Mayor: New Year’s show needs $2M in tourism support

From the Niagara Falls Review: Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati wants to avoid last year’s mess with the New Year’s Eve show, but once again “the challenge is money.” He needs to convince the city’s tourism partners to help pay about $2 million to get the concert back on a national broadcaster, which is much…

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Zavitz: Wirewalker Hardy amazed 19th century crowds in Niagara

From the Niagara Falls Review: James Hardy has a special place in the history of Niagara Falls. He was the final official participant in a 19th century phenomenon often referred to as the great age of Niagara tightrope artists — something that captured much of the world’s attention. That “age” began in 1859 when the…

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