Blog posts by George Bailey

by George Bailey

After researching and writing over 900 columns on local history for theNiagara Falls Review newspaper local historian 77-year-old Sherman Zavitz has called it quits. As Sherman mentioned in his last column this past Saturday, it got harder…

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If you want to experience peace and quiet, a drive or bike ride to Locust Grove just off the Niagara Parkway is the answer. This small lovely area is where you’ll find plenty of tall majestic Locust trees, playful chipmunks, and squirrels.…

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After undergoing major upgrades the 53-metre-tall Niagara SkyWheel is once more operational. Canada’s largest observation wheel found in Niagara Falls, Canada had been closed since mid-March of last year. Plans are underway to install an…

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It was 65 years ago from June 2 to the 18th that the 89-minute movie, Niagara” starring Marilyn Monroe was film in Niagara Falls, Ontario. For the two sun - filmed weeks Niagara Falls took, “second billing”. Hollywood movie goddess 26-year…

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Oakes Garden Theatre is 80 Years Old Earlier this week the Kelly and Ryan Live TV show was held in Oakes Garden Theatre in Niagara Falls, Canada. I thought I’d tell you a little about this outdoor theatre. Located at 5851 Niagara Parkway…

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Plans have been announced that Casino Niagara, Niagara Falls first casino opened 20 years ago, will undergo a $7-million-dollar investment. The first phase, which is now underway, will cost 3.5 million. It includes the transformation of…

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Originally Dufferin Islands, just a five-minute drive south of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls off the Niagara Parkway, was very different two hundred and eleven years ago. Then the Niagara River rushed around four very small islands at the…

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WOW lots of things happened this past weekend in Niagara Falls. - The Popular Women’s Half Marathon started six years ago by Ross Robinson was held along the Niagara Parkway. Running legend, Kathrine Switzer was at the finish line to…

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Niagara Falls annual Springlicious starts this Friday, May 26th and continues until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 28th.This is the 11th free festival held in the historic downtown of Niagara Falls. Locals and visitors alike will enjoy live…

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The popular Shaw Festival in nearby Niagara on the Lake begins its 56th season this Thursday, May 25th. The season opens in the Festival Theatre with the play, Saint Joan directed by Shaw’s new artistic director, Tim Carroll. Several other…

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Free fireworks over the falls begin Friday, May 19, at 10 p.m. The fireworks continue over this Holiday weekend with shows scheduled for Sunday, May 21, and Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, 2017. Canada’s longest-running fireworks resumes…

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The falls at Niagara are about 12,000 years old The falls were formed when melting glaziers formed massive fresh-water lakes (The Great Lakes) one of which (Lake Erie) ran downhill toward another (Lake Ontario). The rushing waters carved…

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