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OK GO

In 2007, OK Go won a Grammy award for “Best Short Form Music Video”, and YouTube’s “Most Creative Video”.  I think you’ll agree that this band is very creative especially their newest video “This Too Shall Pass” .

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Parks police to stay in business

NPC ‘happy’ to have regional council support for stand-alone status for Niagara Parks Police, Katzman says

The Niagara Parks Police appear to have a new lease on life, less than two months before it would have been forced to disband, after Niagara regional council backed its request to become a stand-alone police force.

Regional councillors voted Thursday in favour of a request from the Niagara Parks Commission to have its 55-member agency given the same status as the Niagara Regional Police, a move the region’s own police board opposes. more…

Salons against domestic abuse

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Southern Niagara Falls will be opening salons in support of Women’s Place styling against domestic violence. On Oct.  1 the first ever Cut-It-Out event will be offering discounts in support of Women’s Place for affordable professional hair cuts.

Proceeds will help fund operating costs at two emergency shelters.

To learn more about this event, contact Haley Bateman at 905-356-3933 ext. 240.

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Historic Collection of Names

Politicians, royalty and celebrities are all found within the Niagara Parks Commission s official guest book.

The first signiture was a visitor from England in 1920, and in 1923 the first famous signature was from British Prime Minister David Lloyd George. As well as Danny Kaye 1958, and Princess Mary (1955).

Buffalo Bandits vs. Toronto Rock

rock vs banditsThe National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits earned a playoff spot and will travel to Toronto May 1st for the East Division Semi-Final Playoffs.  Can Bandit’s John Tavares and Mark Steenhuis penetrate the league’s second best defense?

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Baskin Robbins $0.31 Scoop Night – April 28th

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m, Baskin Robbins will host its second annual 31 Cent Scoop Night in support of the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF). The charitable event will roll out across all 120 Baskin Robbins locations in Canada.

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The Queen is coming to town

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5f/Elizabeth_II_greets_NASA_GSFC_employees%2C_May_8%2C_2007_edit.jpg/210px-Elizabeth_II_greets_NASA_GSFC_employees%2C_May_8%2C_2007_edit.jpgHow about “The Queen on Queen” as the theme for this year’s downtown summer festival in Niagara Falls? The real Queen of Canada in the real downtown.

After a couple years of hit-and-miss festivals aimed at bringing people downtown, the Queen could give Niagara Falls a regal shot in the arm if she’d take part in “Queenfest ’10.” Queenilicious. Something like that.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are scheduled to make a royal visit to Canada in late June and Niagara, like a lot of other communities from coast to coast, is hoping to play host. The last time Canada’s head of state graced the Niagara region with her presence was 1973 when she visited Niagara-on-the-Lake, according to a federal government list of royal visits. We are not amused. more…

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Tall Ship Festival

http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/ff/4f/b233749746819a2c56955b8a2d3b.jpegToronto will be hosting the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge, a race across all 5 Great Lakes. 11 Participating tall ships will be coming to Toronto June 30th on part of the Canada Day long weekend.  Crowds will be able to come on board and explore each ship on July 4th before they leave for Cleveland, Bay City, Duluth and Chicago. These ships include some of the most famous of Niagara Falls.

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Famous Friday – Stefano Magaddino

MagaddinoName: Stefano “The Undertaker” Magaddino
Birth Date: October 10, 1891
Place of Birth: Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
Claim to Fame: Magaddino was America’s longest reigning Mob boss, holding power from 1922 until his death, by natural causes, in 1974.

He was the owner of the Magaddino Memorial Chapel, a funeral home in Niagara Falls, New York. Some believe Magaddino’s victims were discreetly dispatched in the lower halves of caskets, under the remains of paying customers.

Magaddino a very profitable bootlegging business during Prohibition. The success of his business was in large part due to the proximity of his base in the Niagara Falls/Buffalo area to Canada, where the alcohol was illegally imported from. more…

Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins highlights

Game 3

The Buffalo Sabres wish Mark Recchi was retired. At 42, the oldest player in the NHL, is having too much fun schooling Buffalo’s youngsters and winning Stanley Cup Playoff games to think of retiring. The League’s leading active scorer has been the Bruins’ driving force through the first three games of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against the Sabres. Buffalo has a chance to tie up the series this Wednesday.

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Game 1

Video of Niagara Falls with Full Rainbow

Niagara Falls video showing a full rainbow.

Volcano in Iceland Even Affects Niagara Falls Businesses

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A volcanic eruption in Iceland has disrupted Air travel throughout the world. That eruption has even affected local Niagara Falls businesses such as hotels and tour operators.

“We have received a significant number of Niagara Falls Tour cancellations this weekend because customer’s flights to Toronto have been canceled” says Kevin Pillai of NiagaraTours.ca

This is bad news especially since local Niagara Falls businesses have reported an expected decline in business this year.

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Queenston-Lewiston Bridge Plaza Improvement Project

The Queenston-Lewiston Bridge is the fourth-busiest Canada-U.S. commercial land border crossing and a key component of the Ontario-Quebec Continental Gateway and Trade Corridor. In 2009, bridge traffic included approximately 675,000 commercial trucks and over 2.6 million cars.

A $130-million, multi-phase project to redevelop and expand the Queenston Plaza on the Canadian side of the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge is currently underway. more…

Casting Call for MTV’s Real World Buffalo

casting callMTV’s Real World is coming to Buffalo… Maybe.  First they want to have a casting call. If you feel you were born to be a star, here is your chance to prove it:

SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH, 12:00PM-6:00PM
Pure Nightclub | 75 West Chippewa St., Buffalo, NY 14202

For more information visit: http://www.bunim-murray.com

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Global Questionnaire

Daryll Schmitt from Niagara Falls, Global Questionnaire. Global 3000

Carl Paladino’s racist emails

Carl P. Paladino has shifted his campaign for Governor to damage control after wnymedia.net exposed these racist and sexist emails. Warning, may contain inappropriate material. Click Here.

SmartCenter

SmartCenter Niagara Falls. Newest retail complex, $70 million project expected completion the beginning of next year.

It’s Pothole Season

Falls Public Works Director David Kinney gives pothole attack plan.

Rivers Seen From Space

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Though a satellite’s view of a vertical feature on Earth may not be the most flattering angle, this image of Niagara Falls is impressive. The Niagara River drops nearly 170 feet to form one of the world’s largest waterfall, shown above in an image taken by GeoEye’s Ikonos satellite in August 2004. More than 1.7 million gallons of water runs over the edge every second, constantly eating away at the rock below and pushing it back as much as 20 feet in a year. more…

Maid of the Mist Opens

http://www.frankreport.com/Author/Articles/NFR/Images/MaidOfMistHauled.jpgNiagara Fall’s Maid of the Mist will reopen this year, two weeks earlier than last year. April 10th, thanks to the favorable weather conditions.

The Maid of the Mist is the most well known family attraction in Niagara Falls and most Ontarians agree that it is an important part for our tourism industry.

This is a great way for anyone visiting Niagara Falls to get up close to this popular attraction. Even if you spend the rest of your stay in North America relaxing in your hotel, indulging in delicious meals and playing games of Poker dk, the Maid of the Mist is certainly one excursion which it is worth making the effort to experience. This unique boat tour has been a popular choice with tourists to the area for many years, and looks set to continue for many more. Even if you live locally and have visited Niagara Falls many times before, this is a trip which you are sure to enjoy.

Tours begin 10:00am, departing every 15 minutes, and the tours last about 30 minutes.