From the Niagara Falls Review:
As any longtime Who fan will tell you, the best concerts were always the ones that felt like they could fall apart at any second. A blown amp. A destroyed drum kit. At their peak, The Who brought a volcanic energy to the stage that made every show unruly and unpredictable.
So it was amusing — and a bit old school — when an angry Roger Daltrey abruptly halted the show at Fallsview Casino Monday night. He had been battling his ear piece all night, and it finally boiled over during the crescendo of Baba O’Riley. Not content to muff the ending, he barked orders to someone off stage while the band stood frozen.
“We’ll start it again!,” he yelled, and his anger fueled an even better Baba as the crowd roared in approval.
From the Hamilton Spectator:
For having such an exacting profession, Chef Michael Smith isn’t a fan of perfection.
He knows the importance of nailing recipes as the best-selling author of 10 cookbooks. But he’s also made a name for himself by advocating for free-styling in the kitchen in his Food Network Canada series, “Chef at Home.”…
Smith will bring that message to Niagara later this month when he headlines the latest instalment of Tastes in Niagara, a series of food shindigs hosted by Fallsview Events that features some of Canada’s most recognizable chefs.
The event, which happens on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Lounge in Niagara Falls, includes a four-course meal of Smith’s recipes, a cooking demo by the well-known culinarian, a meet and greet and some “hijinks and hilarity up my sleeve,” Smith promised.
From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:
He’s feisty, playful, and a bit of flirt.
You’d never guess by looking at 1-year-old Stryker that the Harbor Seal pup almost lost his life.
He was hit by a boat in New Jersey earlier this year and needed one of his back flippers amputated.
Because he’s no longer able to survive on his own in the wild, he was brought to the Aquarium of Niagara.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The Winter Festival of Lights turns 35 this year, but for organizers the challenge is making it feel born again every year.
So expect more new wrinkles, displays and events when the two-month festival kicks off Nov. 18, says executive director Tina Myers.
“The ideas are flowing,” she said after a media conference Wednesday. “We have a lot of things that we want to do, but it costs money. Each year, between January and March, we go out and really hit it hard to try to get the funding to make this happen.
“We have some strong supporters, but each year that we grow, our expenses grow.”
The other day the Letters to the Editor section of the Niagara Falls Review had a couple of letters related to the 3 hotels approved for Canadian Niagara Hotels.
I read with interest the decision of Niagara Falls city council to approve applications to build three new hotel complexes on Robinson Street.
It’s interesting to point out that not one comment was made on how the City of Niagara Falls will handle all the new traffic chaos that will ensue with these three hotels in the busiest, most traffic-congested areas of the Falls…
iagara Falls city council has again pushed past another existing zoning bylaw. They gave the green light to three hotel ‘developments’ on Robinson Street — one eight storeys above the height limit and the other an excessive 26 storeys higher…
From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:
Niagara County and Niagara Falls leaders have received the results of a study about the feasibility of building a new multi-use convention center in the city.
Its takeaways: Downtown development needs to grow to sustain a bigger convention center, and the best option would be to expand and modify the existing one.
“The county wanted to see if this was feasible for Niagara Falls, and it looks like at this point that wouldn’t be the way to go,” said Jason Zona, a Niagara County Legislator.