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New focus at Niagara Glen Nature Centre

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The iconic stone building at the Niagara Glen along the Niagara Parkway has been used as a restaurant, caretaker’s residence, temporary residence for School of Horticulture students and spent many years a gift shop.

The Niagara Glen Nature Centre recently underwent a series of renovations to add new programming to highlight Niagara Parks’ stewardship role.

“The Niagara Glen is an undeniable treasure of natural beauty,” Janice Thomson, chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission, said Friday during the attraction’s grand re-opening.

“(The glen) is a defining feature of the Niagara River experience and a site that has been protected and preserved by the Niagara Parks Commission since 1894.”

With support from the Ontario150 funding program, the building has been converted into an interpretation facility that highlights the geological, environmental and historical significance of the area.

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Celebrity Wax Figures

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I know this isn’t directly Niagara Falls related, but I guess there was some talk recently about a Beyonce wax figure that didn’t look much like her. E News has a page on their website that shows some pictures of celebrities with their wax figures, and this made me think about Movieland Wax Museum of Stars as well as Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks.

Check out the page to see how the figures compare…

Niagara Glen a little greener

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Glen is a little greener after 37 Chinese students from two high schools in Beijing planted 10 red oak trees Saturday morning.

The trees represent a bond of friendship with Canada and Niagara Falls, said Yaping Lee, vice-principal of Beijing Wenhui Middle School.

“The taller they grow, the deeper our friendship will be,” said Lee.

The event was meant to celebrate both the partnership between Toronto Catholic District School Board and Canada Global Education Exchange, as well as build awareness of the importance of planting trees.

The $205 million Falls hotel that no one wants to talk about

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From the Buffalo News:

Niagara Falls Redevelopment has submitted a plan for a $205 million hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.

Normally, city officials said, such a large project would be announced with plenty of hype. But in this case, the plans were simply dropped off at the city planning office on a Friday afternoon.

“Usually, when somebody proposes a $200 million anything, there’s a lot of fanfare,” city Planning Director Thomas DeSantis said. “Read into that what you will. It’s odd. It’s clearly unconventional.”

Historic Niagara Falls “Hotel Niagara” to see major transformation

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

“It fell into disrepair and it sat, and now it’s coming back to life,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Governor Cuomo toured the inside of the Hotel Niagara that is soon set to see a major transformation. The historic hotel that has been vacant for many years is where Marilyn Monroe stayed back in the 1950’s.

“It’s coming back to life in a modern version but with all the beauty of that history,” said Cuomo.

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