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Niagara Falls: WNY Land Conservancy announces ‘Restore the Gorge

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From Niagara Frontier Publications:

The Western New York Land Conservancy invites the community to attend a project unveiling at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Niagara Falls Public Library, for “Restore the Gorge,” its planned ecological restoration of the Niagara Gorge.

With funding from phase two of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion economic development initiative, the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee, and Empire State Development’s Yahoo! Community Fund for Niagara County, the Land Conservancy has been awarded $2.1 million to undertake a three-year ecological restoration project in the Niagara Gorge – from the Gorge Discovery Center to Devil’s Hole State Park. This habitat restoration project is a separate and distinct effort from the removal of the Niagara Scenic Parkway from Main Street to Findlay Drive, but the two projects will take place concurrently and collaboratively.

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Hard Rock Rising 2017 in Niagara Falls

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From Niagara Frontier Publications:

The search for the next rising star is on. Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, invites emerging musicians in the market to take the stage for its annual Hard Rock Rising “Battle of the Bands.” The competition offers one lucky winner a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Read More…

Niagara Falls Comic Con returns in June

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From Niagara Frontier Publications:

Niagara Falls on both sides of the border have become the mecca of family getaways. But thousands of families travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario, to take part in the biggest pop culture event of the year: Niagara Falls Comic Con. Read More…

Cuomo seeks to complete Empire State Trail by 2020, add Goat Island lodge in Niagara Falls

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From Niagara Frontier Publications:

Also, speaking of the outdoors and encouraging guests to stay longer, Cuomo announced big plans for Niagara Falls State Park and the Niagara Gorge on Monday while at the University at Buffalo.

“We’re going to reclaim 135,000 acres of the Niagara Gorge corridor, preserving the rich ecology,” Cuomo said. “It will be the largest expansion of green space since the days of Olmstead. Part of the gorge belongs to (the New York Power Authority), which committed $1 million for conservation to that section of it. We will complete the ecological restoration of the gorge and we also understand that we need to generate more activities for tourists on the Niagara Falls side of the falls. When you look across the river, you see Canada has more activities. … We need to correct that, and we’re going to do it in Niagara Falls. On Goat Island, we will create a year-round destination for tourism and build a world-class lodge with sweeping views of the Niagara River.

“(Empire State Development) will also be issuing (a request for proposal) to build greater outdoor activities on Goat Island that will boost tourism and give people an international destination to visit. So we’re very excited about that.”

Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom installation planned to begin

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From Niagara Frontier Publications (from last Friday):

Placement of the 22 spans of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom is about to start.

Each winter since 1964, the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom has been installed near the outlet of Lake Erie to reduce the amount of ice entering the Niagara River. Reduction in ice entering the river reduces the potential for ice jams, which can result in damage to shoreline property and significantly reduce water flow for hydroelectric power production.

Under the International Joint Commission’s 1999 Supplementary Order of Approval, placement of the spans may begin when the Lake Erie water temperature at Buffalo reaches 4ºC (39ºF) or on Dec. 16, whichever comes first. Installation of the ice boom is planned to begin today, weather permitting.

Seal performs live on stage at Fallsview Casino Resort

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From Niagara Frontier Publications:

Hits like “Crazy” and “Kiss From A Rose” turned him into an international superstar. For two nights only, multiplatinum, singer-songwriter Seal will perform live in Niagara Falls, Ontario, at Fallsview Casino Resort.

Since making a smashing debut with his self-titled first album, “Seal” (1991), the multi Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and released nine studio albums, including his most recent album, “7,” in 2015.

On Sept. 1-2, Seal brings his signature sound to Fallsview’s stage for the first time, treating fans to chart-topping singles such as “Don’t Cry,” “Love Divine,” “Prayer For The Dying” and a cover of “Fly Like An Eagle.”

Rediscovering Niagara Falls

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From Niagara Frontier Publications:

One of the greatest attractions on Earth is less than 15 minutes from your backyard.

It’s a wonder of the world, located within America’s oldest state park.

And you’re missing out on it.

“The thing that amazes me every day is that every day there are people here who save money their whole lives to come here – from around the world,” said Angela Berti, APR, marketing and public affairs officer for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Locally, “We get all these people that just – they take it for granted,” Berti said. “And at the same time, people are saving to come from China and India. And we need to respect that, and take more advantage of it.”

Harry Connick Jr. brings signature style with a side of charm to Fallsview Casino

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From a press release seen on Niagara Frontier Publications:

“American Idol” judge Harry Connick Jr. will perform at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1-2 at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Award-winning pianist, vocalist, composer, bandleader, actor and philanthropist Connick performs pop classics, ballads and New Orleans jazz from his multi-platinum albums with charm and his signature style. Along with his band, he leads audiences through a memorable evening of melody, humor and rousing entertainment.

– See more at: http://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2015/06/09/121046/harry-connick-jr.-brings-signature-style-with-a-side-of-charm-to-fallsview-casino#sthash.Xtsl9mpg.dpuf

More on approval by NY for Wallenda to talk over Falls

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Yesterday I posted a few links to articles about Nik Wallenda and how Governor Cuomo has approved his proposal. If you are interested, here are bunch more links. Note that many of them use material from the Associated Press, but then add in their own comments:

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