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    Country star Quayle lights up campground

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    I’ve never heard of her, but what a cool experience if you were a camper there…

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    When blossoming country star Stephanie Quayle recorded her catchy road trip tune Winnebago, she had no idea it would lead to her first-ever visit to Niagara Falls.

    But it was all part of a week of firsts for her, including a performance on top of the Empire State Building and at Cooperstown. All because she decided to take her own song’s advice.

    “It represents that feel good, take to the open road kind of song,” said the Montana-born singer shortly after rolling into the Falls Saturday. “I get these wild ideas, so I went to the label and said, ‘Man we’ve got to go live this song.’”

    In this case, it meant visiting all six places name-dropped in the song, which includes Buffalo. And she wasn’t about to visit Buffalo without a side trip to Niagara Falls.

    Partnering with KOA (Kampgrounds of America), whose head office is in Montana, Quayle performed a mini-set at the Niagara Falls location on Lundy’s Lane to surprised campers Saturday at 7 p.m., before doing another impromptu set on Hornblower Cruises Sunday morning.

    Landmarks attract those committing suicide

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    From the Great Falls Tribune (in Great Falls. Minnesota):

    Two suicide attempts at Niagara Falls last week have renewed an age-old worry about some of the nation’s most famous landmarks: such highly visible places are magnets for troubled people looking to end their lives.

    Cities and states around the nation have tried to come up with ways to deter suicide attempts — officials at the Golden Gate Bridge installed crisis phones and hope to put in safety nets. The Empire State Building has already installed a net.

    For depressed people who want their final act to be monumental, such landmarks are sought out because of their high visibility and notoriety, experts say.

    The two separate suicide attempts at Niagara Falls left one man dead and another hospitalized after being pulled from the river.

    The man who survived is in stable condition after plunging at least 180 feet Monday over the Canadian side of the falls.

    He climbed a railing 20 to 30 feet out over the tallest of the three main falls and jumped into the river, according to witness accounts given to police.

    He was pulled from the water by rescue workers and is only the third person known to have lived after going over the falls without a safety device.

    Niagara Falls to go green for St Patrick’s Day

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    Apparenty Niagara Falls will be coloured with green lights for St Patrick’s Day

    RTE News – Niagara Falls to go green for St Patrick’s Day

    Tourism Ireland has unveiled plans for what it said will be the largest-ever global St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

    As part of the organisation’s initiative, some of the world’s most famous sights will go green for the day.

    As well as the London Eye, Table Mountain in South Africa and the Empire State Building in New York; Niagara Falls and the TV Tower in Berlin will go green for the first time ever.

    Irish Central – Niagara Falls to go green for St. Patrick’s Day in tourism push for Ireland

    This year, the world famous Niagara Falls will be turned green for the first time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Tourism Ireland has announced.

    Lights on falls to show Today Show’s colours Thursday night

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    From the Niagara Falls Review (the article says tomorrow, but it is actually today/Thursday):

    The American Falls will have a morning show feel to them Thursday night.

    As part of the Today Show’s 60th anniversary, NBC has arranged to have the show’s familiar red, orange and yellow colours illuminated on both the American and Horseshoe Falls, starting at 5 p.m. Footage will be shown on Friday’s Today Show, wrapping up a week of anniversary celebrations.

    “We’re having the Empire State Building lit up here in Manhattan, the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the CIRA Centre in Philadelphia,” says NBC spokeswoman Monica Lee. “We’re glad that everyone’s joining from each area.”

    Lee says Niagara Falls was a “natural” choice for producers to tap, and Today Show hosts have been hyping it all week. The colours will be displayed until midnight.

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