One of the greatest attractions on Earth is less than 15 minutes from your backyard.
It’s a wonder of the world, located within America’s oldest state park.
And you’re missing out on it.
“The thing that amazes me every day is that every day there are people here who save money their whole lives to come here – from around the world,” said Angela Berti, APR, marketing and public affairs officer for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Locally, “We get all these people that just – they take it for granted,” Berti said. “And at the same time, people are saving to come from China and India. And we need to respect that, and take more advantage of it.”
From the Niagara Gazette:
They’re close but not quite there yet.
Officials from the state office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation continued talks Wednesday with representatives from Nik Wallenda’s team on a formal deal to cover security, maintenance and other expenses related to his upcoming tightrope walk across Niagara Falls.
A state parks official said Wednesday evening no such deal had been signed. The talks also did not produce a formal announcement on an official date for the event, which has been widely speculated as June 15.
“We haven’t signed anything yet,” state parks spokesperson Angela Berti said.
From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:
Ice skaters, sharpen your skates. The DeVeaux Ice Rink is now open.
The rink, located at DeVeaux Woods State Park, was expected to open last month but was delayed so the park could acquire the necessary ice-making equipment.
The lighted facility will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. According to Parks spokesperson Angela Berti, the rink is free and open to the public.