I’m not sure if they do one every month, but Niagara Falls Tourism has a Travel Trade newsletter that they put out. The March 2017 issue is available online (as is a PDF of the newsletter) and there are lots of interesting tidbits in it, including:
- NIAGARA FALLS CRAFT DISTILLERS
- COMING SOON TO CLIFTON HILL – NIAGARA SPEEDWAY
- EXCITING RENOVATIONS AT ELEMENTS ON THE FALLS RESTAURANT
- THERE’S A NEW SHOW IN TOWN AT GFT!
- NIAGARA FALLS FIREWORKS SCHEDULE CHANGE
- “ALL NEW” NIGHTLY ILLUMINATION OF THE FALLS
- NIAGARA FALLS MUSEUMS
- A NEW ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRADITION AT SHAW FESTIVAL
- FOUR BROTHERS CUCINA – TRULY AUTHENTIC ITALIAN
- BEHIND THE SCENES AT IMAX NIAGARA
- REVISIT THE RENOVATED BUCHANANS
- MARINELAND – NEW SHOW FOR 2017
- POPPING THE BUBBLES AT CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
- WHAT’S NEW – NIAGARA SUNSET CRUISES
- LOOKING TO EXPLORE NIAGARA IN STYLE?
- A TRUE MUSICAL CANADIAN EXPERIENCE
- ROCKWAY VINEYARDS
From Live Design:
Niagara Falls was first lit in 1860 with 200 Bengal lights for a celebration for the Prince of Wales. The first use of electric lights came in 1879, when the falls were illuminated by carbon arc lights for a special visit by the governor-general of Canada. Then 1901 saw the falls lit for an entire week during the Pan-American Exposition and, subsequently, in 1907 for a month-long display. Searchlights aimed at the American falls were colored by gelatin film placed in front of the lights by men that were paid 50¢ per night to stand beside them, changing colors by listening for a commanding series of whistle blows.
Read the rest of the article to learn more about the history of the lights.
Last week I received the latest Clifton Hill Update email newsletter.
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Last week I received this email newsletter from Niagara Falls Tourism:
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The city will contribute $350,000 towards a $4-million public-private project that will modernize the illumination of the falls.
The city will take the $350,000 from what is expected to be an approximately $4.5-million fourth-quarter payment in April from Ontario Lottery and Gaming for hosting two casinos.
Niagara Falls also has $1.7 million remaining from the $18.4 million it received from the first three fiscal quarters.
“This is very incredible, state-of-the-art, technology,” Serge Felicetti, the city’s director of business development, told councillors this week.