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    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.”

    Zip-Line Attraction Moving Forward

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    “A new zip-line attraction and aerial adventure course is coming to Niagara Falls.

    The Niagara Parks Commission announced Tuesday it received provincial approval to enter into an agreement with Niagara Adventure Excursions Inc., to develop and operate the new attractions at the Grand View Marketplace and Thompson Point locations along the Niagara Pkwy., starting in 2016.”

    Niagara Adventure Excursions

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    Meet the new boss

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    From Niagara This Week:

    John Lohuis is a busy man.

    He had to push back a scheduled interview for this story to accommodate an early morning meeting. When he was done, he was off to another. Such is the life of the Niagara Parks Commission’s new general manager.

    The former Director of Parks and Recreation took over from Fay Booker, who resigned from the position last February.

    For Lohuis, who began his NPC duties on August 1, his new duties don’t present much of a change from his Mississauga job.

    “I had two golf courses, two marinas and 5,000 acres of parks to look after,” Lohuis said. “So this isn’t much different.”

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