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A frozen Niagara Falls light show looks like a magical wonderland

A frozen Niagara Falls light show looks like a magical wonderlandSEXPAND

Niagara Falls is always powerfully beautiful. A frozen Niagara Falls is even more impressive, like pressing pause on nature to hear the silence. A frozen Niagara Falls filled with colors from a light show? Just look. Photographer Michael Muraz showed us these amazing images of Niagara Falls and the frozen colors make it look like a wonderland.

Niagara Falls puts on a light show when dusk falls so you can see the falling water light up in the colors of the rainbow. It’s a lively way to brighten up the night but it looks way cooler when the Falls are frozen.

Michael Muraz explains:

We shot for 1 hour or so before sunset and then we went inside to warm up, waiting for the lights. The show started during blue hour, which was perfect to get balance between the colors and the sky. When it got darker, we started seeing the light rays in the sky, providing a stunning composition on the American falls.

You can see more pictures here.

A frozen Niagara Falls light show looks like a magical wonderlandSEXPAND

A frozen Niagara Falls light show looks like a magical wonderlandSEXPAND

A frozen Niagara Falls light show looks like a magical wonderlandSEXPAND


Originally posted 2014-01-29 12:59:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Meet the building experts Feb. 26-28 in Niagara Falls

Tony Ricciuto

By Tony Ricciuto, Niagara Falls Review

Home builders and renovation experts will be in Niagara Falls on Feb. 26 to 28.


Home builders and renovation experts will be in Niagara Falls on Feb. 26 to 28. (TONY RICCIUTO / NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW)

NIAGARA FALLS – Anyone who is in the home building industry and is looking for ways to do things better, faster and cheaper should check in with some of the experts who will taking part in the Builder & Renovator Forum 2014 that is taking place next month in Niagara Falls.

The event is being presented by the Ontario Home Builders Association. It’s being held Feb. 26-28, at the Hilton Hotel and Suites in Niagara Falls.

“It’s a technical conference and it focuses more on the hands-on practical training needed for the industry,” said Kathryn Segal, communications officer for the association.

“We look into things like the Building Code and what changes have taken place and how it affects the industry. We also do specific things for renovators, new custom ideas that are coming out for ways to build and renovate.”

The OHBA is the voice of the residential building industry in Ontario. More than 4,000 member companies are involved in all facets of the new home construction and residential renovation industries.

Segal said the forum is a great place for those in the industry to touch base with the experts. It’s a way to find out more about utilizing the best materials available on the market in order to build affordable housing for the community.

Before taking on any project, Segal recommends doing a little homework to find out more about the builder or renovator you plan to hire for that special job.

“RenoMark is our professional designation for renovators and it’s the best way we can keep tabs on whether or not they are a renovator who is part of the underground economy or not,” said Segal.

RenoMark members do not support the underground economy of renovators who avoid paying taxes and operate “fly-by-night” and “cash only” businesses.

A highlight of the forum will take place on the Thursday night, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the EnerQuality’s Awards of Excellence Gala and dinner.

“Awards of excellence will be given. They will be celebrating green building and energy efficiency in building,” said Segal.

On Friday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in support of “Celebrating 50 Years with 50 Good Deeds,” there will be a charity “Fun on the Ice” event held at the TD Rink At The Brink.

A number of activities are planned and it’s an opportunity to rub shoulders with some former NHL hockey greats such as Marcel Dionne from the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers, Steve Ludzik from the Chicago Blackhawks and Rick Vaive from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“This is a way for our industry to give back to the community,” said Segal. “It’s a fun and interactive way to raise money for charity and it will really benefit a lot of people in the Niagara region.”

Proceeds from the event will be going to the Steve Ludzik’s Centre for Parkinson’s Rehab at the Hotel Dieu Shaver.

Skates, lockers and helmet rentals are available at the rink at an additional cost. Registration fee for the charity event is $20 plus HST.

More information can be found at http://www.builderrenovatorforum.com


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Originally posted 2014-01-29 13:02:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Martin Short, Steve Martin to perform together in Niagara Falls

By   Global News

Martin Short and Steve Martin, pictured in May 2013.

Martin Short and Steve Martin, pictured in May 2013.

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TORONTO — Canada’s Martin Short and his friend Steve Martin are teaming up this spring for two nights of live comedy and music.

The stars are scheduled to take over the stage of the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ont. on April 16 and 17.

Their show, entitled A Very Stupid Conversation, will include stand-up, musical numbers, film clips and conversations about their show business experiences.

Short and Martin will be joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass band with which Martin frequently performs.

The duo have staged the show several times, including last September in Alberta.

Short, who was born and raised in Hamilton, Ont., starred opposite Martin in 1986’s Three Amigos and 1991’s Father of the Bride and its 1995 sequel.

Martin also made a cameo in Short’s 2004 comedy Jiminy Glick in Lalawood.

Martin has guest-hosted Saturday Night Live 15 times since 1976 and has made numerous appearances on the show. Short was a cast member on SNL during the 1984-85 season.

Tickets for the Niagara Falls shows, starting at $75, go on sale Jan. 10 at 12 noon EST via Ticketmaster.

Originally posted 2014-01-29 13:04:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter