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Bassmaster Elite Pro Mark Menendez

Niagara Falls, N.Y. (Jan. 10, 2017) - Bassmaster Elite Pro Mark Menendez of Paducah, Kentucky will join an impressive cast of speakers at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo to be held Jan. 20-22 at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Menendez, a regular on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail for 26 years, is slated to be a competitor in the Elite Series in 2017 once again.

Project will reopen waterfront access to Niagara River Gorge from city streets; increase recreational opportunities

Photos of the proposed project are available here

Governor launches competition encouraging New Yorkers to propose a new name for the Robert Moses Parkway

Online submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 30, 2016 at http://go.ny.gov/Niagara

(March 22, 2016) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State will replace an underutilized two-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway North in Niagara Falls with open space, scenic overlooks and recreational trails to make the waterfront more accessible to residents, tourists and visitors alike. The project marks the largest expansion of green space since the Niagara Reservation was designed in 1885, and will link the Niagara River Gorge and Falls into a single destination to allow easier access to the water's edge.

Darwin D. Martin House ComplexBuffalo, N.Y. - Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House is now an invited member of the prestigious organization known as Iconic Houses-an international network connecting the most architecturally significant houses from the 20th century that are open to the public as house museums.

Iconic Houses brings together professionals and sites from all corners of the world in order to focus attention on the importance of modern residential architecture. It also provides a platform for the discussion of best practices in the areas of conservation, management, and policy, in addition to encouraging new partnerships.

Father's Day Weekend, June 20-21: Events Showcase Rich New York Culture and Heritage 

Albany, N.Y. - Empire State Development (ESD) announces Path Through History Weekend, June 20-21. The weekend will feature nearly 300 events at historic venues across the state. This year the Path Through History Weekend coincides with Father's Day, encouraging New Yorkers to experience historical reenactments and events, while enjoying a memorable Father's Day with friends and family.

Erie Canal Site DirectoryWaterford, N.Y. - Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York State residents and visitors to more than 45 sites all along the NYS Canal System. The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.

"Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State's historic canals," said Bob Radliff, Director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. "Whether traveling by boat, bike, or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places."

Maria SpelteriniNiagara Falls, N.Y. - The "Characters of History" program at Niagara Falls State Park is in its 5th Season and the response from visitors has never been more positive. Annie Edson Taylor (first person to go over the Falls in a barrel, in 1901) leads a team the includes Frederick Law Olmsted, Father Louis Hennepin, Nikola Tesla, Angeline Whitney, Augustus Porter and this year's sensation, Maria Spelterini.

"In 1876 Maria Spelterini travelled from Italy to Niagara Falls where she became the first (and only) woman to tightrope walk across the Niagara Gorge" shares Actor Jamie Nablo-Lama, who portrays the fiesty funambulist.

Docent Wanda Chomickis Turning the experience from factual to fun - without losing the facts

Buffalo, N.Y. - Recognizing the need for curricular-relevant programming in their Educational Tour Experiences, Buffalo Tours has introduced a series of Tours that engage students on multiple-levels and (according to one educator) "turn the experience from factual to fun - without losing the facts!".

In the Spring of 2014 Buffalo Tours began modifying its traditional Buffalo City Hall and Queen City Downtown Tours in order to provide more opportunities for Student Groups to interact with the history, the structures and with the Docents who lead the Tours.

Olmsted and Annie Edson Taylor - the Fall's most popular (and photographed) residents!!Niagara Falls, N.Y. - For the past 5 years, notable figures from the history of Niagara Falls have strolled the grounds of the Niagara Reservation State Park and told their stories to countless thousands of guests from around the world. Annie Edson Taylor (the first person to go over the Falls in a Barrel), French explorer Father Louis Hennepin, tightrope walker "The Great Blondin", local Businessman Augustus Porter, Inventor Nikola Tesla and young daredevil Angeline Whitney are joined this season by revered Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Niagara Wine Trail Culinary FestivalNiagara County, N.Y. - On July 26th and 27th the Niagara Wine Trail will hold their 6th annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Academy Park, located in the heart of the Village of Lewiston on Center Street. The wine festival has previously drawn thousands of wine lovers over the last five years to Lewiston seeking to enjoy wines from the Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries, and cuisine from local restaurants and vendors.