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    Niagara Casinos Has A Lot To Be Thankful For

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    From a PR Newswire press release seen on Yahoo! Canada Finance:

    Though Thanksgiving is now behind us, Niagara Casinos is still reflecting on how much they have to be thankful for this year. Fallsview Casino was once again acknowledged at this year’s American Gaming Association Communications Awards ceremony held on October 1 in Las Vegas, recognizing outstanding achievements in advertising and corporate communications in the global gaming industry.

    Hotel in Niagara Falls Brings Local History and Natural Beauty Together

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    From a Market Wired press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    As of June 28th, 2014 Courtyard Niagara Falls is excited to share its newest — and most unique — Niagara tour. The Niagara by Night Tour incorporates history and local oddities of the area into the majesty of the Falls — all while the sun begins to slip beneath the horizon. Hosted by the hotel’s on-site tour company — Above The Falls Tours — the Niagara by Night Tour surprises guests with the perfect pairing of the hair-raising and the breathtaking.

    10 Interesting Facts About Niagara Falls

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    From Yahoo! Voices:

    One of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world is the Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is comprised of three waterfalls. These three waterfalls have been a popular tourist attraction since the 18th century.

    Here are 10 interesting facts about the famous tourist attraction:

    Niagara Falls Hotel Gets Guests Close Enough to Feel the Spray

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    From a Market Wired press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    Niagara Falls has gone from being an attractive honeymoon destination to being one of the most attractive destinations in the world, period. (And yes, that still includes honeymoons.) According to MSN Travel, in fact, Niagara Falls takes the No. 5 position among the world’s best tourist spots, outranking Disneyworld and the Louvre, among many others, and causing travelers everywhere to give this natural wonder a second look.

    Maid of the Mist to launch for 129th consecutive season on May 10th

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    From a CNW Group press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    Celebrities, world leaders and tourists from Canada and around the world will once again have a chance to ride the iconic Maid of the Mist when the boats are launched in Niagara Falls, N.Y., beginning Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. The Maid’s 2014 season marks the 129th consecutive year for one of North America’s longest running tourist attractions, and one that has long been considered a “must do” for Niagara Falls visitors from around the world.

    “For 129 years, the Maid of the Mist has been on the bucket-list of the world’s most famous, and not so famous visitors to Niagara Falls, and 2014 continues this genuine tradition,” said Christopher Glynn, president of the Maid of the Mist.

    All mothers will ride free on Mother’s Day, in honor of the 80th birthday of James Glynn, Chairman of the Maid of the Mist Corp. 2014 also marks James Glynn’s 64th consecutive season with the Maid of the Mist.

    Kevin James to perform stand-up at Fallsview Casino

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    From a PR Newswire press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    Stand-up comedian and TV/movie star Kevin James brings his endearing yet hilarious stand-up to Fallsview Casino for two nights on August 23 & 24.

    James is perhaps best known for his nine-season turn as Doug Heffernan on the hit TV show, “The King of Queens” (CBS), which earned him an Emmy nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

    Tightrope walker who crossed Niagara Falls dies

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    From Yahoo! News:

    The celebrated French tightrope walker and chair-balancer known as Henry’s, who balanced high above the Alps, Niagara Falls and for months over a supermarket in his hometown, has died…

    At Niagara Falls in 1975, he balanced on a platform attached to a motorcycle that his friend rode across the cable over the Whirlpool Rapids, all while Rechatin’s wife hung from a pole he carried on his shoulders, according to the Niagara Falls Public Library.

    Create a Magical Winter Wonderland Experience From Hotels in Niagara Falls, Ontario

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    From a Market Wired press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

    Discover the magic of Niagara Falls in the wintertime for an extraordinary escape filled with sparkling lights, explosive fireworks and fun things to do near the natural wonder.

    The holiday season in Ontario shines brightly with the majestic displays of the Winter Festival of Lights at Niagara Falls through Jan. 31, 2014. Creating a spectacular Niagara Falls light show with millions of sparkling tree lights and 120 animated displays; the 5-kilometre Niagara Parkway turns into a breathtaking winter wonderland and sets the stage for exciting winter festivities with the rushing of Niagara Falls as a backdrop.

    Oct. 24, 1901: First barrel ride over Niagara Falls

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    From Yahoo! Malaysia News:

    Niagara Falls had been a tourist destination for decades before 1901, but it wasn’t until Oct. 24 of that year that the first person decided to ride a barrel over the falls.
    Former schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor made the plunge on her 63rd birthday, hoping for fame and fortune. Taylor, whose husband had died in the Civil War, had traveled around the country taking various jobs before eventually settling on the barrel scheme as a way to avoid poverty in her old age.

    Canadian tightrope walker Jay Cochrane dies of cancer at age 69

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    From Yahoo! Canada News:

    Celebrated Canadian tightrope walker Jay Cochrane died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ont., at the age of 69.
    A tribute on Cochrane‘s website to the man dubbed ‘‘The Prince of the Air‘‘ says he died from pancreatic cancer.

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