From the Lockport Journal:
Today is the 152nd anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln. We know that our 16th president visited the Niagara Frontier at least twice, and possibly three times, before he took his first oath of office in March, 1861. Read More…
From the Norwalk Reflector:
My wife, Jodie, and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary.
We were married Aug. 3, 1996 and honeymooned in early October of that year, taking an East Coast cruise that included stops in Rhode Island, Maine and Nova Scotia before returning to New York City.
So to celebrate our 20th, we decided to take another early October trip that would include water, beautiful scenery and the onset of fall foliage. We went to Niagara Falls.
Someone wrote into the Kiama Independent (in Australia) and asked about driving from New York City to Niagara Falls and back. It is a short response, but mentions what is probably a very scenic route.
From WIVB Channel 2 in Buffalo:
If you drive around downtown Niagara Falls you see constantly see vacant pieces of land with “Niagara Falls Redevelopment” signs on them.
The properties, totaling 140 acres in all, are owned by New York City billionaire developer Howard Milstein.
Milstein has done nothing with the properties since he bought them back in the late 1990s and that has been a major impediment to development in the Falls.
From a PR Web press release:
One of the cornerstones of the Niagara-in-winter experience – the TD RINK at the Brink – opens to the public for its third season on Thursday, December 1.
The TD RINK – Niagara’s answer to the iconic outdoor ice skating rinks at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto and Rockefeller Centre in New York City – is located just a snowball’s throw from the brink of the world-famous Horseshoe Falls.
The signature Niagara Falls attraction of the CAA Winter Festival of Lights, the TD RINK offers public skating, skate and locker rentals and free helmets for those who need them, as well as a skate sharpening service and group rates for holiday outings, parties, school trips and corporate team-building exercises. RINK adds yet another unique and fun family experience to the CAA Winter Festival of Lights, which is already one of the most iconic festivals in Ontario.
TD, the title sponsor of the TD RINK, has generously agreed to provide six ‘TD Free Skate Days’. ‘TD Free Skate Days’ allow members of the public to experience the TD RINK at the Brink complements of TD. Additionally, the TD Comfort Crew will be in attendance at each ‘TD Free Skate Day’ providing complementary hot chocolate and a souvenir photo.
This comes from a press release I received from the Skylon Tower:
Look out…. ‘the world’s most rock ‘n roll car rally ever staged’ is coming to the Skylon Tower Niagara Falls, Canada!
On Saturday, May 1 the flag will drop at Waterloo Place on the Pall Mall in London following a day of celebrity entertainment, celebrations and skateboard demo by legend Tony Hawk and his skate team. From London the 3000 mile route begins… [with] stopovers in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm. From Sweden all 120 vehicles and participants are flown to North America to continue their journey stopping in Boston, Quebec and Toronto, before a pit stop and lunch at the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls. From Niagara Falls they’ll head directly to the finish line in Times Square, New York City.
You can read the full press release here.
Also, here are some helpful links:
Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it down. My wife is out of town and I’ll have 3 small children with me. I’d end up losing one of them in the crowd!
From the Niagara Falls Review:
You’ll need to lace up more than just your boots for this year’s Winter Festival of Lights.
An outdoor skating rink is the big addition to the festival’s 27th year, which opens Nov. 7. Located next to Table Rock along the Niagara Parkway, the 18-by- 36-metre rink will open in late November and operate daily until Feb. 28.
“It’ll offer public skating in an iconic setting, similar to the rink in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City,” said Jim Diodati, the festival’s acting chairman.
“Yet this will be more dramatic. The rink will be situated at the brink -a stone’s throw from the falls.”
Diodati called it the “most significant event” the festival has ever undertaken. In addition to a steel and glass canvas roof, ‘The Rink at the Brink’ will offer clear span windows to combat mist conditions without blocking the scenery of the falls.
“It’ll be a great view of the falls in all conditions,” said Diodati.