From the Niagara Gazette:
Underused or vacant properties are not exactly new in downtown Niagara Falls.
In fact, some of the parcels now being eyed by the state as part of an acquisition plan referenced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in January have been out of public circulation for quite some time now.
Under Cuomo’s Strategic Land Acquisition Program the state has targeted several dozen properties near Niagara Falls State Park for redevelopment.
The idea is to reactive what officials have described as key parcels on the outskirts of Niagara Falls State Park.
From a Niagara Parks Commission press release seen on Niagara at Large:
The Niagara Parks Commission is pleased to announce a new four-part literary speaker series, Coast to Coast: Canada’s Literary Women, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and the multitude of unique and extraordinarily talented, female literary voices found within this country.
The new series will take place on the first Thursday of each month from September to December, beginning on Thursday, September 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Laura Secord Homestead. Each event will comprise a wine and cheese with a lecture and open discussion, highlighting a different Canadian female author and a feature novel they have written.
This is kind of a random article that came across my news feed about Bill Stern, a sports broadcaster from the 1940s. I have no idea if this particular story is true, but a Philadelphia Enquirer story shares the following…
In 1946, Stern told the story of millionaire Harry Oakes. Decades earlier Oakes had been a hobo. De-training in Baltimore, he found a $1 bill. About to use it for food, he remembered hearing about a local orphan who pined for a baseball bat.
Oakes bought the bat for the youngster and soon left town on a journey that led to his discovery of an untapped Canadian gold mine.
“And that young orphan’s name was … Babe Ruth!”
Of course, Harry Oakes’ name is all over the city of Niagara Falls as well!
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Mother Nature should provide plenty of opportunities for those who enjoy taking in the fall colours this upcoming season, says a meteorologist with the Weather Network.
“We’ll be able to take advantage of some really nice weather for doing those sort of activities,” said Nadine Powell.
“I think that everyone will be happy, for the most part, with what fall has in store for us.”
The Weather Network released its fall forecast on Wednesday, forecasting for the months of September, October and November.
Powell said Niagara should experience close to seasonal temperatures this fall, while models are showing precipitation levels should be on par with the norm.
From the Niagara Gazette:
For many years it served as a battleground of sorts in an at-times bitter community conversation about the value of the roadway.
Today, the parkway formerly known as Robert Moses has been renamed the Niagara Scenic Parkway and substantial portions on both the north and south ends have either been slated for large-scale changes or are already in the process of being reconfigured.
Financial support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development initiative paved the way for new, multi-million-dollar parkway plans.