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    Prepare for the Summer of Thrills

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Summer of Thrills is back.

    For the second year in a row, the Summer of Thrills is set to entertain and amaze onlookers with high-in-the-sky death-defying acts and a variety of street performances on the Victoria Ave. promenade.

    “The goal of the event is to animate the street and provide a free event all summer long,” said Vince Ferro, event coordinator with the Victoria Centre BIA.

    The BIA first brought thrill acts to the area last year and it was a unparalleled success, Ferro said.

    “It was overwhelming last year,” Ferro recalled.

    “At some of the shows, there’d be crowds of 800 people watching.”

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    Niagara Brewing Co. takes the Falls

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    From the Toronto Sun:

    Falls Avenue Resort in Niagara Falls has welcomed the Niagara Brewing Co. to the heart of the city’s tourist district.

    The brand-new craft brewery is on Clifton Hill and offers innovative and refreshing brews crafted in celebration of Canada’s rich brewing heritage, with locally sourced ingredients.

    While visiting Niagara Brewing, guests can indulge in delicious beer on the outdoor patio, pair the brews with tasty appetizers fresh from the brewery’s kitchen, and purchase merchandise from the on-site store.

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    Niagaralicious offers tasty dining options

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    If you know someone coming to visit our city, here’s a program you, and they should know about:

    Falls Avenue Resort has just launched Niagaralicious, a brand-new culinary experience that offers guests and locals the opportunity to enjoy specially crafted dinner menus at some of the city’s best restaurants.

    In the program, guests can choose to pair a special dining experience with first-rate accommodations at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview and indulge in a truly unique Niagara Falls experience – or just make awesome dinner reservations.

    Falls man working on video for Fallon

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    From Niagara This Week:

    John Laasko hopes “a bit of juggling” will pay off for the city he calls home.

    Laasko is putting together a video that he hopes will attract the attention of Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and inspire the former Saturday Night Live funnyman to check out the sights in these parts, if not bring his show here.

    “We have to strike while the iron’s hot,” the film editor said.

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    Sleep Cheap raises $126,250 for charities

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    Thanks to the committed efforts of participating Niagara Falls hotels and attractions, this year’s Sleep Cheap event raised $126,250 to benefit local charitable groups.

    This total amount raised for charity over the past eleven years now totals $1,442,825.

    Community support for the event is unparalleled – everybody wins in this fundraiser. Niagara Region residents get the chance to take a break and stay overnight in some of our most luxurious hotels; hoteliers have the opportunity to give back to the community while sharing with the locals the awesome accommodations they have to offer and most importantly, local charities put the proceeds to work in our community.

    Infrastructure funding needed for speedway

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    The Canadian Motor Speedway is moving ahead even though an approximate $60-million commitment from the provincial government that would cover costs of needed infrastructure improvements in the area of the 823-acre project in Fort Erie has not been provided.

    The widening of thoroughfares in the area of the proposed project and the reconstruction of the Bowen Road QEW interchange all need to be completed for the $400-million development to continue moving ahead at full speed.

    The $60 million figure is subject to change as the process unfolds.

    Speedway opens corporate office

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    The Canadian Motor Speedway’s physical presence is starting to form in Fort Erie.

    On Wednesday afternoon, local dignitaries and officials from the proposed $400-million development attended an unveiling of its corporate office in Fort Erie on Garrison Road.

    Azhar Mohammad, executive director of the project, thanked municipal and regional staff and politicians for the their support since 2008 when the “first dollars” were invested.

    Still time to sign up to play mini-putt with Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati in aid of local food bank

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    From Bullet News Niagara:

    There’s still time to sign up to golf with Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati on Clifton Hill.

    Oh yes, the golf is mini-putt, which the mayor jokes is just his speed. The cause for the inaugural event, known as Mayor Diodati’s Who’s Your Caddy? tournament, is ProjectSHARE, the local food bank.

    Maid of the Mist may not run again

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    Apparently there is concern now about whether the existing Maid of the Mist will run this season. I’m sure something will get resolved.

    Here are some articles about it:

    News regarding the Maid of the Mist

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    I’ve waited for the “dust to settle” before posting more about the Maid of the Mist. There were lots of articles posted, but as usual, other than the local sites they were mostly Associated Press or Canadian Press articles. Here are a selection of good articles:

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