by George Bailey

At The Brink in the 1930’s This is one of my favourite photographs from my personal collection. Things were different when you visited Niagara Falls in the 1930’s. Note the formality of dress of the people who are standing at the wall near the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at Table Rock.…

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by George Bailey

I read in our local Niagara Falls Review that several tourist operators say they are having a very good business year due to the stronger American dollar and the Pan Am Games that are now currently happening in Welland, St. Catharines and Toronto. Wayne Thomson, a Niagara Falls City Counsellor and…

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by George Bailey

This past week I spent a morning walking the trail of the lower Niagara Glen Nature Area to the edge of the Niagara River Gorge where these Class 6 waters reach a speed of 40 kms (25 mph).It was like a walk through time. As I trotted along the White Trail (there are other marked trails) I came…

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by George Bailey

The Niagara Parks Commission recognized Niagara Peninsula Energy for providing 100 years of reliable electrical power to the Niagara area. The recognition was in the form of displaying the power authorities logo in flowers planted in the face of the world-famous Floral Clock found in…

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by George Bailey

Between Oct, 24, 1901 and Oct, 20 2003, 16 different people, including two women, intentionally tried to, “beat” Niagara by plunging over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls (no one has ever tried to go over the American Falls because of the heavy rock below the falls).Two people went over twice, while…

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by George Bailey

Perhaps one of the most miraculous Niagara stories took place on July 9th, 1960, 55 years ago when a seven year old accidentally went over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls wearing only a life jacket and a bathing suit and lived. Here’s what happened. Roger Woodward was on a boat which accidentally got…

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by George Bailey

On July 5, 1814 U.S. forces defeated British forces at the Battle of Chippawa resulting in the deaths of hundreds of soldiers on both sides of the conflict. Chippawa is a small community located just south of Niagara Falls along the Upper Niagara River. The Niagara Parks Commission in 1995…

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by George Bailey

For the second year in a row the popular Summer of Thrills is back. Starting today you’ll see two free spectacular thrilling acts take place on the Victoria Avenue promenade atop Clifton Hill. One act sees a death –defying act atop a high wire which is strung between Tussauds Wax Museum and the…

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by George Bailey

I took a sunset cruise of the lower Niagara River to the mouth of Lake Ontario last night and at the same time enjoyed a lovely dinner aboard the Niagara River Belle. The occasion was a Volunteer Appreciation Night sponsored by our local Niagara Falls TV Cogeco. I’ve been a volunteer there for the…

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by George Bailey

As usual, I had my morning coffee at Tim Hortons and struck up a conversation with two folks from South Carolina. They told me they were in Niagara Falls to attend a Model A Ford convention that was in the city this week. The convention is being held at the Crowne Plaza and the Sheraton on the…

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by George Bailey

Mark, Saturday, June 20th, 2015 if you want to see the Pan Am Flame arrive at City Hall between 4:45 and 5:20. The celebration will continue the same day in Queen Victoria Park near the falls with inflatables, entertainment and giveaways from 5 pm. Until 8 p.m. The torch is being carried on a 41…

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by George Bailey

Niagara Helicopters in Niagara Falls have recently put into operation four of the quietest H130 helicopters currently flying. These helicopters were delivered by Airbus Helicopters Canada in nearby Fort Erie. According to Airbus, the Fenestron tail rotor and automatic variable rotor speed control…

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by George Bailey

From Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21 the 2nd Annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival takes place in Niagara. Thirty international films and documentaries will screen at the festival, including 20 Canadian Films. Bill Marshall the originator of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)…

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by George Bailey

Happenings this Weekend The Rotary Sunrise Club of Niagara Falls is expecting 20,000 people to attend the 11th annual Ribfest that takes place this weekend from Friday to Sunday at the Niagara Square parking lot on Montrose Road. Parking, admission and entertainment are free. There will be a…

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by George Bailey

The new Vintage Festival is the perfect way to celebrate the start of summer. With everyone heading outside there’s no better place to enjoy it than here in Niagara .There are over 5,989 hectares (14,800 acres) of lush vineyards and wine makers are eager to showcase their best of the…

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by George Bailey

I just picked up a copy of the Niagara Parks Visitor Guide for 2015/16 and am I impressed. The 48 page full colour guidebook is slick, easy to read and filled with plenty of things to see and do. The full colour glossy photography is superb! I think one of the most interesting aspects of the book…

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by George Bailey

It was 63 years ago that 26 year old Marilyn Monroe arrived on June 2nd to begin filming of the movie, “Niagara”. Until the movie was finished filming on June 18th it appeared Niagara took, “second billing”. All eyes were on Marilyn. I can remember as an eight year old my father, Manny Bailey…

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by George Bailey

One of the nice things about living in Niagara Falls is that there seems to be always something happening. Here are just few things you can take in in this coming weekend. The Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon happens on Sunday, June 7th. This 21.1 kilometre marathon occurs near and around the…

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