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    Niagara Falls, Peace Bridge to shine purple to raise domestic violence awareness

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    From Niagara This Week:

    While many people visiting the Niagara Parkway over Christmas will enjoy the coloured lights that mark holiday cheer, two local attractions will use their lights to bring awareness to a more serious issue: domestic violence.

    The Peace Bridge will glow purple Monday from dusk until 1 a.m. to mark the launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an international awareness campaign that begins with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

    Christmas window paintings on Clifton Hill

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    One of the simple little things that gets done around Christmas time, is the windows of several of the attractions and restaurants on Clifton Hill get painted with a winter and/or Christmas scene. I love them. The people who do them are very talented! Here are some of windows at Boston Pizza, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Tim Hortons, Canada Trading Company, Strike, and Fudge Factory

    Floral showhouse all decked out for Christmas

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    From Niagara This Week:

    There’s some tiny inhabitants amongst the poinsettias and other flowering plants populating the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse in its annual Christmas display.

    The display, which runs until Jan. 12 at the showhouse located along the Niagara Parkway, is for a second year showcasing miniatures obtained by the Niagara Parks Commission from the City of Oshawa.

    IN CONVERSATION WITH: Dino Fazio

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It’s a Wednesday afternoon a few days before Christmas and the last thing Dino Fazio wants to see is weather like this.

    As winter begins, rain is pouring onto the outdoor skating rink built near the Table Rock building.

    After seven years of heading up the Winter Festival of Lights, the 40-year-old Fazio knows weather is one of those elements he just has to roll with.

    “When you’re involved in outdoor events, the one thing you can’t control is the weather. You’re always worried about it,” he said.

    Christmas window art

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    A few years ago, it seemed that almost every store/attraction/restaurant in the Clifton Hill/Victoria Avenue area had Christmas-themed window paintings. I’m not sure what has happened, but this year and last year I think it was only the Ripley’s properties that did the paintings.

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