by George Bailey

In Ontario elementary and secondary school, students have a week-long break in March to celebrate spring. This traditional break started today and continues until the end of the week. In Niagara Falls, there are plenty of things for students to do and many of them are free. For example, check out…

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by George Bailey

If you’ve got an service or product to pitch head to theNiagara Falls Scotiabank Convention Centre this Friday, March 19th between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dragons’ Den, a popular national television show is seeking people to appear on this show who will make a pitch for money to grow their products or…

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by George Bailey

The Niagara Parks Commission has announced the outdoor Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls is to undergo a major renovation. The theatre which was built in 1935 will include restoration of the distinctive pergola. The pergola was dismantled in 2012 because of safety…

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by George Bailey

Workers clear a path with hand shovels near the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock. Note the, “modern” snow plough on the road. The “monsters” on the left are lampposts covered with mist from the falls. These same posts are still here today. If you check this spot out today you’ll…

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by George Bailey

The Lundy’s Lane Historical Society is presenting this coming Thursday, March 3rd at 7.p.m. a presentation by Melanie Battell on “Harnessing the Power of Niagara”. I f you’re interested in how hydro power is produced at Niagara you should find this of interest. The event takes place at the Niagara…

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by George Bailey

It has been more than 20 years since significant funds have been used to upgrade the lighting system that lights up Niagara Falls each evening year round. It was recently announced that the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario will contribute $350.000 towards a $4-million public-private project that…

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by George Bailey

The Niagara Falls Heritage Committee will recognize on Feb. 27th properties in Niagara Falls that have done an outstanding job of preserving a portion of the history of our city. This free annual event takes place at the Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street .City Historian Sherman…

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by George Bailey

My wife Ellen and I like to walk. This past weekend we parked our car free at Queenston Heights Park, about a 15 minute ride north from Niagara Falls, and walked the paved trails around this park. There were lots to see. First and foremost is Brock’s Monument .At the base of the monument you can…

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by George Bailey

It was announced recently Victoria Avenue Business Improvement Association (B.I.A.) that Victoria Avenue from the intersection of Clifton Hill to Highway 420 will undergo a $3.5 million dollar upgrade starting this spring. The city of Niagara Falls will contribute $2.9 million and the B.I.A.…

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by George Bailey

I recently stumbled on some of the most spectacular aerial video I have ever seen on the falls and surrounding area. This amazing video uses high-end drones to get up and personal to the falls. To see what I mean go to www.exploringniagara.com and watch the two and half minute Niagara Falls video.…

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by George Bailey

The NPC is holding its second annual Job Fair this coming Saturday, February 20th at the Niagara Falls campus of Niagara College. The campus is located at 5881 Dunn Street. The fair runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to create their own online profile and submit their…

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by George Bailey

This is a photograph of the original Table Rock found about 61 metres (200 feet) from its current location. If you walk the pathway towards the Illumination Tower you’ll see a plaque that I wrote many years ago describing this point. This point collapsed into the Niagara River in the late…

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by George Bailey

The Niagara Parks Commission is seeking bands to perform at next summer’s Coca Cola Concert series. The series take place every weekend from Victoria Day (Monday, May 23) long weekend to Labour Day (Monday, Sept 5). Shows are presented Fridays, Sundays and holidays’ from 8 to 10 p.m. followed by…

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by George Bailey

If you’re wondering what to do with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day look no further. Niagara Falls offers plenty of things to keep the spark going. Just check out www.niagarafallstourism.com. When you visit Niagara Falls at any time of the year you can’t help but feel happy, refreshed and even…

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by George Bailey

The Niagara Parks Commission one of the region’s largest employers of seasonal employees will be holding a Job fair on Saturday, February 20th at the Niagara Falls campus of Niagara College. That address for the campus is 5811 Dunn Street. The fair runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 350 positions will…

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by George Bailey

For many years, I’ve conducted my own personal campaign to add the word Canadian when talking about the Horseshoe Falls. The fall is found entirely in Canada as set out in the Treaty of Ghent in 1814.The international boundary is set above the falls in the middle of the Niagara River. At the falls,…

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by George Bailey

I read in today’s local newspaper that the New York State Power Authority is considering diverting the water that goes over the American Falls to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. This could occur in the next two or three years to repair two aging bridges above their falls. When this last occurred in…

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by George Bailey

Michael Bolton will be on the stand of the Avalon Theatre of the Fallsview Casino on Saturday, Feb. 13th and Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb,14th.This multiple Grammy Award winning singer will perform songs like, “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “How Am I supposed to Live Without You” plus many more…

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by George Bailey

Niagara Falls has a rich history as one of Canada’s first Black Communities .It was along the Niagara border from Fort Erie to Niagara on the lake that many blacks escaped slavery by crossing the Niagara River from the United States. One of those slaves who escaped was Burr Plato who went on to…

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