by George Bailey   

Today 18 xenon gas spotlights, each emitting 250,000 candlepower, shine amber, white, blue and red lights to illuminate the falls every evening year round. A single operator, either Dick Mann or Peter Gordon, change colours by manipulating controls that p... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

HIP-HIP-HOORAY! FOR THEIR RETURN Cheer Evolution: Canadian Cheer & Dance Nationals returns to the Scotiabank Convention Centre, in Niagara Falls, April 11-13, 2014 Thursday, April 3, 2014 (Niagara Falls, ON) --- It has become part of the tell-tale s... Read more...

by George Bailey   

If you like great food and want to support a worthy cause then read on.   The Showcase of Chefs event that has been so popular in the past returns this year on Sunday, April 6 from 11:30 until 3 pm at Edgewaters Restaurant in Queen Victoria Park opposit... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A lot of people don’t realize that Niagara Falls is much more than a magnificent waterfall. It’s also a great source of electricity.   For many years four generating plants have operated on both sides of the border as a result of the water from the Niagar... Read more...

by George Bailey   

As the Director of Public Relations for the Niagara Parks Commission I had an opportunity in the summer of 1987 to escort Prince Andrew of Great Britain and his bride Sarah on a tour of Niagara Falls. After we had taken a ride on the Maid of the Mist (I’v... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Perhaps two of the best known, “paintings of the 19th Century” are two oil landscape paintings of Niagara Falls by American painter, Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). One painting places the spectator on the edge of the precipice at Table Rock where the... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I live about five kilometres from the falls and when the wind is right I can hear the roar of the falls. After a while, it becomes like, “White Noise”. Not to hear it would be unusual. Well that was the case in 1848.   It was near midnight of March 29th... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It’s now official, the new company-Hornblower Niagara Cruises- that will operate two new catamaran tour boats below the falls has selected the names Niagara Thunder and Niagara Wonder for their new vessels.    The names were selected in December from th... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Niagara Falls is always an exciting place to visit at any time of the year. During March break the entire family can be awed by the spectacular formations of ice that surround the falls and nearby trees and buildings.   When you want to warm up visit th... Read more...

by George Bailey   

My hat is raised to two Niagara Falls Historians who have helped keep Niagara Falls history alive. We would know little about Niagara’s colourful past if it were not for historians who have taken the time to record in print our history.   The first person... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I have just finished reading once more Linda Bramble’s excellent book ”Undiscovered Niagara” published in the early 1990’s. There’s a section in the book that tells about a number of Niagara Falls hidden secrets. I’ve listed a few of her choices and add... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I recently blogged about the “Fake” Rainbow Cabins that was seen in the 1952 movie, “Niagara” starring Marilyn Monroe and as a result a number of people have asked for more information on these cabins. Here it is. About 25 carpenters were employed for t... Read more...

by George Bailey   

  Since writing the book, “Marilyn Monroe and the Making of Niagara” in 1999,(No longer in print) I can’t tell you how many times yearly I’m contacted about where various scenes for this movie was filmed in Niagara Falls.   Many times I have taken the tim... Read more...

by George Bailey   

  Meteorologists are reporting that Lake Erie is now 97 % covered by ice. This is the largest cover of ice in 20 years. Lake Erie is the shallowest of the five Great Lakes. This year ice started forming in the latter part of November. It usually doesn’t... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I was at a Rotary fund raising trivia night last week and one of the questions was, “What does the word Ongiara mean?”   The most accepted answer is Niagara.   This spelling is attributed to the natives that one time lived in this area. Other variations o... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Treat your sweetie (it doesn’t have to be the guy always) to a romantic get a way to Niagara Falls this Valentines Day. Hoteliers and restaurateurs are offering a wide variety of packages for every budget (see this web site).After you’ve explored all that... Read more...

by George Bailey   

February is Black History Month Niagara played a big part in helping slaves that escaped from the Southern United States enjoy freedom. In 1834, slavery came to an end when it was abolished throughout the British Empire, this included Niagara. During th... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was Sunday, February 4.1912, a bright and clear day, yet windy and bitterly cold that 3 people tragically lost their lives while frolicking on Niagara’s ice bridge below the falls. At that time it was the thing for... Read more...

by George Bailey   

With the weather being still so cold at Niagara I thought I’d blog a bit more about previous winters in Niagara. Up until 1912 ,small temporary shacks were found during very cold winters, like the one we’re having now, on Ice Bridges that had formed belo... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Niagara’s Blizzard of 77 Remembered I’m old enough to remember this devastating winter storm that hit Niagara on January 27th, 1977. I was at home when within a few hours my car was almost completely covered and fluffy snow filled up to my roof line. I... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Niagara Falls Ice Bridge…Just What Exactly is an Ice Bridge? Ice Bridges have been found at Niagara Falls during severely cold winters (like the one we are having now) ever since water over the falls has been flowing. An ice bridge is when the surface wa... Read more...