From the Niagara Gazette:
As I’ve said before, and I say again because it bears repeating, talk to almost any senior Niagara Falls, New York resident with a good memory, or any expatriate, anyone who has moved away but who still harbors grand memories of their beloved, albeit forsaken hometown, inevitably the subject of fine cuisine and the city’s grand old days inevitably arise.
Niagarans of every nationality whether they hailed from Europe, New England or the Deep South, have fond memories of the good food and great places that Niagara Falls was once famous for, beside the Cataracts.
From the Sunday Times (UK):
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Go here: The king of Canadian spectacles, Niagara is a terrifying spectacle. (It’s actually not one but three falls, clustered around the Niagara Gorge; the two smaller cataracts are in the US, but the biggest, Horseshoe, is in Canada, and a roaring giant, 900m wide.)
From Buffalo Business First:
On July 3, 1984, a Czech emigre by the name of Karel Soucek rode in a nine-foot barrel over the cataracts at Niagara Falls, and lived.
A few months later, on Jan. 19, 1985, a stunt he was performing in the Houston Astrodome malfunctioned and within a day he was dead, the victim of massive injuries.
I got to thinking about Soucek after reading that Nik Wallenda is still trying to get official permission to walk on a high wire above Niagara Falls. These fellows always come to Niagara Falls, don’t they?
From the Niagara Falls Review:
It has been more than three decades since Russ Glasson last set eyes upon the mighty cataracts of Niagara.
But during the past week, the iconic tourist attraction has figured prominently in the life of the semi-retired 75-year-old Weatherfield, Conn., resident.
Last year, Glasson posted a small collection of 41-year-old photos showing a dried-up American Falls on a photo-sharing website.
The photos, which were taken by his late father-in-law, eventually caught the attention of a reporter with London’s Daily Mail newspaper, who contacted Glasson to say he was interested in doing a story about the photos and posting the collection on the newspaper’s website.
Links to the story made the rounds on social media web-sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and it wasn’t long before Glasson found himself fielding almost daily interview requests from local and national media outlets.
On Monday, Glasson and the photos made an appearance on CNN during a segment hosted by news anchor Kyra Phillips.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Many a tourist has returned from a trip to Niagara Falls with photographs of rainbows above the mighty cataracts.
The Horseshoe and American falls are great locations for rainbows. When the sunshine reflects off the mist, it results in stunning hues of red, orange, green, blue and violet.
What many visitors don’t realize, however, is that Niagara Falls is also one of the few places in the world to view night rainbows, or lunar bows.
Those are formed when rays of light from a full moon bounce off water droplets in the air.
According to the Niagara Parks Commission, lunar bows -also known as moon bows -were a regular occurrence the 1800s and early 1900s.