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December 16, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Enjoy Laser Light Shows from Saturday, Dec. 19th to Wednesday, December 30th

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is hosting a series of laser Light Shows at the top of Clifton Hill on the promenade of Victoria Avenue. The shows will be 15 minutes in length and there will be two per evening. One…
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December 14, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse is Ablaze with Christmas Colour

The parks public greenhouse above the falls is always a lovely place to visit at any time of the year but at Christmas time it seems even more special. The showhouse has been decked out for the Christmas season with vibrant pink, red,…
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December 10, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Hats Off to Zach Schwartz

Some of you may know that Samuel Clemens ,also known as Mark Twain, lived and worked in the Niagara area between 1869 -71 as part owner and editor of the Buffalo Express. During his time here, he visited Niagara Falls Ontario and wrote a…
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December 8, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls is Still a Romantic Place to Visit

A friend of mine Guy Demers, a Niagara area photographer, was contacted by a Mike Norkus from Pittsburgh to arrange to have him take a few photographs at the falls as he proposed to his girlfriend Kellie Moorcroft. It was to be a surprise.…
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December 7, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls Attracts Birders at this Time of the Year

Birders from all parts of Ontario and nearby New York State are travelling to Niagara to observe the thousands of birds that are travelling to the Niagara River to overwinter. Carla Carlson, owner and founder of Niagara Nature Tours…
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December 4, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Spar-What is it?

Have you ever heard of Niagara Spar? I have on my desk beside me a chunk of this spar. This rock at one time was taken in large quantities in the mid eighteen hundreds from below and behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls .Entrepreneurs…
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December 3, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Swing Fever at the Niagara Falls History Museum

Here’s something a little bit different that caught my eye. There’ll be live music at the Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street, on Friday evening, December 4th between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The Peter Shea Music Quintet will keep…
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December 2, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

New Event at the Butterfly Conservatory

The Niagara Parks are holding a, “Hoot for the Holidays Sky-Hunter Owl Exhibit” at their Butterfly Conservatory each Saturday now until January 2, 2016 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. David and Kim Gibson and their two twin daughters Sarah and…
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November 30, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Laser Lights on the Lane

One of the new features in this year’s Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights are the laser light shows that take place on Lundy’s Lane. Every Friday and Saturday there are three 15-minute laser light shows starting at6 p.m.,…
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November 26, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Local Niagara Falls Boy Makes the Big Time

I can remember what seems like not to many years ago hearing Niagara Falls musician Tim Hicks playing his guitar and singing at many of the local bars. Well things have changed for Tim. Tim Hicks as John Law in the Niagara Falls Review…
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November 25, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Lots of Lights to See Everywhere in Niagara Falls

In addition to all the lights, you’ll see in Queen Victoria Park near the falls and the Dufferin Islands area travel outside the park to see more. Lundy’s Lane is ablaze with more lights and at the top of Clifton Hill on Victoria Avenue,…
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November 23, 2015 byaspruijt ?>

Human Sundial at the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls

There's a new cool attraction at the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton - Niagara Falls! It's called a human sundial. A Human Sundial or Sunclock, an interactive horizontal sundial that uses a person's own shadow to tell…
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November 23, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Plenty of Live Theatre in Niagara Falls this Season

Here’s just four of the venues you can take in this November and December when you visit Niagara. The award winning Oh Canada Eh? Is located on Lundy’s Lane and features, Its A Wrap a lively musical plus a five course meal. The show runs…
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November 18, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

New App is Available for The Winter Festival of Lights

There’s a new mobile application that allows you to access the events taking place during this annual festival which this year runs from November 21st this year until January 31st, 2016. The mobile application is available on the Android…
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November 17, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

The History of the Ontario Power Generating Plant

Sitting on the edge of the Niagara Gorge below the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is a long rectangular shaped building called thee Ontario Power Generating Station. This plant built in 1905 (abandoned in 1999) at one time produced 25 cycle…
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November 16, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

An Update on the Ontario Power Generation’s New Tunnel

I read in the St. Catharines Standard that the tunnel built underground from above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls to the power plants at Queenston is working just fine. Locals called the new tunnel, “Big Becky”. Ontario Power Generation…
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November 15, 2015 byaspruijt ?>

Street Art Serves as Temporary Make-Over

ENZO is an artist working primarily out of Niagara and Toronto but with projects everywhere from Buffalo to Montreal. Producing murals and signage on commission has allowed Enzo to be involved in voluntary creative projects in and around…
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November 12, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade this Weekend

It’s time to bundle up the little ones and head out for the Annual Santa Claus Parade to be held this Saturday November 14th.The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Armoury Street and travels north along Victoria…
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November 12, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Fall-icious is Happening On Lundy’s Lane

14 different restaurants on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls are offering special 3-course lunch and dinners at special prices until Thursday, November 19th.The new event titled, “Fall-cious” is meant to showcase the culinary skills of these…
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November 11, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Falls to be basked in Red

To honour the sacrifice and contributions made by veterans and current service personnel in both the United States and Canada the falls on Wednesday, November 11th (known as Remembrance Day in Canada and Armistice Day in the United States)…
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November 10, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Hornblower Niagara Cruises are Still Running

That’s right you can still take a 20 minute ride aboard one of the two 700 passenger catamarans until Sunday, November 29th.This daytime boat ride takes you to the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Bridal View Falls and the American…
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November 9, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Who Turned Off the Lights?

It was 50 years ago today on November 9, 1965 at 5:16 p.m. that a minor switch at the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station in Queenston triggered a massive electrical failure that paralyzed the north-eastern United States and large areas of…
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November 6, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

Where is the Jolly Cut?

The Jolly Cut is a rustic pathway that is located at the foot of Robinson Street near the Skylon in Niagara Falls. When you descent the pathway you enter Queen Victoria Park opposite the American Falls. The story is that many years ago…
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November 4, 2015 byGeorge Bailey

How to date Niagara Falls Paintings or Photographs

Once in a while, I’m asked to try and date a painting or photograph of Niagara Falls. I try and do my best by looking at what is seen in the painting. There are buildings or landmarks that I look for to at least narrow down the date the…
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