Niagara Falls News

Graham on January 19th, 2017

This goes along with my posting from last week… From the Niagara Falls Review: The former Niagara Falls Memorial Arena could be demolished and replaced with a museum dedicated to — and modeled after — the Titanic. The city’s committee of adjustment approved an application from businessman David van Velzen this week for minor variances […]

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Graham on January 19th, 2017

From the Buffalo News (including several beautiful pictures): Even Tesla was freezing. That is one image that sticks with me after the overwhelming experience of seeing Niagara Falls in winter. You know that oversized, Soviet-style statue of Nikola Tesla that sits on Stedman’s Bluff, overlooking the American Falls? The great scientist sat hunkered down, the […]

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Graham on January 19th, 2017

From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo: For the first time in a very long time, there are signs of life in downtown Niagara Falls. On Rainbow Boulevard, construction crews have been working around the clock to build Mark Hamister’s $35 million Hyatt Place hotel, set to open later this year. The world-famous Rainforest Café opened […]

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From Le Parisien: Découvrir les Chutes du Niagara sous un autre angle. On connaît l’image des Chutes du Niagara, ces impressionnants murs d’eau en forme de fer à cheval où la rivière Niagara effectue un saut de 51 mètres dans le vide. C’est en été que le spectacle est le plus impressionnant. Mais on oublie […]

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Graham on January 17th, 2017

From the Norwalk Reflector: A Norwalk native and her husband received an unpleasant surprise when they visited Niagara Falls. Jill (Morr) Spildener, along with her husband, Jamie, visited the Falls area on Friday. The Berea couple parked on the American side, walked across Rainbow Bridge to Canada, and then made their way down toward Horseshoe […]

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Graham on January 17th, 2017

From Niagara This Week: For a pair of local youngsters, it was a chance to hang for a few minutes with Katy Perry — at least a wax rendition of the pop singer anyway. “Everything!” Brooke Annette said when asked what she liked about the annual Museums Dollar Day for Cystic Fibrosis. “Everything is great,” […]

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From Niagara Frontier Publications: Also, speaking of the outdoors and encouraging guests to stay longer, Cuomo announced big plans for Niagara Falls State Park and the Niagara Gorge on Monday while at the University at Buffalo. “We’re going to reclaim 135,000 acres of the Niagara Gorge corridor, preserving the rich ecology,” Cuomo said. “It will […]

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Graham on January 16th, 2017

From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo (includes video): Governor Andrew Cuomo is now proposing a second phase of the Buffalo Billion initiative. A key focus is increasing tourism in places like Niagara Falls. The governor would like to construct a new state-operated tourism visitor center on Grand Island, reclaim 135,000 acres of the Niagara Gorge […]

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Graham on January 13th, 2017

From Niagara This Week: A pair of Niagara Parks attractions will be closed temporarily over the next few weeks. The shutdowns at the Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara’s Fury attractions are to accommodate for annual maintenance programs. These closures allow Niagara Parks staff to carry out needed maintenance to ensure the continued operation of these popular […]

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Graham on January 13th, 2017

From the Niagara Gazette: What was life like in the early days of the Niagara area — even before it was a fully fledged city? I hope you are somewhat interested as I am part of the planning committee for the Niagara Falls 125th celebration and will be writing about the early days in Niagara […]

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