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    Hotels nearly booked as Niagara Falls prepares for Wallenda stunt

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    It’s expected to be one of the biggest events happening at Niagara Falls this year – Erendira Wallenda will be flying, suspended from a helicopter by her teeth, over the falls.

    “For whatever reason, every time there’s this sense of wonder,” said Andrea Czopp, the Communications Director for Destination Niagara USA. “People do all kinds of crazy things for crazy reasons and I think there’s something about the power of this water that ignites an intrigue.”

    The stunt is taking place at 8:30am Thursday, June 15.

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    SLIDESHOW: A walk in Niagara Falls State Park

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    From the Niagara Gazette (includes 12 pictures):

    As part of her duties on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, 7-year-old Hailey Winterhalter put together a photo slideshow of a quick trip to Niagara Falls State Park.

    Annual rock scaling operations set to begin

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara Parks will conduct its annual rock-scaling operations along the Niagara Gorge wall on the Canadian side of the Horseshoe Falls Monday to Thursday, weather permitting.

    The activity removes any loose rocks and debris that built up during the winter months.

    It’s intended to ensure the safe operation and opening of the lower observation deck of the Journey Behind the Falls attraction, scheduled to open Friday.

    Lundy’s Lane Restaurant Week starts Thursday

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    As Lundy’s Lane continues to evolve into a district “where the locals go,” the business community hopes to see thousands of Niagara Falls residents come out for Winter Restaurant Week.

    Starting Thursday, and running through March 9, 13 restaurants in the dining and entertainment area will offer a variety of two- and-course fixed-price lunch and dinner menus. Read More…

    Gas leak forces Clifton Hill evacuation

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Businesses on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls had to be shut down and buildings evacuated after a four-inch natural gas line was severed by construction workers Thursday afternoon.

    Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the scene at about 4:15 p.m., and began to shut down the area to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic because of safety concerns.

    “We have to keep the area clear. With something like this you always have a concern that gas could be leaking into one of the buildings,” said Doug Mann, platoon chief with the Niagara Falls Fire Department.

    Things opened at around 8 pm…

    Artist to get show off ground

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The idea of walking across a steel wire 23 stories above the ground, as French high-wire artist Didier Pasquette plans to do Thursday, would be sheer terror for most people.

    For the renowned Pasquette, it’s his version of “freedom.”

    Pasquette plans to cross the 150 feet between the downtown Liberty Building’s twin replicas of the Statue of Liberty at 6:30 p.m., two stories above the building’s roof.

    “It’s the only place in the world where I am alone. Nobody can come with me on my wire if it’s not a high-wire worker,” he said Tuesday from the roof of M&T Bank headquarters at One M&T Plaza, overlooking the Liberty Building at Main and Court streets. The wire could be seen in the distance after having been attached during four hours.

    Pasquette’s jaw-dropping walk — without a safety net — also opens “Beyond/In Western New York,” a months-long art extravaganza that features more than 100 local, regional and international artists across 25 locations.

    ‘Office’ ratings higher than normal in WNY but not tops

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Jim and Pam’s wedding in Niagara Falls on NBC’s “The Office” Thursday night had an unusually high rating for the comedy series but the hourlong episode still finished third locally in its 9 p.m. time slot.

    “The Office” had a 7.8 rating (representing 7.8 percent of area households) on Channel 2, hitting a high of 9.0 in the last 15 minutes when the lovebirds played by John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer were married on The Maid of the Mist and a spectacular view of the Falls was visible.

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