Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Canada’s Prime Minister Makes the Cover of the Rolling Stone

‘Why Can’t He Be Our President?’ asks headline on the magazine

A Brief One from Doug Draper, publisher, Niagara At Large

Posted July 26, 2017 on Niagara At Large

“Wanna see our pictures on the cover
Wanna buy five copies for our mothers…
Wanna see my smilin face
On the cover of the Rollin’ Stone.”

–      Lyrics from the Dr. Hook song, Cover of the Rolling Stone.

The very first issue of Rolling Stone magazine, published 50 years ago this year, featured Beatle John Lennon on its cover.

Since then, the magazine’s cover has cameod every mega star in music from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Prince, Bruce Springsteen and Adele, a gala of Hollywood actors and almost every U.S. president going back to Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter.

But never a Canadian prime minister, at least up to now. Continue reading

Garden Walk Buffalo 2017 – North American’s Largest Free Garden Tour – is Almost Here!

Explore some of the best urban landscape and architecture anywhere on the continent, in Buffalo, New York’s historic neighbhourhoods – Saturday and Sunday, July 29th & 30th,       10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An Invite from the volunteer citizens who put Garden Walk Buffalo together

Posted July 25,, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Buffalo, New York – Now in its 23rd year, Garden Walk Buffalo hosts the largest free garden tour in the country with more than 60,000 visitors coming from all over the states, Canada, and even further abroad.

 A FREE self-guided tour, no tickets required, with over 400 urban gardens in beautiful, historic neighborhoods of the city, Saturday and Sunday, July 29 & 30, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

A chance to see some of the most beautiful and creative urban gardens – water gardens, rock gardens, courtyards, perennial borders, and cottage gardens; anywhere in America Continue reading

Ontario’s Niagara Parks Officially Unveils New Niagara Glen Nature Centre

  • Niagara Parks unveils revitalized Niagara Glen Nature Centre

  • New programming will focus on education, outdoor adventure and guided tour

  • New Niagara Glen Nature Centre set to become trailhead facility for Niagara Parks

News from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission

Posted July 21st, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls, Ontario – With a grand opening ceremony held this July 21st, The Niagara Parks Commission officially unveiled its newly revitalized Niagara Glen Nature Centre, as a trailhead to the Niagara River gorge and an interpretation facility that will focus on Niagara Parks’ important stewardship role, while educating the public on the geological, environmental and historical significance of the spectacular Niagara Glen.

Inside Niagara Park’s new Niagara Glen visitors centre overlooking the lower Niagara River. Photo courtesy of Niagara Parks

The Niagara Glen has become a renowned outdoor destination for hikers, cyclists, conservationists, boulderers and anyone seeking an opportunity to connect with nature. Continue reading

‘Spicy’ – the White House’s pit bull of a press secretary – fires ‘the Donald’

A Brief One from NAL publisher Doug Draper

Posted July 21st, 2017 on Niagara At Large

In case you missed the breaking news earlier this Friday, July  21st, Sean Spicer, the pit bull of a press secretary in Donald Trump’s White House, tendered his resignation, leaving cable news commentators wondering what that means for Spicer and his now former boss, the Tweeter in Chief.

Which one is the real Sean Spicer?

I’m more concerned about what it means for Saturday Night Live and how it will possibly do as well next season as it did in the last one with actress/comedian Melissa McCarthy’s brilliant cameo appearances as Spicer shooting it out with White House reporters. Continue reading

A Treasure of a Passenger Ship – a last of a kind from the Titanic era – is still with us to tour in Ontario

By Linda McKellar

Posted July 13th, 2017 in Niagara At Large

Two years ago I had the unexpected pleasure of coming upon a treasure.

At Port McNicholl  near Midland, Ontario there is a magical relic of our own Great Lakes history, the SS Keewatin.

The SS Keewatin, in 2012, being towed from Michigan to her permanent home in Port McNicholl. near Midland, Ontario. All photos courtesy of the ‘Friends of the Keewatin’.

The Keewatin was built in Scotland in 1907 and sailed across the stormy North Atlantic (and did so, amazingly, with an open bridge). When she arrived in Canada there was a major problem as she was too long to fit through the locks of the Welland Canal.

The solution? Continue reading

INDIGENOUS 150+ offers Great Summer Film Screenings in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Friday, July 28 and Wednesday, August 30,

An Invite from the First Peoples Group, Great Lakes Métis Council, M’Wikwedong Native Cultural Centre,  the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre and the Niagara Regional Native Centre

Niagara, Falls, Ontario – INDIGENOUS 150+ is an indigenous film series dedicated to showcasing Indigenous films and artists, using story-telling and cinema as a vehicle for reconciliation.  In recognition of support from the City of Niagara Falls under the Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund (NFCDF) program and with Good Influence Films a pay-what-you-can film series, for all ages, is taking place in Niagara Falls Canada.  Continue reading

Antique & Classic Car Show 2017 at The Buffalo History Museum

 Old-fashioned family fun … Museum admission and car show are free.

An Invite to all from the Buffalo History Museum

Posted July 12th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

From 2014 car show at Buffalo History Museum. photo courtesy of museum

Buffalo, New York – The Buffalo History Museum announces its 5th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show. The rain or shine festivities will showcase prized autos and feature free admission to the Museum; complimentary tours; food trucks; award presentations; prize giveaways, Oldies Hit Parade DJ music and surprise guests.

  • WHEN: Sunday, July 30, 2017
    SHOWTIME: 9 am – 3 p.m. (Museum is open 12 – 5 pm)
    COST: Museum admission and show are free
    WHERE: The Buffalo History Museum
    One Museum Court (Elmwood
    Ave. and Nottingham Terr.)
    ADDITIONAL PARKING FOR GUESTS: McKinley High School lot at 1500 Elmwood Ave.

Registration for cars (day of event) is from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Cost is $15. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 registrants.

File photo from 2016 car show. Courtesy of Buffalo History Museum

2017 SPONSOR SUPPORT:  Joseph Golombek, Jr. Councilmember North District, Master Khechen’s Martial Arts Academy, Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral Home, Lenox Grill, Urban Paint, Romeo’s Superior Home Improvements, Mark Brylinski – Hunt Real Estate, C & C Auto Repairs, Hagerty Insurance, Grand Jude Plumbing & Heating, Westermeier Martin Dental Care,Vape E’s

For more information on the Buffalo History Museum and the many exhibits and events it is hosting, visit the museum’s website at – .

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