September 11, 1988 |
--The brigantine Niagara had been restored three times in the past, but Pennsylvania didn't give up on the ship that carried Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry in the War of 1812. Exactly 175 years after Perry's fleet defeated the British on Lake Erie, the Niagara was launched again, thanks to a fourth restoration that cost $3.8 million in state and private money.
March 20, 1998 |
That last year's Venice Film Festival turned down "Boogie Nights" in favor of "Niagara Niagara" should help American audiences get over any lingering inferiority complex they might have regarding European cinema, or aesthetics--although it won't allay anyone's concerns about American independent pictures. Robin Tunney ("The Craft") won a best actress award from the festival, playing a lovely loser with Tourette's syndrome (an honor that seems a classic example of "Rain Man" syndrome).
September 19, 2004
"After taking over 20 pictures of Niagara Falls (both Horseshoe and American falls), I thought I'd aim a bit lower and take a picture of the Niagara River itself," writes North Hollywood reader Rosie Taravella, who snapped this shot in July at the border of New York and Ontario, Canada. "It had rained all day, but the sun broke through in the late afternoon, creating this beautiful rainbow effect."
February 4, 1987 |
Environmental chiefs from the United States and Canada today signed a declaration vowing efforts toward cutting the flow of toxic chemicals into the Niagara River by at least 50% within 10 years. Lee Thomas, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Canadian Environment Minister Tom McMillan, New York State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Henry Williams and Ontario Province Environment Minister Jim Bradley signed the accord at a Niagara symposium here.
December 29, 1996
Chilled Californians visiting Niagara Falls this winter can warm up inside an 80-degree tropical rain forest in a greenhouse, complete with butterflies. The 11,000-square-foot Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory opened this month at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture in Ontario, Canada. About 2,000 tropical butterflies from several dozen species, including monarchs, flit about a 20-foot-high waterfall, Australian tree ferns, Everglade palms and other exotic plants.
February 8, 1998 |
NIAGARA: A History of the Falls by Pierre Burton, (Penguin Books, $14.95). Six months ago, I'd have smirked at the idea that Niagara Falls was anything but a tired icon for the most prosaic of travelers. I had glimpsed Niagara once from afar and written it off as the tamest of tourist traps, an over-hyped honeymoon destination. Then last summer I took a closer look. So when I spotted "Niagara," I snatched it up.