Blog posts by George Bailey

by George Bailey

For the past 29 years’ attractions on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls have offered admission to Niagara Falls residents to their attractions for $1.00. This past Sunday ten attractions on the hill opened their doors to Niagara Falls…

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If you like thee green stuff rather than the white stuff a visit to the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse on the parkway just above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls might be in order for you. The staff is now busy replacing the Christmas display…

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With the extreme cold, we now have; Niagara grape growers have started to pick frozen grapes on the vine to produce this year’s crop of icewine. According to Wine Country Ontario Niagara produces some of the best icewines in the world.…

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It’s interesting to read about Mark Twain’s visit to Niagara Falls in the 1860’s from Buffalo after arriving on a steam train. Twain wrote some kind things about Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls - Sketches Old and New published ten years…

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Congratulations to Zack Schwartz, originally of Niagara Falls now living in New York City, for his impressive pre-production of a 96-minute feature family friendly film that tells about Twain’s first visit to Niagara. Shooting will…

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Things were done quite a bit different when it came to clearing ice and snow from the sidewalks and roadway at Table Rock near the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls in the 1920’s. Here’s a photograph taken on one of the coldest winter…

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It is believed Niagara is a derivative of the Iroquoian word ,”Onguiaahra” which was anglicized by missionaries. The name appears on maps as early as 1641.The generally accepted meaning is,”The Strait”.Some believe the name was derived…

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Every once in a while I dig-out my collection of copies of historic Niagara Falls paintings. Attached is a drawing by August Kollner which he painted in 1850. What you see in this sketch is elegant ladies and gentlemen looking towards…

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I can remember clearly when Niagara Falls first casino-Casino Niagara opened on December 9th; 1996.It was the event of the year. The glamorous opening had all the remnants of a Hollywood Gala. The flashy casino was built on the site of…

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No. About 50 other falls in the world are “taller”. The Angel Falls in Venezuela ranks first in height at 979 metres (3,212 feet) However, some of the tallest falls in the world have very little water flowing over them. What makes Niagara…

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Hornblower Niagara Cruises to the falls in Niagara Falls Ontario ended its third season on the Niagara River this past weekend with a record of 2.2 million passengers. This was up from 1.8 million in 2015 and 1.6 million visitors in 2014,…

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That’s a bit of a lie. A wax figure of the U.S. President-Elect, Donald Trump will be arriving at the Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in Niagara Falls in the New Year. Another waxworks of The Donald has been on display at Ripley’s Odditorium in…

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What an exciting evening it was for the two hundred or so that turned out for the official unveiling of the new digital lights that now light up Niagara Falls nightly. Members of the respective organizations that make up the Niagara Falls…

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A new record will go into the Guiness World Record Museum in Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill. 49 year old Eddy McDonald (Fast Eddy) from nearby Hamilton Ontario broke the record, under the watchful eye of a Guiness official, for the most…

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The city of Niagara Falls has included in their 2017 budget $1.5 million worth of improvements along Lundy’s Lane. The plan is divided into three phases with a total cost of $5.6 million ( $1.5 million for phase one,$2 million for phase…

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Exciting News for Canadian music lovers, the Niagara Falls Canada New Year's Eve concert lineup announcement has been made! This year includes the great Canadian talents of the Sam Roberts Band, Serena Ryder and High Valley. Starting at…

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