Blog posts by George Bailey

by George Bailey   

At the Niagara Glen Nature Area 6.7 kilometres north of the falls you’ll be treated with some of the most brilliant colours of fall. Here’s a montage of some of the photographs I took this morning of the area. If you ride a vehicle to the Nature Centre parking is free until the… Read More...

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This self-financed agency of the Ontario government with its headquarters in Niagara Falls, Ontario are looking for suggestions from the public for long term ideas that will help shape its future visions. Two public information sessions are planned for the following dates and times. -Thursday,… Read More...

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I went for a walk this past weekend along the Niagara River Recreation Trail and discovered the leaves in the gorge at the whirlpool below the Niagara Spanish Aero Car are just starting to put on their autumn coat of multi colours .I suspect that this week will be the best time to see this… Read More...

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Over 15 internationally inspired restaurants on Niagara Falls Lundy’s Lane will have special lunch and dinner menus at reduced prices in the following week starting this Thursday. Here’s a small sample of some of the meals restaurants are offering. - Doc Magilligan's has Dinner (Dinner is pick… Read More...

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Learn the history of many of the famous and not so famous people buried in the historic Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls History Museum are conducting once again this year guided evening tours of this historic cemetery found on the sight of the War of 1812’s Battle of… Read More...

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It’s won’t be the real Elvis but it will be several Elvis tribute artists who will be taking part in Niagara Falls Elvis Festival on the Victoria Day Weekend, May 19 to the 21st. At a recent Press Conference Vittoria Wikston, General Manager of the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls announced… Read More...

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Thanksgiving in Canada has been held since 1957 on the second Monday in October. It is a chance for families to get together over a harvest meal and give thanks for this harvest and other fortunes in the past year. For many, it is also a chance to take a short vacation before winter sets… Read More...

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Janice Thomson, Chair of The Niagara Parks Commission announced recently that Reegan McCullough, currently the executive director of Oil Sands Community Alliance in Alberta has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of The Niagara Parks Commission. His appointment becomes effective on… Read More...

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That’s the question people who live or visit Niagara Falls might be asking 10,000 years from now. You see geologist tell us at the falls is gradually eroding its way back up the Niagara River 36 centimetres every year. When the falls reaches the southern tip of Navy Island scientists believe at… Read More...

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Many years ago, there was a high shelf of flat rock, just north of the present Table Rock area near the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. It resembled a tabletop. In 1818 a piece measuring 13 x 20 metres (40x60 feet) fell into the river and an even larger piece 100 x 20 metres (40 x 60 feet)… Read More...

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Established in 1936 on 40 hectares (100 acres) of land adjacent to the Niagara Glen on the lower Niagara Parkway, this is the only known school of its kind in North America. From a total enrolment of 36 students ( this number changes at times) the school usually graduates 11 students each year, of… Read More...

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It was 1842 when English writer Charles Dickens with his wife, Kate, and maid Anne visited Niagara Falls. The 30-year old Dickens wrote, “When I felt how near I was to my creator I was standing, the first effect and enduring one-instant and lasting-of the tremendous spectacle of Peace. Peace of… Read More...

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The Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street is holding a free family-friendly event at the museum on Thursday, September 22 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. It will include art exhibits, live music, and hands-on interactive crafts and activities for all ages. Food from local restaurants and… Read More...

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Mory DiMaurizio, General Manager of Hornblower Niagara Cruises is quoted in the local Niagara Falls Review newspaper as having, “a spectacular year”. He’s optimistic that things will continue this way until the two boats are taken out of the river for the season on November 30th.To date… Read More...

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I was out on my bike a few days ago and stopped off at the Niagara Falls Hostel (4549 Cataract Ave) at the foot of Bridge Street near the intersection of River Road. The hostel is about a half-hour walk from the falls. Salome Torres, owner and manager of the historic hostel (the building was built… Read More...

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About 700 participants are registered to take part in a day long Triathlon to be held in parts of Niagara this Sunday, September 18th. Participants will have to swim two kilometres, run 21.1 kilometres and bike 90 kilometres (I got tired just typing this sentence!) They will finish at Kingsbridge… Read More...

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One of the best kept secrets in Niagara Falls is the Fragrance Garden for the Visually Impaired found on the grounds outside the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse. The showhouse is located about a five minute drive above the falls off the Niagara Parkway opposite the abandoned Toronto Power… Read More...

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The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is being held in nearby Toronto until September 16th. Don’t be surprise to see some of the many Hollywood stars who are attending this festival arrive unannounced in Niagara Falls. In the past, I’ve been involved in escorting various actors around the… Read More...

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The 65th annual Niagara Wine Festival, which celebrates everything grape, begins this Saturday and continues throughout Niagara until Friday, September 30th. This now famous festival is a month long celebration of Niagara’s greatest bounty, agriculture and globally recognized achievement: WINE !… Read More...

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I was having a coffee in Timmies in Chippawa when I saw a number of customers head outside towards the nearby dock along the Chippawa Creek. I soon joined them and spotted a “guy whirling around in the sky “.He was attached by what I’ll call a tube throwing out a jet stream of water. He was… Read More...