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… Read More...

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… Read More...

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… Read More...

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… Read More...

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.… Read More...

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.… Read More...

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… Read More...

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… Read More...

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… Read More...

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… Read More...

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… Read More...

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,… Read More...

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… Read More...

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… Read More...

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… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Meteorologists from The Weather Channel plan to be in Niagara Falls on Friday, Jan. 29th and Saturday, January 30th to film Niagara Falls in winter. Beauty shots will be captured on Friday and inserted in the live show which will appear on the Saturday between 6 a.m. and noon. Let’s hope we have… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The popular Niagara Icewine Festival takes place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Niagara Falls. The three day event features live entertainment like Desire, Jonesy, The Maddhatters, and The Caveners. You’ll be able to sip your way through VQA Icewines from… Read More...

by George Bailey   

The Niagara Falls History Museum at 5810 Ferry Street have been busy lately scanning pages and transcribing the names, dates and places from 59 ledgers from the former Niagara Falls Museum. This museum closed in 1999 and the contents sold off. Today’s Niagara Falls History Museum was successful in… Read More...

by George Bailey   

Some folks still think Niagara Falls attractions close up for the winter. That’s so far from the truth. Just about all Niagara Falls attractions are open now. If you’re looking for a different winter excursion visit the Journey behind the Falls at Table Rock. Here you take an elevator to the base… Read More...

by George Bailey   

When you spoke about Chippawa often the name Don Ede would come up. Don was a life-long resident of this hamlet of Niagara Falls and all of his life protected and promoted Chippawa. He was known as Mr. Chippawa. Sadly, Don passed on this week at the age of 78.Whenever I needed to know something… Read More...

by George Bailey   

That’s right, the temperature here in Niagara Falls has been around -10 Celsius (feels like -20 Celsius). I bundled up warm yesterday morning and headed to the falls to look at what the cold weather has produced in and around the falls. It never disappoints. Ice has started to form around the many… Read More...