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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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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)
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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Today In Country Music History: Songwriter Gary Baker Is Born

Happy 59th birthday goes out today to Gary Baker.  You may be scratching your head trying to figure out who he is.  But I'm sure you know his music.  He's a guy who was born right here in Niagara Falls, NY.  Gary is most well known for a song that he wrote for John Michael Montgomery called, "I Swear."  It was also recorded by pop group All-4-One.

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Niagara Falls Dry?

As the saying goes, you learn something new everyday...

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