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    Booker chosen as new NPC general manager

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After more than a year as chairwoman of the Niagara Parks Commission, Fay Booker has a new job.

    The Burlington accountant and management consultant has been selected by the commission’s search committee as Niagara Parks’ new general manager.

    The announcement was made official Thursday.

    She fills the vacancy left by long-serving GM John Kernahan, who retired at the end of last year. A search was launched in April to find his replacement.

    Janice Thomson, former vice-chairwoman of the Niagara Parks board, has assumed the role of interim chairwoman.

    Booker said she is honoured and proud to be the new GM of a “fabulous” and “tremendous” organization.

    “I want to have a positive impact. I want to be more involved from an operational level,” she told The Niagara Falls Review Thursday afternoon.

    Niagara Falls keeping the honeymoon alive

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    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.

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