Voices of Niagara: James Glynn, Chairman and CEO and Christopher Glynn, President, Maid of the Mist Corporation, Niagara Falls, New York

  Jim Glynn and his son, Chris Glynn, discuss the history of the Maid of the Mist, the recent growth in tourism and how the family came to own the company. JG: My name is James Glynn and this is my 68th year with Maid of the Mist. The Maid of the Mist actually started … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: James Glynn, Chairman and CEO and Christopher Glynn, President, Maid of the Mist Corporation, Niagara Falls, New York

Voices of Niagara: Bryan Printup, GIS Manager, Tuscarora Nation Environment Programme, Niagara County

The Tuscarora Indian Nation has a reservation of approximately 24km2 on the outskirts of Niagara Falls, New York. Originally from the area that is now North Carolina, the Tuscarora Indians decided to emigrate north at the beginning of the 18th century due to colonial conflict.  Because of ancestral connections, they were accepted as the Sixth … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Bryan Printup, GIS Manager, Tuscarora Nation Environment Programme, Niagara County

Voices of Niagara: Michael Di Camillo, Di Camillo Bakery, Niagara Falls, New York

My name is Michael Di Camillo and my grandparents started Di Camillo Bakery in 1920.  They were both immigrants from the Abruzzo region of Italy.  They came separately and were married here in 1902.  They started their family here. My grandfather was working at the Shredded Wheat plant – that’s the iconic cereal started in … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Michael Di Camillo, Di Camillo Bakery, Niagara Falls, New York

Voices of Niagara: Jim Hill, Niagara Parks Commission, Ontario

My name is Jim Hill, I’m the Senior Manager of Heritage, for the Niagara Parks Commission. Our park has been around since 1885 and we’re an agency of the Province of Ontario.  Our mandate is to preserve the nature and heritage along the Niagara corridor on the Canadian side of the river.  When we were … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Jim Hill, Niagara Parks Commission, Ontario

Voices of Niagara: Paul Dyster, Mayor of Niagara Falls, New York

In a city that was once an industrial power, that’s lost half of its population over the course of the last 50 or 60 years, economic development is always going to be a great challenge.  There’s a certain irony in that since this was one of the first areas in North America to industrialise at … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Paul Dyster, Mayor of Niagara Falls, New York

Voices of Niagara: Prabhdeep Sandhu, Zaika Restaurant

"My name is Prabhdeep Singh Sandhu and I run the Zaika Indian Cuisine Restaurant.  We took over 8 years ago, and we named it Zaika and we started a buffet type system, where you get a lunch and a dinner buffet throughout the summer. I’m originally from India, from a small town on the border … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Prabhdeep Sandhu, Zaika Restaurant

Voices of Niagara: Bandhan Khabra

"My name is Bandhan. I ended up in Niagara Falls, because my parents decided to move here from Long Island, to start building businesses, because they thought this would be a great area, because there were not many businesses they were interested in, in Long Island, and it’s easier to make money here. In Niagara … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Bandhan Khabra

Voices of Niagara: Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls, Ontario

"One of the biggest factors driving the success of the tourism industry in Niagara Falls, Ontario, was the emergence of gaming – casinos.  In 1996 we had our first temporary casino open up and then in 2006 we had our permanent Falls View Casino, which was a billion dollar bill. And when that happened it … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls, Ontario

Voices of Niagara: Constance Hamilton, Sass Hair Salon

"My name is Constance G. Hamilton and I own and operate the beauty salon.  I do hair, make up, ear piercing. My father came here from Alabama because there was work.  At the time, there was no work in Alabama, unless you worked on a farm or something; he was having a new family, myself … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Constance Hamilton, Sass Hair Salon

Voices of Niagara: Angela Berti, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

The Niagara Falls State Park is in the city of Niagara Falls, New York, on the American-Canadian border. It lines the Niagara River near the Falls on the American side and incorporates the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls, as well as Goat Island.  The State Park is … Continue reading Voices of Niagara: Angela Berti, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation