From the Niagara Falls Reporter:
Niagara Falls has done it again, coming in at Number One on another list. And this list has nothing to do with the nation’s most dangerous cities, overtaxed municipalities or unwanted teen pregnancies, either!
Last week the readers of USA Today voted the Cataract City as the “Best Kid-Friendly Destination” in the country. The newspaper’s reasoning of the choice was scant, as is typical of USA Today.
“Only a handful of votes separated our winner from the runner up, but in the end, Niagara Falls, N.Y. came out on top,” the entry read. “Families flock to this northeastern city to experience the awe-inducing grandeur of this natural wonder, whether aboard the Maid of the Mist or from the Cave of the Winds. Aside from the cascades, Niagara is packed with other family-centric attractions.”
From Yahoo! Canada News:
When Toronto-based author Craig Davidson showed up for a recent interview with a mild shiner and stitches above his left eyebrow, it seemed a more fitting than frightening sight.
After all, the 37-year-old is known for writing about brutal bouts in books, including the short story collection “Rust and Bone,” which was made into a 2012 Golden Globe-nominated film starring Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, and the novel “The Fighter,” for which he took steroids as part of his research and participated in a promotional boxing match.
With his new novel, “Cataract City,” he cast his imagination to the blood and gore of underground fighting once again as he wrote a compelling and witty coming-of-age tale of two friends who get caught up in the seedy underbelly of Niagara Falls, Ont.
It’d be interesting to read the book and see how Niagara Falls is presented.
From Buffalo Business First:
What has long been rumored, concerning the primary restaurant and sports bar inside the newly-christened Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls, is now official.
Michael DiCienzo, Canadian Niagara Hotels vice president, said the Old Falls Street Sports Bar is being renovated and changed over to a TGIFriday’s restaurant and sports bar. TGIF’s will make its Cataract City debut in late June, DiCienzo said.
“We considered a number of brands, but we think this works the best,” DiCienzo said. “This fits best in terms of families staying at the hotel and those looking for a nice, casual place to eat.”
From the Niagara Gazette:
A family with a long history in Niagara Falls hotels is expanding back into the Cataract City and putting a new face and name on a familiar Third Street fixture.
Under the kind of sunny skies that herald the return of tourist season to the Falls, the DiCienzo family, the owners of Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc., cut the ribbon on their newest New York property, the newly rechristened Sheraton at the Falls.
Also see New Hotel Brings New Life To The Falls from WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Wanted: Niagara Falls residents with a video camera to help capture the essence of their community on tape and share it with a large audience of public television viewers across Ontario and Western New York.
No experience necessary.
WNED Buffalo/Toronto has selected the Cataract City as the subject of the next in its series of Our Town documentaries.
The show is intended to be a one-hour “video scrapbook” of the people, places and happenings in Niagara Falls as seen through the eyes of the people who live here.
The station is looking to recruit 20-25 residents who have access to video camcorders to take a lead role in the project — everything from brainstorming topics to shooting video and helping narrate the final, edited product.