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    Victoria Avenue to get facelift

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The first in what is expected to be a multi-phase revitalization along Victoria Avenue has been approved by city council.

    The city will contribute $2.9 million towards the $3.5-million phase, while the Victoria Centre BIA will contribute up to $600,000, conditional on a spring 2016 start.

    In 2014, the BIA and municipal staff developed a streetscape master plan outlining improvement ideas for the district, located in the tourist area of Niagara Falls.

    The plan calls for accessible sidewalks, benches, decorative lighting, street trees and landscaping, gateway features, attraction and performance space, resurfaced roadways and public washroom facilities.

    For Immediate Release – Family Day @ the Museum

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    I recently received the following press release from the Niagara Falls Museum:

    February 10, 2014

    For Immediate Release

    Family Day @ the Museum 

    Niagara Falls Museums is pleased to offer a great event with Family Day @ the Museum on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls.

    Don’t miss out on the FREE Family Fun!

    Admission to the museum is free. Inside, families can explore the galleries, enjoy entertainment and demonstrations, and take part in the activities related to the current exhibition in the OPG Temporary Gallery titled “Space”, which features a moon rock and a portable planetarium StarLab.

    Starlab shows run every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour and will be first come first serve. Entertainment will include musicians and a magician.  There will be a constellation craft that younger visitors can create and families can get their portrait taken “on the moon”.

    All the Museums galleries will be open during the day and there will be scavenger hunts and quizzes to fill out.  Walk the tightrope, build a bridge or dress up in War of 1812 uniforms.

    A detailed agenda including map will be available when you check in at the Museum and there is lots of free parking in the Sylvia Place parking lot.

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    For further information, please visit www.niagarafallsmuseums.ca or you may contact:

    Clark Bernat
    Niagara Falls Museums
    Come for the Falls – Fall for the History
    cbernat@niagarafalls.ca
    Phone: 905-358-5082

    For Immediate Release – Science Fiction Film Humanized – Film Series at the Niagara Falls History Museum

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    I received the following press release from the Niagara Falls Museumrecently:

    January 27, 2014

    For Immediate Release

    Science Fiction Film Humanized – Bold Films on the Big Screen 

    The Niagara Falls Museums is pleased to announce the next film series presented at the Niagara Falls History Museum as part of @ the Museum Thursday Night.

    This series complements our current exhibition on SPACE in the OPG Gallery, which features a Starlab, a moon rock from NASA and images of Niagara Falls at night.  With that influence in mind, Joan Nicks, series programmer, has put together a series that examines the human condition within the context of space and the future.  All films start at 7pm sharp and will be introduced by film critic and programmer Joan Nicks.

    Films in the series include stars such as Harrison Ford, George Clooney and Kevin Spacey.  The series starts on February 6 with Blade Runner (1982, 117 minutes, Rated 14A).  This film is one of the coolest and visually inventive, post-modern films ever.  Other films in the series include missions to a space station to investigate what went wrong with the crew, the emptiness of space and a wry comic adventure.

    The film series schedule is;

    February 6 – Blade Runner
    February 20 – Solaris
    March 6  – Moon
    March 20 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    April 3 – TBA

    According to Prof. Nicks, “Georges Méliès’ whimsical film, A Trip to the Moon (1902), launched the science-fiction film. This series showcases some of the best directors who bring narrative richness, stylistic maturity and humanity to the genre.”  Ever since then, film makers have used the genre to tell some of the most compelling stories on the big screen.  This series examines the potential that the genre has to look towards the future while telling stories that have impact on the present.

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    For further information, please visit www.niagarafallsmuseums.ca or you may contact:
    Clark Bernat
    cbernat@niagarafalls.ca

    The Final Frontier on Ferry

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Right now, the Ontario Power Generation Galley at the Niagara Falls History Museum is an open — and very empty — space.

    It won’t be that way for long as come Jan. 16, the hall will come alive in a display that that oddly enough, is dedicated to — wait for it — Space.

    That’s space, as in the final frontier; space, as in out of this world.

    And centre to the exhibit is a moon rock brought back to Earth in 1971 by the Apollo XV mission.

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