Millions to view party in the park

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From Niagara This Week:

It’s the gigantic New Year’s Eve bash that almost didn’t happen, that nobody wanted to see die and that is about to fill Queen Victoria Park with tens of thousands of people Saturday.

It’s been a couple of turbulent months of planning and fundraising for organizers of the annual free New Year’s Eve concert, but when Spirit of West and Great Big Sea climb on stage in front of somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 people, it will be a true example of a community pulling together.

Great Big Sea and Spirit of the West are the headline acts, with local band Jonesy warming up the crowd. It’s expected about six million people from coast to coast will tune in to view the big bash on national television.

Cast ballot for Most Notable

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Now is the perfect opportunity to brush up on the city’s history, while having a little fun trying to decide who is Niagara Falls’ Most Notable.

There is still time to pick up a ballot because the nomination deadline has been extended for a contest that is being sponsored by the City of Niagara Falls Heritage Week Committee, the Niagara Falls Public Library and the City of Niagara Falls Museums.

The original deadline was Dec. 24, but it has been pushed back so more people can participate, said Debbie Legge, Educational Programmer for the Niagara Falls Museums.

The new deadline is Jan. 7.

The nominee must be a person from the past who helped make Niagara Falls what it is today. It could be someone who was innovative in enhancing or discovering one of Niagara’s growth industries, or someone who gave generously and selflessly and has left a legacy, said Legge.

I’m sure Sir Harry Oaks will be nominated…

Niagara Parks enlists new teaching pro


From the St. Catharines Standard:

The Niagara Parks Commission has a new teaching partner for its 45-hole Legends on the Niagara golfing facility.
Renowned teaching pro Jim McLean – eight master instructors who have worked under McLean have been named to America’s Top 100 Instructors list and 19 are on The Golf Digest top teacher list – has agreed to establish a teaching academy at Legends beginning in the 2006 golf season.

Here comes the Ferris wheel…

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It may not look like much, but parts for the new HOCO Ferris wheel have already arrived. In between the main Comfort Inn parking, and the large grass parking lot in the back of the property is a fenced in area where they will be storing the parts. The parts shown in the picture are parts of the “spokes”.

Buffalo casino won’t threaten Falls facilities

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From Niagara This Week:

The provincial governing body of Niagara Falls’ two casinos and Fort Erie’s slots and race track is unconcerned about a new Seneca Nation of Indians casino proposed for downtown Buffalo.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLGC) says people nervous about the future of Casino Niagara, the city’s first gaming house, need only look at the millions of dollars recently pumped into a retrofit of the casino as proof of the agency’s commitment to keeping the facility open.

New Year’s Eve at Cafe Tu Tu Tango

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Here is an ad that was in the Niagara Falls Review for Cafe Tu Tu Tango’s New Year’s Eve Bash:

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New Year’s Eve Bash

Live Music & Dancing from 10:00 pm until 2:00 a.m.
Live performers throughout the evening
Party hats and favours for everyone
Hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening
Champagne at midnight

$40 per person or $75 per couple

Reserve now Space is limited

New Year’s Eve at Wolfgang Puck

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Here is an ad that was in the Niagara Falls Review to Celebrate New Years Eve with Wolfgang Puck:

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Celebrate New Years Eve with Wolfgang Puck
Join Chef Jason Moss for an exquisite evening featuring world-class cuisine

Space is limited so make your reservation now for:
5:00, 7:00 or 9:00 pm.

Live Jazz 5:30 to 10:30 pm – DJ Stephano 10:30 to 2:00 am
Outside patio will be open

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