Image of the Day – June 27, 2017

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Nabisco Shredded Wheat company lobby – early 1900s

French Toast at the Bear’s Den [by Craig Avery]

What a delight!  Jean-Luc Ponty cranked it for a packed crowd last night leaving most wondering, “How does he do that?”

The master violinist took the stage and immediately displayed the bond between himself and the instrument most of us cringed at when our little cousin would attempt to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” at Thanksgiving dinner.  His command of the violin provided the foundation for a night of exquisite musical performances by Jean-Luc and a backup-band extraordinaire.  The bass player looked like Steve Martin playing the banjo, a drum solo made Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” sound like a wind up toy soldier drummer boy, and I’m pretty sure Billy Joel is still trying to get an autograph from Jean-Luc’s keyboard player.  

As always, the venue of the Bear’s Den will bring out the best in any performance, and takes a two hour segment of an evening and makes the whole night alright.  Of course I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the top notch entertainment of people-watching in the Casino after the show.  Between the nightclub atmosphere of Stir, the ringing of the bells and whistles on the gaming floor, and just watching the arrivals and departures in the Hotel Lobby bar, you are entertained non-stop.

Been to Seneca Niagara Casino lately? If not, you’re missing out on some pretty intense enjoyment of perhaps an otherwise boring evening.

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Image of the Day – June 22, 2017

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BOCES leases former Falls Board of Education building for adult classes

[From BuffaloNews.com]

The Orleans-Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services announced Monday it has signed a 10-year lease on the former Niagara Falls Board of Education building at 606 Sixth St. to become the new home of job training and adult education classes in the Falls. The building is now owned by Ellicott Development Co…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/20/boces-leases-former-niagara-falls-board-education-building-adult-classes/

Image of the Day – June 20, 2017

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Park Place Hotel on Falls St. between 1st & Main St. 1872
The Park Place Hotel was torn down to construct The Strand Theater. – Via Max Eddy

Image of the Day – June 20, 2017

Niagara Falls at dusk – Niagara Falls, USA & Canada

‘Urban explorer’ arrested inside Falls church

[From Niagara-Gazette.com]

A Falls man was arrested Thursday night after he was found inside a North End church by police investigating a burglary call.

Officers were called to the church on the 1100 block of South Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Thursday for a report of a burglary in progress…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/crime/urban-explorer-arrested-inside-falls-church/article_e73ac3ce-5503-11e7-be2a-c3945fdebfd1.html

Greenway funding sought for 3 Niagara County projects

[From BuffaloNews.com]

Greenway funding is being sought for the Discover Niagara Shuttle, a Town of Niagara park and a bust of the man after whom Lewiston is named…

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/19/greenway-funding-sought-3-niagara-county-projects/

Image of the Day – June 19, 2017

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Falls & Prospect St. 1958 – via Max Eddy

Image of the Day – January 18, 2017

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Niagara University 1860 – via Max Eddy