Image of the Day – August 24, 2017

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Image of the Day – August 23, 2017

Rainbow Air Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls – via Rainbow Air

Summit mall owner forfeits tax break as plans for sports domes change


Plans for two inflatable sports domes behind The Summit — a mostly vacant Wheatfield shopping mall — have changed, and the owner will lose a tax break granted by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.

Mall manager Cynthia Potts said Tuesday that owner Zoran Cocov decided to erect metal buildings instead of the inflatable domes because of security concerns that arose after three teenagers were charged with breaking into the mall and vandalizing it July 4.


Image of the Day – August 22, 2017


Courtyard Marriott NOW OPEN – via Max Eddy

Merchandise Vendors Needed for Inaugural Holiday Marketplace Inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls

The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) is calling for applications from regional merchandise vendors to be part of its inaugural Holiday Marketplace, on three consecutive Saturdays – Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This first-time endeavor compliments other area holiday activities including Old Falls Street’s annual holiday décor and activities, as well as the annual Gingerbread Wonderland activities taking place at the neighboring Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

The Holiday Marketplace will be hosted inside The Conference & Event Center’s Cataract Room, which is located along the picturesque Old Falls Street, USA. The room features its own separate entrance and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of Old Falls Street and neighboring businesses.

“We look forward to bringing additional shopping opportunities to our downtown area during the holiday season,” said Spectra’s Melissa Gearhart, sales director at The Conference & Event Center. “We hope that by adding our Holiday Marketplace this year, guests will once again reconnect with Downtown Niagara Falls, NY, as an area to visit for unique holiday gifts, while enjoying various other family programing and holiday décor that Old Falls Street and our neighboring businesses have to offer.”

There will be limited space for approximately 50 merchandise vendor tables during the three Saturdays. Once applications are received, a decision will be made on which vendors to accept. The cost per vendor table will be $100 per Saturday or $275 for all three.

“We want to allow for a variety of unique products to be sold,” said Gearhart, who said she is calling for both traditional crafters, commercial and retail vendors. “Our Cataract Room is the ideal setting for this marketplace. We hope to make it an annual tradition.”

Interested vendors should contact (716) 278-2100 or to receive a vendor application. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. All vendors will be chosen at this time and will be notified by Nov. 1, 2017.

Image of the Day – August 21, 2017


Anquon bolted.

Image of the Day – August 19, 2017


Vintage Summer Advertising

Image of the Day – August 18, 2017

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Via Adam Michael

Millions of gallons of raw sewage at falls? Blame the rain


Nearly 3 million gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater were discharged near the base of the American Falls on Tuesday, according to estimates published by the NY-Alert system.

The release came from the same outfall that emitted a stinky, black discharge late last month, but this time it’s believed to have been caused by heavy rainfall…


Image of the Day – August 17, 2017


Life Changer…