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    Oakes Garden Theatre celebrates 80th annivesrary

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A ceremony to mark the official re-dedication of Oakes Garden Theatre in Niagara Falls will be held Monday.

    The 4 p.m. event will showcase the recently completed restoration work at the Niagara Parks landmark and includes a Canadian Citizenship ceremony.

    Niagara Falls Debuts A Modern, Tech-Savvy Lighting Upgrade Tonight

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    From Forbes.com:

    It’s a tall order to be one of America’s most iconic landmarks, especially in a country that boasts Yosemite Valley, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and dozens of other natural wonders that exist nowhere else on earth. But ask any American—or virtually anyone in the world who’s travelled to the U.S. for that matter—and it’s almost a sure bet that they’ve heard of Niagara Falls.

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    Younger generation looking to restore Falls landmark to former glory

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    From the Tonawanda News:

    A Niagara Falls landmark that has sat largely dormant for years is getting some love from a pair of 20-somethings.

    Nirel Patel and Matt Green have big plans for the Niagara Club, the building that housed a private social club that had a list of members — Whitney, Scheollkopf — that reads like a history book about the city. They hope to soon find a restaurateur or executive chef to partner with in opening a fine dining restaurant and eventually hope to convert the second and third floors into a boutique hotel with up to 10 rooms.

    Money’s there to polish up Queenston Heights

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    An historic Canadian landmark is getting a spruce-up thanks to $500,000 in federal infrastructure spending announced Monday.

    Queenston Heights in Niagara-on-the-Lake will see its worn interpretive signs and deteriorated wood stairways and railings replaced.

    A series of interpretive plaques will also be installed along the Niagara Parkway exploring themes from the War of 1812 to the Underground Railroad.

    The work will help prepare for War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations planned at Queenston Heights.

    Technicality keeps Niagara’s landmark off world list

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara Falls will not be among the new Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

    And because of a technicality, it’s not even in the top 77.

    For months, organizers of the Swiss-based group New7Wonders have been asking officials on both sides of the Niagara River to form a supporting committee for Niagara Falls to be eligible for the worldwide vote.

    Each nominee requires a committee to facilitate judges and other special events leading up to the announcement of the final seven wonders in 2011.

    Because Niagara Falls is a binational attraction, supporting committees on both the Canadian and the U. S. sides were necessary for it to be eligible.

    Niagara Falls Tourism agreed to be the committee for Canada. But in the U. S., no committee was ever formed and Niagara Falls was ruled ineligible after voting for the final list of nominees ended July 7.

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