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Man Survives Plunge Over Falls

Every once in a while we hear of someone going over Niagara Falls.  Often it's days, weeks or even months before the body is found, but on Monday morning someone went over the falls and lived. 

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Gettin’ High With Nik Wallenda! Watch Him “Practice” Daily In Niagara Falls!

Nik Wallenda's attempted tightrope walk across the mighty Niagara Falls will be a prime-time television event next month on ABC.  Many will be on the edge of their seats

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Nik Wallenda Wows Crowds In Baltimore, Will Test Niagara Falls In June! [VIDEO]

I'd call it practice, but the people of Baltimore were wowed by it!   Nik Wallenda completed a walk across the Inner Harbor on Wednesday, at times dropping to a knee and pumping his fist, to excite the crowd.  I call it practice and you will too, after seeing the video.  In my opinion, his real test will be on June 15th, when Nik attempts to cross Niagara Falls.  Here's how it's going to work.....

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Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda Will Set Date For Walk Across Falls!

Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda will set the date today for his daring walk across Niagara Falls.  A news conference has been scheduled for 9:45 this morning where Wallenda will announce the day and time when he'll make his....

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“Shabby” Looking Niagara Falls State Park To Be Spruced Up

New York State announced yesterday that Niagara Falls State Park will be receiving  some much needed upgrades. Items on the list for improvements are the scenic overlook, Discovery Center, Pedestrian Bridge over the rapids,  and new trolleys will be added to the current fleet.

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Nik Wallenda To Begin Training for Tightrope Walk Over Niagara Falls [VIDEO]

After finally succeeding in getting approval from both American and Canadian officials to tightrope across Niagara Falls, Nik Wallenda is scouting locations in Niagara County to begin his training.

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Charles Blondin Born Today In 1824

It was today back in 1824 when Charles Blondin was born.  While the name might not sound incredibly familiar to you, he earned most of his fame right here in Western New York.  He was born Jean-Francois Gravelet in St

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Maid of the Mist Boats Future in Jeopardy

I just can't imagine visiting Niagara Falls without seeing the Maid of the Mist boats shuttling tourists back and forth to the base of the falls to experience the power of one of the world's great wonders.  But the operator's lease has expired and Canadian authorities are considering other uses for the property the company uses to launch the boats. 

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Dale’s Briefs – Buffalo Wins State Funding Award

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Holiday Crafts and Wine for the weekend!

I can’t believe its December and I’m still wearing a fall jacket.  I haven’t even touched my scarf and gloves yet! I know many of you are dying for snow but I love this weather!  This is what it must feel like for people that live in the South during December!  Get out of the house and enjoy this weather because who knows how long till we are stuck in doors for winter.

 

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Annie Taylor set up an autograph stand to cash in on her daredevil fete (jamasca66@flickr)
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Over The Falls In A Barrel – Dale’s Daily Data

Annie Taylor set up an autograph stand to cash in on her daredevil fete (jamasca66@flickr)It happened on this date in 1901 – schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Her husband died in the Civil War, she was strapped for cash, and while reading an article about the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, she came up with an idea for a stunt she thought would not only bring her fame, but riches as well. So she decided to do it on her birthday, October 24th. She claimed she was in her 40’s, but later it was revealed she was 63.

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Buffalo/Niagara Falls Tops Forbes List Of Best Places For Working Mothers!

Forbes has releases its list of the Best Cities For Working Mothers and guess who's #1. Buffalo/Niagara Falls!! Woo Hoo!  Jumping from the 10 spot in the 2010 rankings.  According to the article/list, Buffalo is home to one of the best companies for working mothers--.....

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