Falls Street, USA, takes place Sept. 6 through 9. More than 20 acts will perform, including James Cotton, Donnie Walsh, Richard Ray Farrell, The Nighthawks, John Primer, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, Tas Cru, The Forty Fours and Shrimp Daddy. Old Falls Street is a three-block entertainment district connecting Niagara Falls State Park with various downtown attractions, and is directly adjacent to the state park at Prospect Street.

The Majestic Niagara Falls

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From the Davao Sun-Star (in the Philippines):

The first time I learned about Niagara Falls was through the movie, Superman II. In the film, Superman (played the Christopher Reeve) saved a kid playing on the outside railings fell into the rushing water.

The movie came to mind when my sister, Marilou, told me that she and her husband, David Eplite, were going to the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls to see its beauty. I had been to New York twice but never had the opportunity of going to the place.

Hope for shuttered Hotel Niagara

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From the Niagara Gazette:

If the building’s owner has his way, an historic hotel that has languished for years in downtown Niagara Falls will be reopened by next summer.

Hamilton, Ont., developer Harry Stinson said Monday design work on his plan for a new-look Hotel Niagara is nearly completed and he’s expecting interior demolition to begin on site next month.

Former Snow Park Gets New Life

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From WIVB CHannel 7 in Buffalo:

The site of the former Snow Park in Niagara Falls is getting new life again. Smokin Joe Anderson scrapped the Snow Park idea and created a Native American themed destination. Now a report in this week’s Business First says he plans to put athletic fields on the site.

The outdoor rink is now a lacrosse and soccer complex. Anderson is also working with the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on plans to turn the vacant Tele-Tech building on First Street into a retail complex.

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