Blog posts by bwilliams

by George Bailey   

A lot of folks seemed to like some of my Marilyn Monroe photographs taken by Eddie Hodge during the filming of the movie, Niagara filmed in June of 1952.Here are a few from my personal collection.    The first shows Marilyn preparing for a scene that wa... Read more...

by George Bailey   

On a Saturday morning bike ride I stumbled upon Niagara Falls Saturday morning Farmer’s Market just off Main Street behind the Niagara Falls History Museum. The market is open year round every Saturday morning from 6 am until 1 pm. It was a hive of activ... Read more...

by George Bailey   

The 200th anniversary ceremony commemorating this past Friday of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane which occurred on July 25, 1814 was a great success. I’ve attached a few photos I took of the event.   I am reminded that following this bloody battle there were... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I rode my bike from Niagara Falls along the lower Niagara Parkway to Niagara on the Lake yesterday. Off the parkway I stopped at a few of the half dozen fruit and vegetable stands found along the way. I was reminded how fortunate locals and visitors are t... Read more...

by Corey Larocque   

Even while he's juggling fire, people find Scot Free's pitch hard to believe.   "There's going to be a guy on a motorcycle on a highwire... And his mom on a trapeze. And they come out and do motorcycle tricks," Free calls out to people milling about on... Read more...

by George Bailey   

My wife, Ellen and I enjoy each summer season attending many of the free outdoor Coca Cola concerts sponsored by The Niagara Parks Commission held on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening between 8 pm and 10 pm near the falls. A spectacular fireworks displ... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was 54 years ago this month on July 9th,1960 7-year old Roger Woodward, as the result of a boating accident, went over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls wearing only a life jacket and survived. His 17-year old sister, Deanne was also miraculously plucked fr... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Well, firstly it’s neither of these. It’s the International Control Structure that extends 1,550 feet from the Canadian shore to the roughly the middle of the Niagara River, about a half a mile above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. It just looks like someon... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I had the pleasure this past weekend to attend the 4,132 performance at this popular Niagara Falls, Canada Dinner Show.   I can remember attending the first performance of this dinner theatre show in the spring of 1994.It was then held in the building t... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I can still remember as a 12 year old boy living in Niagara Falls Ontario the collapse of the Schoellkopf Power Station into the Niagara Gorge on June 7th of 1956. It occurred about 5 pm in the afternoon and I happened to be near the falls with my 14 yea... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of Dick Mann on May 7th of this year at the age of 81.   You may not have known Dick personally but chances are you’ve seen some of his work. Dick was one of two long time operators that have lit up Niag... Read more...

by George Bailey   

There are plenty of exciting events happened on this Canadian Victoria Day and U.S. Memorial Day weekend.   Canada’s longest running fireworks takes place near the falls at 10 pm on Friday, Sunday and Monday.   The popular free outdoor Coca Cola conce... Read more...