Tag: niagara falls

No posting for another week…

3 Comments

I should have posted this before I left, but forgot, and just haven’t thought of it until now…

I’m in Kissimmee, FL right now. We drove down a week and a half ago and are staying in a house for a couple of weeks. We have a week to go. I’ll probably have some Niagara Falls-related postings for when I get back.

Have fun without me 🙂

Boat tour evaluations being done in secret

2 Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Niagara Parks Commission is giving ‘top secret’ status to the proposals submitted for one of the most important business deals the agency will make. Bids to run boat tours on the Niagara River are under lock and key and being evaluated at a secret location by a team whose identities aren’t being released, said chairwoman Fay Booker.

“They are moving along as anticipated. They are on schedule. They have not encountered any specific problems,” Booker told The Niagara Falls Review.

Picking a company to run boat tours on the Niagara River — a move that could lead to a replacement for the famous Maid of the Mist — has been one of the most scrutinized decisions the government agency has ever faced.

Critters invade the Butterfly Conservatory

No Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review:

The tropical heat of the Butterfly Conservatory played host to some cold-blooded fun over the weekend.

The popular Niagara Parks attraction re-opened to the public Saturday after being closed for renovations.

On the opening day guest list was a menagerie of critters from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo including a 14-metre-long python, an alligator and a giant snapping turtle.

Kevin Dungey, known as Caiman Kevin to the audience, hosted a series of interactive shows over the holiday weekend aimed at scientific education and animal awareness.

“It’s all hands on and interactive,” he said, while holding an albino reticulated python.

“You just don’t often get a chance to see these animals up close.”

Ripley’s in Niagara Falls to host World Sword Swallowing Day event

No Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review:

A Toronto sword swallower will be in Niagara later this month to celebrate the fifth annual World Sword Swallower’s Day.

Vanessa Neil will offer a free show outside Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum on on Feb. 26 at precisely 2:26 p.m.

That’s the same time 21 other sword swallowers will be “dropping swords” at Ripley Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide in recognition of the annual event.

I’ll be there again this year to take pictures/videos…

William and Kate take a pass on coming to Niagara

No Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review:

Wills and Kate won’t do Niagara? Pity.

The future king of Canada and his new bride appear to be passing over Niagara on their summer tour of Canada.

When Prince William and Catherine Middleton come to Canada in June, their itinerary will include Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and the Ottawa area.

But not Niagara, despite city hall’s attempt to lure them here.

Still, Mayor Jim Diodati hopes the royal couple might find time to squeeze in an “unofficial” visit to the Honeymoon Capital amid the activities on their official itinerary.

“Do they have any personal time in there?” Diodati asked. “If I was taking a romantic getaway with my new bride, I don’t think it would be part of my press release.”

Will & Kate at Niagara Falls?

No Comments

From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

Niagara Falls is Western New York and southern Ontario’s natural tourist attraction. But the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario has its mind set on two tourists in particular; England’s future King and Queen, Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton. After their spring wedding they’re planning a trip to Canada.

“We couldn’t think of a more natural place than the honeymoon capital of the world to make a trip,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati.

Niagara Falls keeping the honeymoon alive

No Comments

From the Welland Tribune:

The king-size, blue-velvet vibrating bed was just the start of Dave and Sandy Carson’s classic Niagara Falls honeymoon. But when the vibrating bed wouldn’t shut off after they put in a few quarters, the novelty wore off quickly. They had to unplug it.

Now retired and living in Fort Erie, they still have fond memories of the honeymoon they took 30 years ago in August.

They met in a bar in 1980 in Petawawa, northwest of Ottawa. Dave was a 22-year-old bombardier in an artillery regiment. Sandy, 24, ran a variety store.

They were married Aug. 22, 1981, and drove to Niagara Falls the day after their military ceremony.

Sandy had never been to Niagara Falls, and a visit there was affordable on a soldier’s salary.

Back then, the city was still considered an exotic location, and their visit earned them “bragging rights,” Sandy said.

Butterflies set to soar again

No Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review:

The metamorphosis at the Butterfly Conservatory is almost complete.

The large windows of the Niagara Parks attraction have been washed and the massive netting that keeps the colourful winged inhabitants away from the misting and air-handling units has been replaced.

The verdant habitat of tropical greens has been pruned, rearranged and reestablished.

All that’s missing from the humid rainforest environment are the butterflies.

%d bloggers like this: