by George Bailey   

I just had an e-mail from the media person at www.earthcam.com telling me Niagara Falls is now featured on their live videos that are located throughout the world. This video cam is located atop the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. Check it out. You’ll... Read more...

by George Bailey   

There are plenty of things to keep you occupied this weekend. Here are a few of the activities: -The popular Niagara Food Festival in nearby Welland features 48 food vendors, culinary demonstrations, a craft and Artisan Market and live entertainment.www.n... Read more...

by George Bailey   

My wife Ellen and I were in Queen Victoria Park at the foot of Clifton Hill this week and spotted Elvis and to be expected, “We were All Shook up”. He was performing a, “Mess of Blues” outside at the Grandview Marketplace. He had the crowd in the palm... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Parking near the falls in the early 1950’s was a lot different than it is today. Cars are parked right at the edge of the Niagara Parkway opposite the Niagara Parks Refectory Restaurant (now, Edgewaters Restaurant).This is not allowed today. The Horseshoe... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A few blogs back I spoke about the International Control Structure (ICS) located in the upper river above the falls. Associated with this structure are the two drive-in theatres like structures found along the shoreline above the ICS. What you are looking... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was on August 28, 1872 that James Butler (Wild Bill Hickok) and Buffalo Bill Cody put on a “Wild West” show in the fallsview area of Niagara Falls. It was a one day event complete with a large number of Native Americans who were brought in from the Ame... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A few days ago I had a couple Chris and Kathie Carmen of Toronto contact me to talk about the book I had written in 1998 called, “Marilyn Monroe and the Making of Niagara.” The book is now out of print. Both are big Marilyn fans. I decided to take them on... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I learned that this picnic I spoke about in a previous blog took place on Sunday evening on the grass at Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls. Here's a photograph of part of the 400 diners who all wore white at the picnic... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This pen and ink sketch is a reproduction from an 1888 newspaper. It shows a family of four at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Note the lack of a wall at this point. Today, a parapet adds protection from slipping over the falls. The gentleman s... Read more...

by George Bailey   

No, the 670 metre long structure built between 1953 and 1957 in the upper Niagara River above the falls is a water control structure. The structure consists of 18 movable gates that extend about half-way across the Niagara River to the international borde... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Hornblower Niagara Cruises announced recently that it had its two millionth customers on August 14th of this year. They had their first million customers on August 16th of last year. This is the second year that Hornblower Niagara has been carrying passen... Read more...

by George Bailey   

There are several things that I like about living in Niagara and just one of them is the availability we have to fresh fruit, especially peaches at this time of the year. Travel the Niagara Parkway, north of Niagara Falls below the escarpment, and you’ll... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I had lunch a few days ago at the Elements on the Falls Restaurant at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and spotted a few costumed interpreters outside in the foyer of Table Rock Complex. I asked why they were dressed like folks who lived in the e... Read more...

by George Bailey   

This is a photograph from my collection of Marilyn Monroe with the American Falls in the background. Contrary to what a lot of folks think, this is a studio shot. Marilyn was positioned on a studio made wall, similar to the real one at the falls, with the... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The simple answer is no BUT the water flowing over the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls is greatly reduced for power purposes. After it gets dark each evening during the busy tourist season the water flowing over the falls is reduced to 50,000... Read more...