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Niagara Falls is both friendly and flashy

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From the Tennessean (including photos):

My first impression of Canada is that it’s flashy.”

These were the words of my 12-year-old son crossing the bridge from New York to Niagara Falls, Ontario. This impression will prove short-lived for him and his two brothers, but if you make this journey at night, you can’t miss the urgent neon of the town’s casinos and resorts.

No, guys, those aren’t the Northern Lights.

Just as there are two major waterfalls in Niagara Falls (American Falls on the U.S. side and Canada’s Horseshoe Falls), there are two Niagara Falls communities, one on either side of the border.

More funding means brighter Niagara Falls event

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From Niagara This Week:

Organizers of the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights say extra funding from the city will allow for the festival to expand its programming for the 2017-18 event.

On May 9, city politicians approved a request for $300,000 in additional funding so organizers could expand programming to mark a number of milestones — the festival’s 35th anniversary, along with the sesquicentennial of both Ontario and Canada.

“Not only will this funding allow us to draw more visitors to Niagara Falls but at the same time we can expand our programming which provides locals with a world-class festival right here in Niagara,” said Tina Myers, executive director of the festival.

Niagara Falls, a US and Canadian jewel

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From the Stillwater New Press:

Spectacular Niagra Falls is a case study on international cooperation and agreement between two nations.

Of course, those two countries are Canada, and our good ol’ U.S. of A.

As the mighty Niagra River flows from the Great Lakes of Erie to Ontario, the incredible falls are created. The title Niagra Falls is actually a collective name for three separate waterfalls in the same general area. American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are both located in New York state on the U.S. side, while massive Horseshoe Falls is located almost entirely in the Canadian province of Ontario. Even with two huge countries involved, both governments have interacted with each other on excellent terms over many, many years, and there is no reason to believe this mutual cooperation will not continue well into the future.

A mindful run along Niagara Falls

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From Running Magazine:

Recently I was in Niagara Falls, Ont. for several days and reveled in the opportunity to run alongside the iconic waterfall. It’s truly an invigorating experience to be in the presence of such a natural wonder. Read More…

Zombies, go-carts aiding growth of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario

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From Buffalo Business First:

Niagara Speedway will take go-cart riders up and down four stories to ground-level course. The five-minute ride is expected to be ready by July

The complete guide to a successful night out in Niagara Falls, Canada’s Clifton Hill

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From the Buffalo State Record:

In Buffalo, there are two rite of passage drinking ages: 19 and 21.

For 19 and 20-year olds, it’s one of the best perks of living a short drive from the Canadian border: Having the ability to enjoy a night out drinking legally with friends two years before you can in the states. Read More…

Windows by Jamie Kennedy Wins 2017 Prestigious CAA/AAA 4 Diamond Award

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From a Newswire press release seen on Digital Journal:

The Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar restaurant in Niagara Falls, Ontario has just been awarded the AAA/CAA 4 Diamond Award for a fourth consecutive year. Windows by Jamie Kennedy offers a unique farm-to-table dining experience with a seasonal menu that showcases high-quality ingredients from throughout the Niagara Region, an extensive local wine list, and a Fallsview dining room.

2017 TOP 100 FESTIVALS & EVENTS IN ONTARIO ANNOUNCED

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The City of Niagara Falls sent out a newsletter recently that highlighted the fact that a few Niagara Falls events were in the list of top 100 events in 2017 in Ontario.

  • Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration (Niagara Falls) Jun 30 – Jul 2
  • Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade (Niagara Falls) Nov 18
  • *OPG Winter Festival of Lights (Niagara Falls) Nov 18 – Jan 31, 2018

You can read the entire list of top events here

HIGGS: Early tourism took visitors below and behind the falls

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From the Niagara Gazette:

Since Franciscan monk and explorer Louis Hennepin became the first European to encounter the “Falls at Niagara” in 1658 we could call him the first “tourist,” but let’s start in the early 19th century. We will begin around the time of the construction of the Erie Canal on July 4, 1817 in Rome, New York, which opened the door to travel (and commerce) across the state of New York. Read More…

In Memory of Henry Muller

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From HoudiniMuseum.org

Henry Muller, cofounder of the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, a public museum and tourist attraction operated in Niagara Falls, Canada, from 1968 to 1995, died on Feb. 28 in Hamilton, Ontario. He was 86 years old.

Here’s Henry’s official obituary, reproduced from YourLifeMoments…

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