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Sugar Bush Adventure

White Meadows Farms will be having a great Sugar Bush Adventure during the off season beginning February the 13th through April.

Arrive on a pleasant hay ride into the woods where you can enjoy the beauty of nature in the meadows. Take a tour of the sheltered forest while each staff member demonstrates their stations and explain the history of one of Canada’s first agricultural products, Maple Syrup.

Children can compare wing span of local birds or measure nearby trees to see how much can be tapped, try it yourself with a drill! At the pioneer camp you will see how taffy is made traditionally. more…

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Peller Estates Winery

Sweep your sweetie off her (or his) feet.  Winery Chef and CityLine personality Jason Parsons and Winemaker Lawrence Buhler are ready to help.  Begin with a special Icewine cocktail upon arrival and then tuck into their special Valentine’s Day menus before cuddling up at an open fire to roast our signature Icewine marshmallows!

Feb 12th & 15th enjoy a la carte menu or 5-course tasting menu for $125/person.

Feb 13th & 14th choose from the Valentine’s Tasting Menus, 5-course for $125/person or 7-course for $150/person.

Book Now or call 1.888.673.5537 ext.3

Chippawa Lions Steak Dinner

On Feb 12th, from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Welland Avenue, Chippawa will be having $10 striplion and $13 T-bone steaks with a baked potato, sour cream, pickles and bread. For more information call 905.295.4998

Psychic Fair

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Romance in Wine Country

Hey good lookin’ come and see what Hillebrand has cookin’…on Valentine’s Day weekend.  From a Lunch & Winery Tour Package to competitively priced tasting menus, there are a range of options that will sweep your sweetie of their feet.The Valentine’s Lunch & Wine special is offered at 11am an 1pm for only $50 per person, including a 3-course meal and a tour of the winery, book now 1.800.582.8412. ext.2.

After 12 noon Lunch of 3-5 course menu exclusive of wine and including a cheese course starting from $42.

Valentine’s Dinner Menu’s starting at 5:30, 3-6 courses starting from $73, call ext.3 or book now

Reds Release Event

Hillebrand Winery wants you to experience the flavor of Valentine’s Day with an exclusive opportunity to taste and buy Showcase 2010 Reds with the assistance of a wine consultant. These include the Showcase Merlot 2007 ‘Carlton Vineyard’ and Showcase Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 ‘Clark Vineyard’, super-premium reds from the finest vintage in Niagara, for you to buy or for anyone else. $10 to taste, no reservations necessary. Call 1.800.582.8412 ext. 2 for details.

Dragon Ritual Drummers

On Feb 12th on Queen Street the Dragon Ritual Drummers will be returning home to where they first originated, Niagara Falls. The group performs unlike any ordinary band at a restaurant or pub, it is a more festival suited interactive display, that will be playing on Friday at the 4555 Cafe & Wine Bar. Although they originated in Niagara Falls, the group has never played here before; but with the downtown’s developing art scheme, it seemed like the right time to return. The group’s inspiration by a mythical ideal of a mystical dragon’s spirit residing within the Falls and their albums telling stories of the serpent. Scoring at the top on MySpace music charts all over North America for particular Afrobeat and Topical. The Dragon Ritual Drummers will be performing two days before valentines, and within this interactive performance, a King and Queen will be chosen from the audience, as this group expresses the spirituality of this festival through music and art.

Days of Wine and Chocolate 2010

Warm up your winter with this match made in heaven! Explore pairings of two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate, as you tour the 22 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake in February. Each stop will feature a premium VQA wine matched to a decadent chocolate selection, from classic flavours to unexpected surprises. A romantic celebration for two or a great girls’ getaway weekend!  Tour Passes are $30 per person (plus applicable taxes) and can be used any of the four weekends. Passes can be purchased at any of the 22 wineries, online at www.niagaraonthelake.com or by phone through the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce at 905-468-1950.
Price: $30.00

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Niagara Falls Grand Theatre Dinner presents: “Maggie’s Getting Married” by Norm Foster

“In this touching romantic comedy, you’ll join the Duncan family as they prepare for the wedding of their daughter, Maggie. It is the night before the big day, and Maggie’s older sister discovers that she knows the groom a little better than Maggie would like her to.”

Matinees: $65 | Evenings: $75

Show prices include parking, 3-course meal, gratitude, and all applicable taxes.

Red Ribbon Art Show 2010

Red Ribbon Poster

On February 5th, the Red Ribbon Art Exhibition and Sale will begin with a fund raiser with Chef Michael Olson and Niagara College Culinary Team. As well as some music played by Jeffery Arthur and his Trio. For just $25 guests will receive a glass of wine, observe the cullinary skills of Michael Olson, and of course browse through some magnificent art work followed by a silent auction.

This event has been organized by The Fort Erie Arts Council, 350 Bertie Street. The event will take place at the following times:

Friday Feb 5 (7:00pm-11:00pm) Saturday Feb 6 (6:00pm-11:00pm) Sunday Feb 7 (12:00pm-4:00pm)

And remember, this year’s theme is green!

Brain Wave! Mind Control the Falls

Toronto tech company InteraXon were thinking up new ways to expose their mind-controlling technology to everyone. One of their ideas was to make a brainwave sensor that feeds off brainwaves to create music, or a heat lamp.

The Ontario government rebutted that idea and suggested this new innovation that would spark tourism.

Visitors at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver will be able to visit The Ontario House and sit in one of these chairs. Thought controlled computing takes the waves off your head, then classifies them into alpha, beta, theta, etc. The machine teaches you how to use these waves to control your thoughts. Once you are ready, you can go live and control the lighting of the Niagara Falls, CN Tower, or Parliament Building, just by the power of your brain.

New lease on Casino Niagara

A new long-term lease has finally been admitted to the location of Casino Niagara.

The uncertainty of keeping the location has come to a close and Casino Niagara will definitely be open on Falls Ave. for another 15 years or so.

OLG, owner of Ontario’s casinos, reached a deal with Canadian Niagara Hotels which owns the Casino Niagara building ever since it opened in 1996.

Big Bang at Walker Brothers Quarries

Last week, Niagara Falls citizens experienced a loud bang that shook homes and windows; and which could be heard across the border. Workers at the Walker Brothers Quarries on Thorold Townline Road use explosives to blast rock about 4 times a week. Only 1 blast was heard throughout the night disturbing citizens, rushing out of their homes to investigate. The Warner Brothers quarries had actually blasted twice, the first blast seemed fine, although the 2nd blast was unusually loud. Nobody was hurt during the explosion, and the investigation is underway, although there seemed to be nothing unusual as it was standard procedure and there were no change in technique or materials. Its been the same for years.

Niagara Falls Museum


“Its gone to the birds,” Niagara Falls Museum on River road has been stationed for over 101 years. Built in 1908 by the spirella corsets company, originally for the production of women’s undergarments, creating jobs for over 250 women. Later on in 1958, the spirella corsets company became the Niagara Falls Museum, well known for its preserved Egyptian mummies. After the museum had closed in 1999, it had been invested into a bird aviary, with about 400 different species of birds.

Olympic torch reaches Loretto

Students at Loretto Catholic Elementary School experienced the presence of the Olympic torch last month. The torch that was lit through the relay in Niagara Falls Dec. 20th. The Torch was donated to the city and Niagara Falls Mayor Ted Salci is taking it to various schools in the city as a surprise, allowing kids to hold the torch and pose for pictures with it. Ted Salci believes this will help embrace the Olympic spirit in everyone.

Family Literacy Day Jan 27th

Forestview Public School is promoting literacy with the encouragement of the Olympic games. Literacy Day is held annually, created by ABC Canada Literacy Foundation and Honda Canada. Family Literacy day is to promote families to read and learn together. Honda vehicles were stationed in front of book stores on Jan 27th, collecting donations for public school libraries. Forestview students were dressed in red to support Canadian athletes and promote Family Literacy Day. The Canadian Olympic Committee wants their towns to be paint red, starting with schools by combining poetry, art, and literature about the athletes. Student’s will trace their hand on paper to show their encouragement. Family Literacy Day was a success, children and parents, families together in the schools, reading to one another and sharing tasty treats. For their hopes are being passed down to our athletes.

Coleman Lemieux Compagnie: In Paradisum

Experience a breathtaking play developed by one of Canada’s greatest choreographers, James Kudelka. Bill Coleman & Laurence Lemieux’s trained eleven dancers in Kudelka’s In Paradisum. The mesmerizing dance combined with swirling flexibility and modern classical dance. Dedicater to Kudelka’s mother, the enticing movements that is demanding of raw emotional power. James Kudelka is a prolific artist. Coleman Lemieux Compagnie: In Paradisum will be playing tomorrow at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University, between 7:30-10:00pm, Jan 30th.  Buy your tickets now. more…

Michael Kaeshammer

With the release of his new CD: Days Like These, Jazz star Michael Kaeshammer is on his way on becoming a historical pop star. His standards are wonderful but now he is singing his own song, with an original taste of Jazz meets pop musical gumbo. Trained in Germany and learned to play the piano at 13, Michael has become Canada’s brightest triple-threat. The Kaeshammer Live performance will take place at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University, on Jan 27th between 7:30-10:00pm. more…

Fallsview Casino Hydro Teslatron

Fallsview Casino Resort spectacular entrance fountain. The design and features of the Hydro-Teslatron gives off the feeling as if it is going to explode. The structure is stationed inside the main entrance of the casino to intrigue visitors.  It uses high tech lasers, LED’s, and runs 7000 gallons cycling through generators, to show the impression of Niagara Falls and its source for harnessing electricity to light up large areas. The Teslatron changes into many different colors while electric sparks run within the interior.

Potato Heads Chip Wagon Accident

Lundy’s Lane beloved convenient fast food has fallen off its tracks! A 46 year old man was charged for making an unsafe lane cut and causing the vehicle to come off course, if collided with the Potato Heads Chip Wagon. One of the few in Niagara Falls being a friendly tourist attraction and a lovely neighborhood gemstone. The accident occurred last Saturday, the police are still investigating the matter.