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View of Niagara Falls from the Cave of the Winds (Photo by Aaron James/WYRK)
View of Niagara Falls from the Cave of the Winds (Photo by Aaron James/WYRK)
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My Love For Niagara Falls

All that live in Western New York are so fortunate to have one of the greatest wonders of the world in our backyard. It's really amazing that some of us do take for granted the fact that we have Niagara Falls right around the corner

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Second Person Goes Over Niagara Falls

It's been reported that another person went over Niagara Falls today the second in two days.  This morning it was reported that witnesses saw someone go over the falls on the American side.  The area where this was reported to have happened is an area with several rocks below and Police say chances of survival are considered slim.

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7-year old Roger Woodward being pulled from the Niagara River in 1960 (Info Niagara)
7-year old Roger Woodward being pulled from the Niagara River in 1960 (Info Niagara)
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Another Addition To Niagara Falls Survivors Club

It’s an amazing story when you hear about someone plunging over Niagara Falls and surviving. I’m not talking about the daredevils who try to cheat death just to say they could do it – the ones who build various contraptions to cushion their fall. I’m talking about the ones who somehow find themselves floating down the Niagara with the only certainty that they will make the 167-foot plunge to the rocks below without any protection.

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Nik Wallenda To Wear Tether Against His Will During Walk Across Falls

 

Like it or not Daredevil Nik Wallenda will wear a safety tether when he attempts to cross Niagara Falls via high wire on June 15th.  Citing family history and tradition, Wallenda says this goes against his will but he is left with no alternative  due to restrictions placed upon him

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(photo by Kevin Timothy@Flickr)
(photo by Kevin Timothy@Flickr)
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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 walking across Niagara Falls
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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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